J.E. “Kelly” Snyder – Founder/CEO
Jerry “Kelly” Snyder is a retired federal agent with 25 plus years in law enforcement. After retirement, Kelly wanted to devote his time to helping children. Shortly thereafter, he joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and also became a Big Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Arizona. While attending the NCMEC academy, Kelly met Mrs. Wetterling and Mrs. Nick who had both lost their children. This became a defining moment for him, as he realized his calling was to help find missing children, and to do so at no cost to those who needed such a service.
Kelly founded the Find Me group in 2002. The group was created to find missing children, but has evolved to finding all missing persons and resolving homicides. Supporting law enforcement and providing closure for families and individuals effected by the loss of a family member or friend is Kelly’s goal.
Scott Snyder – President
Growing up in a law enforcement environment and always having a heart to help others, it comes as no surprise that Scott worked as a police officer and as a federal agent for the DEA, doing what he could to make the world safer. He later followed his calling to help people in another way by starting and running his own company as a transformational life coach and energy healer. When the opportunity presented itself for Scott to help Find Me as a board member, he found a place where he can draw on both areas of his expertise–law enforcement and helping others intuitively–along with his skills in leadership to stand in as Find Me’s new president. In Scott’s free time, he assists with any tasks needed to help Find Me, continues efforts to grow the organization, and informs the community about what a great service Find Me provides.
Dave Campbell – Vice President
Dave is one of Find Me’s earliest members and volunteers, using his intuitive skills to help Find Me locate numerous missing people since 2002. His ability, genuine concern for helping families in difficult times, and background in running a successful, local business made his position as Find Me’s vice president a natural role for him. Dave is also a professional Astrologer certified through the American Federation of Astrologers (PMAFA). He specializes in forensic astrology and wrote a book on the subject called, Forensic Astrology: Solving Crimes with Astrology. In addition to this, he also is a certified clinical hypnotherapist (C.Ht.)
Sunny Dawn Johnston – Secretary
Sunny’s desire to bring needed closure to grieving family shines through in her work for Find Me. Her work as one of Find Me’s detectives includes being integral to finding several missing people. One case that she, along with others, helped solve garnered the praise of the Perry, Kansas’ chief-of-police Ramon Gonzalez, when Find Me was tasked with locating the missing Shawn Fowler. She provides both the meticulous kind of information that law enforcement needs and the compassion and empathy that grieved ones need when a loved one goes missing.
Dr. John DenBoer – Chief Research Officer
John is a full-time, Licensed Psychologist/Clinical Neuropsychologist. He holds two licenses, one in the State of Arizona and the other in the State of California. His professional service centers around employing neuropsychological assessment instruments to help detect and aid in the diagnostic classification of brain disorders (e.g., traumatic brain injury (TBI) and aging (e.g., dementia). He received his internship training at the VA Boston Healthcare System (where he held a dual academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine) and received his postdoctoral training at Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix, AZ). He has published extensively on diverse topics in Clinical Neuropsychology and has been an expert speaker at many local, national, and international conferences. He currently works at the Nicholls Group, where he specializes in Adult Neuropsychology, including medico-legal consultation.
In addition to his neuropsychology activities, Dr. DenBoer works as a Sports Psychologist. He is the Founder and Director of Mental Edge™ Tennis, which specializes in providing mental coaching services to competitive tennis players, ranging from club level players to top-ranked juniors, and including WTA and ATP tour professionals. Along with conducting individual and group mental coaching sessions, he also does consultant work and speaking engagements.
He became interested in finding persons and joined Find Me after his brother went missing over 10 years ago (he was eventually found). Since this time, he has volunteered his time and expertise to improved development of technology and methods to assist in find missing persons, locally and nationally.
Dr. Cristy Lopez – Chief Marketing Officer
Dr. Cristy Lopez helps Find Me in a variety of ways to assist in locating missing persons and providing support and guidance to families that have lost a loved one.
Dr. Lopez is a psychologist, coach, speaker, consultant, and founder of Internal Mastery for Success in Relationships, Business/Career, and Life. Dr. Lopez has appeared on the Dr. Phil show and serves as a treating psychologist for guests from Arizona. Similarly, she served this role for Dr. Drew’s Life changers. Dr. Lopez also was featured on the reality TV series Downsized and has been seen on CBS, WE-TV, and bio. among other media outlets. You can also see Dr. Lopez on the Growth to Freedom Show with Dan Kuschell for which she serves as a regular guest expert. Dr. Lopez has seen thousands of clients over the past 20 plus years.
Scott Jarvis – Member-At-Large
Scott is a native of Washington State and a Vietnam Veteran. He served as a Navy Hospital Corpsman in the ground war in Vietnam from 1965 until 1967. Scott holds several commendations as a result of his tours in Vietnam. Upon his return he completed his college time in California where he entered the law enforcement field and spent the better part of 25 years. He spent his time in the law enforcement and intelligence community, not only on the street as a patrol officer, but around the world infiltrating international narcotics groups, specializing in aviation smuggling.
As an agent for Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI), Scott also taught Constitutional Law, Authority and Jurisdiction to recruits before they started their careers in narcotics interdiction. Kelly and Scott not only worked together as commissioned LEO’s but have remained trusted and close friends as well as mutual confidants for more than forty years. He and his wife, Ellon enjoy flying, skiing, gardening, hunting and fishing. Scott also keeps his hand in aviation. He spends time in the air, flying both Gulfstream 550 international private business jets as well as floatplanes for fishing and hunting lodges in the Alaska bush. As the Founding President of the Washington State Police Canine Officers Association, Scott is very supportive of the professional use of canines by Find Me.
Peggy Rometo – Chief Outreach Officer
Peggy is an Energy Expert and has received praise from some of the worlds most famous professionals in their fields … Deepak Chopra, Donna Karan, and Demi Moore, are just a few of the notable names that praise Peggy’s extraordinary abilities and healing gifts. Peggy Rometo is one of today’s most innovative energy experts bringing forth powerful positive changes to the world. Her tenacity and absolute confidence in what she teaches combined with humor and grace attracts individuals from all walks of life. Experiencing breakthroughs and getting a competitive edge soon become the norm to those who apply her practical and useable wisdom. In her 14-year practice she has advised thousands of clients from entrepreneurs, CEOs and celebrities to housewives and schoolteachers who want to take the guesswork out of increasing the value in their lives quickly. She presents for Hay House, Omega Institute, Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Center, and more. Has been seen in Fox-TV Strategy Room, and a regular guest on WE TV’s Life Loves Shopping. Peggy is the author of Hay House’s, ”The Little Book of Big Promises.”
Melanie Schier – Treasurer
Melanie is an Energy Healer that utilizes her abilities to access information stored in energy fields which can be used to heal. She has a degree in Human Development from California State University, East Bay. She is certified in Reiki I and II. She has also studied many different healing modalities, such as Matrix Energetics, which allows for a broader understanding of the world we live in.
In addition, Melanie has been responsible for fiscal management of non-profits as well as assisting in campaign entry and fundraising.
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields – Director of Operations
Nth joined Find Me back in 2008 after he learned of the group’s mission. He was so impressed by their work that he decided to help in any capacity he could. As the current director of operations for Find Me, Nth’s job is to figure out how to make the visions that Kelly and the rest of the board have for Find Me come true, primarily using big data to achieve that goal. He also collaborates with other members in the organization on niche projects for Find Me.
Some of the projects he is or was involved in include Find Me’s artificial intelligence program, running Find Me’s 1st program, assisting with screening and testing of new members, co-developing the consulting cold-case team Tri-Force, co-working on Find Me’s database system, and spearheading the organization’s crowdfunding campaign.
He has earned certificates in biofeedback, grant writing, project management, forensics science, data analysis, and statistics.