Born and raised on the South Plains, Neal proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, including one year in Viet Nam.
He is a graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and also has a Master’s of Science in Science Management from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Neal worked for the National Weather Service for more than 30 years. Additionally, he has worked for the Census Bureau and has worked as a private meteorologist and expert witness.
Neal lives in Lubbock with his wife, Christy. He has one daughter who currently lives in Round Rock.