CORE Member Bios


Alex,  Founder & Director (Raleigh/Mid-Atlantic) – Alex holds a Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University and works full-time as a writer. She is a published author, actress, dramatist, playwright, and the founder of Association of Paranormal Study (APS).  Since 2002, Alex has been constantly in the pursuit of knowledge in the paranormal field and actively participates in the paranormal community while corresponding with fellow investigators around the world.  She strongly believes that being in the constant pursuit of knowledge is key when investigating the paranormal.  Alex hopes to be able to help those who are experiencing the paranormal by empowering her clients with knowledge, collecting data, finding explanations and finally come to a solution.  She is currently one of the most sought after researchers and investigators in the field and is asked to speak at various conferences and events on a regular basis.  2014 marked the publication of Alex’s first book, The Haunted Actor, which is about the relationship between theatre and the supernatural.  She is also a writer for the, and host of The Wicked Domain on Live Paranormal which airs bi-weekly on Sundays at 6pm PST/9pm EST.  2015 marked the publication of “More Than Ghosts: A Guide For Client Case Work in the Paranormal Field” which is a guide for residential cases while documenting the early days of APS. In October 2015, Alex’s first published book,  “The Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater” was published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Follow Alex on Twitter.

Beth, Historian 
Beth was born in St. Louis, MO, but was raised and currently resides in Raleigh, NC. The Paranormal has always held an interest for her, and she is deeply grateful to be a part of such a research-minded Investigation team. As an amateur genealogist, her love of “digging up the past”, leads our team to historical discoveries in paranormal locations, and is used for both debunking and validating experiences. She tends to lean on the side of “skeptic”, and is always open to the possibility that a great piece of evidence can be debunked…and this is what drives her to continue investigating this field; To find valid evidence to prove the existence of the Paranormal.


Maeve, Case Manager – Maeve feels fortunate to call the mountains of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee home. She attributes her fascination to all things psychological and paranormal to her mother and her friends. Maeve grew up surrounded with Fun Friday nights around the Ouija Boards and making tables float (which is purely scientific and can be chalked up to fun science experiments for kids…the tables at least..she doesn’t advocate the use of ouija boards for anyone). Maeve’s fascination with the paranormal evolved into a passion for psychology and she has been a life-long student since with the school loans to prove it, unfortunately. While many people prefer to keep the two subjects separated, Maeve finds that the two marry beautifully together. She loves nothing more than investigating and learning about how the two intertwine. While so many people are out in the investigative world in search of evidence and explanations, Maeve prefers to study and learn about the roles we play within the interactions and how we are affected by such. She feels that there is much more to discover and analyze. Maeve is excited to see what the future may hold. Happy Hunting 👻


Amanda, Team Sensitive Amanda is a 36-year-old mother of 2 and lives in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. She has been fortunate enough to be a core member of the Association of Paranormal Study since 2014 and has enjoyed building a strong bond with these ladies and the field.

Amanda experienced unexplainable things all her life and never really comprehended what was happening. Later in life, she learned that she was an empath and could feel energy and emotions that were not her own. Being treated like she was overly sensitive her entire life, it was such a relief to finally understand. Amanda has since been to many residences of folks who ranged from interested to desperate. She has done Hospitals, Sanitariums, Prisons and Battlefields and she is never surprised at how each experience is different. Amanda uses her intuition and guides to navigate the areas and the presence that lingers there. She communicates and let her instincts guide her through a location. Once the investigation is done, her spiritual approach meets the scientific angle of other team members and it is fascinating to see how APS can diagnose a location and reach a plan of action.Amanda feels so fortunate to have found this team and has been able to learn more about herself and her abilities and look forward to the adventures that are sure to come!

Donna, Spiritual Medium – Donna was born in Raleigh and has lived here or close to Raleigh her entire life.  She has been in the medical field for the last 25 years.  Donna currently works for a practice in Raleigh and has been with them for 15 years.  She considers herself a very spiritual person, and being such it has led her to study different types of alternative healing.  Her first training in energy healing was 15 years ago when she began studying Reiki.  After 5 years of studying, she became a Master, meaning she can teach.  A year after becoming a Reiki Master, Donna noticed she was able to hear other peoples energy or hear what their guides were saying through the sessions.  She has spent the last 10 years working to perfect this ability.  As a child, she lived in a farmhouse in Youngsville that was also shared with a few spirits, as well as her grandparents’ house.  Donna has had an interest in the paranormal since childhood but did not know where to begin persuing this interest.  She also wanted to expand on her ability to see if she could hear or feel spirit.   She became interested in APS 1 year and a 1/2 ago after reading one of their Meetup invitations.  After meeting the group, Donne realized this was her opportunity to find out if she could expand on her abilities, with the support of the team.  With APS  she has found new tools she has to offer to the investigation, as well as new abilities. 

Amy, Psychic MediumAmy hails from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and has been a part of APS since 2014. She enjoys the help we give to our clients as well as being able to use her abilities to help our clients. She embraced her abilities about 7 years ago and she uses them in her everyday life as well as to help others. Not only is she able to see and speak to spirit, but she also gets to deliver messages from spirits to their loved ones. Amy can also see auras and energy as well as hold items and tell who the item belongs to and what they are going through. She truly loves her abilities and how she can use them to assist others on their path to awakening.