NWA Seal of Approval

   Awarded in May 2018

Mississippi State University

Master of Science in Applied Meteorology

   Graduated: August 2016

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications - News Broadcasting

   Meteorology Concentration

   Minors in Geography and Communication Studies

   Graduated: May 2014


​​WTLV / WJXX (August 2016 - Present)


Weekend evening meteorologist and weekday digital meteorologist and/or weather reporter. Produced and delivered live, accurate, and compelling weather-casts across various platforms for northeast Florida and southeast Georgia. Forecast during wall-to-wall coverage for Hurricanes Matthew, Irma, and Michael to name a few; tornado coverage; Waycross, GA snow event in January 2018. Reported live in the field and produced packages on specific weather events or environmental feature stories.

WECT / WSFX (June 2014 - August 2016)

Meteorologist and Reporter

Weekend evening meteorologist and primary fill-in meteorologist for weekday evenings. Prepared feature and weather stories under deadlines and reported live for various newscasts. Actively involved in the community with school visits, weather preparedness events, and charity socials.


WUFT / WRUF (August 2011 - June 2014)

Main Anchor, Weather Forecaster, News/Feature Reporter, Producer
Wrote and produced scripts, delivered news to north and central Florida and communicated with reporters for live shots Monday through Friday. Co-hosted UF’s 90th Annual Homecoming Parade for a two-hour live broadcast. Studied weather models, built Weather Central graphics and performed live and taped weather hits.

WPTV / WFLX (May 2013 - August 2013)

TV News and Weather Intern

Researched story ideas in south Florida and produced packages for air. Created graphics for meteorologists and delivered mock-forecasts.

My Ocala TV (January 2014 - June 2014)

News Correspondent

Prepared and anchored feature stories for a lifestyle program on WCJB in north and central Florida.

GatorVision (August 2011 - May 2014)

Feature Reporter and Field Producer

Introduced audience members with questions for coaches during the Gator Hotline show aired on 103.7 FM The Gator.
Produced, shot, and edited feature packages for the weekly GatorZone television show aired on SunSports TV.

WCJB (January 2012 - June 2012)

TV News Intern

Wrote scripts and shot weather video for daily newscasts. Shadowed reporters by helping find interviews and research story ideas in north and central Florida.


  Weather Programs

  WSI Weather Central, TruVu Max Studio, Fusion, LiveWire

  News Programs

  ENPS, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Edius, Social Media Platforms

Community Service and leadership

  Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, Board Member (August 2018 - Present)

  Developed marketing strategies for a blossoming Jacksonville non-profit. Hosted 30th anniversary video showcasing      DSAJ's new family and office center. Emceed various events such as annual Buddy Walk, Illuminate the Night, and            Charity Golf Tournament.

  First Coast No More Homeless Pets, Board Member (August 2018 - Present)

  Produced videos for grants in support of FCNMHP. Shared story ideas with co-workers at First Coast News, which, in        one case, resulted in community donations to help rebuild after a robbery.

  Make-A-Wish WISH Champion (August 2015 - August 2016)

  Volunteered to grant wish for children in eastern North Carolina. Interviewed families affected by childhood cancer

  featuring their stories on newscasts. Participated at Walk for Wishes event in Wrightsville Beach.

  Children's Home Society of North Carolina (September 2014 - August 2016)

  Volunteered to deliver stories of foster children searching for their forever home.

  UF National Broadcasting Society President (2014 Chapter of the Year)
Managed all club activities and boosted student membership. (> 50%)

awards and memberships

  American Meteorological Society Member (May 2017 - Present)

  National Weather Association Member (October 2014 - Present)

  Florida Associated Press Light Feature 2015 Finalist

  Ruth and Rae O. Weimer Award

  UF College of Journalism and Communications Outstanding Scholar

  National Broadcasting Society, Grand Prize, Video Feature (2)

  AERho Honor Society, 2014 Member of the Year

Work Experience

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