This is the time of year that we are left scrambling to tie up the loose ends for the NSSL Hazardous Weather Testbed’s Experimental Warning Program. Often this means some late nights. Every once in a while, however, this turns out to be a good thing. I was heading home to catch up with Aileen for the first time in what seems like a loooong time when I saw some lightning flashes. As I turned to look, I realized that I had my camera and tripod with...
I snapped a couple of shots of Aileen while we were hiking in Lory State Park near Ft. Collins, CO during a vacation over Labor Day weekend in 2010. This is one of the better one (and one of the few where she wasn’t posing). I really enjoy the introspective nature of this image.
Cactusses : Cacti :: Manrosses : ManriGreetings from Aileen & Kevin!
My wife, Aileen is a tremendous woman. She is beautiful, smart, funny, and almost annoyingly caring. Aileen has recently (over the past two years) made a career change. She has left the manufacturing world, where she was an industrial engineer, and while working on her Masters Degree in Public administration focusing on non-profit management, is essentially running a non-profit organization. It has been amazing to watch Aileen grow and change and really take off. She will be the first to credit God and her relationship with Jesus Christ with motivating this change as well as sustaining her through it.
My own walk takes me from jock to nerd, from a small town in NW Pennsylvania to chasing storms on the Great Plains. I met Aileen at the University of Oklahoma. We are approaching nine years of marriage. It has definitely had some rough patches, but has truly grown into something I was hoping to have in a marriage. As with Aileen, I cannot claim my own success. God has walked me down a very interesting path and the more I read about Jesus, the more I am compelled by Him.Learn More
I honestly can’t get into much detail about what Aileen does, except to say that she works at a rescue home. If you ever get the chance to meet her, ask her about it. It is pretty surreal.
I, on the other hand, am very eager to talk about what I do. I’m a Meteorologist working as a “Research Associate” for the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (Univ. of Oklahoma) at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory.
I do enjoy storm chasing whenever I can get the chance to do so. I’m also a big fan of American Football with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oklahoma Sooners as my favorite teams.Learn More