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AFTE Committees

 AFTE Committees and their members can be found below. 

 Click on the titles of the respective committees to view their duties and procedures.

Are you interested in participating in an AFTE Committee? 


If so, e-mail your contact information, as well as any specific interests and/or specialized skills to Brandon Giroux.


The Committee for the Advancement of the Science of Firearm & Toolmark Identification

John Murdock, Chair
Luke Haag
Jim Hamby
Pete Striupaitis
Andy Smith
Brandon Giroux

Advisory Committee

Mark Keisler, Chair
Ray Cooper
Dan Gunnell
John Finor
James Krylo


Board of Admissions

Brandon Giroux, Chair
Travis Spinder, 2nd VP
Jill Dupre
Evan T. Garrison
Dan Alessio


Dan Alessio, Chair
Eugene Bishop
Travis Spinder
Peter Striupaitis
William F. Wheatley
Michael Ward


Eric Collins, Chair
Robert M. Thompson
Michael Neel
Don Mikko
Jodi Marsanopoli
Jason Flater
Dwight Deskins


Tommy Heflin, Chair
Ed Wallace
Katharina Babcock

Editorial Committee

Cole Goater, Editor
Robert Caunt, Assistant Editor
Mike Haag, Assistant Editor
Bill Matty, Assistant Editor
Eric Collins, Assistant Editor

Russell McLain, Publication Sec. (printed)
Charles Clow, AFTE News Coordinator

Editorial Review Panel

Jason Crafton
Kim Haag
John Marshall
Kim Stevens
Gerard Dutton
Julie Knapp
Ron Nichols
Ed Wallace
Chris Gunsolley
Erica Lawton
Julie Red Leaf

Historical Committee

Helen A. Lake, Chair
Bill Wheatley

Investment Planning Committee (Treasurer's Sub-Committee)

Member of the Year (Walter J. Howe Award)

Julie Knapp, Chair
James Looney
Kenton Wong
Stephanie Dees
Valerie Bernardi


Kim Haag, Chair
Jodi Marsanopoli
Laura Fleming

Referee Lab Selection

John Mancini, Chair
Jay Stuart
Cindee Lorenzo
Kurt Zielinski
Jorge Bello

Research & Development

Michelle Fletcher, Chair
Rick Wyant
Eric Collins

Scholarship Committee

Erin Mulligan, Chair
Mike Giusto
Eugene Bishop
Ken Green
Torrey Johnson
Samantha Harter
Michelle Hunsinger

Sickness & Distress/Family Assistance  

Jill Dupre
(Sickness and Distress)
James Carroll (Family Assistance)

Committee members:
Lance Martini
Helen Lake

Committee Forum

Standardization/Training Committee

William Demuth II, Chair

Glossary Sub-Committee

Amy Weber, Chair
Valerie Bernardi
Bongi Bishop
Katherine Castillo
Ken Green
Stacey Hartman
Michelle Hunsinger
Daniel Jackson
Russell Karsten
Stephanie Dees
Carlo Rosati
Stefanie Watkins
Marc Weber Tobias
Jane Whitworth

Training Manual Sub-Committee

Ashely Northcutt, Chair
Jerry Petillo (In Memoriam)
Jodi Marsanopoli
Susan Allen
Don Dunbar
Carey Muhlhauser
Deion Christophe
Jennifer Floyd
Nicholas Mattia
Carolyn Martinez
Jessica Winn

AFTE Seminar DVD Sub-Committee

Lauren Claytor, Chair
Dana Bonar
Gene Rivera

Technical Procedure Sub-Committee

Erin Mulligan, Chair
Rafael Perez
Doug Lancon
Kim Haag
Angel Moses
Susan Lee
Robert Thompson
Steve Deady

Steve Molnar Award for Key Person of the Year

Sarah Yoshida, Chair
Justine Kreso
Carl Rone
Richard Amberger
Mike Appel

Technical Advisors

Paul Szabo, Chair (Winchester)
Ken Green (SAAMI)
Ron Borgio

Website Committee

Jay Stuart, Chair
Scott Doyle
Jill Errickson

Forum Moderators
Bob Shem, Global Moderator
Matthew Clements
Charles Clow
Dwight Deskins
Chris Monturo
Justine Kreso
Amy Weber
Jill Errickson

Ad Hoc Committees

Training Seminar Steering Committee (Expires 2015)

Adam Grooms, Chair
Jay Stuart, Co-Chair
Jennifer Coombs
Justine Kreso
Rick Wyant
Kathy Geil


Professional Investor Committee (Expires 2016)

Jim Hall, Chair
Jim Carroll
Erin Mulligan
Jim Hamby
Gary Lind
Alison Quereau
Melissa Oberg
Loren Sugarman

Electronic Resource Committee (Expires 2015)

Erica Lawton, Chair

GRC and Class Characteristics Database Sub-Committee

Adam Grooms
Jill Therriault
Jay Stuart
Robert Hart
Linzee Willette
Brian Parr
Megan Shaw
Eric Warren

Safety Recall List Sub-Committee

Mitzi Templeton

ARK Sub-Committee

Greg Klees, Chair
Scott Doyle
Brandon Giroux
Ed Wallace
Kent Weber


Other AFTE Positions

Legal Advisors

Lawden Yates, Primary
Joe Saloom

* Requests for modifications to the duties and procedures should be directed to the AFTE 1st Vice President.

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