Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Apr 2012

SENIOR ANALYST

Planalytics, Inc.

PLANALYTICS - Palm Springs, California

A premier provider of Business Weather Intelligence, Planalytics translates weather data into powerful insights that are used to maximize opportunities and minimize risks presented by changing weather.

Produces tropical cyclone forecasts for the Atlantic and Western Pacific Basins; trajectory, timing, and intensity for the coming season. Provides model input for 30-, 60-, and 90-day forecast ensemble. Improves forecast efficiency, quality, and accuracy.

·Created and implemented the first medium-range North American and European area forecast model including 30-, 60-, and 90-day monthly temperature and precipitation anomaly ensemble forecasts, resulting in 9% increase in overall forecast accuracy.

Oct 2002 - Oct 2004

CLIMATE MODELING & PROCESS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

Planalytics, Inc.

·        Designed and oversaw implementation of multi-faceted research system including database architecture, weather element estimation, robust verification statistics, pattern recognition and template matching with a flexible GUI, resulting in saving over 100 man-hours in first 30 days of use.

·Streamlined forecast production processing from 10 to 3 steps by eliminating subjective steps, resulting in a 4.7% increased accuracy in temperature forecasts.

1996 - 2002

R&D TEAM LEADER

SWS/Planalytics, Inc.

R&D Team Leader                                                      (1996 - 2002)

·Developed accurate monthly and seasonal degree-day forecasts based on accurate predictions of spatial and temporal temperature anomaly patterns across North America, resulting in $2.7M revenue gain for a client in first two years.

·Initiated, proposed and implemented artificial intelligence (AI) software weather pattern matcher called Interactive Data Language (IDL), leading to savings of $23.5K of the initial purchase of the software.

Oct 1992 - Jun 1995

METEOROLOGIST

Strategic Weather Services

Responsible for forecasting temperature and precipitation intervals based on a proprietary forecast model. Developed maximum, minimum and average temperature curves; rainfall and snow curves; on time-scales of daily, weekly, and monthly for North America, Europe, and Asia. Developed climatological summaries for metropolitan locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Europe. Provided weekly weather outlook for commodities customers.

1990 - 1992

SCIENTIFIC SERVICES OFFICER

AIR COMBAT COMMAND DOW

·        Managed 53 geographically separated subordinate units and conducted technical assistance visits. Supervised 9-man team that provided meteorological analysis and forecasting in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM. Acted as interim supervisor of a centralized weather support unit—prioritized programs and projects to get the important jobs done first. Juggled manpower to ensure mission support to additional customers. Got the job done despite reduced staffing. Supervised seven individuals on first deployment in support of large Joint Chiefs of Staff exercise. Volunteered as office key worker in Combined Federal Campaign. Unit exceeded goal (117%), completed the campaign the first week, and received base-wide recognition.

1990 - 1991

DESERT STORM TACTICAL FORECAST UNIT TEAM CHIEF

CENTAF HQ

·Issued timely, accurate and consistent forecasts, weather warnings and advisories in support of field operations involving over 450,000 multinational personnel for DESERT STORM.

oDSTFU fully operational within 60 days of extremely short notice DESERT SHIELD deployment with complete communications, meteorological satellite, backups, and host nation weather data link.

oOrchestrated first operational tactical communications capability in the area of operations.

oSupported planning for over 2,000 allied sorties per day in DESERT STORM; direct target area support to over 800 daily USAF combat sorties.

1986 - 1987

WEATHER SUPPORT UNIT TEAM CHIEF

TACTICAL FORECAST UNIT

·Led a three-man team that provided weather support tailored to all mission requirements of the 7th Air Force and United States Forces Korea. Prepared Korean peninsula weather forecasts and advisories which were used to plan aerial reconnaissance, close air support, and interdiction operations.

Education

Education
1984 - 1985

AFIT certificate

San Jose State University

·Competitively selected for this very demanding program designed to prepare junior officers for assignment to the Air Weather Service as weather officers.

·Program provides concentrated and comprehensive education in the atmospheric sciences, mathematics, and computer science. It provides highly technical knowledge necessary to function as a weather forecaster in a weather center.

1977 - 1982

B.S.

University of Colorado at Boulder
1977 - 1982

B.A.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Skills

Skills

Analyst

Summary

Senior Analyst with 20+-years experience in the private and military sectors. Proven expertise in data validation, research and development, and climate modeling with demonstrated skills in analytics, short to long range forecasting, energy derivatives and seasonal tropical cyclone prediction. Known for keen ability to objectively analyze problems from multiple angles, leveraged by unique educational background and statistical experience. Master's of Science degree in Meteorology, Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. TOP SECRET—Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance.

Objective

Chief Weather Officer

Atmospheric Scientist

Climatologist

Lead Meteorologist

Interest

Chaos Theory, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Tai Chi, elementary particle physics, and gardening.

Certifications

Certifications
1992 - Present

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

Various Schools

Top Secret/SCI