Meet Our Volunteers

Volunteer Examiners

Examiner volunteers for The Auxtera Project come from the digital forensics and incident response community. They have confirmed their commitment to the mission of The Auxtera Project and are vetted by our Volunteer Committee to ensure they have the training, certification and experience to assist beneficiaries in a manner consistent with the vision for the project.

Trey Amick

Trey
Amick

Trey is a forensics investigator with a background in both law enforcement and corporate investigations. He served as a detective with the Rock Hill Police Department in South Carolina, where he was sworn as a Special Deputy United States Marshal and supported the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force. In the private sector, Trey worked at Capital One where he was part of the Cyber Technical Investigations Team. Trey is currently a Manager of Forensic Consultants at Magnet Forensics.

Will Baggett

Will
Baggett

Will served in the Intelligence Community during the Global War on Terror focused on HUMINT collection in the CIA and Incident Responder for the State Department. He also worked at Revolutionary Security as a Senior Cybersecurity Consultant focused on Insider Threats and has extensive experience in eDiscovery and mobile investigations. Will has also served as the Director of Digital Forensics and Operational Security at Operation Safe Escape, helping domestic abuse victims.

Alexis Brignoni

Alexis
Brignoni

Alexis has been serving the area of Orlando, Florida for the last 13 years as a Special Agent of a Federal Law Enforcement agency. He has a Bachelor's in Computer Science, an MBA in Management of Information Systems, and holds multiple digital forensics certifications. He can be reached online via Twitter @AlexisBrignoni and on his blog at abrignoni.com.

Lodrina Cherne

Lodrina
Cherne

Lodrina has over 15 years of experience in the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries. As Principal Security Advocate at Cybereason, she drives innovation and development of best practices related to cybersecurity standards and policy. Lodrina is also a Certified Instructor at the SANS Institute and has a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Boston University and has continued her education by earning the GCFE, GCFA, and GASF certifications from GIAC.

Cydney Howard

Cydney
Howard

Cydney is a Cybersecurity and Russian student at the University of Notre Dame. She was sworn in at age 17 as an Investigator and Certified Forensic Examiner for the St. Joseph County Cyber Crime Unit, where she heads a broad variety of cases for the Northern Indiana area. Cydney assists in teaching Advanced Digital Forensics at Notre Dame, as well as leading research through the Cyber Crime Unit on advances in digital forensics.

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Jessica Hyde

Jessica
Hyde

Jessica is an experienced forensic examiner in both the commercial and government sectors. She is currently a Contract Consultant at Magnet Forensics and an Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics. She is also involved in several community efforts including as Chair of DFIR Review, Governance Committee Director for the Cyber-investigation Analysis Standard Expression, and a member of the Editorial Board for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal.

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Mitch Kajzer

Mitch
Kajzer

Mitch has been in law enforcement since 1989 and has been investigating cyber crimes since 2003. He is currently the Director of the St. Joseph County, IN Cyber Crimes Unit and also teaches digital forensics undergraduate and law courses at the University of Notre Dame. Mitch is the coordinator of the Student Investigator program between the Cyber Crimes Unit and Notre Dame where students work as sworn officers conducting digital forensics investigations.

Perry Kuhl

Perry
Kuhl

Perry retired from the Law Enforcement profession after 27 years of service. In 2006 he began teaching digital forensics for the California DOJ Advanced Training Center, co-authoring their Cell Phone Investigations class, which he still updates and presents to this day. In 2012, Perry and a colleague started a digital forensics business, Byte Forensics, helping Law Enforcement agencies with digital forensic analysis and accessing locked cellular devices. Perry holds multiple certifications.

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Suzzanne Myers

Suzzanne
Myers

Suzzanne is a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst for Silicon Valley Bank. She has over twenty years of experience in IT, Security and Digital Forensics and has experience with eDiscovery, data recovery and legal corporate investigations as well as threat hunting and malware analysis. Suzzanne has been a speaker at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is also a published author. Currently, Suzzanne is pursuing a B.S. in Computer Forensics at Champlain College, VT.

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Jad Saliba

Jad
Saliba

Jad is a former digital forensics investigator who left policing in 2011 to devote all of his time to developing software solutions that improve the process of recovering and analyzing digital evidence. As Magnet Forensics' Founder & CTO, Jad is focused on researching new methods of recovering and analyzing all types of evidence for digital investigations. His goal remains to create the best software solutions to help those in the trenches make a difference in their communities.

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Jamey Tubbs

Jamey
Tubbs

Jamey is currently the Director of Training at Magnet Forensics. Prior to his employment in the civilian sector, Jamey worked for the US Army as a CID Special Agent with a specialization in Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Jamey has been involved in forensics since 2001 and sharpened his skills in DFIR by investigating computers and mobile devices, and interrogating witness devices.

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John Walther

John
Walther

John is a digital forensic investigator with 10+ years of experience in corporate, financial, non-profit, manufacturing and other legal investigations. His casework has included investigations of IP theft, employee misconduct, financial misconduct, and post incident analysis. John is currently a Lead Cybersecurity Consultant in Wipfli LLP’s Forensic & Litigation Services Group. John also has a personal blog, Carpe Indicium, focused on digital forensics, incident response, and malware analysis.

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Ken Welch

Ken
Welch

Ken is a Digital Forensic Fraud Examiner at Virtual Cyber Sleuth Div. of LK4 Technology Corp. He has extensive experience in investigating employee misconduct, HR violations, data breaches, ransomware, and more. Ken earned his CFCE in 2018 from IACIS, a law enforcement related educational and training entity. Ken is a member of multiple organizations including the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the FBI Infragard Springfield, IL Chapter.

Lee Whitfield

Lee
Whitfield

Lee is a digital forensic consultant and analyst for his own company, 337 Forensics.  He has extensive experience investigating child abuse cases, intellectual property theft, attempted murder, and much more. Lee is a Senior Technical Adviser for the SANS Research and Operation Center and hosts the Forensic 4:cast podcast and awards event.

Volunteer Committee

Committee volunteers for The Auxtera Project volunteer their time to review all examiner volunteer applications and beneficiary submissions. They ensure that all submissions meet the project requirements and align to the mission of improving access to justice for those in need.

Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell

Communications
Lead

Ruth Edmonds

Ruth Edmonds

Beneficiary Review
Support

Eric Klimstra

Eric
Klimstra

Volunteer & Beneficiary Coordinator

Tarah Melton

Tarah Melton

Forensic
Advisor

Neil Desai

Neil Desai

Strategic
Advisor

Michelle Fox

Michelle Fox

Committee
Co-Chair

Maegan MacCallum

Maegan MacCallum

Beneficiary Review
Support

Katie Pufall

Katie Pufall

Committee
Co-Chair

Edward Duong

Edward Duong

Volunteer & Beneficiary Coordinator 

Laura Hood

Laura Hood

Volunteer
Review Lead
 

France Mathewson

France Mathewson

Beneficiary Outreach
Lead

Jamey Tubbs

Jamey Tubbs

Forensic
Advisor