Selfie on the gondola up to the summit of Mount Etna

Intro

I’m Ben Holcomb and I grew up in Lansing, MI. At age 26, I moved to Norman, Oklahoma where I currently reside. I’ve worked in the IT industry for nearly 2 decades and enjoy weather and traveling.

Travel

Travel is one of my favorite activities. I have visited all 50 states as well as 19 countries on 3 continents. National Parks are often my destination of choice, having visited dozens of parks. Some of my favorite destinations include Dubai, Singapore, Alaska, Amsterdam, and Calgary, Alberta.

Ben Holcomb in front of Tornado Road in Ohio

Storm Chasing

I have a passion for chasing weather, specifically severe weather and tornadoes. At a young age I found myself fascinated with weather. Eventually I obtained my amateur radio license in 2005 and became involved with Skywarn. A couple of years later on October 18, 2007 I would go on what I consider my first storm chase. Since then I have witnessed approximately 200 tornadoes and traveled well over 100,000 miles and appeared on most national news outlets at one time or another.

Final Black Sabbath Show "The End" on February 4, 2017 at Genting Arena in Birmingham, England

Concerts

I also like going to rock concerts, and seeing live music in general. I have seen over 150 bands live. My favorite and most notable concert would have to be Black Sabbath’s final show in Birmingham, England in February 2017. I find myself traveling often for concerts or working concerts into travel plans, having seen concerts in many different cities. [ My setlist.fm ]

Roller Coasters

I’ve always been an adrenaline junkie, and love riding roller coasters. I have ridden over 150 different roller coasters. My favorite is Skyrush at Hersheypark.

Ben Holcomb meeting former US Congressman and Presidential candidate
Dr. Ron Paul in 2021