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: Cold Morning Then Trending Warmer

    Another cold morning with lows dropping into the 30s and 40s will give way to a nice warm up into the end of the week. Highs will climb into the 70s and 80s Wednesday and Thursday before a chance of storms Friday. Much cooler weather returns for the weekend.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: A Few Showers Today, Another Freeze Tuesday Morning

    A few showers will be possible today as a cold front moves through the area this afternoon. This front will bring another chance of a freeze by Tuesday morning before a big warming trend kicks in by the middle of the week sending highs into the 70s and 80s.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Freeze Watch Monday night into Tuesday morning:

  • WATCH: Cold Today; Freeze Warning Tonight

    Winter Weather Advisories have been extended until 3PM Saturday afternoon. Light winter weather will slowly come to an end into the early afternoon as temperatures warm above freezing. Afternoon highs today will only manage to climb back into the 40s with another widespread freeze likely Saturday night into Sunday morning.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Lows tonight: Freeze Warning Saturday night into Sunday morning:

  • WATCH: Winter Weather Advisory In Effect; Snow And Slick Roads Possible

    Temperatures have plummeted this morning into the 20s and 30s as light snow spreads into the area from the north.  Overall snow accumulation will be light but even the light amounts could make for slick roads this morning.   Winter Weather Advisory through noon: Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Stormy Today; Snow, Sleet And A Freeze Possible Saturday

    Widespread rain is likely Friday morning into the afternoon with stronger storms possible south of I-40. Much colder weather arrives late Friday night into Saturday with a chance for a light winter mix of sleet and snow. Little to no accumulation is expected.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Severe weather risk area Friday: Freeze warnings and watches posted for the area late through Saturday morning:

  • WATCH: Warmer Today, Rain And Winter Weather Possible Friday

    After another cold morning temperatures will warm back into the 60s this afternoon with increasing clouds ahead of our next system that will bring widespread rain to the area Friday. Colder air arrives late Friday evening will allow for a switchover to some light snow and sleet. Little to no accumulation is expected.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Rain and winter weather timeline Friday night:

  • WATCH: Freeze This Morning, Sunny And Cool This Afternoon

    A Freeze Warning continues this morning until 10am for the entire area. Sunny skies today will help warm us slowly into the 50s this afternoon. Warmer weather returns tomorrow before another round of colder weather Friday and Saturday.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Storms Possible Today; Freeze Warning Wednesday Morning

    Most of us are 20° to 30° warmer this morning than yesterday morning as south winds have surged into the area overnight. A cold front will bring a few showers and thunderstorms around lunchtime with much colder weather following for the afternoon. A widespread freeze is likely by Wednesday morning.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Severe risk area for Tuesday: Freeze Warning for the entire area Wednesday morning:

  • WATCH: Chilly Today With Drizzle Likely; Warmer With Storms Tuesday

    Widespread drizzle will continue this morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures will slowly warm into the 50s this afternoon with even warmer weather expected overnight into Tuesday morning.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Severe weather threat area on Tuesday:

  • WATCH: Cold And Drizzle This Morning, Storms Tuesday

    Widespread drizzle will continue this morning and into the afternoon. Temperatures will slowly warm into the 50s this afternoon with even warmer weather expected overnight into Tuesday morning.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: Severe weather threat Tuesday:

  • WATCH: Winter Returns For Easter Sunday

    The weather for Easter Sunday is starting to looking for like weather that we would typically see in the middle of January. Temperatures are going to be dropping throughout the day Sunday with the warmest weather happening early in the morning with winter-like cold and wind by the late morning and the afternoon. Rain is likely Sunday and there may be some sleet or snow mixing in with the snow by the afternoon.       Wind chills by Easter […]

  • WATCH: Sunny And Warmer Today And Saturday; Cold And Rainy Easter Sunday

    Some good news on this Good Friday, sunshine and warmer weather returns today and for most of the day tomorrow. Highs will warm into the 60s this afternoon, and even warmer on Saturday. Rain chances pick up later Saturday evening as a strong cold front blows through the area. That will set us up for a cold and rainy Easter.     Highs today: Highs Saturday: Rain arrives late Saturday: Much colder and rainy for Easter Sunday: