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: Warmer Today, Storms Possible By Friday

    South winds return today with sunshine and that will do the trick in warming us back up to near normal for this time of year. The warming trend will continue through the end of the week with highs near 70 by Friday. Showers and storms are likely by later Friday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Slow Warming Trend Starts Today

    After another very cold morning we will start a slow warming trend that will take us into the 60s by the end of the week. Highs today will be warmer than yesterday as we reach the 40s and 50s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cold Today, Not As Windy

    The high winds from yesterday have slowed down this morning but temperatures have continued to  drop with wind chills in the teens and 20s. Expect a cold afternoon today with highs in the 30s and 40s and a steady north wind.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Colder Today With Showers Likely

    It will be cooler today with showers likely throughout the morning into the afternoon. Rain amounts will be overall light, but expect rain if you are shopping today with highs in the 50s. Much warmer weather arrives Saturday with highs in the 60s to near 70.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Warmer This Afternoon

    Another cold morning will give way to warmer weather this afternoon as highs reach the 50s and low 60s. The warming trend will continue into Thanksgiving before a cold rain arrives on Friday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cold Morning, Sunny And Nice Afternoon

    Tuesday morning will start near, or below, freezing across most of the area but sunshine today will allow temperatures to warm into the 40s and 50s. A slow warm-up will continue into Thanksgiving with highs near 60s. Our next chance of rain will come Friday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cloudy Early, Turning Sunny This Afternoon

    We will turn sunny this afternoon after a chilly and cloudy morning. Highs will warm into the upper 40s and low 50s this afternoon. Our weather look quiet through Thanksgiving with a gradual warming trend to near 60° by Thanksgiving. Out next chance of rain will come Friday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Sunny And Warmer Today

    Our warming trend will continue today with highs warming into the 60s this afternoon. Temperatures look to stay above freezing tonight with one more warmer afternoon Saturday before colder and rainy weather returns Sunday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cold Morning, Sunny And Warmer This Afternoon

    After a very cold morning temperatures will steadily climb in to the low to mid 50s this afternoon with sunny skies. Even warmer weather is on the way Friday and Saturday with highs in the 60s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cold Today, Snow Flurries Possible

    Low clouds will stay with us most of the day and that will keep temperatures in the 30s this afternoon. A few snow flurries will be possible today as a system grazes the area. I do not expect any accumulation from the flurries.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Winter Like Cold Today

    After some of us saw the first snow of the season yesterday, today will be cold with highs in the 30s. Another cold morning is likely Wednesday with lows in the teens and 20s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Winter Weather Update

    Temperatures continue to fall into the 30s this morning as we transition from rain and sleet to all snow across Northwest Arkansas. Temperatures should hold steady in the mid 30s across NWA this morning and upper 30s and low 40s across the River Valley.