Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Kyle Nelson. Kyle has very diverse public safety career. EMT, emergency management, meteorology and ski patrol just to name a few. His passion for this combined with a love of social media and its abilities is what brings Kyle to us today.
About The Author
Kyle Nelson is a meteorologist and emergency management professional with a specialty for blending weather, social media and public safety in the professional classroom. He is a Professional Ski Patroller at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado and actively serves as a member of the Colorado Virtual Operations Support Team.
Kyle received his M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and B.S. in Meteorology from Central Michigan University. In addition to his academics, Kyle has complementing experience in emergency management, public safety communications, hazardous materials response and social media. He is certified as an EMT, Wilderness First Responder and Hazardous Materials Technician.
Mr. Nelson has collaborated with local emergency management and the National Weather Service to provide on-site communication and weather decision support for large-venue events, train weather spotters, and conduct storm damage surveys, event pre-planning exercises and public outreach. Kyle draws on his experience as an Education and Outreach Specialist with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies in Madison, Wisconsin to improve community agencies’ connectivity with their citizens in person and online. He actively engages with public, private and academic sectors to enhance citizen weather literacy and preparedness to build a more Weather Ready Nation.
Kyle brings enthusiasm and passion to the classroom and delivers a rich and engaging vision for communicating effectively on social media and understanding weather hazards that threaten our communities. Follow him on Twitter: @WxKyleNelson
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