Laura Dean is Lanny Dean's wife and she is a 16 year storm chasing veteran. She has seen a total of 10 tornadoes including the infamous Throckmorton Texas F-3 tornado from very close range as it tore through the countryside. Laura is the CFO of Extreme Chase Tours and gives complete radar and logistic support while we are out on tour. She also pulls double duty reserving and booking our motel rooms, and assisting our guests upon arrival and departure dates. Laura helps to keep us safe on tour by monitoring the weather from our home office. She has been trained in operational meteorology radar support, mesoscale meteorology and full broadcast meteorology. This allows her to be able to fully understand exactly what's going on around us at all times while out in the field and on a storm chasing tour. She is the backbone for Extreme Chase Tours - from taking phone calls, answering emails, booking rooms, watching and monitoring radar, she helps in keeping us as safe as possible.
Laura is an avid photographer and it is one of her main passions. She also enjoys cooking, fishing, storm chasing and many other hobbies. Laura loves nature and just being outdoors. She and Lanny have been married for almost 18 years and she has as much passion for storm chasing as anyone! You might hear Laura giving us updates over the phone or updating Lanny, reserving our motel rooms or giving us detailed weather information or you might even deal with her answering questions or while booking your tour so feel free to say hi!