Danita in the Morning
Hey, y’all! I’m Danita, a little ol’ Texas gal who lives in New Iberia.
I’m a HUGE music fan. I have been for as long as I can remember and it’s the entire reason I became a DJ.
I started my career in high school when I begged a local DJ to let me “come and watch.” By the end of the week, I had a job as the night DJ on the local Tejano station, KMRK-FM, in Odessa, TX.
I knew, from the moment I turned on my mic, that this is what I was going to do. I was hooked!!
I would continue my radio career in Corpus Christi where I worked for my first Country station, before taking a huge leap and moving to New York City.
I always get asked, Why New York? My answer? Because it’s New York! (For the record, I had absolutely NO IDEA what I was doing in NYC. I was totally winging it! But it was, and remains, one of the best times of my life.)
In NYC, I stayed in the “industry,” landing a job at an audio production company, producing and voicing national radio commercials. You can actually still hear voice my on many national commercials from the early 2000s for brands like Budweiser, Clearasil, Vagisil (haha, yeah!), Coca Cola, and more.
I also started my first company while in NYC. What started out as nightclub promotions, took on a life of it’s own and would become a full fledged marketing and promotions company. We promoted some of the biggest parties at some of the hottest nightclubs in NYC during that time.
In 2007, I decided to move back to Texas. I would work in various media outlets in various jobs – sales, promotions, production – over the next few years.
In 2012, I launched my own digital marketing agency, BLAZE, which manages online properties for businesses through social media, blogs, websites, emails and more. As one of the first digital agencies in West Texas, my program was also taught through the local SBDC, local community colleges and more.
I am intent on giving back to my community. I have recently graduated from Leadership Iberia; I’m a member of the New Iberia Downtown Alliance and the Lafayette Women’s Chamber of Commerce; I’m a past Board Member for Girls Scouts of Louisiana and through both bars, we have donated thousands of dollars to various non-profit organizations and benefits.
I’ve come to adore the Acadiana area, as well as the people and culture…and the food!! Y’all, I haven’t stopped eating since I got here.
In my spare time, I enjoy napping and spending time with my family. My husband and I also love the live music scene and travel often for events and experiences.