Having lived in a haunted home in early childhood, Matt Goldman has always had an appreciation for the extraordinary. He has spent his life investigating the spiritual and supernatural. Wandering into old dwellings and haunted locations, walking miles drumming with Buddhist monks, meditating, and recording dreams, he has sat in Native American sweat ceremonies, fasted, and gone to great lengths to have first-hand experiences. Surprisingly, because of his experience, he has a healthy skeptical side. Not everything you think is true, so repeat verification and analysis is imperative to any conclusion in this area. His experience in this field, his skepticism, and his desire to uncover the mysteries that surround us are indispensable assets to APRA. He brings genuine curiosity, humor, and passion into a living science. The pursuit and discovery of the dark and undiscovered.
President/Founder A.P.R.A. Brandon has built a highly respected team that uses a scientific approach to paranormal investigations. His determination to find "cold hard facts, to prove or disprove" makes A.P.R.A. what it is today.
Rev. Fr. David Deerfeeder is an ordained Old Catholic priest, pastor, multi-sensate medium, paranormal investigator, story-teller, author, and award-winning singer-songwriter, among other things. He employs a number of modalities including psychometry, and believes both the living and the dead should always be treated with compassion and respect.He is a speaker and investigation leader who is always willing to share his methodology and encourage others to develop their own deep-sensory gifts.
Nicole Strickland currently resides in San Diego, California, and has been innately intrigued with the paranormal since childhood, having thus studied the field for many years. She has been actively investigating historical landmarks and private residences for paranormal activity since the early 2000s, after a profound experience with the spirit of her beloved grandmother. She is the Founder and Director of the San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) and serves as the team’s EVP specialist and historical locations case manager. Nicole has worked with various Southern California paranormal research teams prior to developing SDPRS in 2009. She is also a core member of the Ghost Research Society, based in Chicago, Illinois and was appointed to the GRS Southern California Area Research Director position in 2009. She was recently promoted to the GRS California Coordinator in 2015. Nicole also serves as a consultant to World Paranormal Investigations as well as a California Representative for the American Spectral Society.
Nicole Strickland is the founder and director of the well-respected San Diego Paranormal Research Society and co-host of the "Spirits of the Adobe tours at the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. She serves as a consultant to various other teams. Nicole is the published author of several books and writes for FATE Magazine, Let's Talk Magazine and Paranormal Underground Magazine. Having a passion for public speaking, she has presented at numerous paranormal-themed conferences, events and libraries in addition to being a guest on several internet and terrestrial radio shows. Nicole has also appeared in television and film, such as "My Ghost Story-Caught on Camera," "Travel Channel's Ghost Stories," "San Diego's Channel 6 and 8 Morning News Programs, "Southern California Paranormal Investigators," "All Around Us" among others. Having an innate passion for history and the supernatural, Nicole is an advocate for spiritual energies, the clients she serves and the paranormal field at large.
Founder & Leader of Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters.
Jeadene, Momma J, founded her group in 2005 and has successfully maintained one of the longest and largest running groups in the Northern NV area.
She believes in preserving history one spirit at a time.
Jeadene Solberg “Mama J” is the Founder and Executive Director of Northern Nevada Ghost Hunters, which is one of the largest and longest running groups in Nevada. She has maintained a respected and hard-working group, which provides Fundraisers for Foundations that preserve Historical sites and culture. Her group also has a Home and business investigation division. She also works with people to teach them about energy and can provide spiritual and crystal healing. She knows there is no single approach that is right to handle cases and is willing to go out of her way to build lasting and strong relationships with her clients and Foundations. She continues her growth and training constantly to bring new approaches that fit her groups, clients, and Foundation’s needs. Her group is based in Northern Nevada; however, there are chapters in Northern CA, Southern Nevada and Battle Mountain, NV. She works with the Gold Hill Hotel on bimonthly Historical and Paranormal tours. Her mission is to continue research, education, and preservation of historical sites and to learn more about the paranormal and to spread love, light, and positive energy to everyone she meets.