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Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Weather Intern

FOX Chicago

As an intern with Meteorologist Amy Freeze, I am learning different ways of forecasting, preparing weather graphics, and working on numerous weather projects.  These include promoting the station recently becoming StormReady, preparing information for weather talks at the Shedd Aquarium on storm water & the Plainfield Tornado, as well as working on a blog about lightning strikes.

May 2009Aug 2009

Weather Intern

WGN Chicago

As an intern with Meteorologist Tom Skilling at WGN Chicago.  I feel I really got a different perspective of broadcasting as I watched him throughout the summer.  Spending the entire day either forecasting, broadcasting on the radio & TV, and working on the Tribune; he doesn't spend more than a few seconds preparing for the screen.  He just knows the story of the atmosphere before he steps on screen and describes it with its consequences for the region in a way people can understand, while throwing in random facts people like to hear about. I hope to use some of the aspects of his broadcasting in my career.

Jan 2009May 2009

Weather Intern

NBC 5 Chicago

As an intern with Meteorologist Ginger Zee, I look into how she forecasts, develops Green stories, and the inns & outs to being a morning meteorologists.  Getting a handle on the WSI system was the biggest accomplishment of this internship.  I learned how to create from scratch & edit weather slides, as well as run shows & create maps.


Aug 2006Present

Bachelors of Science & Bachelors of Arts

Valparaiso University




Storm Chasing Experience
I was the videographer on Valparaiso Universities 2010 Convective Field Study.  We forecasted and chased numerous storms traveling over 5,600 miles, over ten days, encountering four tornadoes.
Skywarn Certified
Skywarn certified through the National Weather Service.
Non-linear Video Editing
I have created and edited numerous videos using premier pro video editing software.  I have also done a lot of trouble shooting with video editing software and studio equipment as a weather studio assistant at Valparaiso University.
Weather Services International Graphics System.  Learned how to edit and create weather graphic slides from scratch through two weathercasting courses and 3 internships.



I am a Broadcast Meteorology Major that will be graduating from Valparaiso University with two degrees and a minor in May of 2011.  I have interned with Tom Skilling from WGN Chicago, Ginger Zee from NBC Chicago, and am currently interning with Amy Freeze from FOX Chicago.  I am also the current Weather Director for Valparaiso University Television, Northwest Indiana American Meteorological Society & National Weather Association President, and Chief Meteorologist of our school news paper, The Torch.  


I am looking forward to obtaining a broadcast meteorology position in which I can apply my forecasting skills to broadcast an accurate forecast and prepare the community in the event of threatening severe weather.


Severe Weather, Global Climate Change, Video Directing & Producing, Running, and Baseball.