Mr. Berberich, a native of Chambersburg, PA, performed his undergraduate studies at Millersville University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology in 2004. Upon graduating, he began his career as a Meteorologist working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC). While working at CPC, Mr. Berberich performed environmental hazard assessments and forecasts for Central America.
Following a short term working at the CPC, Mr. Berberich began at the U.S. National Ice Center (USNIC) as a Snow and Ice Analyst. In this capacity, he supported the transition of the Center’s snow and ice system, the Interactive Multisensor Snow and Ice Mapping System (IMS), from NOAA’s Satellite Analysis Branch to the USNIC. Mr. Berberich’s roles shifted in 2008 when he accepted a Civil Servant Ice Analyst position as the USNIC Great Lakes Lead Analyst.
Mr. Berberich left the USNIC in June 2010 and started work for NOAA’s Office of Systems Development (OSD) where he engaged in satellite product development efforts along with NPP Data Exploitation (NDE) ground system and product integration to link Suomi NPP satellite data with end users. While working in OSD, Mr. Berberich graduated from the University Maryland University College earning his graduate degree in Environmental Management. Once the NDE system successfully transitioned to NOAA operations, Mr. Berberich was transitioned over to NOAA’s Office of Project, Planning and Analysis (OPPA) where he provided ground system management and leadership support in preparing the DSCOVR satellite’s primary antenna asset.
Following his short term with the DSCOVR mission, Mr. Berberich remained in OPPA serving as Deputy Project Manager for the Cooperative Data and Rescue Services (CDARS) Project and also led Space Weather Follow-on Program formulation tasks.
In March 2016, Mr. Berberich returned to the USNIC to serve as the Deputy Director. He also serves as the Ice Services Branch Chief at the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center. He currently resides in Maryland with his wife Rachel and their two boys. He cherishes time with his family and friends, loves the weather, especially snow events, and enjoys spending time on the water/beach.