I started on Freedom , purely by chance. I was an avid listener, I plucked up the courage and called up Kyran Murray one Sunday , to request “Gala, Freed from Desire “;We clicked. Not long after, I was answering his phones for him! That was 1997, I was 14. Soon after , I was spinning shows , by myself. As luck would have it, the station Managers were on holidays, Mrs. Power came out to visit me, with a cup of tea and a penguin bar, she was the station Mom, with the patience of a saint and treated us all like her own kids. Each time I visit Ireland , I make sure I visit her for a cuppa. She suggested I do a link , I was petrified , but managed it. This might be news to the Managers today ?Simon Davis offered me my own show, I started off doing Wednesday’s 2-4pm and that evolved into eventually doing the chart show , Mondays 4-6pm. Both were after school, so I’d always run for the bus and always be in my Presentation School uniform ?
I’ve met some of the best friends I have, through Freedom. I have nothing but fond, fun memories of the station. I grew up there ; literally.
Fast forward to 2020 and I think we all needed a little bit of a pick-me-up in our lives. They got the band back together; they started broadcasting again , this time , online. I was delighted to be asked and thrilled I could do it.
I moved to Vancouver, BC, in 2011 and thankfully , we now possess the technology that allows me to be part of the crew again.
My real life took a completely different turn from radio , I originally began my career , working as a makeup artist in a retail setting , when I moved to BC, that evolved into Operations , I traded in my peep toes for some steel toes ? Thankfully, I’ve now found a job that allows me to combine both cosmetics and operations ; I run a warehouse that distributes cosmetics , across Canada.
I have 2 little boys , Max and Evan and 2 dogs , that we flew over from Ireland with us.
I love the outdoors and I’ve discovered a new passion while living here; Mountain biking. I Can not get enough of it, so I’m truly grateful that I live in a place with some of the most challenging trails in the world. These days , I mostly ride with Max , he’s on a special seat that allows him to shred the Gnar with me. We also love hiking , you’re never far from a trail, in beautiful B.C. I have some solid friends here , my mom friends call ourselves “Moms Gone Mild” as the only late nights we have these days, are because of our kids ?
I met my husband , Paul , while working on freedom in 2002, I’ve kept him around. He’s ok , I guess ?
MomStrife came about from the madness that comes with parenting. MomLife didn’t feel appropriate; all too often, things don’t go to plan with kids (fur babies included!). Sometimes I sit back and look at the things that happen to us, as a family and think you couldn’t write this sh!t ? so,I want to hear your stories! Let’s make each other laugh , let’s face it, if we don’t laugh , we might cry ?