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Sacramento is my home. Sure, I grew up in the Bay Area. But after graduating from Sac State with a degree in communications, I knew that I would be happy living and working in this city. That's why, after a few years reporting in Eureka and Reno after college, I jumped at the chance to come home to the Sacramento region where many of my friends and relatives live. I've been a reporter in the Capital City since 2001, and at FOX40 since 2008. I enjoy meeting the great people of this region and visiting so many cities and communities on assignment.

On weekends you can catch me forecasting the weather on FOX40. My love of the outdoors and the science of weather (even those blustery Blue Canyon snowstorms) led to this position.

On my days off, I enjoy keeping up with my extended family and spending time in the company of good friends. I also get along quite well with my DVR and flat screen TV. When the weather is nice, you might see me running or trying to play golf. Trying. During the winter, I gladly trade in the golf clubs for my snowboard.

Recent Articles
  • Storm Preps Underway in Sacramento

    SACRAMENTO- Wednesday’s rain storm will be relatively weak, but it will be just the first in a series of weather systems that will bring periods of rain to the Sacramento/San Joaquin region through the weekend. Driving around Sacramento Tuesday evening, FOX40 found gardeners and homeowners racing to clear leaves away from drains and gutters. At East Sacramento Hardware, the shelves were stocked with tarps, gutter cleaning shovels, and water drainage equipment. A clogged rooftop gutter can cause rain water to […]

  • Resorts Make Snow to Jump Start Ski Season

    Thanks to snow making technology and natural snow on the way this week, several Tahoe area ski and snowboard resorts are planning to open before Thanksgiving. Here is a list of projected opening dates: Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – Now Open Friday-Sunday Boreal – Reopens November 18 Northstar – November 21 Heavenly – November 21 Kirkwood – November 22 Squaw Valley – November 26 Sugar Bowl – November 26 Bear Valley – November 29 Diamond Peak – December 11 Alpine Meadows – […]

  • Could California’s Drought End This Season?

    SACRAMENTO- Northern California’s autumn rainstorms this year have failed to impress, but the state’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) reminds us, the season is still very young. Hydrologists measure the water year from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. “In a sense we’re not far yet from our ‘New Year’s Day,’” said Maurice Roos, DWR Chief Hydrologist. “And we’re always optimistic on a New Year.” As Roos reminded us, the wettest months in Northern California are typically December, January and February. If […]

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    Military Care Package Effort Seeks Donations, Volunteers

    ROSEVILLE- Members of the Sacramento Blue Star Moms spent a portion of their Veteran’s Day sorting items for care packages to be mailed to troops overseas. They are welcoming volunteers for a care package packing party to be held at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Roseville Veterans Hall on Park Drive. According to the group’s website, “The Sacramento Blue Star Moms need your help. Donations of products and funds are always welcomed. Postcards, letters and cards from both adults and children are included in the […]

  • Gas Prices Will Likely Fall Further

    SACRAMENTO- California gasoline prices are dropping largely because the price of crude oil is on the decline. And the factors driving this relief may continue through the end of the year, according to industry analysts. Prices at the pump fall almost every November in California when refineries make the switch from summer grade to winter grade gasoline.  The latter is cheaper to produce.  But that adjustment usually accounts for no more than a 20 cent per gallon drop in gasoline […]

  • Loose Loads Create Danger for Drivers

    SACRAMENTO- What you carry in your truck could be a danger to others. “I was driving down the freeway, and there was a large piece of what looked like steel framing,” driver Melissa Holmes said. Holmes was one of 15 drivers sidelined by a ladder when it fell in the middle of Interstate 80. “And it flew up and then landed back flat on the ground, and I hit it while I swerved,” she said. California Highway Patrol Officer Chad […]

  • Mutual Respect Unites Giants, Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri- If it weren’t for the vastly different uniforms, you might have had a hard time distinguishing between teammates and rivals before game six of the World Series. As the Giants and Royals warmed up on the field an hour before the game, opponents were exchanging friendly words, handshakes, pats on the back and hugs. “We enjoy competing, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to compete,” said Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, explaining the camaraderie. “You’re playing against the […]

  • World Series: Giants Fan Buys Kansas City Flight Before Ticket

    SACRAMENTO- Many people at Sacramento International Airport were in Giants gear to support their favorite baseball team, but FOX40 found one fan who was there to fly to Kansas City for the World Series despite not having a ticket to the game. At least, not having a ticket yet. “Gotta be there. I’ve been a season ticket holder for the last 30 years, I’ve been to the last 37 [Giants] home openers,” said Mark Adams. Adams is a life-long Giants fan […]

  • Fans Fit World Series into Busy Lives

    SACRAMENTO- Keeping up with the Giants in the World Series presents a dilemma for fans who have other obligations while the game is on. FOX40 stopped by Anthony’s Barbershop where the scizzors don’t stop for the World Series. Barber Alex Tillisch, a huge Giants fan, is thankful the shop has a large flat screen TV. “I’m still 15 feet away from the TV so I can still pay close enough attention,” Tillisch explained. Bartender Emily Schneider at Firestone Public House, where […]