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 This Morning, Sunny And Above Freezing This Afternoon

    The rain and freezing rain that gave us some slick roads Tuesday night has moved out of the area this morning. Temperatures will start out well below freezing for the morning hours, so there will still be some slick spots possible through the morning drive (especially in Washington County) but afternoon highs will climb well above freezing.   Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for Fort Smith and the River Valley: Highs today:

  • WATCH: Winter Weather Advisory Now In Effect; Freezing Rain Possible This Afternoon

    Pockets of rain and isolated areas of freezing rain continue to develop this afternoon. Temperatures across Northwest Arkansas have struggled to warm up much this morning and that will lead to icing concerns into the afternoon and evening. The Winter Weather Advisory that had originally been  scheduled to start at 3pm has been moved up to go into effect at Noon, Tuesday.      

  • WATCH: Freezing Rain and Ice Accumulation Possible Tonight

    Rain showers will start to move into the area later this afternoon as temperatures hold steady in the 30s and 40s. As cold air moves in later this evening, the rain will start to switch over to freezing rain for parts of our area, especially Northwest Arkansas. Ice accumulation of up to 0.10″ will be possible late tonight through early Wednesday with some travel problems possible.     Winter Weather Advisory from 3pm Tuesday to 12am Wednesday Rain and ice […]

  • WATCH: Cold Morning, Rain and Ice Possible Tuesday

    It is going to be much colder out the door this morning with most of us 15° to 20° colder than Sunday morning. South winds return this afternoon and that will help us rebound into the 40s to near 50°. Rain chances return Tuesday and some of the rain late Tuesday night will switch over to freezing rain with a light coating of ice possible, mainly north of I-40.     Highs today: Freezing rain zone late Tuesday night:

  • Joe’s Spicy Sausage Ro-tel Dip

    Rotel dip is a classic, easy to make, and feeds a big party. But if you’re looking to spice up the traditional Rotel, here’s my take on turning up the heat.    

  • WATCH: Chilly and Breezy Today, Showers Possible Saturday

    Wind chills this morning will drop into the teens and 20s as light breeze adds to the chill of the cold weather. Afternoon highs will be a few degrees below normal today but should bounce back tomorrow to just a little warmer than normal. A few showers will be possible late Saturday evening.       Highs Friday:

  • WATCH: Trending Cooler For The First Week Of February

    After wrapping up January on a warm note, it’s going to be back to the winter chill over the next week. Today will be 10° to 15° cooler than yesterday. An isolated shower is possible but not likely for most of us today.   ]     Thursday afternoon highs:

  • WATCH: Spring-Like End To January

    January will end today with spring-like weather as highs soar into the 60s area-wide with gusty south winds. A cold front will blow through the area Thursday with a small chance of a shower, but much colder weather will return for the weekend.       Highs today:

  • WATCH: Very Cold Morning, But Trending Warmer

    Temperatures this morning are running 10° to 15° colder this morning than Monday, but we will end up warmer this afternoon this yesterday. Even warmer weather is on the way Thursday with 60s area wide.         Highs today:

  • WATCH: Much Colder And Windy Monday

    The start to the work week will be much colder, about 20° to 25° colder than Sunday with strong north winds. Bitterly cold temperatures will make an appearance tonight with lows dropping into the teens and 20s. This cold snap will be short-lived, with much warmer weather returning for by mid-week.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Sunny Skies And Warm Weather Return For The Weekend

    Rain ended this morning with gradual clearing bringing sunny skies with highs in the 50s and 60s. Lows will drop back into the 30s tonight with another unseasonably warm day Sunday with highs once again in the 50s and 60s.     Weekend forecast:

  • WATCH: Few Showers This Morning, Widespread Rain Saturday Morning

    There will be a few showers moving through the area this morning, mainly before sunrise. We will be cooler than yesterday with highs in the 50s with mostly cloudy skies. Widespread rain look likely late Friday night through Saturday morning. The rain Saturday looks to end around lunchtime with a nice afternoon expected.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: