Ricky Forbes

Professional Storm Chaser & Action Adventurer

Ricky is the driver for one of North America’s best professional storm chasing teams, and star of the hit show Tornado Hunters. Additionally, he has hosted “Woods’ Canada’s Greatest Explorer” and Much Music’s “Far and Wide.” 


After a few stifling years in finance, Ricky – who grew up riding dirt bikes and snowboarding in rural Saskatchewan- ditched the suits in favour of driving directly into some of Earth’s wildest storms. His adventure-oriented show has gained Ricky the prominent position as one of Canada’s most popular social media influencers. His expertise in social media marketing led to the creation of Blue Moose Media – Western Canada’s most successful training company for digital marketing.


When Ricky isn’t busy hunting dangerous tornadoes, you’ll find this Saskatchewan native exploring our beautiful planet, pursuing his next wild adventure!

Over the past 4 seasons with the Tornado Hunters, Ricky has put on over 250,000km, crossed 3 provinces, and 26 states catching over 75 tornadoes.


Goal Setting and Goal Getting

As one of the world’s leading storm chasers, Ricky Forbes knows how to go after a goal. From starring in the hit TV show Tornado Hunters to being caught in the world’s largest tornado, he has experienced some of the most exhilarating highs and devastating lows in the pursuit of excellence. 

Not everyone needs to chase storms to appreciate the satisfaction and character-building that comes from having a plan and seeing it through. Through dynamic storytelling and powerful imagery, Ricky will teach your audiences how to set and achieve goals. He will break down the daily steps to greatness, and share how he manages to stick to his goals in the face of challenges, including a near-death experience. 

Audiences will leave invigorated and determined to bring their best self to their daily work. For it is in the chase, that we find our true purpose and our happiness.

The Value of Teamwork from a Tornado Hunter


As one of the world’s leading storm chasers, Ricky has to rely on his teammates to achieve his goals…and keep him alive. 

Ricky’s well-honed and tested approach to teamwork inspires teams to unite under one goal. Audiences learn how to negotiate challenges, how to communicate effectively, and how to draw on their own skillset to help the team win.

During heart-stopping chases, the Tornado Hunters have to navigate both storms and team dynamics. It is not always easy, but the valuable lessons learned on the road can be applied to any work environment.

Ricky uses these compelling stories about making snap decisions in life or death environments to illustrate effective strategies and leave the audience motivated to succeed, together

Risk Management from the Eye of the Storm


This ain’t your mama’s risk management talk.

Through this decade-long career as a professional tornado hunter, Ricky Forbes has learned a lot about risk management.  Like how to not get caught in the world’s largest tornado…again.

Through humorous anecdotes and exciting stories, Ricky will share how he makes the unpredictable predictable. Heart-stopping video and breathtaking imagery accompany lessons in identifying, prioritizing, and managing risks.

Life as a Professional Storm Chaser & Building a Business in the Wild West of Social Media

It all started out with a dream, to turn a hobby into a career. Struggling to make money, Ricky made the most of his passion through learning how to use social media for business. Throughout years of trial and error, his storm-chasing team built a social media following big enough that we were able to get a TV show from it. Ricky tells his story through dynamic photos and videos, taking your audience through his journey of transforming an adventure hobby into a powerful business. Ricky weaves his top social media tips throughout the presentation, leaving audience members equipped to transform their social media strategy and see immediate results.

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