Welcome to my website! I have a lot on my site about who I am professionally, but I wanted to tell you a bit about who I am personally, and give you a brief summary of my professional background. I was born in Kansas, but have lived in Oklahoma for most of my life. I moved to Broken Arrow when I was 10 and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 2002. I went on to attend the University of Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. After college, I started working as a consulting meteorologist for Weather Decision Technologies. I am now a meteorologist with DTN.
In 2017, I earned my Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) certification (#730) from the American Meteorological Society. As of June 2019, I am one of 242 active CCMs. Shortly after receiving my CCM, I was elected to a four year term to the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists beginning in 2018. In March 2018, I was selected to be chair of a subcommittee on the CCM Exam Overhaul Committee. You can learn about the consulting services I provide on my consulting page.
I have forecast for several types of industries, including shipping, oil, and utilities. In addition to forecasting, I’ve also worked on forensic meteorology cases (reconstructing past weather events, usually for litigation purposes), as well as implementing meteorological algorithms to calculate various meteorological variables. My areas of expertise include radar meteorology and weather analysis and forecasting, especially severe and winter weather forecasting. I also spend a lot of time keeping up with the latest meteorological research by reading scientific journals.
When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, watching sports, and spending time with my family, especially my wife, Rebekah, my nephews, and my nieces.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Even though I have some difficulties walking, talking, and a few other things, I lead a fairly normal life. In 2018, I was featured in a Forbes article by Dr. Marshall Shepherd.