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 the staff of 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 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 & Accounts Payable

Software Development

Mat Gilbert
Software Development

Mat Gilbert is a full time Software Developer working at WeatherWorks. He evaluates new software, and helps determine the best course of action to fix problems or design new systems.

Meteorologists

Ken Elliott
Meteorologist

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

Mike joined the Weather Works team in the fall of 2008. Originally from Nazareth, PA in Eastern Pennsylvania, Mike developed a passion for the weather at an early age. He decided to further his weather knowledge by attending Pennsylvania State University and earning a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology in May 2003. After college, Mike worked in the snow and ice industry for several years before finding employment at Weather Works. Mike's favorite aspect of Meteorology is weather forecasting where he learns something new and different nearly every day. Using his understanding of the weather, he also prepares past weather reports and Certified Snowfall Totals for many Weather Work clients. Mike is looking forward to expanding his knowledge in many other fields of meteorology, including long range forecasting, forensic and broadcasting.

Sam DeAlba
Meteorologist & Director of Forensic and Data Services

Sam joined the team in October of 2009 after participating in an internship during the summer of 2008. Sam grew up in the Scranton, PA area before heading off to college at Millersville University. He graduated Cum Laude in May 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. Sam joined the National American Meteorological Society in college and became Vice President of Millersville University's Local AMS Chapter his senior year. Here at WeatherWorks, Sam currently is the Director of Forensic and Data Services.

Nick Troiano
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, newletter 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 recently joined the WeatherWorks team in Fall 2011 after graduating Cum Laude from Rutgers University in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology. Being born and raised in Central New Jersey, the Historic Blizzard of 1996 initially sparked Christina’s interest in weather and Hurricane Floyd in 1999 solidified her goal of becoming a meteorologist. Nor’easters are her favorite weather phenomenon to track while she also enjoys studying climate. In addition to working for WeatherWorks, Christina also does research at the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist. Her main responsibilities at WeatherWorks include forecasting, writing articles for social media and preparing Certified Snowfall Totals. She hopes to become more involved in the climate department and Forensic Meteorology. Christina is also a member of the American Meteorological Society.

Besides the weather, Christina is an avid reader, loves relaxing along the Jersey Shore and enjoys traveling. In fact, during the summer of 2012, she participated in a storm chasing trip traveling across the country for two weeks searching for severe weather!

Brian Silviotti
Meteorologist

Brian grew up in Westchester County, New York, and after experiencing the Blizzards of '93 and '96 he decided to become a meteorologist. Brian attended the University at Albany where he earned a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric science and a minor in mathematics, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2007. He continued his eduaction at Albany, completeing a Master of Science in atmospheric science in 2010 with a thesis focused on the activity of wintertime arctic cyclones.

Brian joined WeatherWorks in the fall of 2010 and has developed into the company's first "Science Officer". He uses his technical skills and knowledge to oversee the advancement of a number of WeatherWorks products, making sure they incorporate the latest findings in the field. He also is responsible for preparing daily weather forecasts and certified snowfall totals, as well as helping improve company operations.

When not doing weather, Brian enjoys playing classical and jazz music on the piano, weightlifting, and watching movies.

Rob Reale
Meteorologist

After interning with the company a year prior, Rob officially joined the WeatherWorks team in October 2010. It’s been an exciting ride since then, forecasting historic storms such as the Boxing Day Blizzard and Hurricane Irene. Along with forecasting, daily responsibilities include improving operations, updating social media, and preparing certified snowfall totals. In the near future he hopes to also begin forensic work.

Rob is New Jersey born and raised, and graduated Rutgers University in 2010 with a degree in meteorology and minor in mathematics. He has lived in Warren County nearly his entire life, and also spends a good amount of time at Long Beach Island where he fishes and surfs. Other interests include playing guitar and golf, so if you see him on the course be sure to say hi!

Matt Potter
Meteorologist

Matt first joined WeatherWorks in August of 2012. Although 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 snowstorms. He used this passion to achieve a B.S. degree in Meteorology at Millersville University, where he graduated Cum Laude in May 2010. During his time at Millersville, Matt served as Vice President of the local AMS chapter during his senior year and also participated in many forecasting activities. Matt went on to receive his M.S. degree in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany in August 2012. His Master’s research dealt with the interactions between inland tropical cyclones and mid-latitude jets. At WeatherWorks, Matt issues client forecasts and alerts, but is also enthusiastic about expanding his knowledge in forensic meteorology. Matt is an active member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.

Outside of weather, Matt is an avid sports fan, particularly for the Red Sox and Patriots. His hobbies include playing golf, watching movies, and playing the guitar.

Matt Gillen
Meteorologist

Matt was born and raised in Naperville, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. He joined WeatherWorks in September 2012 after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology, a minor in Geography, and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Northern Illinois University. During his time in school, he gained valuable experience interning for WGN-TV Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling and the National Weather Service in Chicago, IL.

Matt’s interest in weather was sparked at a young age, mainly due to the countless severe thunderstorms and subsequent tornado warnings that northern Illinois receives. At WeatherWorks, Matt’s main weather focus is on the Midwest as he prepares daily forecasts and alerts for clientele along with issuing Certified Snowfall Totals. Using his GIS background, he also aides in the development of various WeatherWorks products used in-office and those offered to clients. Outside of the office, Matt is a die-hard Chicago sports fan and enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports including football, baseball, and golf.

Mike Murphy
Meteorologist

Mike is originally from Binghamton, NY and began working at WeatherWorks in October 2012. Mike has always has a great passion for the weather and used his enthusiasm to achieve a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics from SUNY Oswego in May 2012. While studying at Oswego, Mike gained hands-on experience with weather forecasting by interning with the National Weather Service in Binghamton, NY. Mike is also an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). At WeatherWorks, Mike hopes to continue to advance his knowledge of weather forecasting, including long range predictions, tropical weather, and relaying the weather to the public through social media. When he is not following the weather, Mike enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling and attending various sporting events.

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.