Reed Timmer earned his PhD in meteorology in 2010 and was the first storm chaser to earn the title "extreme meteorologist". He attended the University of Oklahoma and during his college years he experienced some of the most tragic, yet historic, weather events. Reed and his storm chasing crew have worked together to obtain unseen data from serve weather, mostly tornadoes, and turn that data into something that can help save hundred of lives. He has also experienced some of the most devastating hurricanes first hands from right in the middle of the storm. In 2007 Reed and his friends, Joel Taylor and Chris Chittick, became the stars of Discovery Channel's show, Storm Chasers.