My name is Francis, I'm an Atmospheric Sciences student at York University. 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 Toronto, ON in Canada and I head down to the US plains as much as I can to chase. I'm also first aid & CPR certified and have an advanced skywarn certification from the National Weather Service. 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.