Pat is the Founder and President of Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (R.I.P.), as well as the Executive Producer of The R.I.P. Files. As the "National Ghost Hunting Examiner" for Examiner.com, she reports on R.I.P.''s activities for an international readership, while also keeping up with the latest news throughout the paranormal community.
Pat has been a student of metaphysics since the age of 12, including Reiki, Huna, Shamanism, and many other topics. She is trained in Remote Viewing and studied animal communication with Carol Gurney. Pat is an initiate of one of the Western Mystery Schools. She is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.C.H.) and a Certified Demonologist through New Life Ministries Church. She is also President of The Marin Group, Inc., a business development and proposal consulting company in Washington, DC, and Marin Group Productions LLC, an independent production company that specializes in paranormal programming. Before starting her own businesses, she was a senior proposal manager for General Dynamics, MCI, and other well-known companies. She has also worked as a registered lobbyist on Capitol Hill for an aviation trade association and as a public relations account executive. Pat enjoys reading, writing, horseback riding, and spending time with her husband and their three cats.
Lisa is the co-founder of R.I.P. She has helped to shape the direction and philosophy of the group, including developing protocols and classifications for EVPs. She is passionate about paranormal research and is driven to learn as much as she can and her goal is to contribute significantly to this field. As a former snowmobile racer, Lisa is something of a daredevil and is usually the first one to be lowered into the well or sent up to the narrow catwalk. Lisa has worked in sales and retail management, most recently as District Manager for a national chain. She has also been the manager of a high end custom jewelry store. Lisa is currently riding motorcycles and enjoying life in Arizona.
Meet Kenna Ray Hunter, one of our newest team members on "The R.I.P. Files." Kenna, an Alabama native, is an enthusiastic paranormal investigator and the Charity Director of "Heart Songs for Veterans", a nonprofit dedicated to helping wounded military veterans and their families. She has been a licensed practical nurse since 2008 and she's been using her expertise to help her husband, Eric, recover from injuries suffered when he lost one of his legs after stepping on an IED during his deployment in Afghanistan. Eric has had 61 surgeries so far to repair the damage and Kenna and her two children have been by his side through them all. Kenna and her kids (plus the family dog) moved to Bethesda, MD, in 2012 and have been living at Walter Reed Hospital for the past 2.5 years while Eric is undergoing treatment and physical therapy. Kenna has been a paranormal enthusiast and has had some ghostly experiences, particularly during a night's stay in the infamous "Anna's Room" of the 17hundred90 Inn in Savannah, GA. She's looking forward to the investigations coming up in Season 2 and learning more about the spirits that are all around us. When she's not ghost hunting, Kenna enjoys writing songs with her husband.
Malinka Franklin joined R.I.P. as an Investigator in 2010. Having had paranormal experiences throughout her life, she is drawn to learning as much as possible about this field. She grew up in a haunted house where the unexplained became "normal." Many years ago, she also experienced the unpleasant presence of a hostile spirit or entity which wreaked havoc in her life for several months. That experience left her fearful of the paranormal; however, circumstances continued to lead her back to learning more about the subject. Malinka has loved animals all her life, particularly horses. She has shown in English pleasure, Western pleasure, Western performance, and trail. Her Arabian horse, Timothy, enjoys competing in the Native Arabian Costume class the best! Malinka is an administrative professional and also has experience in pet grooming. She is certified in canine and equine massage and Reiki Level II. Malinka grew up and still lives in southern Maryland with her husband, horses, and a variety of other critters.