I'm the technical founder and meteorologist at OpenSnow, a company dedicated to providing weather forecasts and in-depth analysis for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. OpenSnow and its sister app, OpenSummit, have become the go-to resources for millions around the world looking for reliable, accurate and up-to-the-minute weather predictions for their outdoor adventures. I am responsible for making sure everything from the mobile apps to weather models are working seamlessly and providing visitors with the most pertinent information.
Before starting OpenSnow, I worked at the National Weather Service as the mobile and geospatial program manager, and at the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a developer. While at the NWS, I developed the Western Water Supply Outlook framework and Interactive NWS (iNWS), a mobile alerting system for emergency managers. In 2010, I was awarded the NOAA Administrator’s Award for my work on iNWS.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the University of Utah, where few fellow ski-loving students and myself built Utah Ski Weather, a graduate-run website providing powder forecasts along the Wasatch Front. This site would later become a prelude to OpenSnow.
I grew up in the foothills of the Rockies just outside of Denver, Colorado and have loved weather since I was five years old. I've lived all over the world, but most recently settled back into the mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. When I'm not gazing at the clouds or writing code, you can find me somewhere outdoors hiking, biking, skiing or playing soccer. You might also find my on the other side of the world on one of my many, frequent travels. In a window seat, of course.