Friday, October 3, 2008

A Little About Myself

I was born and raised in Kansas City - right in the middle of the Midwest where people just love the weather. One of my earliest memories from childhood is when my mother would pack the car with us kids (I have four sisters) and we would head out and watch storms as they moved across the area. Even though I was terrified of lightning, this still remains as one of my fondest memories as a kid.

I pursued my fascination with weather into college, University of Kansas, and majored in meteorology. Afterwards, I was extremely fortunate to land a job as weather producer for Bryan Busby at KMBC in Kansas City. Bryan was such an amazingly patient mentor! This is where I learned everything about forecasting and preparing a weathercast. Afterwards, I moved to Mason City, Iowa and Redding, California where I gained invaluable on-air experience as weekend and weekday morning meteorologist.

When you check out my videos, you will learn that I like to have fun on the air. I also try to keep things as simple as possible. Let's face the facts - people want to know the high temperature and if it is going to rain. I don't want to confuse people with crazy graphics or bore them with scientific jargon.

Forecasting is hands down my favorite part of my job. I have to admit, I can get a little competitive when it comes to predicting the next storm system. I've been lucky enough to live all over the country, so I have tracked almost everything: deadly tornadoes, widespread flooding, blizzards, wild fires, and hurricanes. I also have experience forecasting the intricate microclimates of coastal and mountain weather, which can be a real challenge!

Web design is also a passion, which is why I created this blog from scratch (I'm fluent in Html and Flash). I believe that the Internet has unlimited potential when it comes to weather coverage and embrace this relatively untapped new frontier!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

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