I am a farmer and sales agronomist who lives in Plainville, Ks. I have been chasing storms since 2003. My passion for weather started while I was growing up on the farm. Rain is a gift from God and we always enjoyed watching it rain. In the early 2000s, my dad and I had watched a number of tornados in Rooks and Ellis County as observers. Then, the passion for storm chasing was lit.
I have chased tornados in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. I have been featured on many local and national news stations including The Weather Channel, ABC, CBS, CNN, Good Morning America, NBC, FOX, KWCH, WIBW, KETV and KSNB.
My favorite chase was the Abilene/Chapman tornado on May 25, 2016. My wife, Monica, saw her first tornado that day. We were there from wall cloud to rope out, on a 90+ minute chase that produced a LARGE EF4 (some would argue EF5) tornado. We were able to stay in front of this tornado and document it as it narrowly missed the towns of Solomon, Niles, Abilene and Chapman. We were featured nationally with live footage and video feeds.
I also have a Part 107 License allowing me to operate a drone for video.