Is there anything more fun than weather? It's like sports: the situation is always changing, people are always either rooting for or against it, and (as long as our Earth keeps spinning) anything can happen.
I joined The Weather Network family back in 2006 after six years in radio, four years at another television station and, before that, four years in the entertainment world.
I came to performance by way of stage - first as an actor and then growing as a comedian and professional public speaker.
My mother was a dance teacher and my dad, an engineer who moved us all over the world. I have been in sandstorms in Saudi Arabia, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, strange coastal anomalies in southern Spain and a tornado in Barrie back in '85.
I graduated on the Dean's Honour List and with an Award for Academic Excellence from Mohawk College's Communications Program.
Since being at The Weather Network I have: quickly achieved my CMOS accreditation , assisted in launching our Sirius Satellite Radio feed, filed active weather reports and news reports as well as assisted in producing specialty programming segments.
When I am not working weather angles, I am a huge fan of the arts and sports. I love soccer (futbol) and before work, I can be found at my favourite neighbourhood park running drills...then drilling soccer balls into the net.
Learning comedy from some amazing touring artists, I went on to attend two years at the Second City Comedy Improv School in Toronto, then formed a comedy troupe of my own that I wrote for and played in for five years.
I try to bring a bit of levity to my daily afternoon broadcasts (on and off the camera) and to my daily tweets. Weather can be funny and serious at the same time; think of the cruel joke Chinook winds are to Calgary; think of the fact that the Great Lakes are ice cold for most of the summer - then by winter they have heated up nicely, only to now work as a lake effect snow engine! Hilarious....and I love it!