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 Resume EXPERIENCE CNN November 2016-Present Freelance Weather Producer Monitoring world-wide weather hazards, then analyzing forecast data and preparing graphics used for weather presentations on all CNN networks including Domestic, International and Headline News. Responsibilities include briefings to all news production managers on potential weather threats, creating unique story-telling graphics using virtual reality technology and providing relevant social media content. Produce weather graphics for use in international and airport forecasts. Maintain and update content for social media and cnn.com. The Weather Channel (AllSourcePPS) May 2016 – December 2016 Part-Time Radio Meteorologist Preparing, presenting, and electronically delivering recorded Spanish video broadcasts for Spanish-language Brighthouse cable network, seen in central Florida. Broadcasts include segments for U.S. and International locations. Preparing and presenting live and recorded radio broadcasts in English for Continental U.S. clients Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms Norman, OK May 2016 Broadcast Meteorologist Invited participant in the 2016 Hazardous Test Bed Experiment. Provided broadcast consulting expertise on techniques for communicating experimental probabilistic forecasts. Research results will be used to refine forecast and display techniques for the FACETS program. Weathercall Parker, Colorado March 2015- Present Severe Weather Notification Consultant Consulting on the product and business development of an instant weather notification service for sale to individuals, TV affiliates and enterprise clients across multiple digital platforms. B2B sales and account management Creating content for social media channels Developing and presenting educational webinars on product use and new product launches WIAT-TV Birmingham, Alabama 2013-2014 Chief Meteorologist Analyzed current local weather situation and prepared subsequent forecast, including severe weather alerts and protection measures delivered in a calm, clear presentation. Self-produced multiple daily weathercasts, incorporating concise writing, live video feeds, creative graphics and interactive capability. Frequent updates to digital channel forecasts and via social media feeds. Delivered continual accurate coverage and forecasting throughout record snow, cold and ice in January/February 2014 as well saving lives during the April 2014 tornado outbreak. Organized and hosted emergency manager meeting to exchange information and strengthen relationships. Designed new weather set to coordinate with overall station redesign, including graphics strategy. Awarded Best Weather Anchor from Alabama Broadcaster’s Association and Honorable Mention for Best Weather Anchor from Alabama Associated Press KHOU-TV Houston, Texas 2008-2012 Chief Meteorologist Briefed newsroom staff daily on expected weather and potential threats. Designated placement of live reporters and cameras. Evaluated local weather and forecast, and created daily weathercast presentations targeting specific neighborhoods. Managed weather information on digital platforms, including a video blog, social media, written newspaper forecasts and radio stations. Ensured awareness of imminent severe weather threats and preparedness. Coached and evaluated 3 staff meteorologists. Represented station at community events such as awards ceremonies and parades. Provided continuous coverage of Hurricane Ike for nearly 18 hours. Recognized for keeping public calm and saving lives. Participated in annual office of emergency management hurricane preparedness briefings for City of Houston. Met with and interviewed Hurricane Center Director and other hurricane specialists as part of annual hurricane preparedness special. Co-produced and hosted annual hurricane preparedness special, earning consecutive Emmy awards. Installed system of remotely operated HD weather cameras, creating $30,000 in sponsorships. Acquired weather safety brochure sponsorship of $30,000 through partnership development. WGCL-TV Atlanta, Georgia 2000-2008 Chief Meteorologist Studied local weather data to prepare forecast and brief newsroom staff on potential newsworthy threats. Self-produced a 3-minute weathercast 4 times daily, targeting specific neighborhoods and viewer activities. Maximized the creative use of graphic capabilities to provide a varied broadcast. Delivered multimedia updates via weather blog, public transportation and radio station. Utilized radar tracking tools to clearly track and identify severe weather indications, saving several families during Tropical Storm Cindy. Provided comprehensive coverage of record inland Georgia tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Katrina. Flew on hurricane hunter aircraft during active hurricane tracking (Hurricane Ophelia). Converted a mini-van into a storm-tracking vehicle and visited schools to provide education on severe weather safety preparedness. Awarded for Best Weathercast 3 years running from Georgia Associated Press, and best Weathercast 2001/2004 and Best Weather Reporting 2005/2006 from Southeast Region Emmy. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts Master of Science in Meteorology University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, American Meteorological Society SKILLS WSI Tru Vu Max Weather Central Fusion Baron FasTrac & VIPIR iNews WeatherBug MEMBERSHIPS Member, National Weather Association Member, American Meteorological Society Chair, AMS Broadcast Board (2005-2006) Board Member, Weather Research Center (2009-2012) Associate Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama (2013-2014)