Brianne Breedlove, owner of Uncover Forensics, has been a latent print examiner and crime scene investigator working with various law enforcement agencies since 2009. She has had the privilege of presenting training lectures for organizations such as the IAI and many of its divisions across the United States, as well as for multiple study groups of forensic professionals. Ms. Breedlove is also an observing member of the ASB Friction Ridge Consensus Body, where she participates in discussions on standards and best practice recommendations for the friction ridge community. Ms. Breedlove has provided instruction across multiple platforms including conferences, webinars, and classroom environments.
Anthony Delmonico has been an expert in the fields of crime scene examination, latent print comparison, latent print processing, and IBIS entry/comparison since 2011. He has worked at multiple agencies, volunteered for various schools and organizations, and trained multiple examiners in various fields.
Dr. Casie Parish Fisher has over a decade of experience in training law enforcement professionals from all over the United States. She has a passion for making concepts understandable and applicable to current practioners working in the field. She also is actively engaged in making training content more interactive and hands-on for professionals and students alike. Casie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science from Baylor University, and a Master of Science in DNA Profiling. Her Ph.D. in Forensic and Investigative Sciences (concentration: Forensic Genetics) focuses on the ability to use direct amplification to develop DNA profiles from surfaces which have been processed with field techniques such as fingerprint powders and blood enhancement chemicals. Casie has previously worked as a property crime scene technician with the Austin Police Department and also as a DNA Analyst at the Texas Department of Public Safety CODIS Laboratory. Currently, she works as a tenured Associate Professor at St. Edward’s University where she is Chair of the Department of Forensic Science. She has also received several teaching awards including the DeLayne Hudspeth Award for Innovative Teaching. Casie has a number of publications including Evidence Management: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom, and a workbook titled Crime Scene Processing and Investigations Workbook, 2nd edition which complements the text written by Ross Gardner. She is also involved in several organizations including the International Association for Identification where she serves as the interim Chair of the Science and Practices Committee for Biological/DNA Evidence, and Texas Division of the International Association for Identification where she has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and is a past President. She currently serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Lone Star Journal.
Corey Schroeder has over 25 years of major crime scene experience, beginning his career with the Fresno Police Department as a Crime Scene Investigator and Latent Print Analyst in 1996. While with FPD he worked thousands of criminal cases, including the Marcus Wesson mass murder case. In 2008 he was recruited by the California Department of Justice and began a new chapter of his career with the organization. During his tenure at DOJ he has also served as:
· Instructor: CSU, Fresno and Fresno City
· Lecturer/Trainer: Central Valley Arson Investigators, Central Valley Crime Scene Investigators, CA Friction Ridge Study Group, CA Association of Criminalists
Mr. Schroeder is an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner, a member of multiple forensic communities, a subject matter expert for the State of California, and facilitator of the Technical Advisory Group for the latent print program for the CA DOJ.
Heather VanDeGrift is a Certified Latent Print Examiner and has worked in the field of fingerprints for twenty-four years. Heather works in the Latent Print Unit at Seattle Police Department as a Latent Print Supervisor and Quality Manager. She started her career as a Jail Identification Technician taking prints in the King County Jail, before becoming a Tenprint Examiner, and then a Latent Print Examiner for King County Sheriff’s Office in 2001. In 2009 she took a 6 month leave of absence to work in Afghanistan processing IED’s for fingerprint evidence. Heather became certified as a Latent Print Examiner through the IAI in 2009. As a supervisor she still conducts casework, processes evidence in the lab, and responds to scenes. She is a member of the International Association for Identification and the Pacific Northwest Division of the IAI, a committee member, former Board member, and past president for the PNWD-IAI, and an observer on the ASB Friction Ridge Consensus Body. Outside of work Heather is a busy mom of 3 boys, amateur photographer, and hiker.
Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002. She currently serves as an Associate Teaching Professor in the Rutgers-Camden Department of Chemistry and she directs the graduate program in forensic science. She holds an undergraduate degree in archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and an MSc in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. She helped to launch the JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences in 2010 and has run an educational organization, Forensic Outreach, since 2004. Her forensic research includes taphonomic studies, fingerprint development and enhancement, post-mortem toxicology, and the interface of forensic archaeology and crime scene investigation. She is the co-editor of the book “Forensic Archaeology; Multidisciplinary Perspectives.” Kimberlee serves on the Crime Scene Investigation sub-committee of the NIST-led Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). Kimberlee is passionate about public outreach, STEM education, and science in the service of justice. She is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Michele Smith earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Anthropology from Louisiana State University. She is currently the Crime Scene Unit Supervisor at the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst (CSCSA) and a Certified Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) through the International Association for Identification (IAI). She is an active member of the International Association for Identification (IAI) and is part of the Crime Scene Sciences and Practices Committee, the Louisiana division of the IAI (LA IAI), the Louisiana Association of Forensic Scientists (LAFS), and is currently a board member of the Crime Scene Subcommittee for the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science. Michele shares her passion for the work she does by providing training seminars, presentations, and workshops for law enforcement agencies around Louisiana and the United States. She has been asked by numerous agencies, professional organizations, and educational programs to speak about forensics, crime scene investigations, and latent prints. She has testified and qualified as an expert in Print Processing, Print Comparison, and Crime Scene Investigation in the State of Louisiana. Michele also participates in archaeological excavations of prehistoric Native American sites around Louisiana.