The Team

The SCU Team consists of our board of directors and our affiliates and contributors that make up our membership.  The board consists of the founding members of the SCU and functions as a means to coordinate it's activities and uphold it's mission statement.

Our Board

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Richard Hoffman

Exec. Board Member

Exec. Board Member


Morgan Beall

Exec. Board Member

Robert has a B.S. in Chemistry and is a former collegiate debater.  He has over 28 years of  experience in Engineering and Management in the Semiconductor Industry and has managed a state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory and a R&D group that worked on nanotechnology using atomic force microscopes and near-field optical microscopy.  Robert also co-authored the reports  on the "Stephenville Lights,”  and the "UAP: 2013 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico" event.

Richard Hoffman has a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Wright State University.  He is an Information Technology Consultant and Strategist , currently working as an Enterprise Architect at Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  He has over 50 years of experience in the research and investigation of UAP Phenomena.

Morgan Beall has a B.S. in Earth Science from Frostburg State University.  He has worked in the field of Environmental Consulting and OSHA/EPA Regulations and has conducted numerous investigations throughout Florida both privately and publicly through various organizations and independent projects.

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Peter Reali

Board Member

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Board Member

Larry Hancock

Board Member

Dr. Kingsbury is Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University.  He's provided initial research findings to numerous media organizations including Newsweek, Coast to Coast AM, and the Discovery Channel.

Larry Hancock is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and earned his BA with honors, majoring in history, cultural anthropology and education.  Larry is also a veteran and served in the United States Air Force.

Peter Reali has a BS and MSEE from the University of California Berkley and has a long career in Silicon Valley as an electrical design engineer and manager of engineering projects.

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Larry Cates

Board Member Emeritus

Larry Cates has a B.S. in Mathematics from Jacksonville University.  He has 40+ years of experience in programming, systems analysis, and application and hardware development.

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Carl Paulson

Board Member Emeritus

Carl Paulson has a B.S. magna cum laude in Physics and spent four years working on a PhD in Physics at New York University's Dept of Physics Graduate program

Our Advisors

Science Advisor

Marine geophysicist who conducted oceanographic research for ten years before segueing into environmental policy and communication work with
state, local and non-governmental organizations. Science fiction writer
since 2015.

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Media & PR Advisor

Alejandro Rojas is the Director of Operations for Open Minds Production and is host for Open Minds UFO Radio,, and is the emcee IUFOC.

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National Security Advisor

Dr. DiNoto possesses a Doctorate in Strategic Security Studies with a specialization in National Security Strategy from the Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security Studies at National American University.  He has a Master’s Degree in Global Strategies with a concentration in International Security, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with concentrations in National Security Affairs & Intelligence Studies, and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Protective Intelligence.  Dr. DiNoto brings over 30 years of national security experience in conducting criminal investigations, supporting intelligence activities, managing security operations, and leading counterterrorism efforts.

Public Relations Officer

Open Position

IT Program Manager

Operations Advisor

Stephen Sharples

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Stephen Sharples, has a BA in Physics from Michigan State University and studied Computer Science at UCLA and California State Polytechnic.  He is a Sr. IT Program Management Consultant with 27 years experience working on numerous technology initiatives for several Fortune 500 companies.

Our Membership

Our team of professionals includes scientists, investigators, topic experts, police officers and former military personal and can provide valuable insight, case analysis and investigative services.

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Community Access Members

Contributing Members

The SCU at its discretion will identify other organizations with which it is willing to partner. If a mutual agreement can be reached that provides value to both sides an agreement will be created and signed between the two organizations.

Any individual or group that wishes to work with the SCU can do so by submitting a resume and requesting to be a Community Access Member.  Community Access Members will have access to the private SCU Facebook site and will be included in all communications.

Membership upgrades to Contributing Member status are determined after someone has joined the SCU.  In addition to Community Access Member benefits, they will have access to business cards, project teams, early access to the SCU Quarterly Review, and other benefits.