After a beautiful holiday season spent celebrating long-standing traditions, I’m looking forward to a fresh start in 2020. Change is invigorating. While I’ve worked in public broadcasting for nearly 30 years, the days have remained dynamic—and the years have been full of exciting changes. I’ve always loved that about my work.
As I prepare to retire in the next few weeks, I find myself reflecting on the amazing experiences I’ve had...and most importantly remembering all the generous and kind people who have crossed my path. I am so grateful for those relationships and for what I’ve learned from so many.
I genuinely believe that public broadcasting is of vital importance. And, even in the midst of a media landscape that has changed markedly over the decades, public broadcasting’s unique value has only been underscored. I know my life is richer because of all I’ve discovered through NPR and PBS. And, I believe our Ozarks communities are richer because of Ozarks Public Broadcasting. It’s been one of my life’s greatest blessings to be a part of that work.
I’m especially proud of our dedicated staff. We achieve things together, and everyone’s contribution is important. One of our team members, Rachel Knight, will begin her role as Interim General Manager upon my departure. She’s smart, dedicated, and a big believer in the mission of public broadcasting. You’ll enjoy connecting with her through this monthly column.
I am deeply grateful for the important support you provide. I will always remember your generosity and my journey at Ozarks Public Broadcasting with extreme fondness. Here’s to all the good ahead!