When you combine a passion for weather with a passion for speaking with people, you have the ingredients that make me. For as long as I can remember, the whys and hows of weather have been fascinating to me. Some of my oldest childhood memories include the experience of my first hurricane (Gloria-1985) and no-school snow-days caused by Nor’easters that pummeled the U.S. East Coast.
As a kid, I was fortunate to move around the states and personally experience different climate regions with my military family. I am originally from Massachusetts, but my father’s duty took our family all over the United States. I have lived in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, the Midwest, the Southern Plains and the Mountain States.
After all our Lower 48 travels, we made it to Alaska in 1995. Although, I have spent time outside of Alaska since the mid-'90S, all together, I have lived in Alaska for nearly 15years. Most of that time was spent in the Golden Heart City of Alaska’s Interior, where I enjoyed my fair share of -50°F winter days. In 2014, I moved to Anchorage to continue my weather career.
My first media job was in radio, in Fairbanks, Alaska, at Borealis Broadcasting 20 years ago in 1997. I began forecasting weather, also in Fairbanks, at KXD CBS-13 Fairbanks, in 2013. I am currently a student at the University of Alaska. I hold memberships with both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
Outside of weather, some of my personal interests include my 1-year-old puppy Bella, the Dallas Cowboys (I apologize in advance), and cars that go fast. I am very happy to be part of the community here in Anchorage and a member of the KTVA 11 News Team.