I was a born and raised Mid-Western farm boy just south of the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
Over the years I have come to love singing and the performing arts through various experiences. However, one thing I loved since I was a little boy is weather.
Extreme weather is my fascination. The power of nature is just simply amazing and beautiful to experience in person, sometimes maybe even a bit scary.
The push to experience more of what nature had to offer came when I was 14 and we had baseball and softball-sized hail for 20 minutes on an early morning in late August. That is a whole new kind of alarm clock on a non-school day and awoke my love of chasing violent and beautiful weather.
Even though I have been chasing for a long time, my father still says things like, "You're crazy!" and "I wouldn't go out there!" In some ways, I think he is envious. It is surprising because, as a child, I was one of the first to head to the basement during severe weather, which is the proper response.
I tackled my fears and learned more about how weather works. Now I seek out some of the most extreme weather on Earth right here in my backyard. I caution that this still comes with great risks and even I sometimes find myself feeling very small in the arms of Mother Nature.
I am available to give presentations and speeches to any number of people and various groups including, but not limited to:
I have been storm chasing for 15 years, am a certified Advanced SKYWARN Spotter, member of Metro Skywarn; member and newsletter editor for the Twin Cities Meteorological Society (local AMS & NWA chapter); and promoter of severe weather safety, awareness and education.
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