Objective          To develop a career in meteorology


Education         Bachelor of Science in Meteorology – Minor in Journalism

                                Iowa State University, Ames Iowa

                                Graduation:  May 2003

                                Overall GPA: 3.14 on a 4.0 scale

                                Major GPA: 3.47 on a 4.0 scale


Work                     Wilkens Weather Technologies

Experience       Houston, Texas

                                November 2004 to present

                                Staff Meteorologist

                                Job duties included making daily forecasts for off-shore locations around the world,

                                Focusing primarily on the Gulf of Mexico. 



                                Production Department

                                Des Moines, Iowa

                                December 2003 to present

                                Responsible for studio preparation for live news broadcasts, including camera

                                operation for shows, also responsible for distributing scripts.



                                Weather Intern

                                Des Moines, Iowa

                                August 2001-May 2003

                                Produced the 5-day forecast, and graphics for shows.  Also assisted in all other

                                other meteorologist activities.


Activities            National Weather Association – Central Iowa Chapter – Treasurer (2001-present)

                                American Meteorological Society – Iowa State Student Chapter

                                - Treasurer (2001), Secretary (2002)

                                National Collegiate Weather Forecasting Contest – 4 years

                                - finished 1st out of 231 participants for Dulles Airport, Virginia

                                Cy’s Eyes on the Skies – Student weather program – Producer (2002)


Computer           Extensive experience with Microsoft Excel, PageMaker, PowerPoint, and Word

Skills                     Also have experience with PhotoShop, the Genesis System, C++ and HTML

 programming, as well as Final Cut Pro and Media 100 editing systems.


Research            Zabel, P., 2002: Evaluating the reliability of VIL density for determining hail in Iowa.

                                - Tenth Annual Atmospheric Science Undergraduate Research Symposium, Iowa

                                   State University

                                - Seventh annual Central Iowa NWA Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference