Bruce moved to Denton in December of 1993 and earned a B.S. degree in Emergency Administration and Planning in 1997.
Thereafter, Bruce embarked on what culminated into a 22 year career with a local railroad contractor. After marrying in 2005, Bruce and his wife had their first and only child. After years of early childhood complications, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in March of 2009.
Later that year, Bruce (also known as "Colonel Burns") aired his inaugural “Colonel Burns Honky Tonk Hour” on KUZU's AM predecessor. Bruce's love for Denton music and arts, as well as his personal experiences with healthcare, led him to get involved with DMAC in the Spring of 2018. As an avid supporter of the Denton music and arts scene, he now serves as DMAC’s Vice President and directs his efforts on community engagement, fundraising, membership recruiting, and event coordination.