Marcus Gutierrez served as a US Navy corpsman and is now a first-class medic trained in Trauma , Adult & Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgery, Plastics and Orthopedic surgery. After being featured as a Rescue Medic on Nat Geo’s 1 hour Documentary “Tornado Intercept”, he joined Discovery Channel’s award winning series “StormChasers” in 2006 where scientists and filmmakers join forces to journey inside of one of the fiercest of storms: a tornado. In 2010 he stepped into a new role as driver of TIV-2 (Tornado Intercept Vehicle). This 16,000-pound armored tank is outfitted with wind-resistant flaps and anchor spikes to keep him safe while filming inside a twister while helping IMAX filmmaker Sean Casey capture much of the groundbreaking footage seen in “Tornado Alley”. “Tornado Alley” seeks to uncover one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events—the birth of a tornado. Tornado Alley has been featured in IMAX theatres across the world and has gotten rave reviews in national news outlets such as The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. When he’s not chasing storms, Gutierrez dedicates his time to a variety of other pursuits. He is deeply committed to humanitarian efforts, and has received awards for his work to provide assistance to victims of the El Nino rains and for providing emergency medical assistance to survivors of a cyclonic storm in Bangladesh and India. He serves as a surgical assistant for Mercy Outreach, an organization that provides treatment for Mexican children with anatomical anomalies. Marcus would love to have you along to experience the thrill of the chase with him. Book your tour now!
Merits: US Navy corpsman: First-class medic trained in Trauma , Adult & Pediatric Cardiothoracic surgery, Plastics and Orthopedic surgery
Started chasing: 2004