Adam Stepanek has two decades of far-reaching experience throughout the meteorological community, ranging from operational forecasting as an officer in the United States Air Force to serving as a professor at Valparaiso University. Multiple advanced degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School (M.S.) and Purdue University (Ph.D.) have allowed him countless opportunities to hone his forecasting, communication, and writing skills. Adam prides himself in educating both scientists and weather enthusiasts alike in all facets of meteorology – especially severe weather applications, extended-range forecasting, aviation weather, and evaluating atmospheric conditions within the decision support tree.
Sherri Pugh is a life-long meteorologist. She attended North Carolina State University and worked at the State Climate Office of NC. Producing weather media for over 10 years, she forecasted and made animations at the Weather Channel, CNN, and NBC News networks. She moved to the west coast and volunteered in fire weather at the NWCC in Portland, OR. Sherri has given presentations at AMS, to numerous school groups, and to hot air balloon enthusiasts.