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Office Staff
NWS Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley staff photo, September 2015

Front Row: Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith, Electronics Technician Derek Urch, Senior Forecaster Brian Miller, Forecaster Kirk Caceres, Forecaster Maria M. Torres, Meteorologist Erin Billings, Senior Forecaster Geoff Bogorad.

Middle and Back Row: Administrative Support Assistant Rachel Gil, Meteorologist Chris Birchfield, Senior Forecaster Tim Speece, Senior Forecaster Joseph Tomaselli, Meteorologist–in–Charge Jim Reynolds, Electronic Systems Analyst Paul Schaafsma, Pathways Student (Intern) Randall J. Hergert, Electronics Technician Everett Briggs, and Information Technology Officer Pablo Gonzalez.

Not shown: Senior Forecaster Mike Castillo; Forecasters Blair Scholl and Jason Straub, and Student Volunteer Leslie Salazar.

Meteorologist in Charge - James (Jim) Reynolds
Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Barry Goldsmith
Science and Operations Officer - Joshua Schroeder
Electronics Systems Analyst - Paul Schaafsma
Observation Program Leader - Erin Billings

Information Technology Officer - Pablo Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant - Rachel Gil

Senior Forecasters

  • Geoff Bogorad: Tropical, Aviation, CoCoRaHS, OperationsPhoto
  • Mike Castillo: Hydrology Program, Local BLAST, Award Recognition, Social Media
  • Brian Miller: Duty Manual, Winter Weather, Newsletter Assistant Editor, Amateur Radio, Radar ManualPhoto
  • Tim Speece: Data Management, Public Forecast Program
  • Joseph Tomaselli: Marine/Coastal ProgramPhoto
  • Kirk Caceres: Newsletter, NOAA Weather Radio
  • Julie Lesko: Diversity, Hydrology, Outreach/Marketing
  • Jason Straub: AWIPS IFPS, GIS, Fire Weather ProgramPhoto
Meteorological Intern
  • Chris Birchfield: Social Media, Climate Program, Radar, Goodwill
  • Matthew Brady
  • Rick Hallman
Electronics Technicians
  • Derek Urch
  • Everett Briggs
Student Career Experience Program
  • Vacant