Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2005 - Jul 2009

Assistant Weather Editor

  • Produced 250 weather focus graphics each year; answered more than 1,000 weather-related reader questions.
  • Wrote original content, including stories and book reviews, for  USA TODAY print edition as well as “The Weather Guys” blog with an audience of 20,000 readers each week.
  • Enhanced reader engagement with Twitter feeds, online photo galleries and blog features such as “Wednesday weather songs.”
  • Provided expert weather commentary on CNN’s “American Morning,” C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” and USA TODAY’s “Business Connection” on The Weather Channel.
  • Worked  with XML and CMS publishing tools, as well as Cool Edit Pro audio editor, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Mar 2002 - May 2005

Broadcast Meteorologist

WJHL News Channel 11
  • Produced graphics and delivered forecast for weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts using WSI WeatherPro graphics system and Baron’s VIPIR radar system.
  • Expanded station outreach with weather presentations to over 200 school and library groups. Performances included self-penned weather songs and weather demonstrations.
  • Produced innovative programming such as “StarWatch” and “NASCAR Picks.”
  • Provided forecasts for radio, print and online partners.
Feb 2000 - Feb 2002

Broadcast Meteorologist

  • Enhanced severe weather coverage as station’s only licensed ham radio operator.
  • Awarded American Meteorological Society’s Seal of Approval in June 2001.
Aug 1995 - Jun 1997

High School Science Teacher

Cecil County Public Schools
  • Taught Physics, Principles of Technology, Practical Physics and Earth Science at Bohemia Manor High School.
  • Selected for 1996 Maryland Earth and Environmental Science Teacher Ambassador Program and 1997 Goddard Earth System Science Education Project.
  • Coached tennis team, chaired school webpage committee, announced home football games.


Aug 1997 - Dec 1999


Penn State University
  • As graduate teaching assistant, taught METEO 445: "Laboratory in Atmospheric Physics"
  • Research work involved coupling climate change models to Chesapeake Bay hydrological models.
  • Shift manager for Campus Weather Service radio and print forecasts.
1988 - 1992


University of Scranton

Cum Laude graduate of both Honors Program and SJLA (Special Jesuit Liberal Arts) program. President of student chapter of SPS (Society of Physics Students)