JEFF JONES – Founder, Public Affairs, Lead Investigator
One of the original founders of MPI in 2008, Jeff is the Public Relations Manager, Researcher and Lead Investigator. His interest in the paranormal did not take place until later in his life. He experienced an event in Utah where he was living, that sparked his interest in the paranormal. Jeff has been team lead on numerous investigations, and also performed the role of researcher, and case manager. Jeff’s family has many members who have served in the U.S military. His father served in the US Air Force in the 1960’s, and his son served in the US Marine Corps. Jeff is also retired veteran of the US Air Force. His military attention to detail and vast supervision background prepared him for his many roles in MPI, to case management, vast amounts of research. This also allows him to instruct new MPI candidates for future work in the paranormal.
A true skeptic when it comes to the paranormal, Jeff utilize skills acquired while in the Air Force and other research to find a logical explanation for paranormal activity during investigations. Having a true love for the outdoors, Jeff has found a new interest in cryptozoology claims.
Jeff has an A.S. in Aerospace Aircraft Pneudraulic Technology, B.S. in Occupational Education, and is working on completing a Master’s Degree in Project Management. Jeff retired from the United Stated Air Force honorably after serving 26 years. He obtained the rank of Master Sergeant. During his time in the Air Force, Jeff held many positions. As a Project Manager he was responsible a $25M F-15/F-16 Maintenance Training Contract. Additionally, he served as squadron superintendent where he was responsible for the oversight of 75+ personnel and equipment valued at over $75M. While in the military, he trained and performed many additional duties such as Group and Squadron Safety Representative, Government Purchase Cardholder, and Information Technology Equipment custodian, responsible for equipment valued in excessive of $400K. His training and high management levels help further MPI’s goals of analyzing claims of the paranormal by being able to rule out mechanical and technological influences. Aside from his career experience in management, his early days in the Air Force started out as an Aircraft Pneudraulic Technician. It was this training and work experience that he gained an in-depth knowledge of many different technical areas. From hydraulic systems, to electrical systems, on various aircraft. This comprehensive knowledge allows him to be a tremendously vital member of MPI during research and investigations by allowing him to better factor in those influences into the claims being investigated.
Rob Wirth – Founder, Tech Manager, Lead Investigator
One of the original founders of MPI in 2008, Rob is the Technical Manager and a Lead Investigator for Field and Technical Research. A UFO experience in his teens gave him an early interest in the paranormal, but a haunting experience in his home with his family led him to research and investigate paranormal claims with great intent. Rob has been team lead for numerous investigations, including organizing and arranging all technical research equipment and analysis of most cases. Rob comes from a military family and affectionately refers to himself as an “Army Brat” and is a retired veteran of the US Air Force. His military attention to detail and instructor background makes him well suited for analyzing research, data and instructing new MPI candidates for future work in the paranormal.
An avid “techie”, he is well versed in all areas of paranormal equipment and brings valuable insight to all areas of investigations. His experience in paranormal related technology brings unique perspectives and management to paranormal investigations. An outdoorsman, Rob is not only interested in hauntings and ghosts, but all aspects of the paranormal, primarily extraterrestrial with a new-found interest in cryptozoology claims.
Rob has an A.S. in Aerospace Ground Equipment Technology and an A.S in Instructor of Technology and Military Science. Rob retired from the United Stated Air Force with 20 years of service as a Technical Sergeant. Rob held many positions over his career in the Air Force. As an Education and Training Manager, he managed the training flow for over 3,500 students. He managed $5M in Advanced Distance Learning courses as a Technology Integration and Media Analyst, where also with a keen skill set, he saved the Air Force over $6M. As a Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, he managed aircraft ground equipment inventories that allowed US Air Forces in Europe to directly support combat operations for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. While in the military, he trained and performed many additional duties such as DoD Level II Anti-Terrorism Officer, and Equipment and Technology Management. His training and high management levels help further MPI’s goals of analyzing claims of the paranormal by being able to rule out mechanical and technological influences. Rob is also assigned to the MPI team that develops and builds new equipment. Aside from his career experience in management, his early days in the Air Force started out as an Aircraft Ground Support Equipment Mechanic. It was this training and work experience that he gained an in-depth knowledge of many different technical areas. From electrical systems, to hydraulic systems and even heating and ventilations systems. This broad knowledge allows him to be an extremely vital member of MPI during research and investigations by allowing him to better factor in those influences into the claims being investigated.
Mike White – Research Manager, Lead Investigator, Lead Field Research
Joining MPI in 2008, Mike is the Research Manager and a Lead Investigator for Field and Historical Research. Always having an interest in the alien/ufo arena, a haunting personal experience led him to research and investigate paranormal claims with great intent. Mike has been team lead for many investigations, including organizing and arranging the historical research, documentation and investigation of the Texas town of Burkburnett. Mike comes from a long line of military men of all branches, now including his son, and is a veteran of the US Air Force. His military mindset dictates the professionalism, structure and dedication to how investigations are conducted.
An avid reader and researcher, he is well versed in all areas and brings valuable insight to all areas of investigations. An early interest in the outdoors, Mike is interested in all aspects of the paranormal, primarily extraterrestrial and cryptozoology claims. His experience in the outdoors, hunting, fishing camping and survival brings unique perspectives and management to outdoor investigations.
Mike has a B.S.O.E. in Business Management and an A.S. in contract management as well as many professional certifications. As a Contingency Contracting Officer in the Air Force for 10 years, he supported combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom as well and the conflicts in Kosovo and other worldwide areas. His contracting career was primarily for construction contracts where he worked closely with construction and engineering fields. This led him to a career as a Catastrophe Insurance Adjuster. It is in that field that he became trained in certified in many areas, including construction techniques, damage assessments and causation, and building and structure inspection. These areas help further MPI’s goals of analyzing claims of the paranormal by being able to rule out mechanical and physical influences. Mike is also assigned to the MPI team that develops and builds new equipment. Aside from his career experience, a former Scoutmaster, Mike still enjoys teaching today’s youth through Merit Badges and about outdoorsmanship and being proper stewards of the land. As a Certified Firearms Instructor, he also passes along proper firearm safety and usage to all ages. Recently, he has taken an interest in overlanding where he hopes that his hobbies of the paranormal and capable off-roading can blend into one; with investigation of remote sites and hard to reach areas with his truck that has been built for this purpose and an off-road exploration camping trailer that is currently under development.
ALLISON BAINBRIDGE – Case Manager, Lead Investigator
Allison has been with MPI since 2015. Starting as a guest investigator, she quickly worked the way up to team lead and ultimately case manager. She has been instrumental in organizing all aspects of an investigation, from logistics, interviews, appointments and equipment set up. Her attention to detail has led to very successful cases and client reveals. Growing up, she was surrounded by military personnel in her immediate family of all branches of service and has used this influence to prosper in all her activities.
She was interested in the paranormal at a very early age. Allison exhibits many aspects of being a sensitive, including having dreams and visions of her grandmothers passing. This may be related to the Near-Death-Experience (NDE) she experienced in her early adult life. With a penchant for all things haunted and the supernatural. She in as instrumental part of the MPI team. Her most spoken quote is “I want to investigate. I want to be in there. I want answers!”
Allison’s life outside of MPI reflects her dedication to excellence. She serves on the boards for many youth organizations. From a local youth football league, the local Boys and Girls Club and Scouting organizations, Allison is truly someone who makes a difference.