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Meet The Team

Derek HodgesDerek Hodges 

Derek grew up in Portland Oregon and has had a life long fascination with weather. He graduated with his bachelor's (2015) and PhD (2020) from the University of Utah studying numerical modeling and ensemble data assimilation techniques. He now works as a professional meteorologist, spending much of his time producing operational forecasts and building weather visualization tools. His philosophy is that the answer is always in the data, you just have to be able to see it. To that end, he joined our team with the goal of producing beautiful weather maps that make it easier to interpret weather data.


Mike KrejciMike Krejci 

Mike Krejci developed an interest in both programming and weather from an early age. He is a system administrator, web builder, backend engineer, database designer, and developer, with 30 years of experience across a variety of platforms and systems. He has worked for a variety of organizations designing, building, and maintaining websites and database containing millions of records. He has built, and runs, a historical weather site with over 900 stations and 18 million observations. He has also built, and runs, a family ancestry and photo archival site. While his UI design is a bit retro and not his best strength, he can whip out complex databases and website operations and loves doing it. Add in doing it for weather related projects, and you can't pull him away from his computer.


Charlie Phillips Charlie Phillips

Charlie is a meteorologist, electricity trader, and wildfire consultant and has held positions at Portland General Electric, Puget Sound Energy, and Avangrid Renewables. He is now pursuing a PhD in power systems engineering at Iowa State University and researches planning the grid to be more resilient to extreme weather events. Outside of work, Charlie is an avid saxophonist and has played with Wynton Marsalis, toured throughout France and Italy, and played semi-professionally across the Pacific NW. Charlie has run a popular weather/science blog since 2008 and believes beautiful weather charts, when combined with an intuitive interface, can inspire anybody passionate about the weather to delve deeper into the science of meteorology.