I have been working in rock music for over a decade, from alt rock to metal, and everything in between. Throughout my career I have been honored with a handful of accolades, including a national Program Director of the Year Award. Currently, I am the the Brand Manager for two radio stations at Townsquare Media in Shreveport.
I was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on a chilly, late-October afternoon. After graduating from Caddo Magnet High School in 1993, I attended LSU-S and BPCC before finding my first love, broadcasting. I worked in the Shreveport market at several stations, making a name for myself, and even working with some of the fine folks that are here at TSM now! In 1998, I joined the United States Air Force, and worked as an Air Traffic Controller for six years
If this was Tinder, I’d just put up a picture and be done with it. But since this is a bio, here’s a little about me: I’m obsessed with rock music, pizza, my dog, my pj’s and a particular type of adult cinema. I love a good rock concert not just because of the kick ass music, the sense of community and the permanent damage to my hearing, but also because I get to wear clothes I would never wear in front of my dad. I’m a Cuban that moved to Miami when I was two and I definitely did not arrive via private jet…
My name is Puff. I'm the de facto leader of the Shreveport Chapter of the Bullet Club. We literally have an entire department of the Townsquare Media Shreveport Building dedicated me…it’s called HR. I’ve been to war with bands, record labels, management, religious groups and everything in between…and enjoyed every bomb thrown. If you love tasteless jokes and tacos, I’m the man for you! I love wrestling, hockey, football, whiskey and rock that can make your ears bleed
Hometown: Montgomery, AL...but raised in Bossier City. Birthday: October 28th, 1971Sign: Scorpio Marital Status: Married to Gary Thomas, five years in February Kids: One baby girl, Emma, Pets: Sasha Anne, my baby kitty Favorite Artist: Toad the Wet Sprocket! Of course, they broke up, so their lead singer Glen Phillips would be my favorite. Also like Matchbox 20 (Twenty), John Mayer and other similar bands Favorite All-Time CD: "Coil" by Toad the Wet Sprocket Favorite Song Lyric: "Take your cautionary tales, take your incremental gain, and all the synchophantic games, throw em all away" (From "Throw It All Away" by Toad)
Full Metal Jackie began her radio career as a DJ at WSOU Pirate Radio, Seton Hall University’s legendary metal station. Instantly addicted to the excitement of life behind the mic, she graduated Pirate Radio (and Seton Hall), to become an on-air personality at WHTG (Neptune, NJ), and later at WDHA (Dover NJ). Not content to limit her exposure to New Jersey, Jackie set her sights on bigger markets (and warmer climates!), making her way west to California’s gold coast