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 digital 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.
While working on my 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 additional 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. 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 nine years of professional weather forecasting experience and my forecasts have been featured in newspapers and on radio stations in Connecticut and Illinois. During my travels around the country, I have been in 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.
I began actively storm chasing in the fall of 2013 and after a number of years of balancing my job responsibilities with traveling, I have returned to full-time to storm chasing for the spring of 2016.
During the spring of 2015, I relocated to Oklahoma, where I was within a “short” drive of most of tornado alley. As a result, I chased at least 45 individual severe weather events across the Plains and Midwest. You can find some of my accounts of the storm chasing in 2015, here.
For more information on my 2014 storm chasing, please click here. I had a couple of storm chases in the fall of 2013 across the Midwest. Prior to that season, I occasionally storm “intercepted” across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region, as far back as my college days in the time period between 2005 and 2009.
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