I seem to thrive under the “Why Not?” category of life: I chose a college I’d never even seen before because the catalogue’s Journalism curriculum impressed me; after college I backpacked across Europe all alone thinking I’d never have the chance again; and then I ventured into a Television Weathercasting career knowing little about it at the time, but its challenges intrigued me. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t jump out of airplanes or climb tall mountains. I’m adventurous, but safely curious!

At the end of the day, I loved college, still love traveling and love my career, so that part has worked out. I jumped into the exciting role of television meteorologist in 1982 and never looked back. Career-wise, I started in Roanoke, Virginia stopped in Biloxi in 1987 and landed in Houston in 1989. I’ve worked for CBS, ABC and NBC and given my all to hurricanes, record snowfalls, devastating floods, and glorious spring days. Along the way, I met a great guy and we’ve built a solid life together. Like everyone, I hold the titles of husband, step-father, son, brother, nephew, cousin. And now, author.