My love of weather began when I was four years old, when I would head out to our open garage door to look at incoming thunderstorms. I would always keep a local TV meteorologist on at the same time, and track the storm with him. Since then, I knew I wanted to be on TV, warning the community of any upcoming weather danger.
I'm excited to have the opportunity to continue my career in the Miami Valley! I am an Ohioan all around. I was born in Cleveland and moved to Mansfield when I was five, where I lived until heading farther down I-71 to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University. Go Bucks!
After college, I moved back home to Mansfield to work for WMFD-TV, presenting the forecast at noon and in the evening five days a week. Months later, I was given the opportunity to head to WFMJ-TV in Youngstown, where I covered the evening weather shift every other weekend, while still working in Mansfield. It was a blast, but definitely a crazy life for a few months before leaving Mansfield to work in Youngstown in a permanent position. I left WFMJ in January of 2015 to join ABC 22 and FOX 45.
When I'm not at work, I still love tracking storms. Occasionally, I'll head out in the car to chase severe weather. I have experience chasing in the Great Plains, and I was only a mile away when an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20th, 2013.
Outside of weather, I like traveling, trying new restaurants, playing video games, and riding all of the fantastic roller coasters at Kings Island and Cedar Point.
I'm an Ohio sports guy! Obviously, I bleed Scarlet and Gray, but, I come from a big Cleveland sports family, so I love my Browns, Indians and Cavaliers.
Despite this, I will cheer on the Reds when they're not playing the Indians. I'll support the Bengals as well, especially when they're playing Pittsburgh or Baltimore.