Speakers

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Dr. Robin Tanamachi

Associate Professor, Purdue Univ.

Dr. Tanamachi leads the Weather Radar Research Laboratory at Purdue University, whose funded research focuses on radar-based studies of severe convective storms and tornadoes. She has more than 20 years' experience performing field work in severe storms, including projects VORTEX2 and VORTEX-Southeast.

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John Gordon

Meteorologist-in-Charge, NWS Louisville

John has been an operational meteorologist for over 35 years, and retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving over 20 years. Most of his AF career was spent as a flight meteorologist for the US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters. John flew several major hurricanes including Fran 1996, Ivan 2004, & Katrina 2005.

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Krista McEnany

Meteorologist, CBS 4 Indy

Krista McEnany is a 2x Emmy nominated meteorologist in Indianapolis, Indiana. She currently holds a position as the weekday morning meteorologist for the local station, CBS4. Ever since a tornado struck near her childhood home, Krista’s love for learning about severe weather has grown.

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Amber Hardwick

Meteorologist, FOX59 WXIN Indianapolis

Amber Hardwick is the weekend morning meteorologist at FOX59 WXIN in Indianapolis. At a young age, Amber was terrified of thunderstorms. Her fear turned into a life-long passion, and she decided to pursue a career as a broadcast meteorologist. 

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Matthew Standridge

Chief Meteorologist, KFSM-TV in Northwest Arkansas

Matt Standridge is the Chief Meteorologist at KFSM-TV in northwest Arkansas. Previously, Matt worked as an aviation radar meteorologist in North Dakota where he guided aircraft in and around storms around 5000-10000ft across the state.

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Jennifer Ubl

Veteran Storm Chaser and Professional Photographer

Jennifer Brindley Ubl is a professional studio portrait photographer, and has been a well-known storm chaser since documenting her first tornado fifteen years ago. Jennifer is also renowned for representing gender equality in storm chasing and is frequently sought out by media production companies accordingly.