Hey everyone! I joined the KING 5 Weather team in October 2020.
During my early years of life I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it was there in the harsh cold and snowy winters that my love for weather began. After moving to Montgomery, Alabama, my fascination with weather continued to grow with severe storms and tropical weather becoming more of the norm. This passion led me to pursue a degree in meteorology at Florida State University where I graduated in 2011.
I started my TV career as Chief Meteorologist at WBKB in Alpena, Michigan, where I was awarded Best Weathercast by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. While there I forecasted more than my fair share of winter weather, which to be honest, was exciting to me. I particularly remember covering the harsh winter of 2013-2014 and how it almost caused Lake Huron to completely freeze over, and February 2015, which was the coldest month ever in Alpena's history.
My second stop was at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. It was there I gained valuable experience covering severe weather, including the largest December tornado outbreak in Illinois history on December 1, 2018, with 29 confirmed tornadoes. Even more incredible about that day was the fact there were no deaths connected to any of those tornadoes.
I am extremely excited to call the Pacific Northwest my home and am ready for all that it has to offer. The outdoors is where I love to spend my free time, so if you know about a great trail to hike or of anything else nature related, let me know! Also, while away from the weather studio, I enjoy playing sports (or anything competitive), eating and helping my church with volunteer work.