A.J. has a bachelor's degree in music education, a master's in mass communications and journalism from Fresno State University.
He also has a master’s degree in meteorology and is currently working on a master’s in geosciences. He previously taught a weather class at Fresno City College.
A.J. was instrumental in the preparation and launching of the KSEE Weather Plus Center. He has achieved the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and is the Valley's first and only AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist.