Neil Wheeler

Profile Updated: September 13, 2017
Residing In: Santa Rosa, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Barbara Eastes
Occupation: Environmental Scientist and Physics Instructor
Children: Ryan, Michael, and Emily
8 grandchildren
1 greatgrandchild
Military Service: US Air Force  

The past 40 years seemed to have flown by! After graduation I began Napa College and then transferred to UC Berkeley and graduated in 1973.

Went in the Air Force upon graduation and assigned to San Jose State for "training" in meteorology. After San Jose I spent the next 4 years in Colorado as a Weather Officer at NORAD.

We had two sons while I was in the Air Force and they have since grown up to be the owner of a computer services company and an emergency medical technician... they both live in Butte County today.

After the Air Force I returned to San Jose for graduate school and then spent the next 16 years at the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento.

I took a little detour in the mid 1990s and spent 4 years in North Carolina at the North Carolina Supercomputing Center. In 1999 I had the opportunity to return to California and work with some friends at Sonoma Technology in Petaluma. I left Sonoma Technology in 2013 to form my own company, Atmospheric Sciences International (, and I am also teaching Physics at Santa Rosa Junior College.

During the past 40 years I've had the opportunity to visit most of our states (there's still 6 remaining) and several countries including Mexico, Canada, Colombia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Germany, England, Qatar, Bahrain, France, Switzerland, and Italy.

Favorite Songs
From 1969:

Touch Me (The Doors); Bad Moon Rising (CCR)

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Family Outing at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company: Brandon, Ryan, Barbara, Tiffany, Kayla, Nick, Emily, and Neil.

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