Howdy, nice to meet you!
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2020 was, well 2020! Instead of a 2020 season like many of us, my career was put on hold. That was both in North American and in Australia. I took the time to work on some new skills and improve on some of those little things that we just don't always get time to work on during a normal year. That brought about the opportunity of 2021. What an opportunity it was this past year. I completed my fourth season in Kansas City and was part of the exciting rebrand from the T-Bones to the Monarchs. I am honored to be the "voice of the Monarchs" and the stories I am learning about the iconic name and history of the Monarchs is a mind blowing experience at every turn. It is a blessing to tell the Monarchs story and I look forward to every game on the air where I can share something new that I have learned to our fans. As I head into 2022 as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations you can find me broadcasting all home and away games for the Monarchs and hosting our live shows and podcasts. 
 
2022 will be my 22nd season as a play-by-play broadcaster in professional baseball. I previously spent four seasons as Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations in Gary, Ind. as the “Voice of the RailCats” for the Gary Southshore RailCats. I've had stops in Charleston, West Virginia; Jacksonville, Florida; and Burlington, Iowa, also. A Texas native, I will broadcast all Monarchs games on online at monarchsbaseball.com. I will also help manage the Monarchs social media outlets and mentor Media Relations interns. When I arrived in KC I started and hosted the ground-breaking T-Bones "Cup of Sizzle" on weekday game days and off-season breaking news days on Facebook Live and Periscope and the T-Bones "Pre and Post Game Live" also on Facebook. Those shows have also undergone a rebrand they have become "Reign Reborn with the Kansas City Monarchs" and our show during the season is called "Monarchs Mocha".
 
I can also be heard during the winters as the part of the Perth Heat Broadcast crew in the Australian Baseball League. I am co-owner of TALKING BASEBALL AUSTRALIA, produce ABL-TV, weekly podcast and interactive social media content. I have served as part of the Heat management team, representing Baseball Western Australia and the Heat in the North America in promotions and player procurement. My latest project includes Talking Baseball Australia, partnering in expansion of the ABL as baseball grows "down under".
 
I believe in causes bigger than myself and support several charities worldwide, including TEAM SPENCER, the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City, and I often wears pink on Sunday broadcast to raise awareness for cancer. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Texas Tech University, and I am active in the alumni chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Although I am a native of Texas, I have close family ties in Kansas City with cousins living in the area.
 
I am happily married to GayMarie Vaughan, a teacher at St. Mark’s School of Texas, and I have two "bonus" daughters, Joy-Amal who is a fellow Red Raider at Texas Tech, and Caroline, who is in her second year at the University of Dallas. When I am not in Kansas City, I reside in Dallas, Texas and Perth, Western Australia.

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