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.
has had a long interest in the paranormal field and began investigating
independantly before joining the PPA. Don comes to us from the
emergency services field, being both a fire chief and EMT, and works
for a national fire supression company.
When Don is not working, he can be found hanging out with his wife and
two children, hunting, fishing, or engaged in some other type of
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
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 15 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 senior IT technician
for a large company.
In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time
with his 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.
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.
is a very detailed oriented person and has always been a skeptic of the
paranoraml until a recent experience set him in motion to find answers
beyond the scope of normal understanding. Ian also comes to us from the
law enforcement community.
is a coach in his off-time for two girls basketball teams that his
daughters are players on, and when not coaching, Ian can be found
running with his daughters to dance and competitive cheer events.
comes to our team with a long history of interest and fascination with
the paranormal world. She has always been pulled towards this
topic and her interests grew stronger after taking an anthropology
course in college, which led her to her first investigation 20 years
ago at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. She has met several times with
psychics and mediums to try and reach for answers unknown and has even
had her own natural psychic experiences through dream state.
Jenn loves to spend time with her twins and watching them play soccer
and volleyball. When she’s not doing that, you can find her out hiking
trails throughout NY State with her two favorites: Ian and their
beloved Doberman, “Rocco”.
Psychic Medium / Quantum Shaman
Starr began to have paranormal and psychic experiences
early in life, seeing spirits as a baby and developing precognitive and
clairvoyant abilities by the age of 4.
Her interest in the paranormal peeked after her
first and only son was born with similar gifts. Starr received an education at
the University of Missouri in photography optics and physics. She continues to push the boundaries of
science & spirit to this day, always seeking to learn more with the goal of
reuniting these long-lost fields.
Starr is currently working towards a PHD in Natural Medicine
at Quantum University in Hawaii. Starr
is our quantum shaman and a graduate of The Four Winds Society of Shamanic
Energy Medicine. She currently practices energy medicine and works with people all over the world,
specializing in distance healings and spiritual readings.
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.