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.
Using sophisticated weather-tracking technology and his ability to read severe weather, Greg has put over 1,000,000 kms on his Tornado Truck, intercepting and documenting hundreds of storms across the United States and Canada since 2009. Greg has witnessed some of the most violent storms ever recorded, including the world record El Reno, Oklahoma twister in 2013 and the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri in 2011.
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 and he was featured in the CBC radio and tv series, Canada Reads. 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.
Greg’s favourite quote is from Commander Chris Hadfield –
You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground – Chris Hadfield