In a nutshell I am a weather nut. I was born in The Bronx, NY and grow up between New York City and the northern suburbs. I moved a lot early and ended up in Maryland in 1997. It has become home for me and I can’t imagine living outside this region.
*Married to Shannon Berk (Physical Therapist and co-founder of Just In Power Kids).
*Father to two boys and step father to one ‘bonus’ daughter.
Degree in meteorology from Cornell University: Bachelor of Science, May 1995
TV Broadcasting between 1995 and 2012 included
- WSTM – Syracuse
- WBNG- Binghamton
- WBAL – Baltimore
- WPHL – Philadelphia
- WMAR – Baltimore
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist CBM from The American Meteorological Society
College Professor at Stevenson University 2000-2014. Elected to Faculty Council for two terms.
Best In Baltimore (Baltimore Magazine) 2000, 2006, 2007
Best In Baltimore (Baltimore Sun Reader’s Choice) 2014, 2017, 2020
Best Meteorologist In US
- Dec 2014 from Weatherist.com
- Won the Baltimore contest as write in and only person no longer on TV. Then won the national contest compared to large cities across the US. Prize money went to Cool Kids Campaign
2014 Sun Magazine Reader’s Choice Award(s)
Mar 2014 – Baltimore Sun- Sun Magazine
Winner for Best Meteorologist and Famous Internet Person
Mobbies 2012, 2013, 2014
Named Best Facebook Fan Page in Maryland (3 year in a row)
Readers Choice Award, and Best Twitter Account in 2014
Parents Choice Award
Sep 2013 from Parents Choice for
Kid Weather App (I made with my oldest son when he was 6 years old in 2012) was Approved by Parents Choice, a highly credited organization finding the best tools and toys for kids.
An event I started in 2014. It is 329 miles of hiking and biking across Maryland in 7 days. Starting on top of Wisp, the only ski resort in the state and finishing at the beach in Ocean City. This event has completed 6 years (in 2019) and raised over $280,000 for programs benefiting kids with cancer and their families.
I have two awesome boys ages 8 and 12. They are an integral part of what I do.
August 2018 – I married my best friend Shannon, co founder of Just In Power Kids. A non-profit focused on providing FREE holistic care for kids in and post cancer treatment.
We also have a dog and cat that have amazing personalities and enjoy the outdoors as well.