John Carson is the Founder of the Carolina Storm Spotters and has quite a few years chasing. He was first a part of the North Carolina Storm Chasers & Spotters team several years ago, before branching off and forming CSS in 2016.
David Coviello joined CSS in 2018. David has a long 18-year history with Skywarn and Storm Chasing. He began his weather passion back in 2005 while living in Fort Lauderdale, FL having several hurricanes hit within 2 months. While working as a Firefighter & EMT since 1997 his past deployments have mostly involved severe weather-related disasters. He is also a ham radio operator (AK4FD) and is involved heavily in Emergency Communications.
Richie had his interest peaked during Hurricane Hugo, which began his descent into weather and radar studying. Richie became a part of the CSS team in 2017 and has been an important part of the team since.
Jessie's fascination with weather began through being afraid of storms. She began learning about them and the fear was replaced with curiosity. She loves to help the team while they're in the field with accurate reports. Weather is ever changing and once you think you know all about it, mother nature throws something new into the mix.
I joined CSS in 2021. My desire to learn more about weather began with fear. I had several close calls with tornados throughout my life so I feared severe storms and wanted to learn more about them. I have always taken pictures and videos during storms and after taking some pictures and sharing them online I was invited to be a part of CSS. I never would have imagined in my past that I would be on a storm spotting team but I am so grateful that I am. Since joining CSS I have learned so much! I no longer fear weather the way I once did. I still have alot to learn but I am grateful that I atleast know how to read radar pretty good at this point. I am excited and eager to learn more with every storm in the future and so grateful to be a part of such an amazing team! They really are the best!