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Greg Johnson

Storm-Chaser & Severe Weather Expert

What kind of person looks for warning, 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 foundation up but decided to dedicate himself full-time to mother nature. Ten years and almost a million kilometres later, Greg’s seen and shared the ferocious power of storms including the ones that have devastated the US Midwest in recent years.

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Presentations

From Chasing Sticky Ideas to Chasing Storms – Building Your Legacy
In this presentation, Greg talks about the intangible things – the legacy – that we pass on to those around us. He talks about how life is full of goals and dreams but argues it’s those sticky ideas – the ones that keep haunting us – that can help us to achieve greater things in life. Drawing from his personal experiences and his collection of awe-inspiring imagery he has collected as one of the world’s leading storm chasers, Greg demonstrates how life’s challenges can lead us to amazing opportunity and to great achievement. He encourages us to grasp onto our sticky ideas, take pride in our passions and build the best life and legacy we can using the time we are given.

  • Greg has been an exceptional speaker at a variety of events for the Saskatchewan Science Centre. His natural ability to excite and engage any age group with his lively presentations makes him a great addition to any event.

    - Executive Director, Saskatchewan Science Centre
  • 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.

    - Ministry of Highways
  • Captivating, humourous, inspirational...His message appeals to people young and old, in all walks of life. Truly an amazing personable gentleman.

    - Learning Coach, Sun West School Division
  • Greg was wonderful! Our C.E.O was so impressed with how entertaining Greg was and how informative his presentation was. He was a definite highlight in our program, and I would highly recommend him to other event planners.

    - Event Co-ordinator, Western Equipment Dealers Association

Summary Profile

Greg Johnson, one of North America’s top professional storm-chasers and severe weather experts, is also an accomplished photographer, speaker, author 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 of 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 200,000 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 twisters that devastated Joplin Missouri, Moore Oklahoma and El Reno Oklahoma.

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. Greg is the author of the Blown Away, A year through the lens of The Tornado Hunter, a best seller and gold medal award winner for design.

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. When he’s not storm-chasing, Greg enjoys life at home in Regina, Saskatchewan spending time with his three children, and of course – cheering for his beloved Saskatchewan Roughriders.