I am Channel 9's Chief Meteorologist. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, I formed a special passion for weather and have spent my life pursuing all types of weather from tornadoes to hurricanes.
All of my training and experience were used during the devastating hurricane season of 2004. Hurricane Charley brought Central Florida its first hurricane in over 40 years, and was the most intense land falling tropical system I had ever covered. But it didn't stop there as Central Florida would be hit by two more hurricanes "Frances" and "Jeanne." They just wouldn't let up on us.
When I'm not working in Severe Weather Center 9, I enjoy spending time at home with my wife Selina and children Ryan and Kaitlyn. I also like to work on my Mustang and collect old horror movies. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Meteorology and I hold the "Seal of Approval" from the American Meteorological Society.
<p>A tropical disturbance in the Central Bahamas is developing, and it could become a tropical storm by this weekend. For now, the National Hurricane Center has labeled this area as "Potential Tropical Cyclone 9" to be able to issue any needed advisories. </p>