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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

Exec. Board Member

Exec. Board Member

Exec. Board Member

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Richard Hoffman


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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

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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.

Larry Cates

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Carl Paulson

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Board Member Emeritus

Board Member

Board Member Emeritus

Alejandro Rojas has a B.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has covered the topic of UAP as a freelance journalist for many years and currently works as a UAP researcher for a software company.

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.

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


Sarah A. Little, Ph.D.

Science  Advisor

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


Jennifer Roche

Science Communication  Advisor

Jennifer Roche is an experienced consultant, writer, and editor who works with leaders in higher ed, think tanks, and non-profit organizations. She helps her clients advance evidence and knowledge through organizational and strategic management; secures research and programmatic funding through grant writing, development, and relationship management; guides and shapes communications through project and editorial management; and illuminates stories that inform and benefit the public interest. She is the Managing Director of Bowerbird Communications, LLC. Roche holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MLA from the University of Chicago. 

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Kevin Wright

Public Relations Advisor

Kevin Wright has over 20 years of experience in Washington, DC, with a proven track record of directing multidimensional campaigns, advising clients from diverse sectors and backgrounds, and developing strategic media outreach operations and public affairs campaigns. He recently founded Solve Advocacy, a consulting firm dedicated to UAP and edge science issues. Kevin is a public affairs and public relations Advisor to SCU’s Board of Directors.


Esteban Corio

Latin American Advisor

Esteban Corio is a corporate executive with distinguished experience in managing organizations, channel sales divisions, and teams in international and world-class corporations like Intel, HP, and AT&T, promoting business mainly in the Latin America region. He has a baccalaureate in Social Sciences, a postgraduate degree in Agronomics, and studies in Electronic Engineering. Esteban often collaborates with UAP forums in Argentina, advocating the scientific approach to the phenomenon. He has been a Science Fiction writer since 2020.


John Currie

Social Media Advisor

John Currie is a career Social Media Consultant and Multimedia Specialist with nearly ten years of experience in distilling intricate scientific and historical topics into succinct, short-form narrative content for diverse audiences.

As a lifelong researcher of the Phenomena, John is deeply committed to translating SCU's pioneering research into digital formats that resonate with an increasingly global audience, ensuring the vital work of our lead researchers reaches its deserved breadth of exposure. He holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from California State University, Pomona.

European Advisor

Lee Dines

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Lee Dines is currently a Senior Instructor in Policing Education at a University in the East of England.  He holds a BA (Hons) in Community Studies and an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Psychology.  Lee is a former police officer, who served as a police sergeant and acting police inspector. He has extensive experience of conducting and supervising criminal investigations.


Lee has been researching the UAP phenomenon for 24 years. He is particularly interested in CE cases, the history of the field and methodological aspects relating to the investigation of the phenomenon. He previously served as a field investigator and National Director for MUFON.

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.

Ready to get involved?


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.

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