What made you choose weather/meteorology/broadcasting as a career?
When applying for college I was trying to find a major that could combine math, science, and acting. It was my mom who suggested meteorology, and I just happened to fall in love with it!
Weirdest job you've ever held?
I've been a background actor in a few motion pictures, but the weirdest one was M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender (I don't like to admit I was in that.) I was fully dressed in battle armor wielding a halberd, shouting battle cries for 3 days straight.
Favorite sports team? Music? Movie genre?
My favorite sports team is close between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. I have been a lifelong fan for both and have been going to games since I was very young. No other sports make me feel such highs and lows as these two teams.
I like a variety of music, but if I had to pick one genre it would be classic rock. I love Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Guns n' Roses. My favorite band though is probably a three-way tie between Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Barenaked Ladies.
I am a huge movie fan though, there are not too many genres I don't like. Although romantic comedies are certainly not my favorite kind of movies, my all-time favorite is Love Actually. Best movie made in my opinion.
Any weird talents?
I am pretty good at yo-yoing. I was addicted one summer and did nothing about yo-yo, and I even won a contest once.
Right- or left-handed?
Last movie you watched/book you read?
I'm currently in the middle of A Clash of Kings, the second book in the Game of Thrones series.
Favorite day of the year?
Thanksgiving, hands down. Not even because of the food, which even though it is fantastic, I'm a fairly small guy, I don't eat all that much. But it is the one day a year my entire family is able to get together, we usually have upwards of 35-40 people in my house. Nothing can beat that day for me, I love my family more than anything in the world.
Celebrity you (or other people) think you resemble? Who would play you in a movie?
I've gotten a lot of Jake Gyllenhaal. While I don't completely see it, I'm still alright with it. If I were able to pick someone to play me in a movie, I'd have to go with Jim Dickey. I've seen him act. The kid is good.
Song you hate the most?
Hmm...my 3 biggest musical pet peeves are Kesha, Pitbull, and whenever someone tries to turn the Star-Spangled Banner into a riffy pop song before sports events.
Any superstitions you believe/practice?
I don't think so.
Favorite/most addictive form of social media?
If you could go back or forward in time, where would you go?
To be honest, I'm kind of scared to peer too far into the future. So I'd probably head back to the middle-ages to see what life was like.
Favorite Kevin Bacon movie?
Apollo 13. Movie is epic.
Coffee or Tea?
Tea. Preferably unsweetened iced tea. More preferably my grandmom's iced tea.
Do you "label" yourself any certain stereotype?
I can be very 'Bags'ish at times.
What's a word you say a lot?
Hmm...I don't know about certain words, but I do say "Aw, Yeah!" a lot.
Favorite age you have been so far?
21. I loved my senior year of college.
Your current desktop picture?
Scrat from Ice Age.
Most influential person in your life?
My dad. I strive to be just like him.
Spring. I love when the sun returns, it gets warm, and all the plants start blooming. My favorite day is when I can comfortably wear sandals again.
What is your earliest memory?
Riding the merry-go-round on the Ocean City boardwalk with my dad when I was 2-3. I conveniently have blocked out the memory of the temper tantrum that followed when I found out we were leaving the amusement park for the night. But I'm pretty sure that's captured on film somewhere.
PC or MAC?
Definitely Mac. Though I do sometimes miss my computer freezing in the middle of an important task.
What kind of tree or animal would you be?
I'd either love to be a pet dog with a loving family, or a bird so I can fly around the world.
If you were a car – What kind would you be?
A Jeep Wrangler Sport!
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?
Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon. The kid rides dragons!
One meal for the rest of your life – what would it be?
Hobbies /Special Interests / If Golf, what's your Handicap?
I enjoy snowboarding, playing guitar, playing tennis, and doing anything on the beach.