I am a meteorologist and storm chaser who travels around the country documenting and researching severe weather. I have a number of years of both on-air broadcasting and editorial experience with television stations such as WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT, WREX-TV in Rockford, IL and The Weather Channel in Atlanta, GA. With WTNH-TV, as their first Executive Producer of Weather, I led the direction of television weather forecasts and graphics, planned live on-air segments and spoke at schools to teach students about weather. At WREX-TV, I was an evening and weekend meteorologist during the summer of 2014. At The Weather Channel, I wrote weather and other science articles for weather.com, helped manage social media accounts and worked closely with the digital video and editorial teams to acquire severe weather footage/assets.
While working on a B.S. degree in Meteorology at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU), I was a Meteorologist in the University’s Weather Center for four years. After graduating in 2009, I returned as a University Assistant for two years to help produce weather broadcasts for the University’s “The Weather Team.” I also gave guest lectures and worked on website design for the University. I had the pleasure of presenting storm chase footage and research at the Fifth Tri-State Weather Conference in 2014 and again in 2016. I also gave similar talks at the Southern New England and AmericanWX weather conferences that year. Click here to watch a presentation.
I have over ten years of professional weather forecasting experience and my forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in several states. During my travels around the country, I have encountered numerous severe weather outbreaks, taking hours each day to analyze, predict and watch them unfold. Perhaps the most rewarding experience was capturing at least eight tornadoes on camera during the June 16-18, 2014 tornado outbreak, although a tornado outbreak near Dodge City, KS in May of 2016 was quite memorable as well.
After numerous attempts at documenting severe weather on the East Coast in the early 2010s, I began actively storm chasing in the Plains during the fall of 2013 and ever since 2015, I find myself spending most of the spring season out on the road, documenting storms.
In 2016, I permanently relocated to Oklahoma, where I was within a “short” drive of most of tornado alley. It’s a balance between work and storm chasing, so I am not able to be out in the field for every single severe weather event.
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