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: Update On Storm Damage In Fort Smith; Rain Continues Through The Evening

    A severe storm quickly developed rotation around 10am on the south side of Fort Smith with several damage reports along the path of the storm. The severe weather threat is ending, but widespread rain will continue through the evening with flooding possible.     Rain chances through the rest of the afternoon:  

  • WATCH: Heavy Rain Continues Through This Evening; Flooding Possible

    Widespread heavy rain will continue across most of the area through this evening. A Flood Watch is in effect through this evening. Rain totals today will range from 2-4″ with some road flooding possible. Cooler weather will be moving into Northwest Arkansas throughout the day so expect a chillier afternoon and evening drive as the heavy rain comes to an end. CLICK HERE FOR ROAD CONDITIONS CLICK HERE FOR LIVE TRAFFIC ICAMS     Hour-by-hour rain chances today:   Hour-by-hour […]

  • WATCH: Scattered Storms This Afternoon, Flooding Possible Tuesday

    Scattered downpours will be possible across the area this afternoon, and one or two strong storms with hail will also be possible. Widespread and heavy rain will arrive overnight into Tuesday bringing a chance of flooding Tuesday morning into the afternoon.     Severe weather risk area Monday:

  • WATCH: Downpours Possible Today, Widespread Heavy Rain Tuesday Morning

    Widespread heavy rain is likely starting late Monday and continuing into Tuesday.  Scattered showers and brief downpours will be possible Monday afternoon, but the heavy and more widespread rain will start to move into the area late Monday. 2-4″ of rain will be possible by late Tuesday. A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area through Tuesday.     Highs today across Northwest Arkansas: Highs today across the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Cold Morning Then Trending Warmer

    Warmer weather is on the way with the warming trend kicking off this afternoon. But this morning will be chilly with several locations dropping below freezing. South winds return for the end of the week and that will send highs into the 70s and 80s.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Much Cooler For The First Day Of Spring

    Much cooler weather arrives in the area today as we flip the calendar from winter to spring, officially at 11:15am. Highs today will be cooler than normal with the entire area seeing afternoon temperatures in the 50s after a few early morning showers. The cooler weather will not last long, another warming trend will kick off Wednesday with 70s and 80s expected by the weekend.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Clouds Return This Afternoon, Showers Possible This Evening

    An early morning round of showers and storms will give way to sunshine this afternoon.  Much cooler weather arrives by Tuesday as highs tumble into the 50s.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Storms Likely Sunday

    Clouds will increase throughout the day Sunday with widespread showers and thunderstorms likely by the afternoon and evening. The overall severe weather threat for most of the area is low but strong storm with hail will be possible.     Severe weather threat for our area: Severe weather threat for the region:

  • WATCH: Showers Early, Then Turning Sunny And Warmer Today

    After an early morning round of showers our skies will clear throughout the day. Afternoon highs will once again be warmer than normal and even warmer than what we saw Thursday. Dry and warm weather will continue into Saturday. Our next chance of rain and storms will come Sunday. A few stronger storms will be possible Sunday.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley Severe weather forecast for Sunday

  • WATCH: Warm And Windy Today, Rain Possible Friday Morning

    Much warmer weather is on the way this afternoon with highs soaring into the 70s with gusty south winds. I expect a lot of sunshine today before clouds increase later tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible early Friday morning but the better chance of rain looks to be to our east. The better chance of severe storms will also be east of our area.     Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley: […]

  • WATCH: Dress In Layers Today; Cold Morning, Warmer Afternoon

    It’s just about as cold this morning as yesterday with most of the area at, or well below freezing. Highs today will run several degrees warmer than yesterday with widespread highs in the 60s. Even warmer weather is on the way Thursday with shower and storms possible by early Friday.         Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley:

  • WATCH: Colder This Morning, But Trending Warmer Through The Weekend

    Temperatures this morning are running 10° to 15° colder than yesterday morning and that means more of us are at or below freezing. Mostly sunny skies today will allow us to warm up into the 50s and low 60s. Even warmer weather is on the way by the end of the week with increasing rain chances into the weekend.       Hour-by-hour forecast for Northwest Arkansas Hour-by-hour forecast for the River Valley