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After Hurricane Hugo sliced through South Carolina many things were never the same. I was one of the people forever changed by that storm. I was only a small boy at the time, but it was the single event that sparked my interest in everything weather. Since that moment, I knew I would be a meteorologist "when I grow up."
I spent most of my life in the sweltering heat of Columbia, SC. I spent a couple of years at the University of South Carolina studying Geography. I also gained invaluable experience while working in the State Climatology Office of South Carolina. I also interned at WIS-TV in Columbia, but at that time I thought, "Oh this TV stuff is not for me." Boy was I wrong. I wanted to continue my meteorology studies, however the lack of a meteorology program in South Carolina led me to the northern of the Carolinas.
Raleigh became my home as I became a member of the Wolfpack community. While at NC State I worked with the North Carolina State Climate Office learning about the climate of North Carolina and helping to build climate databases. While attending classes at the red school in Raleigh, I also trained at a blue school (UNC Chapel Hill) for the award-winning Carolina Week program. There I fell in love with broadcasting and realized I could share my passion for weather with others. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology in 2006.
I began my television career at WFMY in Greensboro, NC as a weekend meteorologist. The Piedmont of North Carolina was a challenge with frequent winter and severe weather events. But the memories of Hugo and love of hurricanes brought me to Wilmington. It provides its own set of challenges, but I now feel like I'm home.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org