I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Growing up in "Tornado Alley" I developed a curiosity and fascination for weather. Ever since I was a child, I was always intrigued with clouds and storms. I used to love sitting out on the front porch watching the storms roll through and viewing the lightning display. And nothing beats that smell of "fresh air" after the storms would pass.
So once I got to college, I knew I wanted to study meteorology. I received my bachelor's degree in meteorology from Iowa State University with a double minor in mathematics and psychology.
I began my broadcasting career at WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana. Eventually I went on to work for a number of years at The Weather Channel in Atlanta. Most recently, prior to working at WSBT, I worked at WXIA-TV in Atlanta as a weather anchor and weather producer.
I have my American Meteorological Society and National Weather Service Television Seals of Approval, and was recently awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University.