About Us

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Matthew Sorge, Founder/Lead Investigator

Raised in a traditional Catholic family he was drawn to the family business following in his brother’s footsteps. Matthew became a Professional Firefighter in 1994 and for two decades has had the honor of helping others in their time of need.  After  an unexplainable paranormal encounter  he became compelled to seek the truth.  Matthew had an overly healthy skepticism towards paranormal phenomena, determined to prove it is people which cause these unexplained events, not the supernatural.  He began his quest for answers of the unknown and unexplained which, quickly grew from an interest into a passion for paranormal research.  His love of history and being an avid metal detectorist and relic recovery expert for well over a decade provides him the opportunity to blend skill sets for a unique approach to paranormal research.  He brings a tech savvy, analytical and methodical approach to his research and the team, driven to find answers .  Nearly thirteen years of investigation has left Matthew with more questions than answers, this only fuels his passion to seek the truth.  He is always ready for an adventure along with an interest in photography and videography; Matthew is always prepared and ready to document whatever is happening.  A dedicated family man who resides in East Tennessee, loves spending time with his family, studying paranormal theory, metal detecting and preserving history for future generations…

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Kevin King, Lead Investigator

Born and raised in East Tennessee Kevin became interested in paranormal research and has been conducting independent private investigations for over a decade.  Having the opportunity to travel and investigate all over the United States allowed Kevin to gain some valuable insight and experience; making him an invaluable asset for SRS Paranormal.  He joined the team in 2017 at the suggestion of his longtime friend Al James.  Kevin felt his skills were a natural fit to the methodical-based approach used by the team.  He is task oriented and has an analytical mindset which makes him a focused investigator with an uncanny ability to connect with spirits.  He has taken a special interest in ITC(Instrumental-Trans-Communication) research.  Kevin is married with three children and owns and operates a Biotech-Research facility and is a well-respected industry leader in his field.  He began his career path as a paramedic and worked with local fire/rescue and EMS for many years.  Kevin always enjoyed the opportunity to help others and that has continued throughout his career and personal life.  He appreciates being able to connect with people searching for answers and enjoys spending his free time with family, traveling, skiing, and visiting historic and haunted locations.

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Al James, Case Manger/Investigator

Born and raised in Sullivan County Tennessee, Al’s love of the paranormal goes back to early childhood. Although, Al never experienced any notable paranormal encounters growing up, his love and interest in the paranormal never waned.  From a young age Al read every book he could find about spirits and hauntings.  Al’s childhood curiosity grew into a passion that lead Al to raise questions and theories on what causes paranormal occurrences and a desire to seek answers.  He accepted the request of longtime friends and co-founders of SRS Paranormal in 2015 to join the team.  Despite his passion for the paranormal Al began his investigative career as a hard-core skeptic.  Throughout his research with the team, his opinions have slowly evolved in the fact that he now knows some things simply cannot be explained away.  His exceptional organizational skills and skeptical nature make him ideal for the position of Case Manager.  Al is a Professional Firefighter and has been for over 24 years, he began serving his community as a Volunteer Firefighter at age 17.  In his spare time, he enjoys golf, is an avid poker player, and although he humbly refutes this claim he is talented at woodworking.

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Ronda L. Caudill, Lead Psychic Medium/Spiritualist Investigator

Ronda L. Caudill, PhD is a writer, publisher, psychic, tasseographer, Reiki Master, and owner of the haunted Nickerson Snead House in Glade Spring, VA.  Coming from a long line of psychically gifted women and healers whose lineage comes from Ireland and Scotland, as well as, having Cherokee roots in the Appalachian Mountains (and including an ancestor who was tried as a witch during the Salem Witch Trials).  She is also a sensitive, having had paranormal experiences her entire life.  She began communing with the dead at the age of 18 and began tea leaf reading at the age of 19.  Ronda has also practiced  mirror scrying, table tipping, using dowsing rods, pendulums and spirit boards for over thirty years.  Considering herself a spiritualist, these are the tools she is comfortable with.  These same tools and methods were used during the Victorian period.  Ronda's friendship with members of SRS lead to collaboration on numerous projects  and cases which opened a door to a new method of  research.  When SRS decided to expand our vision ,Ronda was the clear choice to fill the role of Lead Psychic Medium/Spiritualist Investigator.  Ronda accepted our request to join SRS in 2019

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Nikita Caudill, Psychic Medium/Spiritualist Investigator

Nikita Foxx Boggs holds a Bachelors Degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Emory and Henry College and is currently working on her Masters Degree in veterinary biomedical science.  She is a psychic medium coming from a long line of psychically gifted women, including Celtics, Native Americans, and an accused witch during the Salem Witch Trials. She has long been in tune with the spirit world, communicating with the dead since childhood. Nikita is gifted in psychometry,. Psychometry is the ability to hold a physical object and getting information from it pertaining to past owners of the object. Nikita has the ability to use psychometry to receive messages from spirits connected to an object and relay these messages to the client.  In late 2018 SRS began working with Nikita on some joint projects and cases.  Nikita accepted our request to join SRS in 2019 as a Psychic Medium/ Spiritualist Investigator.

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Khristina Bowen, Investigator/Photographic Analyst Expert

Khristina hails from North Florida originally and moved to East Tennessee in 2001. Her passion for the paranormal began as a young girl after she had several personal experiences that she could not explain. She sought out every avenue of research available.  Khristina began studying photography in the 1980s and upon her move to East Tennessee, launched her professional photography career. It was only natural that her dedication to paranormal research and photography would merge and in 2006 she became a photo analyst for T.A.P.S (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) where she would serve for many years. She exhausts any possible explanations when analyzing photos which include considering environmental conditions, mechanical irregularities, and even psychological interpretation.  Her approach to paranormal research has evolved over the past 15 years to combine time-honored techniques, as well as, cutting edge technology. In her spare time, she volunteers her photography for dog rescues and animal shelters to aid in locating their fur-ever home.  Khristina resides in the Tri-Cities with her husband and enjoys spending time with her family.  Khristina worked with SRS as a guest Investigator, her drive and energy was natural fit.  In 2019 she accepted SRS's request to join.

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Michelle Woods, Investigator Trainee

  

Michelle was raised on a farm in a small town in East Tennessee. She and her family were active in their small Methodist country church. She graduated from ETSU with a degree in Health Sciences/Microbiology. She also has a Medical Technology certification from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has worked in the medical laboratory field for 20 years. She became interested in the paranormal after experiencing some unexplained occurrences and activity over several years, while residing in an older home. She hopes to combine her love of science with paranormal research/investigation to find answers to explain the unexplained. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, camping, and spending time with family and friends. In 2019 SRS asked Michelle to come on as an Investigator Trainee, her energy and genuine interest in researching the paranormal made her an ideal candidate for the team's expansion.




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Wes Spurgeon, Historian

 Born and raised in Northeast Tennessee, he attended Tusculum College (now Tusculum University) and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in history and a minor in religion. Shortly after graduating he began working part-time at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, known as the most historic site in Tennessee; Tipton-Haynes is also an actively haunted location. Wes realized his calling and followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Professional Firefighter in 2011. Wes finds his work extremely rewarding and continues to work at the historic site as the Co-Director. He was introduced to paranormal investigating during a brief station assignment with SRS Paranormal Co-Founders Matthew Sorge and Stephen Stewart. His interest in history and the unknown led him to seek the truth. Being a Christian, he has always believed that spirits are a part of this world but was very skeptical of supernatural communication due to no paranormal experiences prior to joining SRS. Wes’s knowledge of history and attention to detail makes his role as team historian vital both in and out of the field. Wes is a family man and is blessed to be married to a teacher and have a daughter. He enjoys learning and teaching history, participating in Civil War reenactments, as well as, visiting historic sites throughout the United States.

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Our Home Haunt!

The Nickerson Snead House was built circa 1835, however the original log portion was built in the 1700s by Francis Kincannon. During this period it was used as a fort during the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War. This beautiful historic home was built by Dr. Nickerson Snead and his wife Betsy Snead. It was a field Civil War hospital and the cellar was used as a morgue. The Nickerson Snead House is home to several spirits including Betsy (The Woman in Blue), a little girl and a little boy (presumably Josephine and Douglas Mason).   It is an honor and privilege to call this amazing haunted and historic house our home haunt! This house is more than just a haunted location,  it has an energy and a feel that is special.  From our first visit in 2016 we felt a connection  to the house .  www.thenickersonsneadhouse.com