Certified Consulting Meteorologists

Frank Lombardo
President - AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist

Frank has always loved the weather. He dates his interest in the field of Meteorology back to 1960 when he witnessed and lived through his first memorable east coast hurricane, Donna, as she swept powerfully up the Atlantic Seaboard. Frank graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Earth Science | Meteorology and a minor in Math from Kean University. He attended Texas Tech University to pursue his masters studies, where he was involved in the study of severe weather, including a tornado chase team. Additional graduate courses were taken at Rutgers University in Climatology, Air pollution and Meteorological Statistics. Frank has instructed classes in Meteorology and Aviation Meteorology at both Texas Tech University and Kean University. Frank is a long time member of the American Meteorological Society. His vast experience in the various aspects of meteorology including but not limited to reconstruction of weather and forensic expert courtroom testimony, for the past 20 years, has earned Frank the highest level of respect among Government agencies, law firms, insurance companies and private business'. He is widely recognized as New Jersey's Weather Expert. Frank is designated a Certified Consulting Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society.

Thomas M Else
Chief Meteorologist - AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist

Tommy joined Weather Works as an intern during the summer of 1996 and was hired as a full time Meteorologist in May of 1997. He graduated from Kean University in 1997 with a degree in Earth Science | Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. In addition, Tommy finished top in his Meteorology class, graduated Summa Cum Laude and was asked to receive a symbolic Bachelor of Arts degree at the commencement ceremonies on behalf of all the candidates in the School of Natural Science, Nursing and Mathematics. Tommy's daily work load consists of the following: creating weather forecasts, certified past weather reports for insurance companies, engineers and law firms, testifying as a weather expert witness in court, issuing storm alerts, recording weather forecasts on radio stations (Magic 98.3 FM, WCTC 1450 AM, WRNJ Oldies 1510 AM, etc.) and much more. Since graduating from Kean University, Tommy has completed several computer programming classes (CGI, HTML and PERL), and courses dealing with Forensic Meteorology; such as, seminars on de-icing, anti-icing and abrasives. He is a current member of the American Meteorological Society, the National Weather Association and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Back in 2011, Tommy was designated a Certified Consulting Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society.

Sales & Marketing

Kevin Hopler
Meteorologist & Director of Sales/Marketing

Kevin joined the Weather Works staff in 2001. After graduating Honors (Cum Laude) from Kean University with a degree in Earth Science | Meteorology, he was hired as a full time meteorologist in the Fall of 2003. His work at WeatherWorks includes the preparation and transmission of weather forecasts, storm alerts, certified past weather reports, and on-air radio weather broadcasts. In addition to his meteorological responsibilities, he is also in charge of our company sales and marketing department. Some of Kevin's important tasks when he is not tracking weather includes the overseeing of winter sales in the snow and ice industry, trade show operations as well as developing new markets for the company. His latest projects include supervising and assisting the developers of our Certified Snowfall Totals service in addition to advancements in summer business. Kevin is an active full member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.

John Kruk
Sales & New Business Development

John has always been someone who needs to know accurate weather information. Whether on active duty with the Marines or on a fire call, he was always waiting for severe weather to affect a training evolution or mission. John joined the Weather Works staff in July of 2006 to generate new business and assist with current sales and marketing plans. After graduating with honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Centenary College with a degree in Business Management, John decided that more public and private industries needed to know about Weather Works services. His work at Weather Works includes sales to our current clients, planning and implementing new services to industries we had minimal interaction with, and speaking with the public in general about the value of having a weather consultation service. His latest project includes educating college and university facilities managers on the benefits of having Weather Works just a phone call away. John is currently a member of the American Legion and the Hope Volunteer Fire Department.

Operations

Sean Rowland
Meteorologist & Operations Manager

Sean began with the company in 2005, shortly after graduating from Oswego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology (Cum Laude) and a minor in Mathematics. As Operations Manager, Sean leads the organization and maintenance of our many services and operations. This includes the highly regarded Winter Services from WeatherWorks, highlighted by storm alerts, phone consultation and Certified Snowfall Totals. Another significant aspect of our 24x7 operations is the scheduling of staff, both in storm and non-storm situations. Along with running operations, his other tasks include forecasting, radio broadcasting and forensic meteorology. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.

Sean's passion for forecasting and weather started at an early age while growing up in Rochester, NY, where snow is abundant. His Western New York roots are evident with his passionate following of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, along with continuing to follow his hometown minor league teams. Sports and travel make up Sean's hobbies outside of the office, as the two coincide in his trips to over 150 stadiums and arenas, all of which are chronicled on his personal website. The golf course is the other place to find Sean, where he often joins his fellow meteorologists on the links.

Cindy Masotti
Office Manager & Accounting

Cindy joined the WeatherWorks team in July 2008. She graduated from Montclair State College with a degree in Office systems administration. Cindy is responsible for the daily financial aspects of the company, customer service, assisting with the development of on-line services, managing office assistants and more. Cindy is the mother of two very active teenage children and in her spare time is an avid reader.

Stacy Bockbrader
Office Assistant

Stacy joined the WeatherWorks team in August 2013 as an office assistant. She graduated from Sussex County Community College in 2013 with a degree in radio and TV Broadcasting. Since then, she has taken on the responsibilities of Customer Service by assisting clients with their accounts and any other client requests. Stacy also manages the weekly radio spots as well as writing and recording radio spots and commercials, along with working on office efficiency projects and handling office necessities. Stacy is a mother of two teenage sons, hosts and overnight radio show with Clear Channel Radio on 1023 WSUS in Franklin NJ and in her spare time, she loves to walk for exercise and socializing with a buddy.

Software Development

Tim Nix
Junior Software Developer

Tim joined WeatherWorks in April 2014 as a junior software developer. After growing up in northern New Jersey, Tim graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology. At WeatherWorks Tim has been working with fellow Software Developer Mat Gilbert to explore technologies and develop new software. On the weekends, Tim can be found reading science fiction or developing new game ideas.

Meteorologists

Ken Elliott
Meteorologist & IT Coordinator

Ken joined WeatherWorks as a full time Meteorologist in 2006. Ken “hails” from New York State, and attended college at The University at Albany, SUNY. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Owing to his New York roots, Ken’s daily forecast responsibilities at WeatherWorks are focused on New York and nearby New England. Outside of “nuts and bolts” operational meteorology, Ken coordinates WeatherWorks’ companywide vast, and growing, Information Technology needs to improve the client experience and internal workflow. Additionally, Ken spends time enhancing current products as well as developing new ones for clients, and also enjoys the challenge of working on past weather reconstruction/forensic meteorology. Ken is proud to hold full memberships in both the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

In his spare time, Ken has varied interests ranging from digital photography and graphic design to reading mysteries, and of course living and dying (mostly dying of late) with his beloved Mets. While he might not admit it publicly, he probably watches too many reality TV shows on cable.

Mike Mihalik
Meteorologist & Director of Social Media

The first weather event to influence Mike to persue meteorology was Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Although he was not directly affected by the storm (as he grew up in eastern PA), the shear power of the storm footage on TV certainly piqued his interest. Following Hugo, Hurricane Andrew in '92 further solidified his future meteorological path, with the historic Superstorm of '93 and Blizzard of '96 leaving no doubt about his future career. Mike graduated from Penn State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Meteorology and after several years in the snow and ice industry, he joined Weatherworks in 2008. 

At WeatherWorks, Mike typically forecasts for the Hudson Valley through New England, along with broadcasting for several radio stations in New Jersey and New York. Besides his forecasting responsibilities, he produces past weather reports as part of the forensic meteorology team and has been used as a "Weather Expert" in courtroom testimony. Mike is also the Director of Social Media, where he continually builds the company's public exposure though Blogs, Newsletters, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys spending time with his family and yelling "FORE!" on the golf course with his WeatherWorks colleagues. He also likes trying out new restaurants and, in turn, doing P90X workouts to combat the extra calories. Mike also plays the guitar as a hobby, in which you will likely hear a Beatles song 90% of the time and if you are lucky, a few off key vocals. 

Sam DeAlba
Meteorologist & Director of Forensic and Data Services

Unlike many in the field, Sam’s passion for weather began later in high school while he was cutting grass and shoveling snow on the side. He began tracking radar and basic weather models to see when he could work. Already having a strong background in Math and Physics, Sam decided that making a career out of predicting the weather would be a perfect fit. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics graduating Cum Laude from Millersville University in 2009. Sam interned with WeatherWorks during the summer of 2008 before joining our team full time after graduation. In addition to forecasting in our Northern New Jersey and Northeastern PA regions, he currently works with our team of forensic meteorologists developing and producing a vast array of past weather reports and data products.

Originally from the Scranton-Wilkes Barre, PA area, Sam grew up an avid Penn State Football fan and still makes sure to never miss a game. Also in his free time and when the weather cooperates (and even sometimes if it doesn’t), he loves to get his motorcycle out for a long weekend ride.

Nick Troiano
Lead Long Range Meteorologist

Similar to several other meteorologists at the company, Nick grew up in Westchester County, NY – less than an hour north of New York City. Nick developed a passion for the weather at a young age, and decided to pursue a career in meteorology by the time he completed high school. After graduating from the University at Albany, State University of New York with a degree in Atmospheric Science in 2008, Nick went on to pursue graduate work the following year. He attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire from 2009 to 2010 and went on to receive his Master’s in Applied Meteorology. Although his main coursework focused on land / sea interactions of tropical transition events across the Eastern Seaboard, Nick also completed specialized courses that prepared him for work in the private sector. These included studies in Transportation Meteorology, Road Weather, Advanced Synoptic Forecasting, and Computer Applications. Nick was also given the opportunity to teach several sections of introductory meteorology laboratory, where he instructed on topics such as basic weather and severe thunderstorm forecasting.

Currently, Nick serves as the Lead Long-Range Weather Expert at WeatherWorks, and is responsible for issuing the company’s seasonal weather outlooks. He is also the primary forecaster in charge of updating some of WeatherWorks newest products, including Winter Risk. In addition, Nick heads the Tropical Risk Assessment Team and plays a pivotal role in creating the Tropical Weather Outlook. When not producing daily forecasts and alerts, his other responsibilities include writing monthly summaries, newsletter articles and blogs as part of the Social Media Team.

Away from the office, Nick serves as a part-time tutor for high school and college students. While he mainly focuses on math disciplines such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, he occasionally instructs on chemistry, physics, and even history. During his downtime, Nick is an avid sports fan – especially when it comes to football. During a typical autumn Sunday afternoon you will most likely find him on his couch, watching NFL Redzone and snacking on chips and pretzels.

John Leo
Senior Meteorologist

John has been following weather events in the Northeast for as long as he can remember. John still chases those thunderstorms (now he brings along his kids). John received his bachelors degree in Earth Science | Meteorology in 1976 from Kean University and then attended Rutgers University, where he completed his Masters Degree in Meteorology. John has been forecasting for businesses, the aviation industry and government agencies throughout the Northeast for over 25 years. He is also the weekend meteorologist on many New Jersey radio stations.

Tony Selimo
Broadcast Meteorologist & Communications Consultant
Tony never forgets a storm, especially a snow storm. He can recall storm facts from years ago, as if they occurred yesterday. He has a very natural style of delivery, and has been forecasting weather for radio stations across the Northeast for over twenty years. Tony has received his Masters Degree in Communications from Syracuse University. This expertise often finds Tony providing educational seminars on Meteorology and Science in class rooms throughout the northeast. Tony regularly instructs Meteorology courses at Sussex County Community College. He has been instrumental in training K through 12 Science teachers in Meteorology as part of a National Science Foundation grant. Tony has experienced first hand the effects of microclimatology, living on one of the highest elevations in New Jersey for years. This has provided him with a greater understanding of the topographical variations in snowfall distributions. Tony has also cataloged on video, hundreds and hundreds of hours of storm and weather related footage.
Christina Speciale
Meteorologist

Christina joined the WeatherWorks team in the Fall 2011 after graduating Cum Laude with her Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology from Rutgers University in May 2011. Born and raised in central New Jersey, she saw her fair share of fascinating weather growing up. After the powerful Blizzard of '96 buried her Middlesex County home in 2 feet of snow and then Tropical Storm Floyd inundated nearby New Brunswick in 1999, she decided to pursue her passion and become a meteorologist.

At WeatherWorks, she is involved in Data and Statistics and also the Forensic Department, where she uses her climate knowledge to help generate reports. In addition, she also creates daily forecasts and alerts, produces Certified Snowfall Totals and prepares articles and blogs for the Social Media Team. Besides working at WeatherWorks, Christina also works part time as a research assistant at the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.

Besides Weather, Christina is an avid reader and loves to relax along the Jersey Shore during the summer months. In addition, she enjoys hiking and traveling.

Brian Silviotti
Meteorologist & Science Officer

Brian has been with WeatherWorks since the fall of 2010. Originally from Westchester County, NY, he attended The University at Albany, earning both a bachelor’s and master’s in atmospheric science. Since joining WeatherWorks as an operational meteorologist, Brian has taken on the role of “science officer” where he is responsible for making sure both existing and upcoming products hold up to the highest scientific standards. Brian has recently become more active in the software development department, helping design and program computer applications. When not doing weather, Brian enjoys playing classical and jazz piano, weightlifting, and watching movies.

Rob Reale
Meteorologist & Director of Education

Rob is someone involved in a little bit of everything, both in and out of the office. He began his career at WeatherWorks as an intern and part-time employee while attending college at Rutgers University. After graduating in 2010, he became a full-time meteorologist and has taken on many responsibilities. Rob is both the Director of Education and Assistant Operations Manager, and has been recently working on product development and improvement.

Rob has spent his entire life in Northern and Central New Jersey and is proud to forecast there on a daily basis. Outside of work, he can be found fishing, playing guitar, watching his favorite sports teams (Rangers and Yankees), grabbing a drink, and consistently hitting fairways on the golf course... which fairway is another question...

Matt Potter
Meteorologist

Born in Worcester, MA, Matt has spent the majority of his lifetime in southeast Pennsylvania. Ever since he could remember, Matt has had a passion for the weather, especially when it comes to snow storms. He used this passion to work towards his B.S. degree in Meteorology at Millersville University, where he graduated Cum Laude in May 2010. Matt then went on to receive his M.S. degree in Atmospheric Science at the University at Albany in August 2012. His Master’s research dealt with the interactions between inland tropical cyclones and midlatitude jets.

Matt has been with the WeatherWorks team since August 2012. Outside of normal forecasting duties, Matt actively works in the company’s forensic department and continues to develop his skills in producing Past Weather Reports for insurance companies and law firms.

When outside of work, Matt enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and playing the guitar. He is also an avid sports fan, particularly for the Red Sox and Patriots. Every fall, you can bet Matt is taking part in fantasy football. This includes the office’s league, whose end-of-season winner holds possession of the “The Lombardo” trophy for one year.

Nick Marguccio
Meteorologist

Hailing from Johnstown, PA, Nick has always been interested in weather, especially after the Blizzard of '96 which produced over a foot in his hometown. This fascination led him to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology at Penn State University, along with a minor in Climatology. After graduating in the spring of 2012, Nick began working at WeatherWorks in the fall of 2012. At WeatherWorks he helps produce forecasts and Certified Snowfall Totals for our clients all across the United States. Nick also helps with the social media along with the sales and marketing department.

In his free time, Nick enjoys playing outdoor sports, especially when schooling his fellow employees at basketball. He also loves to collect sports memorabilia and watch his favorite Pittsburgh sports teams, along with weight lifting.

Nick Sharr
Meteorologist

After interning with WeatherWorks for two years, Nick joined the company full time in January 2014. Nick graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oneonta in December 2013. Growing up in the small town of Belvidere, NJ, he has always been fascinated with the weather, but the significant flooding along the Delaware River in 2004, 2005, and 2006 showed him a different side of the weather. He saw first-hand how devastating extreme weather can be and he wanted to help prepare the public for these historic events. To accomplish this, Nick completed an undergraduate research project titled “Classification of Flood Intensity Along the Delaware River Basin” to help better predict major flooding events along the river.

Outside of the office, Nick‘s favorite hobbies include working out, playing all types of sports, and fishing. He is a huge Dallas Cowboy’s fan and loves the New York Mets. His childhood sports idols were Mike Piazza, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith. Nick is an avid fisherman, who spends most of his summer nights catching striped bass and catfish along waterways in northwest NJ.

Michael Beam