Unfortunately, storm chasing does not pay the bills. I do sell video to media outlets with the help of Brett Adair owner of Live Storms Media. It helps but storm chasing is expensive. On average I drive about 50,000 miles a year and the wear and tear on a car adds up quickly. For my day job, I am part owner of Four Seasons Garden Art in Crystal Springs, Ms where I design, build and sell fountains as well as do all kinds of other garden art from custom concrete tables, planters and statues. You can check out our website to see more of what we do www.fourseasonsgardenart.net
I have a beautiful wife Mandi who used to chase with me often but since we’ve had children it’s become much more difficult. She has sacrificed a lot of chases to stay home with the kids and I’m forever in her debt. We have two children, Emma who is 6 and Brees who is 3. If you didn’t guess by now I’m also a huge Saints fan.
I chase alone more than anything but sometimes you will find Mandi in the car with me. Other times Erik Perozo and I will get away for a chase. He is a meteorologist and incredible photographer. Check out his pictures, they are amazing. www.picturethestorm.com. Ken Johnson, a meteorologist originally from Byram, Ms but now is the Chief Meteorologist for KAUV in Wichita Falls also chases with me on occasion.