|MEET THE PTF TEAM
|Greg Myers - President - Director - Investigative Coordinator
- Case Manager
Greg has had personal paranormal encounters since being a teen and has years of paranormal
investigative experience. He is well versed with haunting classifications, paranormal investigative
techniques and leadership through example. Greg has served as a technician and supervisor while
serving in the military and has further enhanced his education and abilities with legal issues while
serving over ten years in the legal field. With his background of legal issues, lobbying experience and
issue advocation, he hopes to apply these skills to the enactment and strengthening of "haunted
house" and "psychological impact" disclosure laws for prospective property owners, tenets and
lessees. Greg also has an extensive background in genealogical research and familiarization with
record research vital to the research of potential haunted properties.
Greg is one that shares the philosophy that paranormal investigations can come with many unknown
dangers which are not properly addressed by most of the paranormal research field. This and other
important issues are overlooked and need further advocation to current and future researchers and
investigators within this field. Greg adheres to a Humanistic Approach to investigations which always
places the client first above everything else.
Greg became part of MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ in August of 2005 serving as a co-
administrator, lead investigator and EVP specialist. While serving with MPR, Greg became an
instrumental element in the collection and analysis of evidence in a case involving an extreme
"inhuman" haunting and possession. This Haunting was featured on the Discovery Channel's "A
Haunting" series as the Season 3 opener. In October of 2006, Greg co-founded PARANORMAL TASK
FORCE™, a not for profit organization which promotes the awareness of paranormal research and
historical preservation through a variety of methods. MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ now
serves as its non-extreme investigative and research division while other divisions will be launched
making Paranormal Task Force™, Inc. a "One Stop" resource for all paranormal needs of clients, the
public and other organizations.
Greg has been a featured guest on various radio stations, news stations, newspapers and as a
speaker at both paranormal and non-paranormal events. Greg and other members of PTF were
featured in the 2007 Spooked Productions (Booth Brothers) paranormal documentary “Children of the
Grave” which has and continues to air on the SyFy & Chiller Channels, "The Haunted Boy: The Secret
Diary of the Exorcist" (also serving as co-associate producer) which was released on DVD in 2010 and
will air in the near future and made an appearance in "Children of the Grave 2". He is also featured in
"Legacy of Shadows: The Legend of Zombie Road", directed and produced by Jeremiah Niere, which
was released on DVD New Years Day 2010, appeared in the segment "Truck Stop Terror" on the SyFy
show "Fact or Faked:Paranormal Files" which aired in 2012 and filmed in an episode of the History
Channel series "Sold".
Greg has authored several short stories and articles concerning the paranormal, some of which were
published in “Weird Missouri” (2009) and “Weird Encounters” (2010). Greg was also voted as one of
the top 10 Investigators in America for 2008-10 on Haunted America Tours (www.hauntedamericatours.
|Sandy Oates - Vice President - Director - Case Management Coordinator
- Lead Investigator -Treasurer
Sandy has had experiences with paranormal happenings including trips to Scotland which have
furthered her exposure to both paranormal happenings and a paranormal enriched culture which have
peaked her interest to learn more about the unknown realms.
Sandy is a small business owner with over 20 years experience in social service and law
enforcement. She also holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice/minor in Sociology. She enjoys
investigating the paranormal as well as research that comes with it and always looks forward to
further developing her skills in all areas with PTF to further add to the professionalism PTF brings to the
clients we serve.
Sandy joined MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ and Co-Founded PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™
in 2006 then became a Director in 2007. Sandy has also become the heartbeat of PTF and shows her
diversity as she currently serves as the Case Management Coordinator overseeing the entire case
management and research operations of the organization along with many other vital administrative
duties such as Secretary and Treasurer as well.
Sandy served as a valuable research assistant for the 2007 Spooked Television (Booth Brothers) film
"Children of the Grave" which was released October 2, 2007 on DVD and first aired on the SyFy
Network in 2008 and continues to air on SyFy and Chiller. She also filmed and served as an co-
associate produce, research assistant and location manager for another Booth Brothers documentary
titled "The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist" which was released on DVD in 2010 and will
air soon and filmed for an episode of the History Channel series "Sold".
|Matt Hendrix - Lead Investigator - Shamanic Faith Advisor
Matt is a very spiritual person with a lifetime of experience with the unknown as well as being the step-
son of a Native American Cherokee Shaman. Matt has been taught the Shaman pathways of life since
childhood and its interrelationship with other universal and paranormal realms. Matt is well versed in
world religions and beliefs, as well as metaphysical practices.
As the founder and leader of Meramec Valley Paranormal Research, Matt worked jointly on a few
investigations with MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™. With the added benefits we all provided
collectively, we agreed it would be more beneficial to clients if we continued such an ongoing
relationship and in 2007 Matt became a member of the PTF family.
Matt's lifelong knowledge, wisdom and investigative skills have been a tremendous attribute for PTF
and the clients it serves.
Matt appeared in the 2007 Spooked Television (Booth Brothers) film "Children of the Grave" which was
released October 2, 2007 on DVD and first aired on the SyFy Network in 2008 and recently filmed and
assisted behind the camera for another Booth Brother production titled "The Haunted Boy:The Secret
Diary of the Exorcist" which was released on DVD in 2010 and will air soon.
|Jeff Hoffman - Case Manager - Investigator
Jeff Hoffman hails from the Arlington, TX, located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. He moved to St. Louis to
open a small used car lot with his brother. He attended the University of Texas and the University of
Texas at Arlington. Jeff spent 20+ years in software development focusing on wholesale distribution
accounting. He was involved in design, programming, selling, training, & support of the companies
Jeff is currently a skeptic. He does not believe in the paranormal nor does he disbelieve in the
paranormal. He does not disbelieve in other peoples experiences. Jeff is looking to answer his own
questions as to the existence of the paranormal. The paranormal is not a subject that he has had a
long time interest. He stumbled upon a certain show on the SyFy channel about a couple of plumbers
who were into the paranormal. That started his interest in the paranormal. He wanted to attend one of
their outings at Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, KY but was unable to attend. He found our group
through an article printed in the Citizens Journal about a picture captured at Waverly Hills. He soon
became a welcomed addition to the PTF Family.
Jeff’s other interests include his addiction to the University of Texas’ football program. He is also a
Parrot Head and has been involved with various Parrot Head Clubs for the past 16 or so years. He is a
past President of the St. Louis Parrot Head Club and has been the Community Service Chairperson for
the Parrot Head’s annual convention (The Meeting of the Minds) for the past 15 years plus.
If you live in or around the St. Louis area and are in need of a good quality used vehicle at a very
reasonable price then you can visit Jeff at his used auto sales lot that he owns and operates! Mention
that you saw it mentioned on the PTF site for a special para-normal discount! Just email him for more
|Jeremy King - Lead Investigator - Director - Secretary
Jeremy grew up in a home with lots of paranormal activity witness by many people. Jeremy has
always been interested in the paranormal, and after watching a few seasons of ghost huntings favorite
plumbers he decided to start ghost hunting. Not long after that decision he attended at Paranormal
Task Force workshop at McPike Mansion and decided to Join PTF in 2007.
Jeremy attended Lindenwood University and after switching from his major in Art History recieve a BA
in Corporate Communication. Then Jeremy decided to attend Ranken Technical College and recieve a
certificate in Auto Collison Repair Technology and graduated Magna Cum Laude, this ended up being a
very expensive way to train for a hobby. He now works with troubled Children at a local school and is
concidering yet another stint in a school of higher education.
Jeremy's other interests are Jeeps and offroading. Jeremy wrenches and wheels when he has time
with his 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and his 1948 Willys CJ2A. He is a member of the
MidWestJeepThing.com club as well. Jeremy is married and has two wonderful dogs and also enjoys
traveling, especially Disney World! Jeremy is an avid reader and watcher of horror movies.
Jeremy also recently served behind the camera for a Booth Brothers (Spooked Television Releasing)
production titled "The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exoricst" which was released on DVD in
2010 and will air sometime soon. He was co-associate producer for "Legacy of Shadows ... The
Legend of Zombie Road" which was released on DVD New Years Day 2010 and was filmed in an
episode of the History Channel series "Sold".
|James Oates - Lead Investigator
Becoming an official member of PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™ in August of 2007, Jim currently serves
as an lead investigator. Jim was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. A land full of spiritual beliefs and a place
where it is normal practice to talk about such things.
Jim started experiencing the paranormal in Edinburgh when he was a wee lad of about 10 years and
has never stopped experiencing such. He spent 16 years in the British Army and a further 4 years in
the Essex Police force. He is a Network/Electronics engineer by trade and work for a major company
on all network issues outside of the USA. Jim is also a Pipe Sergeant in the St. Louis Caledonia Pipe
Band where he pipes a bagpipe and also gives instruction to others.
Jim considers himself a firm believer in life after death and not an expert on such. He is very open to
suggestions and opinions from others concerning the paranormal. Jim has been on past
investigations with MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™ and proved to be an excellent field
investigator and somewhat of a self taught expert with video analysis. As such, it was only proper to
bring him aboard with the PTF family where his experiences, skills and attributes will be beneficial to
PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™ and the clients we serve.
Jim has also been featured in an educational paranormal documentary titled "Haunt U" which aired on
Paranormal TV via Comcast on Demand in 2010.
|Bobbi Govro - Research Specialist - Investigator
Bobbi, a descendant of the famous Shakespeare line, comes to the PTF Family with a professional
background in all aspects of historical, probate, property, court, genealogical and all research areas
vital to the development of paranormal and historical cases. She learned this great love and passion
for historical research from her father, an expert genealogist. Later in life, she returned to college and
pursued her degree with an emphasis in history, religions and culture. Filling a much needed area in
the organization, Bobbi has taken on the position of co-research coordinator for Paranormal Task
Besides her invaluable experience with research, Bobbi has also had a wealth of person paranormal
and "sensitive" experiences behind her as well as having worked in the professional audio/video field
when younger. She is an Elder and the Organist of a local Presbyterian Church. Growing up, she has
had paranormal experiences and “insight” into future events that she is still working to understand
and comprehend. Although she believes in the spiritual realm and the likelihood of ghostly energy, she
is a firm believer of proof positive results. Even with a great sense of humor, she takes the scientific
approach to paranormal investigation and believes there is a great deal of knowledge to be obtained
from this field.
Bobbi has a home in Jefferson County, as well as, a farm in Washington County where her and her
husband raise cattle and hogs. She specializes in horses and has an active Paint breeding program.
Her training specialty is working with reprogramming race horses. She has six children and has been
active in many civic, social and youth organizations.
Bobbi has also been featured in an educational paranormal documentary titled "Haunt U" which aired
on Paranormal TV via Comcast on Demand in 2010.
PTF welcomes the above new apprentices to the team. Pictures and Bios will be coming soon.
|Chris Koetters - Public/Media Relations Specialist - Lead Investigator
Chris met PTF while coordinating an investigation for a live Halloween show on KZZK, a local radio
station in Quincy, IL. He quickly became very interested in the field of the paranormal and a few years
later came aboard as the public relations coordinator for PTF. His extensive knowledge and
background in not only radio but also TV and newspaper made him a perfect fit for PTF.
Chris has a passionate desire to help those in need while learning more about the world of the
paranormal. During investigations, you will find Chris trying to seek out other explanations for the
unexplained and makes it a goal to try to separate the explainable from the unexplainable.
If you talk to any of Chris’s family or friends the will quickly point out that he is a thrill seeker. Chris is a
weekend warrior who races an IMCA modified dirt car. He is also an active storm chaser who loves to
observing severe weather and the field of meteorology in general. And if you watch closely you may
sometimes catch him in the background on the local TV station doing weather analysis during severe
weather or on the radio giving severe weather updates.
|Margaret Shelton - Paravoyance Case Manager - Investigator
Maggie (Margaret) comes to PTF with a wealth of paranormal experiences. Living in Thailand during
her formative years taught her to sense and see into the spiritual world. She also has been lucky
enough to have a family that allowed her to nurture her abilities. Maggie is one of PTF’s Empathic
Sensitives. Maggie feels that most people have the ability to empathize in a specific situational setting
(such as the death of a loved one or the joy of a new baby). However, she uses her ability to "tune in" on
feeling the emotional status of the living and the departed. Her abilities give her an enormous power to
experience the emotions that others seek to hide. Maggie is the first one to tell you that she “may not
be getting it right” but will stick to the task at hand to make sure that our clients are safe and have the
answers that they have come to us for. Even though she has these abilities, she is always looking for
the “reason” something happened. Sometimes, there is a physical reason it happened. She is just as
satisfied with that answer as she is with a paranormal answer.
Maggie resides in Jefferson County, is married, and has two children. She works in the Educational
field and her field choice is Special Education. She has many hobbies. She loves to spend time with
her friends, working in her yard, doing crafts, reading, cooking, traveling, and entertaining.
|George Williams - Assistant Investigative Coordinator - Director
George has been interested in the paranormal since he was a young child. After living in an old
farmhouse in Iowa, his interest peaked even more. He has had several paranormal experiences while
living in that house which led him to researching the paranormal.
George has had prior paranormal investigative experiences as an investigator & researcher. He co-
founded Missouri Paranormal and Crypto Society with his wife Monika, which quickly became one of
the most professional paranormal organizations in the Midwest. George was also featured in an
episode of Animal Planet's "The Haunted".
George is always experimenting with new equipment to assist in obtaining evidence of paranormal
existence. George’s hobbies include: studying & collecting insects, arachnids & reptiles.
George is a well welcomed addition to Paranormal Task Force (PTF) as his experience with assisting
those in need coupled with his enthusiasm and inventiveness in the field will greatly benefit the clients
we serve and the paranormal research field as a whole.
|Jay Fortune - Investigator
Jay's interest in the paranormal started in 1998 while staying in an old hotel in Garmisch, Germany. He
woke up in the middle of the night unable to raise his head. He felt something was holding it down,
preventing him from taking a breath, as he was on his stomach with his face in the pillow. It was a very
real experience for him and caused him to wonder about things he had never thought about before.
A few years went by and one day happened to see the show about the plumbers who did ghost hunting
in their spare time. After a lot of research, and visits to different websites, he applied and was
accepted into the Paranormal Task Force. He is a skeptic by nature, but because of personal
experiences from the different investigations that he has been on, he is admittedly having his mind
opened by the Paranormal.
Jay works for the Federal Government, is a born again Christian, and has been able to travel around
the world with his wife. Besides the travel, he enjoys writing, and playing with his dogs, Buddy a border
collie, and Emma a stray rescue. Jay enjoys everything related to the Paranormal. He respects
everyones opinion on whether they believe in the Paranormal or not. Jay is always willing to talk about
his experiences, and is willing to help anyone with any problems. He welcomes any communication.
|Gregg Jones - Public/Media Relations Specialist - Assistant Case
Management Coordinator - Director - Investigator
Bio coming soon
|Fabian Rodriguez - Investigator - Catholic Faith Advisor
Bio coming soon
|Bryan Schulte - Investigator
Bryan got interested in paranormal research from watching different ghost hunting shows on
television. His first investigation was in 2007 when he joined a group in Iowa. In 2010, I started to look
for a group closer to home and was accepted by Paranormal Task Force.
Bryan has had various paranormal experiences through his entire life time. His first being an out of
body experience as a teenager. He does believe that we can also travel out of body when sleeping and
has experienced several events in this. His spirituality has led him to believe in angels and spirit
guides. He believes they are there to help us if we choose to listen.
He has always liked to work with his hands and trying to figure things out. Bryan works as an
electrician for a local manufacturer. This experience has given him the knowledge to work with
various sensors, electronics and computers. At home he does a variety of activities from gardening,
camping, recording my albums to the computer and cleaning up the recordings, building World War 2
models. He is currently experimenting with electronic sensors and programmable controllers to build
a data acquisition system.
|Colby Davis - Lead Investigator
Colby came to PTF in 2010 with a wealth of experience that benefits our clients and the paranormal
community alike. With a wealth of investigative and research experience he has been a well
Colby did not grow up in a haunted house and had no experiences that brought him into the
paranormal field. After listening to a lecture at a local community college he began to read and
research all he could about the paranormal. Like many investigators his quest for answers is what
got him started in the paranormal. He began his investigating career with a small group in Western
Illinois and in 2007 founded Illinois Paranormal Exploration located in Champaign County, Illinois where
he served as the Eastern Illinois Representative for the American Ghost Society. Colby considers one
of his strengths to be teaching investigators with little or no experience or those looking just to learn
more about the paranormal field.
Colby’s infatuation with EVP’s came as a result of him being the producer of the paranormal talk show
“Tuesday After Twilight” with the late Chad Austin and Dianna Avena. Chad was a self-proclaimed EVP
junkie, an “audio master”, and Colby’s mentor and teacher in all aspects of EVP research. He feels
that through EVP capture the answers to many questions involved in a specific case or the paranormal
in general can be answered. He also feels that the investigator is the most important piece of
equipment on any investigation. With all of the technology available to investigators, Colby feels that at
times we focus too much on the high tech gadgets and not enough on the environment around us.
Colby has also been featured in an educational paranormal documentary titled "Haunt U" which aired
on Paranormal TV via Comcast on Demand in 2010.
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|Jeff Franklin - Investigator
Bio coming soon
|Terry Gambill - Investigative Specialist & Consultant
Terry has always had a genuine interest of the paranormal since his childhood where he had his first
"true" paranormal encounter. Since then he has been a devoted reader, viewer and listener of
anything paranormal. Terry utilizes a true scientific approach to investigating and has become an
expert in anything involving technology and equipment used in the paranormal investigative field. Even
while possessing and being dedicated to a scientific approach of investigating, his life long customer
service and management skills brings his "the client come first" customer service attitude as the
forerunner of his many personal attributes.
Terry is a twenty five year plus veteran of the paranormal research and investigative field who has
served within many past organizations as well as leading his own for quite some time. Terry has
partnered with PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™ and brings his expertise and fine tuned skills to the
clients they serve.
While becoming partnered originally with MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™in 2005 and now
extending that partnership with PARANORMAL TASK FORCE™, Terry also still remains Administrator of
his well established GHOSTS & HAUNTS IN MISSOURI™ organization and maintains his very
informative website which provides the paranormal community with outstanding resources including a
database of Missouri's haunted locations.
MISSOURI PARANORMAL RESEARCH™and GHOSTS & HAUNTS IN MISSOURI™ have worked together
so well in the past on some very important investigations which brought the client and paranormal
community some extraordinary evidence and data. As such, we both felt that such a permanent
partnership would serve the best interest for both groups involved, the clients we serve and the
paranormal community as a whole. This partnership will also provide a very experienced pool of
investigators for every haunting type imaginable and allow investigators from both groups to work
together well into the future of paranormal research.
Terry's great resources and investigative data can be found on the internet on his website at:
|Monika Williams - Case Manager - Investigator
Monika comes to the paranormal field with no history of paranormal experiences, but she has always
held an interest in it. This has led her to wanting to find answers to the unanswered questions in the
Monika has had prior paranormal investigative experience as an investigator, researcher & case
manager. She co-founded Missouri Paranormal and Crypto Society with her husband George, which
quickly became one of the most professional paranormal organizations in the Midwest. Monika was
also featured in an episode of Animal Planet's "The Haunted".
Monika is a well welcomed addition to Paranormal Task Force (PTF) as her experience with assisting
those in need through her case management skills. Along with her enthusiasm and experience in the
field, she will greatly benefit the clients we serve and the paranormal research field as a whole.
|Dave Norton - Investigative Specialist & Consultant
Bio coming soon - Dave comes to PTF with over 25 years of paranormal investigative experience. He is
a great attribute to the PTF Organization, Paranormal Field and to clients we serve!