Founder of "FindTheTornado" & TornadoChat. Born on February 19, 1987,
Here is a personal bio Andy had on his page:
"I grew up in Luverne, MN on the family farm. I have a daughter who was born on November 19, 2008 and am very proud dad. I relocate to Oklahoma City, OK for spring storms however I will go back to the family farm during the summer months as the storm pattern changes, eventually returning to Oklahoma in the fall for some fall action!
I have storm chased since 2003 but my passion for extended long before that, dating all the way back to 1993 when my dad (Greg) and myself witnessed a tornado roughly 2 miles west of our home. Since then I have had a passion to learn more, study, and document the weather. Which leads me to where I am for 2011 with live streaming video coming to my site from SevereStudios.com where I am an associate chaser and greatly value that opportunity. During my life I have witnessed over 150 tornadoes and have chased in 24 states and covered over 180,000 miles.
I have captured some of the most extreme tornado footage in the past few seasons and it has been a pleasure meeting some of the best people in the world while doing so. I have stock footage in full HD quality, I have an arsenal of HD cameras including the HC-7, HVR-V1U, and FX-1000...In 2011 I was one of a few select chasers to be a part of The Weather Channel's "Great Tornado Hunt".My footage has been shown world wide on several occasions, March 8th Hammon, OK, August 7th Wilkin County MN to name a couple of those. I have been interviewed by Anderson Cooper, Reynolds Wolf, Jim Cantore, and so many others! FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, The Today Show, TWC, and multiple local networks, it's incredible to be able to talk with some of the most talented and professional news anchors in the country on a variety of shows, I am truly honored to have the opportunities I have had. This year I was truly honored to have won a Regional Emmy® Award! Sharing that honor with Jonathan Wachter and Shawn Cable two very talented people in their field as well with a store called "Way Too Close" which featured by August 7th, 2010 Wilkin County tornado video. Thank you so much for those of you who have followed along for the ride of twitter/facebook/or right here at FindTheTornado.com" - Andy