Like many Meteorologists out there, I've been fascinated by the weather for as long as I can remember. I distinctly recall Memorial Day of 1995, when an infamous tornado ripped through Great Barrington, MA. Watching The Weather Channel with warnings scrolling and Meteorologists showing active radar screens, I knew this was the job for me (who knew I'd end up there). Luckily, it all worked out! Since then, I've been in tremendous storms such as Hurricane Sandy and Irene, the 2013 Moore, OK tornado, the Superoutbreak of 2011, and numerous blizzards/floods. Now I feel blessed to be able to deliver important forecasts and information to viewers right in my home state of Massachusetts.
As for my education, I spent my college days at the University at Albany (SUNY Albany). In 2006, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from one of the strongest programs in the country. While I was in Albany, I had the great opportunity to work at the National Weather Service office. After all the classroom and hands-on experiences, I learned one thing: It really is harder than it looks, so don't be that person who makes lame weatherman jokes!
During my spare time, you'll generally find me outdoors. Biking, hiking, going for a run, or just taking a trip to the beach are all at the top of my to-do list when I'm not at work. The reason for all that exercise? I eat like a 500lb man. Good food and good beer are two of life's simple and best pleasures.
I've lived in New England my entire life outside of the 3 years in Georgia for The Weather Channel, so you'll also find me rooting for the Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics! Title town, USA!