Our uniquely qualified team is committed to providing you the highest quality expertise in precipitation monitoring, modeling and forecasting. Our team is comprised of honest, hard-working professionals that go the extra mile to make sure you are a happy client. Our team bios are provided below:
- Tye W. Parzybok, CCM, GISP– President and Chief Meteorologist (Vitae .pdf/.doc) With 20 years of GIS and meteorological/climatological experience, Tye is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) with a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University (OSU). Author of “Weather Extremes of the West”, as well as several other technical articles, Tye has been a weather hobbyist since childhood. His expertise in spatial interpolation, GIS, meteorology/climatology and quality control have played key roles in several projects for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) , USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), National Forest Service and NOAA’s National Weather Service (NOAA/NWS). Tye is also lead programmer/developer of the Storm Precipitation Analysis System (SPAS) and a cost-effective derivation algorithm used to spatially interpolate precipitation frequency estimates as part of NOAA Atlas 14.
- Douglas M. Hultstrand, MS – Sr. Hydrometeorologist (Vitae .pdf/.doc)With nearly twelve years of hydrology and hydrometeorological experience, Doug has received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) (Physical Geography, and Hydrology Certificate), a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University (CSU) (Watershed Science), and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Earth Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU). Doug has worked with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alpine Hydrology Research Group (AHRG), the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), and the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). Doug has a passion for scale and spatial variability in precipitation processes as related to hydrology and hydrometeorology. His research and expertise are in modeling the spatial variability in snowpack processes and rainfall as function of terrain parameters and atmospheric energy to better understand and model hydrologic regimes.
- Christina Callaway- Staff Meteorologist (Vitae .pdf/.doc)Christina has over nine years of combined experience in operational meteorology, support and system maintenance of practical meteorological applications and GIS. Christina holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Northland College (Meteorology, Earth Science). Previous to her time at METSTAT, Christina spent four years at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) working with a team of scientists and engineers in the implementation and maintenance of a high-resolution mesoscale modeling, short-term thunderstorm prediction, multi-dimensional integrated display, and fine-scale climatological analysis system (4DWX). Christina has also worked as an operational meteorologist for WeatherData and the North Dakota Atmospheric Resource Board, as well as a research intern for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
- John Kleist- Scientific Programmer and System Administrator (Vitae .pdf/.doc)John has 35 years of scientific programming experience. He has a BS degree in mathematics from Metropolitan State College. He worked formore than 26 years at Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science where he worked as a programmer, system administrator and field technician. Notable projects that he worked on include: ASOS temperature and precipitation comparisons, ASCOT and FIRE field studies, Transcom climate modeling studies and Colorado drought analysis. He was one of the principal developers of the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), a commonly used drought index. John retired from CSU in 2006. Since then he has worked as a software engineer.