Founder and CEO
As CEO, Diane leads the operational, financial, human resources and legal areas of the company as well as works with clients to identify new features and product ideas.
With her 20 years with the National Weather Service, she is skilled in model analysis, the production of weather forecasts, and understands the information behind the forecasts and real-time observations datasets. In addition, she has worked with individuals and communities to identify solutions for their weather and hydrology risks and concerns. Diane has a passion for weather and hydrology and leveraging her background and knowledge to assist people in making informed decisions.
Diane also has 2 years non-profit executive council experience with the National Weather Association, 2 years of involvement on the NWA Marketing and Membership committee and oversaw the formal establishment of the NWA’s social media presence.
Diane obtained a Masters in Entrepreneurship in 2014 and a BS in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1995. She is also a licensed floodplain manager (ASFPM License US-13-07069, OFMA OK-13-00028) and a Master Gardener – OSU Extension, Payne Co.
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
As the CTO, Elise oversees WxIntegrations’ strategy and development of products, technology and website interface.
Elise has a strong background in data analysis and research with over 10 years of experience in academic research. Elise’s primary research has included lightning and polarimetric radar applications for understanding convective storms. Elise is extremely passionate about weather and helping others mitigate the effect of weather on their daily lives. A large contributor to this passion was growing up in the agriculture industry on a small family farm in eastern Minnesota. Elise can recall several instances of late nights or early mornings with little sleep in the attempt to harvest crops before the rain or snow arrived. Elise knows personally the challenges faced by farmers and continues to serve a role in farming operations on her family’s century farm.
Elise has several years of experience serving with non-profit organizations including the National Weather Association (NWA), American Meteorological Society (AMS), and International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). She has served on the NWA Council as both a student and now full Councilor. She has served on numerous boards in AMS and NWA including NWA Strategic Planning, Membership and Marketing, and Professional Development.
She has a Masters in Atmospheric Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Bachelors of Science in Meteorology from Iowa State University. She has also completed 18 hours of additional graduate coursework at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.