RICHARD GROSS: FORECASTER & STORM CHASER
Hi my name is Richard. I have been a member of the storm chasing community since 1998. I witnessed my first tornado on June 2, 1990 in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 9. I began my career chasing tornadoes throughout the Midwest and Ohio Valley. Since then, I have intercepted tornadoes across 12 states including Tornado and Dixie Alley. My wife and I teamed up in April of 2016 to build a family-oriented community of storm chasers and adventurists where we can enjoy the weather at its most extreme levels. During our tours in 2019, we intercepted tornadoes in Seymour, TX, Clearview, OK, and Sterling, CO, and many others across 6 states. We are also committed to supporting the pursuit of severe weather awareness and advancements in tornado research and analysis. In addition to chasing extreme weather, I enjoy photography, sports, and spending time with my wife and children.
MANDY GROSS: PHOTOGRAPHER & STORM CHASER
Hi, my name is Mandy. I developed a passion for storm chasing while experiencing severe weather in my hometown. I enjoy taking pictures of many things, but mother nature is certainly my favorite. Along with supercells and twisters, I enjoy photographing amazing cloud formations such as shelf clouds and mammatus! While working alongside my husband Richard, I organize the travel arrangements for each of our tours, and take pride in ensuring that our guests are comfortable and relaxed. I also analyze potential travel disruptions and execute real-time navigation and logistics during chase events. In addition to photography, I enjoy wildlife, scenic nature, and spending time with my husband and children.