Stephen Miles Lewis – Founder, President and Board Member
Audio Production Administrator for the Texas State Library Talking Book Program. Past State Section Director for the Travis and Williamson County chapters of the Mutual UFO Network. Web designer and print publisher of E.L.F. Infested Spaces Journal of Possible Paradigms.
Miles served as facilitator for Austin’s UFO Experiencer Support Group for nearly ten years and has spoken to local and national radio / TV / print media. In 1995 he spoke at the national Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness conference on the subject of UFOs as a transformative paradigm. His interests in both the physical and folkloric research of parapsychology and ufology have led to his collecting and archiving of over 3000 books on these and other topics relevant to consciousness research and the founding of the Anomaly Archives, lending library of the Scientific Anomaly Institute.
Founder of Austin IONS, the local community group of the Institute Of Noetic Sciences. Don is also active among such local consciousness groups as INACS (as their Director of Education facilitating INACS’ Consciousness Connections series), the Jung Society of Austin, and most recently Omega at The Crossings.
James L. King – Secretary – Board Member
Founder of INACS, the Institute for Neuroscience And Consciousness Studies. He is a local realtor and former independent computer consultant. Jim has had a lifelong interest in the study of consciousness. His personal research interests currently focus on mental imagery, neurofeedback, and brain-computer interfaces. He has had a lifelong interest in anomalies associated with consciousness, as well as their implications for understanding physics and the natural world.
Jim received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1972, and has completed 15 graduate level hours in psychology and education. He has fifteen years of experience data processing and computer programming, and has owned his own consulting business. He has also been involved in community volunteer activities, including past and present service on the Boards of Directors of other non-profit organizations.
Austin MUFON – State Section Director for Travis and Williamson Counties. Mike is a trained MUFON Field Investigator. Mike has been instrumental in the founding of the Anomaly Archives and it’s continued growth.
Ray Hawkins, Ph.D., ABPP (Clinical Psychology), Board Member
Ray is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Nueroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS). Ray received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975, after completing a one-year pre-doctoral internship at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. From 1975 to 1982 he was an assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he co-edited two books and published several articles on addictive behavior and biofeedback applications. In 1979 he co-founded the Austin Stress Clinic, the first private clinic in Austin to specialize in biofeedback and clinical health psychology.
In 1982, Ray joined the Austin Regional Clinic as a staff psychologist, where he continued his clinical research on addictive behaviors and began new research on the relationship between Jungian personality types, addictive behaviors, chaos theory, and other behavioral health issues, including chronic pain. He is now a core faculty member in the clinical psychology Ph.D. program at Fielding Graduate University, and is clinical psychologist at New Life Institute, where he also serves as training clinic director.
Ray is also on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, Psychology Department, as a lecturer and clinical supervisor, and since 1998 he has been an adjunct professor in the Master of Arts Program in Pastoral Ministry at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.
Ray’s current clinical research interests are in individual differences in personality, consciousness, and spirituality.
Jeremy Wells, Board Member
Jeremy D. Wells is an Austin, TX based writer, editor, and researcher. Jeremy grew up in rural eastern, Kentucky, within day trip distance of Point Pleasant, WV (home of the fabled Mothman), Peebles, OH (location of the Serpent Mound), and the haunted Moonville train tunnel in Vinton County, OH. He grew up surrounded by stories of these mysteries, black panther sightings, and his grandparent’s haunted house, fueling an early interest in the paranormal. After studying history at Shawnee State University and working as a journalist and editor for various small town newspapers Jeremy’s interest evolved from attempts at proving or disproving strange phenomenon to the history of Forteana, trends across various phenomenon and ages, and the study of why individuals interpret this unknown phenomenon in the manner that they do.
Jeremy currently works as a freelance writer, editor, and training specialist in the video game industry and serves as a researcher and field investigator with the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy.
Craig York, Board Member
I have been interested in the paranormal generally since discovering Ivan Sanderson’s Investigating the Unexplained when I was still a pre-teen. In the forty and some odd years since, I have amassed a modest library of ghost lore, mainly collections of regional ghost stories, and crytozoological material. I have sculpted a few “Crypto” subjects, and maintain an active hobby life. In addition to these activities, I am an amateur actor, and have enjoyed a number of successful performances with the local Theater troupe, The Violet Crown Radio Players. Long a passive spectator of paranormal investigation, I hope to take a more active role in the years ahead.