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 And Rainy Morning, Chilly This Afternoon

    A strong cold front moved through the area overnight with rain continuing to fall in the River Valley behind the front. Highs today will only be in the 40s. Temperatures will fall into the 30s across NWA tonight and 40 in the River Valley.     Highs today: Lows tonight:

  • WATCH: Widespread Rain Today, Flash Flood Watch For The River Valley

    Widespread rain will spread across the area through the morning into the afternoon. The heaviest rain will fall across the River Valley into southeast Oklahoma where there is a Flash Flood Watch in effect till Sunday morning. Another round of rain is likely Sunday afternoon along a strong cold front that will bring the coldest air of the season for Monday into Tuesday morning.     Highs today: Flash Flood Watch:

  • WATCH: Rainy And Chilly Today, More Rain For The Weekend

    Expect widespread showers today with temperatures holding in the 50s to near 60. The widespread rain will be ending tonight as the high school football games kickoff. More widespread, and heavier rain is likely Saturday afternoon into early Sunday. Another round of rain looks likely Monday with highs in the 40s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Much Cooler Today, Chilly Tonight

    The strong cold front that brought rain and storms yesterday will bring much cooler weather today and some of the chilliest weather of the season so far tonight as temperatures drop into the 40s.     Highs today: Lows tonight:

  • WATCH: Severe Storms Today, Fall Chill Tomorrow

    A strong cold front will approach the area today sparking showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Strong to severe storms appear likely later today with the main threat being damaging winds, but isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Storms will end overnight as much cooler weather moves in Wednesday.     Severe weather threat today: Highs today: Highs tomorrow:

  • WATCH: Warm Today, Strong Cold Front On The Way

    Another unseasonably warm and humid day is on the way today with a slight chance of a shower. The strongest cold front of the season so far will move through the area late Tuesday into Wednesday dropping our afternoon highs into the 60s and low in the 40s by the end of the week into the weekend.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Hot And Humid Today, Rain Returns For The Weekend

    Another hot and humid day is expected before rain chances cool us down a bit this weekend. High school football games tonight will be warm and humid and mostly dry. Shower chances will increase tomorrow for the Razorback game so take the rain gear if you’re going to the game. Better rain chances increase across our area on Sunday.     Highs today: Football Friday Night Forecast: Razorback forecast:

  • WATCH: Another Hot Afternoon, Rain Possible This Weekend

    We are tracking rain showers to our north this morning along a cold front, but this front won’t make much progress to the south today, so rain chances in our area look slim again today. Afternoon highs will once again warm into the 80s to near 90°. Rain chances increase by the weekend as the slow moving cold front gets closer to our area.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Warmer, More Humid Weather Returning

    South winds will bring higher humidity and warmer than normal weather today and for the rest of the week. Highs by Wednesday and Thursday will run about 10° warmer than normal for the first week of October. A rainy and cooler pattern looks likely starting this weekend.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Isolated Shower Today, Trending Warmer This Week

    This first week of October will trend warmer than normal with highs in the 80s to near 90 by the middle of the week. Rain chances will be limited this week but an isolated shower will be possible, especially today.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Nice Today Then Trending Warming For The Weekend

    Another cool start this morning will give way to sunny skies and a warmer afternoon with highs in the 70s and low 80s. Warmer and more humid weather will return for the weekend and much of next week.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Coldest Morning Since Early May; Sunny And Nice This Afternoon

    Temperatures this morning were the coldest we have seen since May 6th of this year. That was the last time Fayetteville dropped into the 40s and Fort Smith saw 50s. Sunny skies this afternoon will warm our highs into the 70s. A gradual warming trend will kick in heading into the weekend.     Highs today: