Office Staff
NWS Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley staff photo, March 2014

Front Row: Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith, Senior Forecaster Mike Castillo, Forecaster Maria M. Torres, Science and Operations Officer Doug Butts (now in Mobile, AL), Senior Forecaster Brian Miller, Electronics Technician Cesar Ochoa (now in Boulder, CO), Senior Forecaster Geoff Bogorad, Data Acquisition Program Manager Jim Campbell (retired).

Middle and Back: Meteorologist Erin Billings, Administrative Support Assistant Rachel Gil, Forecaster Justin Gibbs (now in Norman, OK)(behind), Hydrometeorological Technician Sam Martinez (retired), Forecaster Jason Straub (behind), Meteorologist–in–Charge Steve Drillette (now in Little Rock, AR), Senior Forecaster Joseph Tomaselli (in orange hat), Electronics System Analyst Paul Schaafsma, Forecaster Kirk Caceres , Senior Forecaster Tim Speece, Forecaster Blair Scholl.

Acting Meteorologist in Charge - Barry Goldsmith
Warning Coordination Meteorologist - Barry Goldsmith
Science and Operations Officer - Vacant
Electronics Systems Analyst - Paul Schaafsma
Observation Program Leader - Erin Billings (Acting)

Information Technology Officer - Pablo Gonzalez
Administrative Assistant - Rachel Gil

Senior Forecasters

  • Geoff Bogorad: Tropical, Aviation, CoCoRaHS, OperationsPhoto
  • Mike Castillo: Hydrology Program, Local BLAST, Social Media
  • Brian Miller: Duty Manual, 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
  • Blair Scholl: Training Program, Radar, Lightning Program, Aviation, Award Recognition
  • Jason Straub: AWIPS IFPS, GIS, Fire Weather ProgramPhoto
  • Maria Torres: Outreach/Marketing, Hydrology, Spanish Language Liaison, Spanish Language NOAA Weather Radio, Women in Meteorology, Diversity
Meteorological Intern
  • Erin Billings: Storm Data Preparation, Climate Program, Geographic Information Systems
  • Chris Birchfield: Social Media, Climate Program, Radar
Electronics Technicians
  • Derek Urch
  • Everett Briggs
Student Career Experience Program
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