4. Meteorology Reports and Storm Chasing with Special Guest Derik Kline

Because Experience Matters with Jack Hanks

Jun 3 2022 • 50 mins

Host: Jack Hanks

Special Guest: Derik Kline

Episode Summary

In this episode, the Owner of Hail Trace, Derik Kline, talks about building a business out of storm chasing. Derik’s career in storm chasing began as a side hustle when he was 16. In 2012, he quit his job to run Hail Trace.

Today, Derik and Jack talk about getting into storm chasing, his scariest moments in business and storm chasing, creating a work-life balance, having a good team, the importance of accurate meteorology reports, scary storm chasing moments, and get Derik’s advice to his younger self, all on today’s episode of Because Experience Matters.

Key Takeaways

  • “I have to learn to not think about work.”
  • “If there’s not a claim, there’s not a claim.”
  • “The average claim costs $750 just to work it.”
  • “It’s all going to work out.”
  • “Most things are smaller than what you think they are when you’re in the moment.”

Follow Derik at:

Website: https://www.hailtrace.com

Email:              info@hailtrace.com

Call:                 855 334 4245

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derik-kline-086aa912