Before moving to College Station in December of 2013, I spent most of my life in Pennsylvania. My interest in weather was instigated by Nor'easters like the Blizzard of '96 and tornadoes on May 31st, 1998, including an F3 tornado a few miles from my home.
After finishing up at Brandywine Heights High School in Topton, PA, I started an undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Penn State University. It wasn't long before I switched to the Department of Meteorology, where I would eventually stay for a Masters and PhD under the guidance of Dr. Paul Markowski.
I was very fortunate to be hired by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M in January 2014. I enjoy spending my free time outdoors, whether it be lounging on a beach with a good book and beer, golfing, playing tennis, skiing, hiking, fly fishing mountain biking or hanging out with my dog, Ted. I'm also a lifelong Phillies, Eagles, and Nittany Lions fan.