I was born on October 18, 1974, in Purcell, Oklahoma. I currently
reside in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and enjoy spending time with my wife, Jayme
and our daughter Annilyn, who was born March 24, 2011. I also enjoy Amateur
Radio, computers, webdesign, playing guitar and singing. I am a
43 year-old elementary music teacher. I also attend WWE events when possible.
Webdesign has been a hobby of mine since 1996. Here are some
examples of my work. I have experience using HTML,
If you need a website designed/redesigned, email
I graduated from high school in 1993 in Blanchard,
Oklahoma. I attended college at Southwestern
Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma, from 1993-1999 and
received my Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental/General) degree. My
principal instrument is the bass trombone. I studied trombone under Dr. Robert
Chambers, composition under Dr.
Scott Robbins and voice under Mr. Skip Klingman. I also completed Orff
Level One certification in 1995 under Dr.
Alan L. Spurgeon and Mrs. Marti Bessinger.
While a student at SWOSU, I performed in various ensembles
Robert Belser, Mr.
Jimmy Leach, Dr.
Terry Segress (Retired), Dr. Robert Chambers, Mr. Jay Schale (September
17, 1953 - November 22, 2016), Dr.
David Bessinger and Dr.
James South. I performed with Clark Terry and Byron Stripling while a
member of Jazz Ensemble "A" at SWOSU.
I taught one semester of K-12 Music/Band in Booker, Texas; one year of
Pre-K through 12 General Music in Preston, Oklahoma; and taught PK-5 Elementary
Music at Greenvale Elementary (2001-2013) in the Western Heights Public
Schools. I am currently in my
5 year teaching K-6 Elementary Music at Sky Ranch Elementary in the Moore
Public Schools district.
My home Chapter is the Epsilon
Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, where I became an active member
on November 16, 1994. As an active member, I served my Chapter as Member-at-Large,
Alumni/Corresponding Secretary and Webmaster. I attended several Southwest
District Conventions (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999), Area Workshops (1997, 1998,
1999) and functions while a student at SWOSU.
I am a Life Member of Kappa
. I served the (now defunct) Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma
Southwest District Alumni Association (SWDAA) as Vice-President (2001-2002),
President (2002-2003) and Webmaster (2001-2005). I also served as Southwest
District Webmaster from 2001-2005. SWDAA folded soon after.
I was a member of CMENC while in college and served as SWOSU
Chapter President from 1998-1999. I am a current member of the National
Educators Association, Oklahoma Educators Association and Western Heights
I am an Amateur Extra Class Amateur Radio operator. I passed my Tech exam
on May 6, 2010, General exam on August 9, 2010, and Amateur Extra exam on
December 7, 2011. I am a member of ARRL,
Aeronautical Center Amateur
Radio Club (ACARC), OMISS #7409, P0DXS #1677, AMSAT, NAQCC #7564, 100WAAW
#1296, SKCC #12626, Oklahoma ARES, YLSystem #17267 and Ham
Association of OKC (HAOKC). Area net, hamfests and station information
are available on my Amateur Radio page.
My call sign is KF5GTX.
I am a Perpetual Member and Past Master of Uriah
Lodge #227 in Wheatland, Oklahoma. I received my 32nd Degree in Masonry
at the Guthrie Scottish Rite in April 2009 and was elected Class President.
I have not been an active lodge member since 2010.