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: Scattered Storms Possible Today

    Another round of scattered storms will be possible today with heavy rain and gusty winds possible.     Highs today: Heat Advisory:

  • WATCH: Scattered Morning Rain, Afternoon Heat

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible through the morning drive with a general decrease in activity by mid-morning. Heat and humidity will once again build this afternoon with highs in the 90s and heat index values in the low 100s. Another round of scattered afternoon thunderstorms will be possible. Over the next few nights thunderstorm chances will increase as the jet stream moves overhead.     Highs today: Heat Index today:

  • WATCH: Hot End Of The Week, Hotter For The Weekend

    Highs today will climb back into the mid 90s with heat index values once again topping 100° to 105°. A Heat Advisory has been issued again for the River Valley and eastern Oklahoma. The coverage of the showers and thunderstorms will be much lower today compared to yesterday.     Highs today: Heat Advisory for Friday:

  • WATCH: Heat Advisory And Scattered Storms Today

    Heat Advisories have been issued for much of the area today with afternoon heat index values running from 100° to 107°. There will be another chance of afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms. The coverage of the rain today will be slightly better than yesterday.     Highs today: Heat index today:

  • WATCH: Hot And Humid Today, Isolated Storms Possible

    The heat and humidity continue to slowly build as we get closer to the weekend. The heat index today will likely climb over 100° for many areas. An isolated afternoon storm is possible but the coverage will continue to be limited.     Highs today: Heat index today:

  • WATCH: Isolated Storms Possible Today

    The heat and humidity will inch higher today with another chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The overall coverage of the rain today will be low but spotty heavy downpours will be possible with gusty winds.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Storms Possible Today

    A weak system will move through the area today and it could spark a round of afternoon showers and storms. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be possible with any of the thunderstorms this afternoon.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cold Front To Bring Scattered Storms Today

    A cold front will move through the area today bringing a chance of scattered storms during the afternoon and evening. This front will also knock down the humidity for the weekend with afternoon highs falling into the 80s and low 90s. Overnight lows will be comfortable with most areas seeing low to mid 60s by Sunday morning.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Storms Possible This Afternoon

    Rain chances will return today with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. There will be an increase in the chance for rain Friday as a weak front moves into the area with temperatures in the 90s.     Highs today: Afternoon heat index:

  • WATCH: Hot And Mostly Dry For Independence Day

    It will be hot and humid today with just a very slim chance of an afternoon shower or storm. Afternoon heat index values will not be as high today as yesterday so no heat advisory have been issued. The chance of rain will pick up tomorrow and Thursday and that will bring some cooler weather for the weekend.     Highs today: Firework forecast:

  • WATCH: Heat Advisory And Isolated Storms Today

    Another round of excessive heat and humidity is on the way today with afternoon highs in the 90s with heat index values 100°-110°. Isolated afternoon storms remain possible today, but they will be hot or miss just like yesterday. The 4th of July is looking hot and humid with just an isolated shower or storm possible during the afternoon. Any rain that develops will dissipate by sunset Wednesday.     Highs today: Heat Advisory today:

  • WATCH: Hot And Humid Start To The Week

    After widespread rain Sunday, the excessive heat and humidity will return today with highs in the 90s and heat index values well over 100°. Isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be possible just about every afternoon through the early part of the week, but overall coverage will be limited.     Highs today: