National Drought Mitigation Center

Who We Are

About Brian

Brian joined the NDMC in 2005. Before coming to the NDMC, he worked for 5 years for the High Plains Regional Climate Center as a regional climatologist. Brian worked extensively with weather/climate data during this time. He worked extensively on development of the ACIS (Applied Climate Information System) and applied data products.

Brian’s responsibilities with the NDMC include working as a climatologist for the center, with various duties related to this position. Brian participates with other NDMC staff in the production of the U.S. Drought Monitor, and he serves as a media contact for climate- and drought-related topics.


  • M.S. in 2000 in geosciences with a specialization in climatology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Thesis examined the diurnal variations of winter precipitation events in the Central Plains
  • B.S. in 1997 in geography with a major in meteorology/climatology from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln