Cheryl has invested the last 9 years to advancing the field of Genetic Genealogy through her research supporting adoptees, unidentified persons, and in providing DNA based leads for criminal cases. Cheryl proudly served as the one of the researchers in a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking case, identifying both a Jane Doe victim and the person responsible for her death. Solving first for the victims identity as a volunteer with a nonprofit and subsequently leading the research in identifying the suspect. Her commitment to providing research of the highest quality is unmatched. In addition, she brings the invaluable experience of 9 years in nursing.
Bringing 8 years experience in applying genetic and forensic genealogy techniques in identity research, Amanda leverages her unique background to develop new strategic research methods for AdvanceDNA. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Investigative Genetic Genealogy Accreditation Board, where she is assisting in the development of professional standards and an accreditation exam for her field.
Amanda is the first Investigative Genetic Genealogy practitioner to serve as an Expert Witness in a criminal trial. During a post-conviction appeal, her research and testimony was upheld by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Additionally she brings 20 years experience in the financial sector with a firm background in analytics, business management, process improvement, and program management.
With more than 7 years experience applying Genetic Genealogy methods, Traci has resolved more than three hundred cases of unknown parentage and provided support services to hundreds more. She brings extensive experience and training in mediation, diversity, and genetic genealogy as well as many years of leadership in a wide variety of community volunteer organizations. As a confident presenter and educator, she enjoys sharing her experience and investing in the development of others. Traci graduated from the Ramapo Investigative Genetic Genealogy Certificate Program where she gained additional skills to apply on unidentified human remains and violent crime cases.
Butch received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Central Arkansas in 1990. He was a Dallas Police Officer for ten years prior to receiving his Juris Doctor degree in 1999 from Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Fort Worth. He is admitted to practice in Texas, U.S. District Courts in the Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas. Butch is a member of the Texarkana Bar Association, Northeast Texas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Criminal Defense Attorney Association.
Clint, a 3rd generation lawman, is an honorably retired Detective from the Garland Police Department. Prior to becoming a police officer, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. Clint continues to train local, state, and federal law enforcement, is a subject matter expert for the Dallas Fort Worth affiliates of Fox and CBS, a court Expert Witness, and a keynote speaker. He additionally provides training in safety/security and anti-terrorism to individuals, companies and churches.