I have been a professional meteorologist since 1995.
I spent seven years forecasting weather for U.S. Department of Defense mission operations on Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. I'm currently an Incident Meteorologist (IMET) for the National Weather Service in Medford, OR.
I've briefed military generals, delivered live forecasts and discussions on large market radio stations, been interviewed on CBS and NBC national news programs, and was featured in a three-part series on wildfire on The Weather Channel. I have done a lot of research (some of which has been published) and spoken at national meteorological conferences. My career has taken me to such places as the Marshall Islands, the Grand Canyon, Glacier and Yellowstone Nations Parks, and Wake Island.
In addition to spending a lot of my career in the Marshall Islands, Montana, and Oregon, I also spent two years forecasting weather out on the high plains of Kansas. In that short time I saw many supercells, two tornadoes, a blizzard, a record-breaking rainstorm, and countless other meteorological wonders.
I was born and raised on Vashon Island, WA and has been a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan since the day they were born. I currently live in southwest Oregon.