Born in Evansville, Indiana, Dave lived in Kentucky, Texas, Missouri and Iowa before coming to Arizona Shine from KGRN AM in Grinnell, Iowa, where he served as program director and also did production, news and color commentary at sporting events. He started in radio in 2004 and received much of his training in production and sound by working as an audio engineer and lead guitarist while traveling with bands all over the country as well as attending the Broadcast Center in St. Louis, Mo. Dave loves the sunny weather, friendly people and all the opportunities to be outdoors. In addition to working at Arizona Shine Dave also plays guitar for local Christian artist Covenant 31. He has two cats, Hunter and Abigail and his favorite verses are Psalm 33:4 and Jeremiah 29:11.
Raised in southern Vermont with four siblings, Amy attributes her passion and knowledge of Christian music to the influence of her worship leader father and her mom, as the family excitedly attended every area Christian concert and festival available. Amy graduated in 2000 with a Ministerial Arts Degree from Heart of David Bible College in Alabama. In 2008 she made her radio debut as morning host, weather announcer and event planner at Lake Havasu City KNLB Christian Radio.
Amy joined Arizona Shine as midday host in 2013, joyfully sharing her love for the Lord and music with listeners. With her husband Roger she also leads worship at their church in Prescott Valley. They are proud parents of their children, Raquel and Joseph, and recently became foster parents and Special Needs Pastors. Amyâ€™s heart is to touch every life she encounters with Godâ€™s unconditional love and a smile.
Email Amy: Amy@ArizonaShine.org
Marti DeLaO, Donor Relationship Director
Marti grew up in Michigan, but lived in Boston, MA, Fort Collins, CO and Ventura, CA before â€śretiringâ€ť from her nearly 30 year fund development career and moving to Prescott with her husband, Richard, in 2014. After discovering Arizona Shine, Marti dropped in to lend her skills during a gift drive and soon found herself once again employed, loving on and caring for the amazing Arizona Shine supporters.
â€śIt hardly seems like work because the Arizona Shine team is one of those rare groups of folks who all love what we do and are just excited to be blessed with the opportunity to spread the Good News of Jesus all day long!â€ť
Marti and Richard have a son, two daughters, and three beautiful granddaughters who are the lights of their lives.
Email Marti: Marti@ArizonaShine.org
Loree Walden Pruett, Traffic Director
Born in Wisconsin, Loree has lived in Tennessee and Florida but spent most of her life living in Hawaii, until moving to Prescott in 2010. Her background was always in taxes and accounting, but she broke free from those “chains” when taking on the role of traffic director in 2011 for Great Circle Media and eventually for Arizona Shine.
Recently married, Loree and her husband Todd enjoy camping, road trips, enjoying 4 seasons in beautiful Prescott, and hanging out at home with their 3 fur-babies – Tigger, Pooh and Cassidy Roo.
Email Loree: Loree@ArizonaShine.org
Daniel White, General Manager & Information Technology & Engineering
Daniel has worked in radio his whole life. Learning from his father, Daniel began as a board operator at the age of 8 and took a particular interest in early radio automation, production and traffic systems. He studied computer science in college and went on to start a computer network and consulting firm in Indiana. In 2007 Daniel was given the opportunity to go back to his life long love of radio and jumped at the chance to join the Arizona Shine team.
Email Daniel: Daniel@ArizonaShine.org
Jaye Lene Long, Director of Business, Ministry & Community Partners
Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, Jaye Lene and her brothers were shuttled between Phoenix and Amarillo due to her parents divorce at the age of ten. She moved to the Prescott area in 1990 and raised four boys as a single mom for more than 15 years, three of whom are currently serving in the military. She married David Long, â€śthe BEST husband ever,â€ť in February, 2009, and gained a daughter. She has more than 30 years experience in marketing, promotions and media and is the driving force behind the annual Hope Fest Arizona community family festival. Jaye Leneâ€™s boundless energy and passion to reach the hurting and lost has moved her to be an involved advocate in many local groups including recovery, social services, behavioral health, re-entry, homeless and domestic violence organizations. David and Jaye Lene are also in recovery themselves. Jaye Lene truly believes everything sheâ€™s faced…every experience…every lesson learned has brought her to this moment. Jaye Lene often shares, â€śI believe in miracles because I am one!â€ť
Email Jaye Lene: JayeLene@arizonashine.org