Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson knows what danger feels like. He’s seen and heard the anger of storms, even those that devastated the U.S. midwest. He does it because he believes our time on earth is limited so you must build the legacy you want to leave.
Greg isn’t just about chasing storms. He also is a university graduate who built a marketing firm from the ground up. It is a combination of his experiences and passions that will inspire the audiences to chase their dreams.
Imagery in his stories will both thrill and inspire. He is also a severe weather expert and is one of North America’s top professional storm chasers as well as an accomplished photographer and workshop leader. These are the topics that serve his expertise.
Greg graduated from Acadia University and built his marketing company but always had a passion for capturing nature’s dazzling and deadly weather. He’s done that for 10 years and uses sophisticated weather-tracking ethnology to do it. He put more than 200,000 kms on his Tornado Truck in 2011 chasing storms across North America.
His weather skills are taking a new turn as he is a consultant to the outdoor festival industry to assist in keeping crowds safe from sudden, severe weather. Greg is available for both in-person and virtual presentations.
Legacy – I’m just a Tornado Hunter
Greg’s most popular presentation is on Legacy. It is entitled I’m just a Tornado Hunter, and it is a tongue-in-cheek approach to how we view our careers, our passion, our lives – and how it is so important to leave the best legacy we can during our brief time here. Using the jaw dropping imagery he has collected from years in the field, Greg tells the story of how he got to where he is today; chasing his passion, chasing tornados, seeking freedom and joy, following a ‘bucket-list’ philosophy and encouraging others to do the same. The presentation is simultaneously serious and hilarious; always compelling, and leaves audience members awestruck.
Risk Assessment & Management
As the first person to stream a tornado live in Canada, Greg Johnson has had the type of career that most people only dream about. In 2015 Greg was selected as one of Canada’s top 100 explorers joining the ranks of Chris Hadfield and David Suzuki.
What drives a seemingly sane individual to chase a tornado for the opportunity of a perfect photo? Building a legacy for your family, your business and your community requires hard work, vision and sacrifice. However, none of it would be possible if you aren’t around to enjoy it. Every news reporter knows that getting the story is important, but getting back out to TELL that story is more important. Greg uses the metaphor of storm chasing to relate the message that situational awareness, preparation and implementation are the real keys to success.
Greg will take you on an emotional journey as he shares his stories and experiences. Taking risks in life is important, but as he will reveal, there is a great difference between taking risks and being reckless.
“I found him both captivating and topical. Often I have a hard time relating to the keynote speakers or trying to understand why they were chosen. Greg was fantastic and left us with smiles and an inspirational message.”
“This was probably one of the best presenters I have seen. To the point, real, captivating, honest, humourous, and inspiring. His message is so relevant to the times we are now living in. Loved it!”
“On behalf of the Ministry of Highways I would like to thank Greg for speaking at our conference last Wednesday. There couldn’t have been more praise for his presentation. We loved every minute of it. I will highly recommend him to anyone looking for a speaker for their conference or school.”
Farm Credit Corporation
Bayer Crop Science
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
Manitoba Ag Days
Line X Protective Coatings
The Weather Network