Hi there! I joined WTOL 11 in June of 2021 as a First Alert meteorologist on WTOL 11 Your Day and WTOL 11 at Noon.
I am originally from Lenawee County, and I grew up watching Toledo news. However, watching local meteorologists was not how I found my interest in weather. In middle school, during our weather segment, we would forecast snow days. I loved snow days in school, and I wanted to know when there was a chance for a day off. That sparked my interest in meteorology.
In 2018, I graduated from Central Michigan University with my bachelor's degree in meteorology and a minor in mathematics. While at CMU, I did weather for the campus TV station, News Central 34. Before graduating, I completed an internship with WLNS-TV6 in Lansing.
I worked at WLNS-TV 6 News for three years as the weekend meteorologist. I also led a segment called, "Weather Wednesday" where I would dive deep into weather-related topics. While there, I won numerous Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Associated Press awards. Recently, I was nominated for an Emmy award for coverage of a severe storm.
In 2021, I was awarded my seal from the American Meteorological Society, making me a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and traveling. Being from Michigan, I love playing euchre and pinochle. A few of my hobbies besides weather are knitting, baking, and gardening.