Hi, there! I am very excited to begin as the newest weekend meteorologist at Erie News Now. I grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, where my love and passion for weather blossomed at a young age.
My interest in weather sparked as a four-year-old boy during the La Plata, Maryland tornado of 2002. An F4 ranked tornado ripped through the heart of Charles County, Maryland and brought devastating destruction to the small town of La Plata. The tornado captured my attention, and although I did not fully understand what had happened, I was awestruck by the power of nature. I wanted to know more.
My passion for weather was reaffirmed during the Winter of 2010. The Washington metropolitan area was blanketed with two major blizzards: “Snowpocalypse” and “Snowmageddon,” both dumping up to two feet of snow across the region. Because of these snowstorms, I decided to pursue meteorology as a career. While I was still in high school, I launched a weather-focused Facebook page and recorded weekly weather reports from my home to alert family and friends of changing conditions.
My hard work and dedication in academics led me to earning an Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Penn State World Campus, an Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences from the College of Southern Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Geoscience with a Concentration in Professional Meteorology from Mississippi State University. I also completed an internship at WTTG-FOX5 in Washington, D.C. during the Summer of 2017. Because of my wonderful internship experience, I fell in love with broadcast television.
One of my biggest joys in life is helping others, and I am very excited to become involved with the Erie community. I am also thrilled to forecast lake effect snow! During my downtime, I enjoy rooting for local sports teams, strumming my electric guitar, catching up on new movies, and exploring new and exciting things in the community.
If you see me out and about, please say hello!