Bryce Martin: Founder, Manager, Lead Investigator
Ever since Bryce was young he has always had a fascination with the paranormal. His interest started when he was seven years old when he met Doctor Louis Cohen, a psychology professor and a parapsychology enthusiast. Dr. Cohen told Bryce many stories about the paranormal, and Bryce was immediately eager to learn more. Then later on in life in his early teen years, Bryce had his first paranormal experience where he saw a shadow figure under a lamp post at the RV park his family camps at every year in Gladwin MI. With heightened interest in the paranormal, Bryce wasn't sure in which way he should channel it, until he saw an episode of Ghost Adventures in 2008. It was then that knew he wanted to start a scientific team dedicated to investigating the paranormal, so he created what became Michigan Bay Paranormal Team. Over the years, Bryce has gained much experience in investigating the paranormal and become more of a skeptic, but no less interested. “I want to find an explanation for every occurrence, and the ones I can’t find an explanation for are the most intriguing,” says Bryce. Outside of paranormal investigating, Bryce is a local route truck driver and an avid downhill skier.
Taylor Keysor: Co-Manager, Lead Investigator, Trainer
Jared Grim: Lead Investigator
Meet Jared. Jared has been a member of Michigan Bay Paranormal Team for 6 years now as of 2018. During this time, he has gone from trainee to lead investigator. His love of the paranormal stems from a very early age when he watched Ghostbusters for the first time. Only after joining MBPT, was he finally able to make his passion a reality. Being an electrician by trade, he brings a vast knowledge of electrical theory and mechanical inclination to the team. He has a logical and technical sense of reasoning, and goes into a location as a skeptic. To him, everything can be explained. His personal experiences include hearing voices, sounds, and objects moving. Just like any paranormal investigator, his goal is to capture a full bodied apparition, even though it may not be like the full torso apparition captured in the basement of the New York Public Library like the Ghostbusters did!
Zach Eickel: Senior Investigator
Mike Leppek: Investigator
Jordan LaForest: Investigator
Jon Girvan: Investigator
James Feyrer: Investigator
James grew up in Virginia and North Carolina, and moved to Michigan for College. Throughout his life, James experienced things he considered "out of the ordinary", which increased after the death of his mother. His interest in the paranormal heightened when he worked at a movie store and sometimes experienced a knock on the office wall. If he looked quickly enough he would see a partial apparition of a young child running around movie shelves, as if it were a game. One night James was sitting outside and noticed the reflection of a little girl staring at him on the glass of the entrance door. After a few seconds, it dissipated. In working with the MBPT James hopes to gain a better understanding of his experiences and looks forward to recording evidence of future paranormal experiences.
Brynna Henika: Investigator-in-Training
Journalism student by day, paranormal investigator by night, Brynna has always had a fascination with the world of the paranormal. Since she was very young, she has had many experiences with the dead, including a spirit in her own home. One experience that she remembers most, is when she was pushed down the stairs of her attic by the ghost in her home. Brynna also possesses the ability to sense those who have passed, but wishes to learn more investigative tactics when it comes to ghost hunting. Aside from hunting ghosts, Brynna enjoys photography, reading, and trying new recipes she finds on Pintrest.
Jessica Dowe: Investigator-in-Training
Jessica's interest in the paranormal started at the age of four when her parents insisted that her best friend was imaginary. The following few years were hard on Jessica, as no one could see or hear her friend. One night, her parents heard someone running up and down the stairs and presumed it was Jessica or her sister. After a few occurrences of the noise, her father decided to investigate. It was then on the stairs that he felt and heard something rush down the stairs past him. Finally understanding Jessica's claims, her parents investigated and discovered that a little girl had died in their daughters' bedroom. Since then, the paranormal has been somewhat of a obsession for Jessica.