What kind of person looks for warnings, danger and violence and then dives head first into it? A lunatic? Maniac? Close! Meet Greg Johnson, the Tornado Hunter.
After university he built a marketing firm from the ground up, but decided to dedicate himself fulltime to Mother Nature. Ten years and almost a million kilometers later, Greg’s seen and shared the ferocious power of storms including the storms that have devastated the US midwest in recent years. So why does he put himself at risk? Greg has a bucket list philosophy:
Our time on earth is limited, so build the best legacy you can while there is still time.
He will inspire you to chase your passions and share the lessons he has learned while pursuing his.
Greg Johnson is one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts. He is also an accomplished photographer, speaker and workshop leader. Having graduated from Canada’s renowned Acadia University, and after founding and building a leading successful communications, marketing and advertising firm from the ground up, Greg decided it was time to devote himself full-time to pursuing his passion for capturing nature’s most beautiful and deadly displays of severe weather. With over ten years experience, Johnson enjoys chasing classic prairie thunder and lightning ‘storms, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, and plans to continue traveling the world year-round to satisfy his appetite for capturing extreme weather.
Using sophisticated weather-tracking ethnology, his ability to read severe weather patterns and a team of dedicated sidekicks, Greg has put over 200,000kms on his Tornado Truck, intercepting and documenting hundreds of storms across the United States and Canada since 2011 alone. His recent experiences include documenting and compassionately sharing the aftermath of the massive twisters that devastated Joplin, MO and Moore, OK. Additionally, Greg’s skills are now being retained by the outdoor festival industry in order to assist organizers in ensuring their large crowds are kept safe from sudden and severe weather risks.