OK-First Staff


Dr. Kevin Kloesel | Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Serves as Director of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS), the operational home of the Oklahoma Mesonet. Kevin serves as the Co-Chair of the Mesonet Steering Committee.

Dr. Chris Fiebrich | Executive Director of the Oklahoma Mesonet

Responsible for directing the daily operations of the Oklahoma Mesonet. Chris oversees instrument development and calibration, instrument and site maintenance, the Mesonet's quality assurance system, outreach to Mesonet users, and the Mesonet's visualization software and websites.

Cindy Luttrell | Deputy Director of the Oklahoma Mesonet and DevOps Manager


James Hocker | OK-First Program Manager

Serves as the program manager for OK-First. In this capacity James serves as a lead instructor at all OK-First classes, develops training content, provides input and direction for software and tool development, and manages the program budget. James has B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Andrea Melvin | Outreach Program Coordinator

Serves as instructor at many OK-First certification and re-certification classes. Develops laboratory exercises and case studies for use at OK-First classes. Andrea has a B.S. degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Matthew Varela | OK-First Student Assistant

Handles logistics for all OK-First classes. Locates appropriate venues, updates class announcements, handles class registrations and prepares printed materials for classes. During classes, he supports instructors and participants as a roving instructor. Our student is the first person you should contact for any questions about OK-First.

Jared Bostic and Clifton Yeager | Systems Administrators


Thomas Andrews | Website Developer


Brad Stanley | Software Developer