became interested in the paranormal from a young age of 7 years old
when she had a paranormal experience of her own. Since then, she has
read many books on various subjects relating to the paranormal and
continues her quest to learn more. Paulette often has the opportunity
to talk with many people in her line of work and has shared many
stories with many people who also have had experiences of their own.
spends most of her time with her family and friends and is very
active in youth development programs. She also enjoys ice skating
when time allows.
interest in the paranormal began at an early age when he had some
experiences that he couldn't explain. This led him to begin reading
books on many paranormal subjects and later doing some investigating
on his own. When Hawk had the opportunity to join The PPA, he jumped
on it and has been a valuable resource since. Hawk also comes from a
law enforcement background as an officer, instructor, private
security contractor and overall superhero. His natural curiosity and
questioning mind gives great insight on alternative
When Hawk is not at one of his several jobs, he
loves to spend time with his family and friends and enjoys many
Lead Psychic Medium | Investigator | Metaphysics Instructor
began to sense spirits around the age of two years old. With many
years of developing and fine tuning her ability, Virginia began to
professionally assist clients with her mediumship abilities. Virginia
now has over 30 years of professional experience as a psychic medium
and continues to help people with her work. Virginia teaches
variety of metaphysical subjects and lectures around the country. She
has taught metaphysical topics in public school adult education
programs for 7 years and meditation classes for over 20 years in the
When Virginia is on her own time, she can be
found enjoying life with friends and family, working in her garden
and taking care of animals in need.
Investigator | Historical Researcher
paranormal experiences started at a young age; often talking to
relatives of past events until they realized that these events
happened long before his birth. As he grew older, Stan started having
dreams of things that would happen. After years of trying not to
acknowledge them, Stan has decided it was time to open up and learn
what his dreams mean and how to better use them. Stan comes to us
from the EMS field. He has been a volunteer for over 30 years with
many of them spent as an EMT.
enjoys studying the history of the Wyoming Valley area of
Pennsylvania and telling, listening to or reading a good folk lore
Investigator | Historical Researcher
John has always had in
interest in the paranormal and a keen interest in the history and explanation of possible reasons why
these occurrences may be taking place. John has always been fascinated how various
spiritual beliefs, individuals' backgrounds, and scientific theories
combine to explain personal accounts by those who have claimed to have
paranormal experiences. John believes in applying the scientific method to
investigations of the paranormal to understand what actual experience
and misconceptions could be. John has been a public educator for the last 12 years and
is in the process of completing his master's degree in Education.
In his free time, John
enjoys reading, writing, studying Astronomy and Psychology, playing basketball,
cheering on the Phillies and living and dying with Notre Dame football. John
also enjoys spending time with his family.
Investigator | Historical Researcher
Brian became interested in the paranormal
at a very young age when he started having personal experiences that happened
quite frequently and continue today. This taught Brian to be open and accept
what may be around him. Having grown up with these experiences, Brian can relate to
what a client may be going through. Brian is a US Marine Veteran with an interest in Native
American and Civil War history, old houses and everything that comes
with them. He received a degree from Johnson College in Computer
Information Technology and is employed as a Workstation Analyst
for a large local company.
In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time
with his wife and son, traveling, camping, and skiing in Vermont.
Cheryl began to notice spirit around the age of 7 when she started to communicate with
spirit guides. She has been
using her abilities to read energy professionally for over 5 years, assisting
clients through spirit communication and empathic intuition. Cheryl is an Intuitive Medium offering
Akashic Record readings, gemstone readings, spiritual guidance and messages
from loved one by phone, private parties and psychic galleries.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends,
collecting gemstones, reading and being in the outdoors.
as early as he can remember, Ed has
had a healthy interest in the paranormal. He has had many experiences
throughout the years that have intrigued him to pursue his
fascination with all things
paranormal. His inquisitive mind and attention to detail are extremely valuable assets to have.
a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, Ed's investigative skills
compliment the PPA's team of already skilled investigators. Ed
now uses his skills
learned throughout his career to investigate and search for answers to
unexplained and the paranormal. His interest grows more daily.
Kelly has a naturally calm demeanor, is intuitive and believes in
being open to the possibilities of all the things around us, not just what we can see or
touch. Although she has always
had a strong interest in events thought to be unexplainable, Kelly remains
and always looks for a reasonable cause for an odd event before jumping to conclusions. She has strong troubleshooting and research skills and is extremely confident under pressure.
the past 17 years, Kelly has worked with the State's correctional facilities,
implementing and managing the inmate phone system.
Michelle is a spirit
medium and author working in the paranormal field for almost a decade
specializing in spirit resolution and home clearing. Michelle believes
that everyone is born with some level of psychic ability, but this journey
started for her after a routine surgery in one of the most psychically active
cities in the US - San Francisco, where she was later told that the surgeons
had to "bring her back".
In her free time,
Michelle loves to read, in particular, Columbia University's History of Magic
and Witchcraft and is currently studying exorcism. When she's not living in
the paranormal world, Michelle loves being a mom and dancing with her daughter!
interest in the paranormal
began at a very young age when he would listen to tales that were told
mom and older brother who both had experiences with the unknown. In
2009 Jim started his own investigative group. His experiences and
evidence that he gathered really
opened his eyes to all that is possible.
When Jim is not investigating, he
makes deliveries for a popular tire company and works at a local home
improvement center. Jim’s other
interests are traveling with his wife and a love for antique and muscle cars. Jim
hopes that his time spent investigating with the PPA will help others in need.
Investigator / Biologist
has been intrigued by the paranormal from an early age, an interest not
stemming from any paranormal experience of her own. This interest has
gradually turned from fear to fascination over the years. Nicole comes
to us from the scientific community. She has been classically trained
as a biologist with a master's degree in wildlife management. Nicole's
scientific background complements the team on investigations.
her spare time Nicole can be found reading, spending time in the
outdoors with her friends and family, or just enjoying life in general.
Investigator / Wildlife Specialist
has had an interest in the unexplained since he was a child. From
stories about mysterious creatures to campfire ghost stories, Jim has
always wanted more answers. Jim considers himself a true skeptic who
will need to use his own senses to make him a believer. Jim was born
and raised in NE PA and comes to us from the law enforcement community
and has a military background.
In his free time, Jim can usually be found somewhere in the outdoors.
Investigator - In memory
Ben passed away in
early 2014. He was our official team mascot and paranormal investigator. He was
a specially trained police K-9 that was part of a PPA research project who
assisted on certain cases. It is strongly believed that animals can sense the
presence of spirits and other energies, so we put Ben to the test. With his
handler, Hawk, Ben has accompanied us on cases to see if he would
"alert" with the presence of paranormal activity. We've had some
great results! Ben was the first paranormal investigating K9 to ever be
featured on national TV.
The PPA has counselors on staff (not shown here), including a certified EMDR
Therapist specializing in emotional trauma
resolution for severe cases and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psy.D for
consultation and counseling on specific cases concerning psychic
sensitivities, psyc consults and paranormal related stress in children.