Justin grew up in south east Queensland where spring thunderstorms commonly occur and his storm chasing career began in 2001 at just 17 years old. Justin lived his lifelong dream of seeing his first tornado in the USA in 2010. This further fueled his passion and every year since he has returned to the USA for storm season. In total he has experienced 87 tornadoes, including the deadly Joplin Missouri EF5 tornado in 2011 which sadly killed 162 people. His passion also extends to tropical cyclones, volcanoes, fires and floods.