Morning Forecaster, WYMT
I grew up in the heart of the coalfields of Southeastern Kentucky, right across the mountain in Harlan County.
At an early age, I first became interested in weather and news. I grew up watching WYMT and learning the importance of getting the latest weather and news to people in every corner of the region.
I am a graduate of Cumberland High School, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and Morehead State University.
Right after graduating from Morehead in 2007, I came back home to WYMT. It's hard to believe sometimes that I've been here more than 13 years in either a full or part time capacity. Time flies when you're having fun.
I have literally served in almost every position in our newsroom. I started out as the assignment editor. I've produced every newscast in our building, anchored news and weather, reported and now serve as a member of the WYMT Weather Team with Paige, Evan and Brooke. One of these days, I might decide to try my hand at sports, the only thing I haven't done here.
I've won several awards, including an Emmy, but the greatest accomplishment of my life is helping to protect the people of the mountains when Mother Nature is at her worst.
I married the love of my life, Stephanie on October 18th, 2014. We have a Boston Terrier named Linus that is basically like our child. I love the weather, Christmas, the Peanuts, Star Trek, reading and watching TV. In my spare time, you can probably find me roaming around the region taking part in community events or just taking it easy at home.
I'm a brain cancer survivor. Steph and I co-founded the Grey Matters 5K which raises money and awareness for other brain cancer warriors and survivors. I've been part of American Cancer Society Relay For Life events for more than 15 years. I had life-changing weight loss surgery in August 2016 and have dropped more than 200 pounds so far.
I love to talk to the people of the mountains, so feel free to reach out to me anytime on email, social media or just by picking up the phone and calling the station.
I'm proud to be part of the WYMT news team and plan to be here serving the people of the mountains for years to come.