Parker was born and raised in central Florida. He first became interested in the weather at a young age when Hurricane Charlie passed directly over his house on August 13th, 2004. Since that day, he knew he wanted to be a Meteorologist.
He attended Florida State University and graduated with his B.S. in Meteorology in 2021 and his M.S. in Meteorology in 2023. During his undergraduate studies he had an internship at WKMG in Orlando, FL and was a freelance Meteorologist at a news station in Columbus, GA. Later, he was admitted into Florida State University’s Graduate Program for Meteorology. He spent two additional years in Tallahassee, FL and graduated with his M.S. in Meteorology in May of 2023. During his six-year academic spell at FSU he wrote two theses. His undergraduate thesis was published in 2022 (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fclim.2022.793959/full) , and his graduate thesis is pending final reviews for publication.
Parker is a huge fan of sports. He loves Chelsea FC, NASCAR, Golf, Bowling, and college sports (Go Noles! And Go Hoos!). When he is free, he enjoys spending time with friends and family and enjoying some of his many hobbies. Some of which include playing sports, hiking, mountain biking, playing the guitar, going to concerts, and going to the gym. He loves to learn new things and is constantly trying to master numerous crafts.
Parker is happy to call Southwest Virginia home and has considered Virginia a home for a while having visited many times. You can find him presenting the weather on weekend mornings from 6:00-8:00AM, and weekdays at 12:00PM and 5:30PM. You can also find him on social media.