My name is Francis, I'm 23 years old and an Atmospheric Sciences student at university. I have only been chasing for the last three years and most of my knowledge about severe weather has been self-thought and acquired in the field.
I am the founder of the NZP Chasers team and Facebook page. I started the page in January 2014 and it has since then been a huge success with people joining & contributing to the team. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada and I head down to the US plains as much as I can to chase, but in the months of July up to September I plan to chase in the Canadian prairies. I'm also first aid & CPR certified.
I'm not into chasing for the fame & money, I just love sharing my passion for severe weather with anybody that shows interest. I have witnessed the powerful Moore, OK EF5 tornado in 2013 and since then I have a huge respect & admiration for storms.
"Keep your focus on your passion in life and the things you enjoy doing. Youll get there. Trust me. I'm doing it."
" There's no telling how many miles you'll have to run while chasing a dream."
Hi all! My name is Matthieu Lacroix, I’m the French chaser whom joined
with Francis during the last tornado season! I’m officially joining the NZP Chasers
team since I will be returning to tornado alley this year! Yeah!
For those who don’t know who i am, I’m a photography student and I am now addicted to chasing since my last trip. I have also participated in the documentary entitled The Reality of Storm Chasing.
I joined the team because it is the best team out there in my opinion and I subscribe to their "Near Zero Probability" chasing motto and I'm sure the next season will be a great season for us! You can follow me on my personal page at Au coeur de la Tornado Alley. I'm not only here to see tornadoes, I'm also here to feel the elements and for those dream shots!
"You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground" -Greg Johnson
"Keep your focus on your passion in life and the things you enjoy doing. You'll get there. Trust me. I'm doing it." -Tim Samaras