I am a
Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
I was born in Savannah, GA as an Air Force
Brat. I have called many places home in my
life. I now live in northern Virginia. I have
experienced just about every type of imaginable
weather from raging blizzards to tornadoes. My love
for the atmosphere began when I was 13 years
old. My family moved to Oklahoma and the first
thunderstorm we experienced produced Baseball Size
Hail. From that moment on I was hooked on weather.
After graduating from Carl Albert High
School, I entered the University of Oklahoma's
Meteorology program to earn my Bachelors
Degree. Since graduation I have held several
Meteorologist positions in the private sector and
the government. One of my career highlights was
being selected as a Meteorologist for the 1996
Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. Currently I am
a National Aviation Meteorologist with the Aviation
Weather Center. Although the AWC is
located in Kansas City, MO, I am detailed to the FAA
Air Traffic Control System Control Center (ATCSCC)
in Warrenton, VA.
In my spare time I
love to fish, hike, and hang out with my
I am a Member of
the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) and an
Overseer of 1.2 miles of the Lower Jones Mountain
Trail from the Stauton River Trail to Bear Church
Rock, in Shenandoah
If you have a weather related question, please email and will do my best to answer it.
I am a volunteer as a speaker for schools, boy & girl scouts, church groups and civic organizations in Fauquier County. If you need a speaker for your organization, please email and I will try to honor your request. I usually need some lead time as I work shift work.
I am the sole owner of the photographs on my web site. Please respect the U.S. copy write laws.
Picture & Video Publications
Cover Photograph, Weather and Climate Extremes, US Army Corps or Engineers, September 1997
Opal Funnel Cloud Video, Storm Stories, The Weather Channel, May 2004
Thanks for visiting my little corner of the world wide web.
Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
American Meteorological Society
1981 - Storm
Chaser/Data Analyst, TOtable Tornado Observatory TOTO project, NSSL, Norman, OK
Certified BSA Weather Merit Badge
Instructor - Piedmont District of Nat'l Capital Area