Our founders, George and Meredith Shafer, know firsthand the devastation of addiction. After decades of bondage, George attempted to end his life on September 28th, 2013. Meredith was left to navigate the waters of recovery on her own. Through their hardships and struggles, they found restoration in their family through God, church, and available treatment options.
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Meredith Shafer, J.D., is co-founder and CEO/CFO of Storm Inc. She is a national speaker and author who has spent the last 15 years as the Executive Director of a multi-million dollar nonprofit organization in the Oklahoma City area. She has dedicated her education and experience to raising awareness of PTSD and addiction- her latest book, Mad Cow: A PTSD Love Story is her family's journey through addiction to the hope of recovery. Meredith is a co-founder/co-host of the Monday-Midday-Mobile-Ministry on CrossOver Radio, co-founder of Miracle in the Storm Productions, and contributing author of YouVersion Devotionals.
Meredith has also serves as one of two Addiction Specialist Chaplains for the Oklahoma City Police Department.
George Shafer is a highly decorated veteran and retiree of 15 years from the United States Army. George struggled with addiction for 22 years, but now has co-founded and is CEO/COO of Storm Inc., who speaks nationally about employing a multifaceted and strategic approach to his recovery. SFC Shafer has devoted a majority of his adult life to defending freedom, and currently targets the epidemic of addiction and seeks the complete and total eradication of the epidemic this nation now faces.
George is the co-founder/co-host of the Monday-Midday-Mobile-Ministry on CrossOver Radio, a co-founder of Miracle in the Storm Productions, and contributing author of YouVersion Devotionals. George sits as an Associate Member on the Veteran's Council of Oklahoma, and also serves as a Chaplain on the Oklahoma City Police Department as an Addiction Specialist.
Chris Flanary is a Storm Chaser that struggled with addiction for 13 years. Today, he has over 12 years of sobriety, has certifications in both PRSS (Peer Recovery Support Specialist) and Life Coaching. Chris is also the founder and Executive Director of Brothers In Recovery, a sober living community. He is a Rob’s Ranch alumni, and lives in house with the men in his program, along with his dog Thor, in Newalla, OK.
Chris Rohlmeier spent over 10 years in his addiction, had multiple run ins with the law, and overdosed 6 times- but God had a plan for him, and today he celebrates over 1 year of continuous sobriety! Chris is a Rob’s Ranch and Brothers In Recovery alumni, and resides in Piedmont, OK.
Lead Storm Chaser/Trainer
Mitzie Chappell was an addict/alcoholic for 27 years, starting at the age of 12. Now, she has over 10 years of sobriety, has over 9 years working in recovery, and is our Lead Storm Chaser and Trainer. Mitzie lives in in Moore, OK with her husband (who is a Pastor in a large church in the OKC metro area), youngest son, and their dog Spike.
Travis Taylor struggled with addiction for 21 years. With nearly 18 months of sobriety, this Marine Corps Combat Veteran is not only a Storm Chaser, but also our Programs Manager. Travis is a Rob’s Ranch alumni, and lives in Edmond, OK with his wife and 3 children.