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: Morning Rain Possible, Clearing This Afternoon

    Morning showers and thunderstorms will be possible with the rain ending this afternoon. South winds today will bring back warmer and more humid air. Rain chances once again ramp up into the weekend and next week.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Nice Weather Today, Rain Chances Return This Weekend

    Low humidity today will allow us to warm from the 40s and 50s this morning into the 70s and 80s this afternoon while still feeling nice, especially by mid-June standards. Rain chances will stay to our north and west over the next couple of days, but heavy rain and storms look possible by late Saturday night into Sunday.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Scattered Rain Today

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible for the morning drive and again this afternoon. The severe weather threat is low today but a gusty winds will be possible with the strangers storms. Much cooler weather will arrive tonight will lows dropping back into the 50s with clearing skies.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Cool Morning, Warmer Afternoon

    Another nice afternoon is expected with highs in the 70s to near 80° but with lower humidity. A few showers will return on Wednesday but heavier rain looks more likely this weekend.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Flash Flood Watch Today

    Another round of widespread heavy rain likely across the area today. Most areas have a good chance to see an inch of rain but some areas where the heavier thunderstorms set up could see 3 to 4 inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire area until Friday morning     Flash Flood Watch:

  • WATCH: Scattered Downpours Today

    More scattered downpours will be possible today as a storms system inches closer to our area. The best chance for rain will come this afternoon into this evening. The overall coverage of heavy rain will increase Thursday. 1-3 inches will be possible today through Friday with locally higher amounts.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Isolated Storm Today

    Isolated storms will be possible today but the coverage of the rain and storms will be lower than yesterday. Afternoon highs will be warmer than yesterday with most areas seeing mid to upper 80s.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Hot Today, Afternoon Storms Possible

    Another hot afternoon is expected with highs in the 80s with a few scattered afternoon storms possible. Like Sunday, I  expect the storms to be hit and miss for the afternoon. Much better area-wide rain chances look more likely by the end of the week.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Sunny Today, Limited Weekend Rain Chances

    Sunny weather will continue today with highs warmer today than yesterday. Rain chance look limited this weekend with the best potential coming late Sunday into Monday as the pattern becomes more favorable for overnight complexes of storms.     Highs today:

  • WATCH: Rain Ending, Nice Weather Expected Today

    Rain will continue to end this morning from west to east with a nice afternoon expected. Next rain chances arrive this weekend into this week.     Highs today:  

  • WATCH: Severe Storms And Flash Flooding Today

    Severe storms will likely develop this afternoon with a threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. Heavy rain is likely with these storms today which could lead to flash flooding. The severe weather risk will end later this evening with quiet weather expected by Thursday and Friday.     Severe risk today:  

  • WATCH: Severe Threat Increasing For Wednesday

    Severe storms will likely develop Tuesday evening across Oklahoma then make their way into out area late in the evening. The severe weather threat will increase Wednesday with numerous severe storms likely with damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes possible. Very heavy rain is likely as well with 2-4″ possible.     Highs today:

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