Meet The Team Behind the Keyboard
Our team is comprised of individuals who love weather. These are the folks that turn the hundreds of weather data formats into a product for you to use and provide the customer support that is unequalled in the industry.
Tyler grew up in Southern California where severe weather only involves deviations from 75 degrees and sunny. Not until moving to the midwest early in his professional career did he experience his first true severe thunderstorm.
Tyler has a long and varied career. At one time or another Tyler has been a storm chaser, network engineer, security manager for the largest research super computing facility in the world, computer security consultant, computer forensic investigator, firearms instructor, software developer, ham radio operator, gardener, beekeeper, Jeep owner, backpacker, home remodeler, Whisky snob, tinkerer, husband and father. Tyler is driven by new challenges, learning something new and doing things that folks believe either can not be done or are too hard to do.
Chief Technology Officer
Severe weather has been a significant part of Ryan's life since early childhood. Born and raised in Oklahoma, the heart of Tornado Alley, there was a lot of weather to be curious about. His curiosity quickly turned into a passion in 2006 when he began chasing storms. In early 2010, Ryan's desire for more reliable and comprehensive weather data led him to become an AllisonHouse customer.
As juggling a full-time job and chasing storms became more unmanageable, Ryan started to explore careers which would take advantage of his passion for weather and talent as a Software Developer. AllisonHouse hired Ryan as a full-time Developer and Systems Administrator in October of 2011. Since then he has worked to redevelop the AllisonHouse website and feed system, as well as assist customers with any inquiries. In January of 2013, Ryan became the Chief Technology Officer in charge of all technology strategy decisions.
Gilbert has been a weather nut since he was a kid, a professional meteorologist since 1994, and staff meteorologist/severe weather safety specialist/system administrator at Northern Illinois University since 1998. During his early career, Gilbert was a morning and noon meteorologist at the NBC affiliate in Rockford, IL, and the weekend evening meteorologist at the CBS affiliate in Lafayette, IN.
More recently, Gilbert was awarded the 2010 Russell DeSouza award for outstanding community service to the Geoscience community. He has also won awards for his StormReady certification, the first in the country at a university, as well as helping other schools and universities become prepared as well. He served with a team of experts to develop DeKalb county, IL's severe weather and preparedness plan, and is frequently interviewed in local media during major storms. He has been heard on WMAQ-AM 670 in Chicago, and currently does interviews with local radio stations and state radio networks and newspapers on high-impact weather events. A storm chaser for over 20 years, he's seen the Plainfield, IL (1990) storm, and numerous tornadoes and severe storms ever since.