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: Showers Today, Storms Saturday Morning Then Windy

    Showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible this morning into the early afternoon. Temperatures today will be on the cool side as well with most areas seeing highs in the 50s. A strong cold front will blow into the area early Saturday morning bring a round of strong storms early in the day. The storms will quickly exit to our east with clearing skies, but very windy weather Saturday afternoon.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cloudy And Cool Today, Stormy Weather Coming

    Cloudy skies will once again build across the area today with highs in the 40s and 50s. Thunderstorm chances increase late Friday into Saturday with the best chance for strong to severe storms coming during the first half of Saturday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Morning Drizzle, Afternoon Clearing

    Areas of drizzle will affect the morning drive but temperatures will remain above freezing. The drizzle and clouds will clear by late morning into the afternoon with highs warming into the 40s and low 50s today.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Winter Mix And Widespread Cold Rain Today

    Moisture will surge to the north this morning bringing messy weather to our area. Most of us will see a cold rain, but a winter mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is possible across Northwest Arkansas. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Northwest Arkansas until early Wednesday morning. Some slick bridges and overpasses will be possible during the evening drive.     Winter Weather Advisory: Hour-by-hour rain/winter mix chances across Northwest Arkansas: Hour-by-hour rain chances for the […]

  • WATCH: Sunny And Chilly Today, Rain And Winter Weather Possible Tuesday

    We will start our work week with chilly but sunny weather before widespread rain spreads back into the area on Tuesday. There is a chance that some of the rain will freeze across Northwest Arkansas Tuesday before temperatures warm above freezing.     Highs today

  • WATCH: Colder Today, Light Ice Accumulation Possible Across NWA

    A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Benton and Carroll counties this morning as temperatures start near or just below freezing. Light freezing rain and sleet will be possible this morning across Northwest Arkansas with minor ice accumulation. Watch for slick bridges and overpasses .     Winter Weather Advisory:

  • WATCH: Warm And Windy Today, Sharply Colder Friday

    Breezy south winds will once again push high temperatures into the 60s this afternoon. At times the winds could gust over 30 mph. Sharply colder weather arrives Friday with a chance of showers and light winter weather.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Sunny And Warmer This Afternoon

    A chilly morning will give way to a warmer and sunny afternoon with highs in the 60s. South winds will keep us warmer on Thursday with highs once again warming into the 60s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Sunny Skies Return Today

    A cold front moved through the area this morning with the bulk of the rain moving well to our east. Breezy to at times gusty winds from the northwest will continue through the morning but the skies will clear and temperatures will slowly warm into the 40s and 50s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Rainy And Chilly Today

    Showers will once again be likely throughout the day with highs on the cool side. Temperatures will stay well above freezing today and the rain will wind down by early Tuesday morning.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Bitterly Cold Morning, Cold This Afternoon

    A major cold blast moved through the area yesterday setting us up for a frigid morning and a cold afternoon. Skies will be sunny today, but highs will only warm back into the 30s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Storms Wind Down Followed By A Cold Blast

    Thunderstorm chances continue through early morning, then temperatures will fall quickly throughout the day with a potential of light icing across Northwest Arkansas.     Temperature trend NWA: Temperature trend Fort Smith area:

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