Position: Team Lead & Photographer
Years Chasing: 10
# of Tornadoes: 112
Home Town: Ottawa, Ontario
Current Residence: Regina, Saskatchewan
G reg Johnson, one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, 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 technology, his ability to read severe weather patterns and a team of dedicated sidekicks, Greg has put over 380,000 kms 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 twister that devastated Joplin, Missouri.
You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
A firm believer in the ‘Bucket List’ philosophy, Greg’s mission is to inspire others to chase their own passions, while sharing and teaching the lessons he has learned from pursuing his. Recently, Greg was selected as one of Canada’s top 100 explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine. When he’s not storm-chasing, Greg enjoys life at home in Regina, Saskatchewan spending time with his children, and of course – cheering for his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders.