Organization:   Haunted Journeys


With a strong background in hospitality management, event management and business management, Bob brings much experience and insight  into his role of  Co-Founder and CEO of Haunted Journeys  Bob understands that historical preservation can be achieved by recognizing its essential role in the paranormal community.  



Organization:   Haunted Journeys


As Founder and President of Haunted Journeys,  Maria is inspired by creating a level of unity and public awareness for the  paranormal community, pulling forward historical preservation and  the realm of para-psychology studies.  With this mission, she  commissioned the formal proclamation for National Ghost Hunting Day and its associated Largest Ghost Hunt Event. 



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Bob Schmidt
Co-Founder Chair

Patti Starr
Command Center Chair

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Organization:   America's Most Haunted


Career media professional, Eric surged into the Internet in 2002 after a long and successful career in diversified  media platforms. As the founder of the online magazine Blogcritics.org, he became a multiple award‐winner of the "sinister cabal of superior bloggers", successfully sold to Technorati in 2008. Since 2014, Eric is the America's Most Haunted brand, it's After Hour's AM Radio Program and co-author of  AMH book (Berkley/Penguin 2014), and Networking in the Music Industry .


  

Organization:   Paranormal Data


Mike is the founder of ParanormalData.com, whose mission is to offer paranormal data and evidence, in a organized /detailed mode, so to solve its mystery.  The database will then provide the clues to further the field's research, while mutually recognizing the scientific and paranormal communities. Mike is also the founder of ParanormalWarehouse.com, who's goal to provide a central location for paranormal enthusiasts to meet. 



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Eric Olsen
Media Advisor

Michael Diamond
Data Curator Advisor

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Maria Schmidt
Co-Founder Chair

The Board of Directors

Organization:   The Scarefest


Since 2014, Layla Cook is the operations director and resident ambassador for The Scarefest.  Many years prior to this, she was the professional assistant to  Chuck & Patti Starr of Ghost Chasers, International. As a life long assemblage artist and certified intuitive counselor, she manages Starr’s monthly Mystical Paranormal Fair. With her passion for art, Layla leads monthly workshops at The Collectors Gallery, demonstrating her main project of Faerie Homes & Gardens. 



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Organization:   Ghost Chasers, International


With over 30 years of paranormal research and investigations, Patti Starr is a world renowned paranormal investigator who owns the Ghost Chasers International Organization (founded in 1996  in Lexington KY). Patti is also the tour guide for the immensely popular Bardstown Ghost Trek which she started in 1997 in Bardstown, KY.  In 2007 all roads led to the inception of the nation's largest Horror/Paranormal exhibit show, The ScareFest, as owned by her and husband, Chuck.



Brian J. Cano
Para Research Chair

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Organization:   Scared!


Brian is well known for his role as the Tech Specialist in Travel Channel's Haunted Collector, now showing on Destination America'.. Sophisticated by intense intrigue and research, Brian is a scientist who's mission is to quantify, measure and get empirical evidence for the phenomena within the paranormal. Now with Scared!, Brian continues this pursuit with his international
"The Method" Tours where he focuses and teaches the process, philosophy and execution of his noted investigative strategies.



Layla
Command Center Advisor