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I'm currently a meteorologist at FOX 13 in Tampa, FL.
I graduated from the University of Florida after studying Broadcasting and Meteorology. I also hold a masters degree in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University.
Prior to working at FOX 13, I was a meteorologist at WSOC in Charlotte, NC and Fox 4 in Fort Myers, FL. I also worked in Gainesville, FL as a weather anchor for WRUF-TV.
I have seen the best and worst of Mother Nature, and in the process I've taken viewers through floods, wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes. Of note in Florida was Hurricane Irma. While our station had to evacuate and broadcast remotely, myself and a small crew of reporters took people live to where the storm made landfall as a category 3 hurricane in the Naples area. While in North Carolina, I got a chance to cover Hurricane Dorian on the ground and in the air. I flew with the Hurricane Hunters on their mission into Dorian while it was a borderline category 5 battering the Bahamas. It was later named the strongest storm to make landfall in the Bahamas. I then traveled with a local nonprofit providing aid to those who lost everything on Grand Bahama and on the Abacos Islands and told stories from the hardest hit areas.
This is what I love to do - talk about weather, teach people young and old about science, and tell compelling stories. I'm passionate about how weather impacts our lives and breaking down the complex science to be relatable to the average person. When I'm not talking weather, there's a good chance I'm staying active, playing my bass guitar or piano, or cheering on the Florida Gators! I have also supported numerous organizations over the years through volunteering including QC Family Tree, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and the Pan Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids.