I grew up in southern Vermont where the Green Mountains always present a winter wonderland during the winter season. But back in the 1970's, many forecast storms never materialized, leading me into an interest in weather and forecasting.
That brought me to Penn State to study meteorology and afterward, a job at Penn State using computer systems to manage real-time weather information for classroom as well as research activities. Far more important than meteorology, however, was what God had in store for me at Penn State.
During my freshman year, a couple of students shared "4 Spiritual Laws" with me, telling how God loves us but that our missteps (sins) separate us from God so that we cannot have true and eternal life without a way to bridge that gap. The solution... Jesus! By dying on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, He bridged that gap and reconciled us to God. These were not entirely new concepts to me, having grown up with a church background, but the challenge for me to personally accept Christ's forgiveness and salvation was new, and at this point I prayed to receive Christ personally as my Saviour and have been following Him ever since. Involvement with several campus ministries and churches in town eventually led me to an opportunity to serve God as a volunteer at WTLR in 1989, serving as a volunteer announcer and also as a camp counselor at Camp Kanesatake. Today, I am still a volunteer announcer at WTLR, I am married and have two children, enjoy gardening and family camping trips, and of course, I never get tired of looking at the sky and talking about the weather!