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Office Staff
NWS Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley staff photo, November 2017

From left: Senior Forecaster Timothy Speece, Meteorologist Rick Hallman, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith, Administrative Support Assistant Rachel Gil, Science and Operations Officer Joshua Schroeder, Meteorologist–In–Charge James Reynolds, Forecaster Robert Frye, Electronics Technician Derek Urch, Information Technology Officer Pablo Gonzalez.

Not shown: Senior Forecasters Mike Castillo, Brian Miller, Joseph Tomaselli, and Geoffrey Bogorad; Forecasters Jason Straub and Chris Birchfield; Meteorologist Matthew Brady, and Electronics Systems Analyst Paul Schaafsma.

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 - Vacant

Information Technology Officer - Pablo Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant - Rachel Gil

Senior Forecasters

  • Geoff Bogorad: Tropical, CoCoRaHS, Drought Program, Climate and Cooperative Observer ProgramPhoto
  • Mike Castillo: Hydrology Program, Local BLAST, Award Recognition, Social Media
  • Brian Miller: Duty Manual, Newsletter Assistant Editor, Amateur Radio, Radar ManualPhoto
  • Tim Speece: Data Management, Public Forecast Program, Tsunami Program
  • Joseph Tomaselli: Photo
  • Chris Birchfield: Social Media, Climate Program, Marine Program, Spanish Language Program, Radar, Goodwill
  • Kirk Caceres: Aviation Program, Newsletter
  • Robert Frye:Inter–Regional Integrated Services, Impact–Based Decision Support Services
  • Jason Straub: AWIPS IFPS, GIS, Fire Weather ProgramPhoto
Meteorological Interns
  • Matthew Brady: Radar Program Lead
  • Rick Hallman: Winter Weather Program Lead
Electronics Technician
  • Derek Urch
Student Career Experience Program
  • Vacant