NON-PROFIT BOARD MEMBERS
Directors for the non-profit and voting team members that hold an office position with a fiduciary duty to the organization.
Executive Director and Treasurer
Nelson's first exposure to the paranormal came at a very young age in his childhood home and it forever changed how he viewed the world around him. It wasn't until 2007 that his avid interest saw him joining two other paranormal groups in an effort to seek answers. In 2016, Nelson met Kelly and together they founded The Ghost Guild.
Nelson works in healthcare information technology with a large healthcare organization in Chapel Hill. He is originally from Montreal, Canada and speaks French as his first language. He moved to North Carolina in 1991. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his daughter, LEGO, cooking, and drone photography.
Member Since: January 2017 (Co-Founder)
Primary team members that may serve on committees and participate in all of our investigations, whether public or private.
Kelly's fascination with the paranormal began with her first ghostly encounter, in the middle of a dark, stormy night, on a quiet, country road in North Carolina, at the age of 16. Since then, she has made it her mission to question the afterlife and seek out possibilities.
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Expressive Arts Therapist with a leading public research university located in Raleigh. She is a social advocate and activist, and a lover of the arts. She also enjoys acting, and has been cast in local theatre productions. She is an empath with boundaries who pursues investigations with a healthy amount of skepticism and an open mind.
Member Since: January 2017 (Co-Founder)
Amanda has been captivated by the paranormal from a young age, sparked by growing up in a haunted house. When she was older, she took a paranormal class that researched her childhood home and confirmed her experiences with pictures and historical information, further spurring her pursuit of paranormal investigation. She has her master's as a Physician Assistant and attempts to bring a diagnostic and scientific approach to investigations.
When Amanda is not investigating, she enjoys traveling to other countries, sampling good food and good "spirits", dancing, and spending time with her daughter, husband, family and friends. As a member of The Ghost Guild, this is Amanda's first time being part of a paranormal team.
Born in Los Angeles, Jenny moved to the South as a travel chemotherapy nurse where she met and married her wife. Her entry into the paranormal was at the age of 12 when her grandfather died. That night, she woke up to see him standing at the foot of her bed to say goodbye to her. She has been fascinated about it ever since. She would perform EVP sessions on her own until she eventually joined Port City Paranormal. She was a PCP member for 10 years before deciding to join The Ghost Guild.
Jenny's hobbies are dogs, dogs, and more dogs, volunteering with the Red Cross and the humane society, hiking, and river rafting.
Member Since: April 2019
Nicholas’ fascination with the paranormal dates back to his childhood. He grew up listening to his family telling stories of paranormal activity and did school projects based on the subject while in elementary as well as middle school. After serving his country in the Coast Guard, Nicholas transitioned into civilian life as a quality control lead in the aviation industry.
Nick began his journey into the paranormal enthusiast's community by conducting basic research and actively investigating a private location in NC. He eventually joined the North American Paranormal Society where he, over the course of three years, participated in over 60 investigations and attended numerous workshops. In 2011 he continued his research independently before deciding to take a break. After a 5 year sabbatical, Nick resumed his quest as a member of The Ghost Guild.
When Nick is not dwelling into the realm of the paranormal, he enjoys surfing, kickboxing, and traveling.
Member Since: June 2019
Kathy is a caregiver for children with special needs, and her fascination with the paranormal started when she was a child and suffered severe night terrors with episodes of sleep walking. In one of her more severe episodes, a dream about her deceased grandfather ended with her running down the street in the snow. It was as an adult that she decided to gain a better understanding of these episodes and started by pursuing her degree in psychology at UNCC. Shortly after graduating, she joined The North American Paranormal Society (N.A.P.S) to determine if there could be a paranormal connection to her experiences.
In her spare time, she likes to paint, make crafts, bake and attend horror movie conventions. She is passionate about animal rescue and has eight of her own (5 cats and 3 dogs.)
Member Since: November 2019
Jon Michael brings a science minded perspective to all his pursuits. He is currently completing studies in computer science while keeping the servers going for a regional financial institution. He's an avid fan of incorporating data analysis and transparency into all of his work.
The historian contributes their research expertise as needed and might participate in investigations for field work purposes.
Tracy grew up on the ghost stories passed from generation to generation in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. As an adult, she's encountered much that is hard to explain. A firm believer in proof and possessing enormous amounts of curiosity, she loves spending hours reading history, science journals, and periodicals to find the facts behind stories. This is her first experience on a paranormal investigation team. Professionally, Tracy is a writer/editor and an experienced data analyst. She loves taking data and turning it into a meaningful narrative. In her spare time, she lives with 4 kids and 2 dogs, volunteers with sustainability efforts, and dances.
Member Since: January 2020
The archaeologist contributes their expertise as needed and might participate in investigations for field work purposes.
Brian is an Archaeologist for the State of North Carolina. He enjoys studying the subtle human traces from long ago activities. He has excavated Nabataean and Roman ruins, examined cultural landscapes around the globe, and analyzed artifacts as old as the Americas but as recent as the roaring 1920s. Dependable for his knowledge of southeastern Native American chipped stone spear points and tools, he also has a natural gift delineating cemeteries when grave markers have long been forgotten.