The Team


Team Lead
As a veteran investigator and long-time manager of a TAPS family team Shawn Porter has worked with some of the most notable in the paranormal field providing technical expertise and designing custom equipment for teams and in the background of many of those TV shows. This experience eventually lead him to start GhostStop where he and his crew create and sell ghost hunting equipment around the world. Shawn is the resident hard skeptic that truly puts potential evidence to the test. When he’s not investigating he’s running the shop, being creative, or clearing his mind on his motorcycle. He also knows way too much about Star Wars…


Lead Investigator
Growing up in a military family, Tim has lived all over, including a few years in Japan.  He graduated from UCF then served a few years as an officer in the Army National Guard.  He has had a lifelong interest in the unexplained. He spent four years as manager of a Florida-based TAPS family team.  He brings a healthy blend of skepticism and open-mindedness on investigations, and has a love for new gadgets and experimentation.  He is also our resident knowledge-base on parallel universes, time travel and other fringe phenomena. Tim is regularly known as Inspector Gadget. His tackle box is known for an assortment of investigation necessities including batteries, Snickers and 5-Hour Energy shots.


As an engineer working in infrared systems in the aerospace industry, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge in the realms of physics and technology. Even though he can not say what he does on a daily basis we know he’s up to some ‘secret agent man’ type stuff. Known as Chainsaw Wolf, Ken has also worked in the entertainment industry for many, many years – specifically at Halloween Horror Nights scaring guests to the point of uncontrolled bodily functions.


Research & Administration
Jen is one of the few central Florida natives left on this planet. Otherwise known as the ‘Google Queen’, Jen can find out anything about any place or any one. It’s a bit scary really. Her sometimes-annoying organizational habits keep us all in check. Jen is also our resident medical adviser, Candy Crusher and keeps us well-informed on what the Hollywood celebrities are up to. She’ll also regularly make sure we are well aware of the most recent viral cat meme.


Many people in the paranormal field know Bob well as a veteran investigator and an all ’round good dude. The first thing you’ll notice about Bob is his passion for learning more about you and that hearty New York accent. We’ve known him for over a decade as an avid investigator who loves tech. Bob loves Supernatural, both as a field and the TV show. If you call up, ask him, “Sam or Dean?”


As a long time investigator, Jeremy has explored many locations and cases. You won’t find many that are as hard working and willing to go the extra mile to help our team and his clients. He’s a hard working family man through and through. Plus he has a pretty smashing beard.


Planning & Admin
As a more recent addition to the paranormal world, Val has a strong interest she is keen to help us explore. Val has a knack for keeping us on time, in check and on task. Is it wrong to call her the team mom? I don’t know. But it seems fitting.


We have a number of alternate team members who we call for specific needs ranging from technical expertise to metaphysical. So, no matter your need, we have you covered…