SEVERE WARNING SYSTEMS TEAM
 

WELCOME TO SEVEREWARNINGSYSTEMS.COM: SevereWarningSystems.com is a severe weather early warning entity. We analyze global weather patterns, along with current trends on the outer parameter including ocean currents/temperature, wind fields, and circumstances leading up to a possible severe weather event. Our team performs detailed analysis on compiled data and the final behavior of these possible severe events. Our core team is comprised of four individuals that have the drive to see our mission succeed.

ABOUT OUR TEAM: The SWS team is four individuals who perform duties that apply to the success of what we are trying to accomplish. Below is some data about our team.


John Hallen - Severe Weather Analyst
   
Mike Barham - Special Projects Specialist
   
Steve Korper - Research & Development
   
   
Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1959, John has enjoyed a great experience in the life journey. He has interests and active participation in sports, (Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Performance Surfing, Waterskiing, and Stand-up Jet Skiing). As a devoted weight training maniac, John has succeeded in keeping fit and well rounded as far as staying young and healthy. John loves the beach, the mountains, and all geographical diversity. In traveling around the world, John really appreciates what we have here in the United States. He is a proud father of his son Tyler. John has seen this "zeal for life" getting passed on in Tyler's life. Tyler is a semi-pro surfer, an honor roll student for over 10 years, and has been blessed with a starring role in the movie "Walking on Water". His young surf-star status has been a whirlwind for John as his father. Tyler is "my rock of youth. Family connection and being involved make it all worth it". Cars are another fetish for John. He enjoys and own fast cars, classics, and love his Harleys. He has quite a collection of these vehicles that numbers "over a dozen" It seems like when John gets involved in something, it is done "full force". As an author and landscape designer by trade, John has seen some great projects come from initiation to completion. "Life is so rewarding". An attitude of gratitude is first for John. "Although I may be blessed in so many ways, when you get my age in life, it is the simple things that matter most". John is all about relationship, enjoying every day, and has a spontaneity about him that there is no desire to change. Kind of like the weather, it just fits his daily routine. It's always different. John's motto: "The past does not equal the future... Today is the first day of the rest of your life... Enjoy the Journey" !
   
Mike Barham is the most recent addition to the Severe Warning Systems team. He bring a special addition ot the research and development side of SWS. In his title of special projects lead, Mike has developed a probe launcher for us to further research of tornadic storms by enabling us to get a probe into the tornado. Mike was born in Thousand Oaks, California. A graduate of the class of 1977. Mike is devoted to his family and wife of over 30 years, and his to adult sons. His devotion to completing a task is second to none. Hie loves to upgrade and keep his flatbottom boat in custom like mint condition. Mr. Barham has a focus.. He completes any task with an excellence Mike has a passion for observing severe weather. He has always into the monsson thunderstorms that affect the Colorado River Valley. Mike along with John witnessed in 2007 the most extreme monsoon thunderstorm to hit Parker Arizona to hit in recorded history. Now Mike looks forward to being a part of natures most violent of severe weather, tornadoes. Mike will be on site in the Plains in 2010 for the second round of the "PMD" testing. He will assist in the field of the timely tasks needed to deploy the PMD's in the chaotic situations that arise in a tornado interception.
   
Steve Korper was born and raised in Chicago, moved to Florida, and wound up in California. At an early age, Steve realized his mission in life was to help others. Steve was a uniformed street patrol police officer in Florida. Steve, a Southern California resident is presently in the Orange County Sheriff Reserves, and a member of a DMAT-Disaster Medical Assistance Team, and is a member of Infragard-FBI Los Angeles Field Office. While living in Chicago, Steve traveled extensively to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Steve has seen the wrath of, not to mention been in one, numerous tornadoes. While in Florida, Steve has experienced numerous tornadoes and hurricanes. Here is his closest call with a tornado in his words. "When I was young, I was on vacation in Wisconsin and encountered my first tornado. My family and I were traveling on the highway when a storm approached. The wind and rain got so intense we had to pull off the road. We couldn't even see one inch outside of the windows. Everything turned yellow. The car started to rock. The car started to teeter on two wheels. The sound was deafening. The storm slowly subsided. We later heard that this was a tornado. We were saved because we stopped next to a small hill which buffered us from the full force". Steve's latest exposure was being deployed to hurricane Katrina. The effects these storms have on people are devastating. "I attempt to do my part to help these victims". Steve has earned a B.S., M.A., M.S., Ph.D., and numerous licenses and certifications. Steve is currently a professor at Saddleback College, and has a business in security systems installation. He is a master in educational achievement. Steve does it right, or not at all. Steve is a "very important" part of SWS.
             



LOOKING FORWARD

OUR TEAM IS HARD AT WORK TO FIND A SOLUTION THAT BETTERS THE WARNING FOR A TORNADIC EVENT. WHILE JOHN IS HARD AT WORK IN THE FIELD AND DOES THE BUILDING AND DESIGN FOR THE WEBSITE, STEVE IS REALLY THE IMPORTANT PART. HE CRITIQUES AND ANALIZES JOHN'S DATA AS WE PERFORM TESTING ON WHAT WE ABSORB ON THE FACTUAL INFORMATION SIDE. STEVE KORPER'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND "IS SECOND TO NONE". MIKE ASSIST US IN FURTHERING OUR DATA TO A REALITY.. MIKE'S PASSION FOR OUR CAUSE IS WHAT WE NEED FROM A PROJECT SPECIALIST. YOU CAN COUNT ON ANY OF THE SWS TEAM TO DETAIL OUT ANY TASK GIVEN TO THEM. ALL OF THE CORE TEAM ARE AN ASSET TO SEVERE WARNING SYSTEMS.

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