Alan was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor's degree in Communication. He also holds a master's degree in Geosciences, with a focus on Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. While attending Mississippi State, Alan was a proud member of The Famous Maroon Band, playing the snare drum.
Before returning to Texas, Alan spent two years at the ABC affiliate in Wyoming (KTWO). He gained valuable experience forecasting many different types of weather, and was recognized by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters as one of the best meteorologists in the state. From blizzards to tornadoes, nothing was out of the question in the Rocky Mountain West.
Alan is a holder of National Weather Association's Seal of Approval, "on the basis of meteorological competency, communication skills, and production values". The certification required a passing score of 80% on a 100 question examination of meteorological competency and a vigorous on-air evaluation to obtain.
In his spare time, you can catch Alan playing the drums, taking in a Hooks game, enjoying the beach, exercising, and cheering on his Mississippi State Bulldogs.
If you have any questions about weather or have an interview idea, feel free to send an email to Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org. He would love to hear from you!