Meet The Team Behind the Keyboard

AllisonHouse Team Shot

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 Allison
Tyler Allison
President, Founder

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.


Ryan Hickman
Ryan Hickman
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.


Justin Hughes
Justin Hughes
Head of Customer Service & Community Development

Justin grew up in Central Oklahoma watching Gary England and supercells roll across the plains. From a young age, Justin was always interested in weather and the science behind it. This led him to have a passion in the weather field and strive to better understand the elements that cause it. Justin has been chasing storms for 7 years now and hopes to finish up a degree in meteorology someday.

Justin has been in the customer service industry since he was 16. He managed a restaurant for 7 years and gained much experience dealing with customer exceptions and understands what it takes to deliver top-notch service. After leaving the restaurant industry, he worked for a weather consulting company that specialized in predicting and tracking hail storms. AllisonHouse data was used on a daily basis and he became very familiar with the excellent products we provide. Wanting to combine his 2 passions, customer service and weather. He joined the AllisonHouse team, July of 2013 as Head of Customer Service and Community Development.


Joe Allison
Joe Allison
Management Consultant

Joe grew up on the eastern edge of tornado alley in Covington, Indiana. After graduating high school he joined the Navy and served on the USS Princeton during the war in Vietnam. Joe used the provisions of the GI bill to obtain a B.S degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University Los Angeles. While serving in the Navy, Joe meet his future wife of 40 years and settled down in Southern California to raise three children.

Joe has a long and successful career in both Finance and Sales. The first 20 years of his career was spent as an accountant and corporate controller primarily in the international shipping and transport business. The last 17 years have been spent working in various sales departments in the IT equipment and IT services industry.


Gilbert Sebenste
Gilbert Sebenste
Consulting Meteorologist

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.