My interest in weather goes back to my early childhood but peaked during the Fort Smith/Van Buren tornado of April 21, 1996. As I watched the severe weather coverage from Channel 5 that night, I knew then I wanted to be a meteorologist and work at 5NEWS.

One of my most memorable weather experiences was storm chasing in the Mississippi Delta in the Spring of 2010 and witnessing the destructive Yazoo City, MS tornado. It was a humbling experience to see the destruction left in its wake and it reinforced my desire to keep people safe from these tragic events by being a better severe weather forecaster.

Outside of work I enjoy hiking, watching college football, hanging out with my family and playing the drums in my local church.

I graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville in 2005 with a degree in Marketing, and recently from Mississippi State University.


Recent Articles
  • WATCH: Fog This Morning, Isolated Shower And Warm Today

    Patchy fog is possible for the morning drive then an isolated shower or storm will be possible this afternoon, but the coverage of the rain will be much lower than Sunday.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Heat Builds Into The Weekend

    Rain chances will dwindle today through the early part of the weekend as the heat continues to builds across the area. Saturday will be the hottest day with highs in the upper 80s and low 90s. Scattered thunderstorms return late Sunday into next week.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Morning Fog; Trending Warming Into The Weekend

    Watch out for locally dense fog on the morning drive. Mostly sunny skies will return today with highs warming into the 80s. An isolated shower is possible today with a warming trend expected into the weekend. The next chance of more widespread rain and storms will come Sunday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Strong Storms This Afternoon

    Scattered storms are likely this afternoon as a disturbance moves through our area. Hail and gusty winds will be possible with any of the storms today.     Severe weather risk area today:

  • WATCH: Another Round Of Storms Possible Today

    Another complex of showers and storms will be possible this morning with more isolated afternoon storms developing this afternoon. I do not expect widespread severe weather, but gusty winds and small hail will be possible with any of the storms today.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Morning Rain Ending, Isolated Showers Possible This Afternoon

    The widespread early morning rain continues to end across the area. A few isolated rain showers will be possible this afternoon with another chance of rain Wednesday afternoon.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Tracking Morning Storms

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible this morning and again this afternoon. The overall severe weather risk is low but gusty winds and heavy rain is possible with any of the storms today.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Hot Today, Rain Possible Tuesday

    Another hot day is expected Monday as highs will reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Tuesday and Wednesday as a slow moving storm system moves into the area.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Hot Today, Hottest Weather Of The Year For Mother’s Day

    The summer-like heat will continue through the middle of next week with some of the hottest weather of the year expected for Sunday, Mother’s Day. Rain chances will return by the middle of next week.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Summer-Like Heat Intensifies¬†Into The Weekend

    Sunny and hot weather will continue to build into the weekend with some of the hottest weather of the year so far possible by Mother’s Day. Rain chances continue to be delayed into next week with the best chance of rain now looking more like the middle of next week.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:  

  • WATCH: Tracking Storms And More Heat

    Scattered showers and storms will be possible this morning, mainly across Northwest Arkansas as a weakening complex of storms moves southeast out of Kansas and Oklahoma. This afternoon looks hot again with highs in the 80s area-wide and this streak of hotter than normal weather continues into the weekend with highs in the 80s to lower 90s.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Scattered Morning Rain, Hot This Afternoon

    Scattered showers will come to an end this morning with the summer-like heat returning this afternoon. Next chance of rain looks to be late Sunday into early next week.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: