Ken St. John is currently MUFON's COO. He retired from a Fortune 500 company where he served in human resources as global training and development manager. His team was responsible for instructional design, development, and delivery of technology, sales, management, and personal development training to over 17,000 employees in 56 countries. Ken is a certified trainer for Wilson Learning specializing in effective communication courses and distance learning methodologies. He has been a certified instructor for the FAA at their Florida flight service district office providing classroom training to FAA personnel and flight safety teams.
Ken holds a B.S.E.E degree in electronics engineering, and degrees in mathematics and physics. He has studied marketing at the London campus of Western Business School. His technical background includes design engineering of analog and digital products with a specialty in RF/wireless, software engineering, and website design. He holds an Extra class amateur radio license as well as a First Class commercial broadcasting license. He has designed commercial broadcast equipment and communications equipment for several major manufacturing companies and broadcast radio & TV stations.
Ken is a commercial pilot and flight instructor with over 45-years of flight experience and has given over three thousand of hours of instruction to both civilian and military pilots. Ken and his wife owned and operated a flight training school which provided instruction and advanced rating training in airplanes and helicopters. His 45-year interest in ufology stems primarily from numerous sightings of unconventional flying objects observed while operating as a pilot. Ken is also a member of the STAR and Special Assignment Teams (SAT) as well as the State Section Director for Colorado.
Ruben Jose Uriarte Deputy Director of Investigations/International Affairs
Ruben Jose Uriarte graduated from Cal State University at Hayward/East Bay with a B.A. degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies, and has taken M.A. courses in Public Administration. Ruben is additionally a member of MUFON as a Field Investigator and State Director for Northern California. Ruben has been involved with a large network of research organizations. He had served as a California State Coordinator for Crop Circle Phenomena Research International. He was a former research director for Beyond Boundaries, a company specializing in taking tour groups to various UFO "hotspots" around the world. Ruben currently serves as a board member for OPUS (Organization for Paranormal and Support Understanding at opusnetwork.org. Ruben has been interviewed on many local and national radio shows and television documentaries on the subject of the UFO Phenomenon, such as the Discovery Channel's "UFOs Over Earth," The Learning Channel's "Monster Hunters," and the History Channel's "UFO Files," "UFO Hunters," "Ancient Aliens," the Travel Channel's " How UFOs Crashed My Vacation" and the Discovery Science Channel’s "Unexplained Files." Ruben has authored a number of books, co-written with Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres about major UFO crashes that have occurred along the border of the Southwestern United States and Mexico and other historical cases. His books include, Mexico's Roswell (1st & 2nd Edition), The Other Roswell, Aliens in the Forest and The Coyame Incident and Falling Angel. Ruben worked as a contributor/translator with Noe Torres on their recent book project, UFOs Over Mexico - Encounters With Unidentified Aerial Phenomena with authors Carlos Guzman and Alfonzo Salazar. See the web site at roswellbooks.com.
CHUCK ZUKOWSKI DIRECTOR OF ANIMAL MUTILATIONS
Chuck has over 30 years of experience as a microchip designer and 8 years of experience in law enforcement as a former Volunteer Deputy Sheriff. With over 35 years of experience in UFOlogy, Chuck has been involved with researching and field investigating many different categories of the Paranormal including; UFOs, Alien Sightings, Ghost Investigations, Bigfoot and Animal Mutilations. Chuck approaches every investigation from a skeptical point of view looking for any known possibility before claiming otherwise. Chuck also implements new and innovative field experiments from time to time to enhance his investigation techniques looking for new evidence. His investigations have been featured on many television shows since 2002, covering such topics as; Roswell Debris Field Archeology, Animal Mutilations, Bigfoot and Ghost Investigations. His 37th Degree Latitude Theory was featured on Science Channel’s, Unexplained Files season 2 episode, “Paranormal Highway of America.” This 1 hour episode was the inspiration for a New York Times Best Selling book, The 37th Parallel, which was released September 6th of 2016, written by famed author, Ben Mezrich. Based on Chuck’s 2011 “37th Degree Latitude Theory”, this book covers Chuck’s past years of UFO investigations from Roswell to Animal Mutilations to, new uncovered evidence. The book has been optioned for a movie by New Line Cinema, and as of date the screenplay has been completed.
steve hudgeons DIRECTOR OF international investigations
Born January 21, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas. Graduated 1968 at Diamond Hill Jarvis. Joined the US Navy 1969 and has 4 ½ years of honorable service and 3 ½ years of honorable service in the US Navy Reserve. Steve joined MUFON in 1991 and has conducted independent investigations on UFOs for the past 20 years. During this time, he has investigated over 200 cases for MUFON. In 1995 Steve was appointed as Texas Chief Investigator. He was part of the original Star Team conducting Star Team investigations in Texas. In 2008 he lead a group of Field Investigators to Stephenville / Dublin, Texas to investigate what is now known as “The Stephenville Lights.” In 2009 he became the MUFON State Director of Texas until 2012. Steve has 20 years of community service with many volunteer organizations, such as, Little League, Neighborhood Council, Community Policing with the Fort Worth Police Department, C.O.P Search Team, C.O.P. Base Radio Operator. Steve is an Estimator, Draftsman, OSHA Outreach Trainer, and Safety Director for a multi-million dollar construction company. He is also is owner of Infinity Industries, and owner / host of The Texas UFO Radio Show. Steve is currently the MUFON Director of Investigations and is the MUFON Radio Network Administrator.
roger marsh director of communications
Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director ofCommunications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, serves as the MUFON webmaster; and reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report." He is editor of UFO Cases of Interest: 2018 Edition, author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.
debbie ziegelmeyer DIRECTOR OF underwater reserach and recovery
Debbie Ziegelmeyer of Imperial, Missouri, joined MUFON in 2000 and became a Field Investigator shorty after. She is currently a Star Team Investigator, the State Director of Missouri MUFON, a member of the MUFON Business Board of Directors, a MUFON archivist, conference speaker, Roswell 1947 incident investigator for over 20 years, and has made appearances on TV documentaries as an expert witness and archaeologist volunteer. Debbie is also a PADI Scuba Dive Instructor with teaching credentials in Deep Diver, Underwater Search and Recovery, Underwater Navigation, Boat Diving, Night diving, Wreck Diving, Enriched Air, Altitude Diving, Drift Diving, Underwater Photography, and Divers With Special Needs. Debbie’s full time occupation is small business owner. She is co-owner with husband Wayne and son Wayne Jr. of Arco Fire and Water Restoration Inc., Largo Properties LLC, Custom RV and Boat Storage LLC, and “World of Water Foundation”, a 501c3 dedicated to giving disabled veterans and children with special needs, the chance to experience scuba diving and other water related sports.
Debbie established the MUFON Dive Team in 2004 which is a team of expert divers and an underwater rapid response task force. These divers are MUFON Star Team Investigators trained to investigate unidentified submersed objects (USO) in relationship to a UFO sighting. They hold a minimum of an Advanced Diver Certification Card, have Advanced Underwater Navigation and Underwater Search and Recovery Certifications and own their own scuba dive equipment. The MUFON Dive Team is equipped to deploy and investigate a water mass of 130 feet deep or less in search of a USO/UFO or unidentified trace evidence related to a UFO sighting.
Kathleen Marden Director of Experiencer Research Team (ERT)
Kathleen Marden is a prominent UFO abduction researcher, author and lecturer with 23 years experience in the field. She is MUFON’s Director of Abduction Research. For ten years Kathy volunteered as MUFON’s Director of Field Investigator Training. In 2012, she was the recipient of MUFON’s “Researcher of the Year” award. She earned a B.A. degree in social work, with honors, from the University of New Hampshire in 1971, and participated in graduate studies in education while working as a teacher and education services coordinator. She is also a certified hypnotist with advanced training in regression and PTSD. Her interest in UFOs dates back to September 20, 1961, when her aunt, Betty Hill phoned her nearby home to report that she and Barney had encountered a flying saucer in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A primary witness to the evidence of the UFO encounter and the aftermath, Kathleen has intimate knowledge of the Hill’s biographical histories, personalities, and the previously unpublished historical files pertaining to their sensational story. She is the author of three books, Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience, Science was Wrong, with nuclear physicist/scientific ufologist Stanton T. Friedman, and The Alien Abduction Files, with Denise Stoner. Her chapter “UFO Abductions: Fact or Fiction” appears in UFOs and Aliens: Is There Anybody Out There?. Her articles have been published in the MUFON UFO Journal, Open Minds magazine and on several websites. Kathy has appeared in television and radio programs in the US, Canada and the UK, and has lectured throughout the United States. She is recognized as the world’s leading expert on the Betty and Barney Hill abduction.