My service with Trans World Radio dates back to a summer internship in 1995, as a radio broadcaster at TWR’s station on Bonaire. Feeling led to continue to serve with TWR with my broadcasting communications degree after college, a short-term missionary service on Bonaire followed in the late ‘90s. I relocated to TWR’s global headquarters in Cary, NC, in 1999, where I have been serving the Mission in various IS/IT-related fields ever since. I used my computer systems and technology knowledge to assist TWR staff with computer help desk needs and provide software training in the U.S. office as well as offices in Europe, Asia and Africa; other responsibilities included maintaining and upgrading computer servers used in the Mission’s daily work.
As technology advanced and TWR expanded its use of media beyond radio programming to include the Internet, mobile apps and social media, a need arose for the Mission to more effectively utilize its data information to minister to listeners, deliver feedback to broadcast partners and report progress to donors. Today, as Director of Data Management, my team and I provide TWR with critical database administration and support, ensure data quality and privacy across multiple platforms and present vital information to TWR leaders and Mission partners in the form of financial and listener engagement reports.
My wife, Dawn, and I met when she was working as a magazine writer and editor in TWR's public relations department in Cary. After nearly 10 years with TWR, she resigned from her position in 2008 to stay at home with and eventually homeschool our two children, Tori and Nate. We're thankful for the opportunity to be part of God’s Great Commission through TWR’s global outreach.