As a teenager, I was drawn to the mysterious and the obscure, spending long evenings exploring abandoned homes with sordid pasts, as well as other notorious locations in and around his home in Southern California. After relocating to Oregon in 1994, my interest in the unexplained continued to flourish, eventually leading me to co-found Oregon Paranormal in 2009, with the express purpose of conducting related exploration in and around the Pacific Northwest through data collection and analysis, historical research, documentation, education, and collaborative efforts with like-minded teams and independent researchers. Through my work, carried out with both sensitivity and respect, I have helped many families and individuals struggling to comprehend the oft incomprehensible.
Nikki Van Ryn
Ever since I was a child I have been interested in the paranormal. I found myself captivated by other peoples’ personal accounts as well as spooky story books and television shows. While I am a firm believer, I find it extremely important to study, analyze, and question all possibilities. Having inexplicable experiences of my own, I seek to educate and help those who seek answers, and fully research what I cannot explain. I am dedicated to developing conclusions and obtaining results for the community, my team, the field, and myself.