Since 1995, AnythingWeather Communications, Inc. has been helping businesses large and small use weather data—real-time, historical, and forecasted—to improve their bottom line. Operated by meteorologists, developers, and account managers with extensive experience in the private weather industry, we understand the need for unique and targeted weather services to create more intelligent business models.
AnythingWeather boasts one of the most extensive databases of weather stations in the world supported by a comprehensive archive of historical data, collected over decades from over 20,000 sources and growing! By listening closely to our client’s business strategy and budget, and leveraging both our data and expertise, AnythingWeather builds custom weather services and applications to save our clients time, money and energy. We also equip our clients with the tools to capture and share that weather data and their services with their public, for a more engaged and informed customer base.
Because the needs of our clients can be as changeable as the weather, AnythingWeather is also dedicated to delivering superior customer service built around responsiveness, flexibility and dependability. We believe in creating true partnerships to help your business continue to move forward.
Our business philosophy, dedication and outstanding employees separate AnythingWeather from other companies in the industry, and that difference shines through in every aspect of our business.
Gregg Potter | Founder, President and CEO
Gregg Potter is the Founder, President, and CEO of AnythingWeather, a company that provides a pioneering mix of custom weather data and hardware solutions to clients around the globe. Growing up in Colorado, just east of the Rockies, Gregg knew early on that weather would be his life’s work. By 13, he was already chasing tornadoes, and would watch in awe as thunderstorms in his backyard grew up to 60,000 feet in a matter of minutes.
After co-founding Widespread Weather Services in 1995, Potter developed a first-of-its-kind weather paging system, which was acquired by AccuWeather in 1997. After spending a few years as Project Manager for WeatherPager, Potter launched AnythingWeather in 1999, to provide customized weather solutions with a customer-centric approach. Under his leadership, AnythingWeather now services more than 5,000 companies, providing an extensive menu of weather-related services to diverse industries around the world.
Potter holds a B.S. degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Kansas and is an associate member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA). When not in his office, Gregg can be found at home in Palm Desert, CA, enjoying his time with his wife and three small children, or out on a golf course, working on his short game.
Joshua Jans | Chief Operating Officer and Lead Meteorologist
Joshua Jans is the Chief Operating Officer and Lead Meteorologist at AnythingWeather, responsible for driving innovation while keeping on the forefront of weather technology. Enticed by its start-up culture, Jans joined the company in 2009 and undertook a dynamic role, from launching the company’s first ecommerce store to the development of several industry-leading weather verification products.
Jans’ passion for severe and hazardous weather—spanning from torandic thunderstorms to whiteout blizzards—is as deep as his Minnesotan roots. He earned his BS in Geography and Atmospheric Sciences and his MS revolved around the integration of meteorology, technology, and societal impacts within an educational framework. Since then, Jans has also served in a number of research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Missile Defense Agency, Minnesota Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Force Science Institute.
When his day job (or night job, depending on the weather…) has ended, Jans continues to play an active role in the weather community through the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and National Weather Association (NWA). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Spotter Network, and is a National Liaison to the NWS SKYWARN® Weather Spotter Program. When downtime does prevail, time with his wife and young daughter are in store, with unpredictable adventures to follow.
Tony Cook | Chief Technology Officer and Meteorologist
Tony Cook is the Chief Technology Officer and Meteorologist for AnythingWeather. Since joining the team in 2011, he has built the software engine and technology that has transformed AnythingWeather into a state-of-the-art, weather tech company.
Cook has over 20 years of experience in software development, specifically the software behind weather sensor networks, with an emphasis in web technologies and client‐server frameworks. Prior to joining AnythingWeather, Cook was a key member of the influential VisAnalysis and Systems Technology (VAST), Sensor Web Enablement (SWE), and Sensor ML projects at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).
Cook graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and also completed 50 hours of graduate work within the Atmospheric Science program at UAH. Residing in Austin, TX with his wife and two dogs, Cook is an active musician in the live music capital of the world and avid storm chaser when the weather permits.
Nabil E. Zumout | Board Director and Corporate Counsel
Nabil E. Zumout, Esq. has served as the Board Director, Corporate Counsel and Investor for AnythingWeather since 2002, providing in‐house counsel and guidance. Zumout holds a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law, in addition to a double BA in Mathematics and Philosophy & Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
He has been engaged to represent national and local financial institutions, corporations, partnerships, official creditors’ committees, trustees, and individuals in complex workouts; municipal, state‐wide, and national bankruptcies; litigation; mediation; and business reorganizations, involving construction, commercial real estate, agricultural, farming, and commercial transactions.
In addition to his contributions at AnythingWeather, Nabil is the Founder and CEO of Experts.com, an online marketing platform and referral service for expert witnesses and consultants in over 1,365 areas. Zumout is also the Co-Owner and Founder of Moo Moo’s Burger Barn and a member of the Board of Directors for Bashas’ Inc.
Karen Stoner | Client Relations Manager
Karen Stoner is the Client Relations Manager for AnythingWeather, responsible for developing a deep and personal understanding of the technical and business challenges facing our clients, large and small. Primarily focused on the HailWATCH services during the severe weather season, Karen has amassed great familiarity with the storm restoration and builder supplier industries.
Before joining AnythingWeather in 2009, Karen built over twenty years of management experience within the call center and mortgage industries. A native of El Paso, TX, she earned a BA in Finance from University of Texas at El Paso (Go Miners!). Karen lives in Austin, TX with her two Boxers, Drummer and Sadie, adopted form a local rescue she’s actively involved in. When time and weather allows, she can be found planning her next getaway somewhere around the globe.
Joe Islas | Business Development Manager
Joe Islas is AnythingWeather’s Business Development Manager, leading the charge in HailWATCH sales and support nationwide. Since joining AnythingWeather in 2006, his passion and unwavering dedication has helped many storm restoration companies transform their business and grow, establishing HailWATCH as the industry standard.
After studying accounting at Southwest Texas State University, this ‘natural’ in sales built three decades of sales and management experience though a spectrum of roles from retail to running a full-service meat market. A Lone Star native, Islas lives in Round Rock, TX with his wife, enjoying their downtime with Texas BBQ, football and a little competitive league bowling. Islas is also an active member of Toastmaster International, a world leader in communication and leadership development.
JP Patterson | Business Development Manager
‘JP’ Patterson jumped at the opportunity to join AnythingWeather in 2011. Starting out as a National Account Manager in the HailWATCH service area, JP has since branched out and now, as the Southern Region Business Development Manager, works to bring all AnythingWeather products to businesses, organizations, and communities.
A Texan through-and-through, JP studied Political Science and History at Texas A&M and Texas State University. But it was at AnythingWeather that JP found his true calling. To this day, he remains fascinated with the multitude of ways weather data can help all manner of businesses. Outside of work you will find JP spending time with his large circle of family and friends and cultivating his love for a family tradition handed down from his grandfather: preparing Texas BBQ.
Preston Brown | Business Development Manager
Preston Brown is AnythingWeather’s Business Development Manager for the Northern Region. After joining AnythingWeather in 2010, Brown was instrumental in starting up and expanding its iStrike lightning notification service into a national fixture, with users ranging from high school sports teams to wind farm operations.
A die-hard Husker fan, Brown grew up in the Nebraska panhandle and later earned a BA in Modern Language with emphasis in Spanish from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He now lives in Bismarck, ND enjoying the wide-open spaces with his wife and three children and, as a former golf professional, enjoying the occasional round of golf when there’s no snow on the ground.
Anthony Kueneman | Business Development Manager
Anthony Kueneman is AnythingWeather’s Business Development Manager for the Western Region. The most recent member to join AnythingWeather, Anthony has taken on the challenge of expanding the company’s environmental hardware and data management services into the agricultural and golf industries.
Anthony has a B.S. in Marketing and Communications and prior to joining AnythingWeather, worked in marketing and product development within the asset management and security software industry, and was involved with several tech startups dealing with water monitoring and management.
Anthony specializes in working hands-on with companies in need of Agricultural & Turf Irrigation Management, helping, to put the weather to work for them.
Helen Handova | Marketing Services Manager
Helen Handova is the Marketing Services Manger for AnythingWeather, responsible for all things direct mail. Focused primarily on marketing for storm restoration contractors, she methodically guides clients through marketing campaigns, from graphic design to the shipping of marketing collaterals to storm-ravaged communities in need of repairs.
Joining AnythingWeather in 2011, she brings 20+ years of experience in the print and marketing industries. Handova is well-versed in creating effective and eye-popping campaigns for postcards, door hangers, yard signs, brochures and envelope mailers, to name just a few. When the printers have stopped, you can find her and her husband cheering for their son at one of the local baseball fields in Palm Dessert, CA
77851 Las Montanas Road, Suite C
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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