LUCIEN C. PROBY III
StormZone Executive Director
Lucien founded StormZone in 2006. With over 10 years of progressive emergency management and educational experience, Mr. Proby recognized the need for educating students about severe weather, as well as supplying preparedness information for students to take home to families. Mr. Proby was responsible for expanding SafeSide, a severe weather curriculum created by the Weather Channel. From 1999 - 2003, he enrolled SafeSide into 25 public school districts in the Southeast, including Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, Houston, Charlotte and Washington, D.C. In addition to StormZone, Mr. Proby operates Proby & Associates, a Miami, Florida based marketing and communications firm specializing in charities, non-profits and corporate and the travel sector. Previously, he was a chief marketing officer for a South Florida regional bank, and a news journalist. He is a University of Florida graduate and former U.S. Marine.
The Extreme Events Institute
Florida International University
Erik is a Meteorologist by trade and is currently Associate Director of the Extreme Events Institute and the International Hurricane Research Center at Florida International University (FIU ) in Miami, Florida. Education outreach has been a career focus for Erik, including the StormZone Education Program. Prior to FIU, Erik worked at Miami-based America's Emergency Network (AEN) with Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist for Miami, Florida-based WPLG-TV and Max Mayfield, and former National Hurricane Center Director. Before AEN, Erik was Project Coordinator for the non-profit Hurricane Warning at the Disaster Survival House, located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was also on the City’s Crisis Activation Team, participating in activations that included Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma. Erik has over 25 years of experience as a broadcast meteorologist, providing live continuous coverage primarily for hurricanes, tornadoes and floods.
DR. J.P. KEENER
StormZone Program Director
Director of Curriculum Development and Support
PASCO Scientific/PASCO Education
JP works for Pasco Scientific, a global leader in developing technology-based solutions for educators and students in more than 100 countries globally. JP holds degrees in chemistry, physics and education, with emphasis on educational technology. Prior to Pasco Scientific, he worked on several state, national and international projects including international biodiversity studies of pandas, lemurs, blue monkeys, gorillas of the Congo and Cuban alligator populations. He has also served on environmental health standards for rainforests, and coral reefs and been published in several environmental, and educational publications. JP has been an Associate and Adjunct Professor of math, science and education for several universities, including Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, The University of Phoenix and the University of Pittsburgh. JP has collaborative working relationships with the Cousteau Foundation and the Wild Spots Foundation, and brings his knowledge of mathematics, science and international standards to students and districts across the state of Florida.
BILL DELGROSSO, CEM, CBCP
Lecturer,Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates
Bill DelGrosso, a founding StormZone partner, is a strategist dedicated to creating resilient people, communities and companies. Mr. DelGrosso has led various cross functional teams that create robust relationships to establish, implement, and test risk-based emergency management, continuity, risk management, critical infrastructure, and strategic communications programs. His employers and clients have included high profile, high risk, public and private sector enterprises with complex, global operations. He is currently transferring 25+ years of knowledge from global work experience to undergraduate students at Rabdan Academy, a public safety and resilience college established by the government of Abu Dhabi. (www.ra.ac.ae)
StormZone Program Coordinator
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Area Education from Ball State University, Jane’s professional career has included teaching and administrative support positions in Indiana and Fort Myers, Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach, Florida. She has also provided her expertise coordinating community activities and special events planning. As StormZone Program Coordinator, Jane is directly involved with Weather Rangers, the student workforce responsible for teaching their fellow classmates and the community at large about the importance of weather-related disaster preparedness and community volunteerism. She also coordinates Weather Rangers disaster preparedness simulations in a municipal and county emergency operations centers where they form their own government and simulate a severe weather disaster striking their city.
Dwane Elmore has assisted in the nationwide branding of StormZone since the program’s inception in 2006. Mr. Elmore has more than forty years of experience in the field of design as a Creative Director. He received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Advertising Design. Having spent his early years living in the heart of tornado alley (Kansas and Oklahoma) Mr. Elmore moved to South Florida in 1977 where he accepted the position of Art Director for Miami Magazine. In 1982, he formed his own design firm, Elmore Graphics, Inc., in Miami, working with such clients as Ryder Truck, CenTrust Savings Bank, Mount Sinai Medical Center and Baptist Health Systems. He has since relocated to the West Palm Beach, Florida area.