The Author

Who am I?

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. My thesis is centered on snowpack energetics and the effects that forests have on various atmospheric processes that effect the water resources of the Australian Alps. More information on the project can be found on the TESEE page.

I also run the Denver Weather Prediction website and Facebook account that focuses on the forecasting and monitoring impactful weather in Denver and along the Front Range of Colorado.

I received a nomination and appointment to the American Meteorological Society's Measurements Committee in 2014 and have been promoted to vice-chair as of 2019. I am also the most recent member of the AMOS Queensland committee.

I was previously employed as an Associate Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the Aviation Applications Program located at the Research Applications Lab and I remain as a part-time consultant for the program. My work at NCAR has included improving weather model microphysics, writing weather detection algorithms, testing new atmospheric instrumentation, and developing new aviation products and models in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Severe Storm Laboratories (NSSL), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

I am a huge severe weather enthusiast and have storm chased with the University of Queensland hail research team in Queensland Australia. I also storm chase in the United States in my free time with a goal slightly different than intercepting hail, tornadoes. To date, I have seen hundreds of severe storms and a large number of tornadoes including the El Reno, Oklahoma tornado of 2013 which is the largest on record at 2.6 miles wide.

I am always happy to talk about weather, do school presentations, or take part in collaborations so make sure that you reach out on the contact page if you'd like to discuss anything!