Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri.
Education: University of Missouri, B.S. in Meteorology.
Current Position/Job Duties: Meteorologist.
Previous Work Experience: Morning Meteorologist at KMID-TV in Midland, Texas and Weekend/Fill-in Meteorologist at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri.
Joined NewsChannel 5: December 2011.
Most Memorable Stories: I am an avid storm chaser and have been fascinated by storms for as long as I can remember. That being said, my most memorable storm didn't even produce a tornado. It was a thunderstorm, with hail the size of baseballs! Hail falls at about 95 mph, similar to a MLB fastball. I saw hailstones breaking through windows, car windshields, even through a tin barn roof! Thankfully no one was hurt, but that goes to show, even storms without tornadoes are worth taking seriously.
Awards/Honors: American Meteorological Society “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” Seal.
Favorite Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite Music: Classic Rock, country, alternative, pop, hip/hop, R&B.
Favorite Movie: Twister and Anchorman.
Favorite Program: Lost.
Favorite Book: Born to Run.
Favorite Foods: Anything pasta.
Pet: An American Bulldog named Brick.
My passion: Weather and meeting people. Whenever you see me out, stop me and say “hello."
Hobbies & Interests: Any outdoor sport/activity. I love competitive sports and plan on running in at least one marathon before I turn 30.
Hidden Talent: I can walk on my hands.
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: The weather. Our area gets every type of weather, you will see me with a sunburn in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I live for active weather.
You're most likely to see me around town at: One of Cleveland Metroparks’ Trails running. I will make any excuse to get outside.
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