Kevin King, Lead Investigator
Born and raised in East Tennessee Kevin became interested in paranormal research and has been conducting independent private investigations for over a decade. Having the opportunity to travel and investigate all over the United States allowed Kevin to gain some valuable insight and experience; making him an invaluable asset for SRS Paranormal. He joined the team in 2017 at the suggestion of his longtime friend Al James. Kevin felt his skills were a natural fit to the methodical-based approach used by the team. He is task oriented and has an analytical mindset which makes him a focused investigator with an uncanny ability to connect with spirits. He has taken a special interest in ITC(Instrumental-Trans-Communication) research. Kevin is married with three children and owns and operates a Biotech-Research facility and is a well-respected industry leader in his field. He began his career path as a paramedic and worked with local fire/rescue and EMS for many years. Kevin always enjoyed the opportunity to help others and that has continued throughout his career and personal life. He appreciates being able to connect with people searching for answers and enjoys spending his free time with family, traveling, skiing, and visiting historic and haunted locations.
Matthew Sorge, Lead Investigator
Raised in a traditional Catholic family he was drawn to the family business following in his brother’s footsteps. Matthew became a Professional Firefighter in 1994 and for 24 years has had the honor of helping others in their time of need. After realizing a close friend and colleague had experienced similar unexplainable paranormal encounters at the same location, he became compelled to seek the truth. Matthew had an overly healthy skepticism towards paranormal phenomena, determined to prove it is people which cause these unexplained events, not the supernatural. He began his quest for answers of the unknown and unexplained which, quickly grew from an interest into a passion for paranormal research. His love of history and being an avid metal detectorist and relic recovery expert for well over a decade provides him the opportunity to blend skill sets for a unique approach to paranormal research. He brings a tech savvy, analytical and methodical approach to his research and the team, driven to find answers using both the physical and metaphysical clues left behind by those who still haunt our world. Nearly thirteen years of investigation has left Matthew with more questions than answers, this only fuels his passion to seek the truth. He is always ready for an adventure along with an interest in photography and videography; Matthew is always prepared and ready to document whatever is happening. A dedicated family man who resides in East Tennessee, loves spending time with his family, studying paranormal theory, metal detecting and preserving history for future generations…
Wes Spurgeon, Historian
Born and raised in Northeast Tennessee, he attended Tusculum College (now Tusculum University) and obtained a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in religion. Shortly after graduating he began working part-time at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, known as the most historic site in Tennessee; Tipton-Haynes is also an actively haunted location. Wes realized his calling and followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Professional Firefighter in 2011. Wes finds his work extremely rewarding and continues to work at the historic site as the Co-Director. He was introduced to paranormal investigating during a brief station assignment with SRS Paranormal Co-Founders Matthew Sorge and Stephen Stewart. His interest in history and the unknown led him to seek the truth. Being a Christian, he has always believed that spirits are a part of this world but was very skeptical of supernatural communication due to no paranormal experiences prior to joining SRS. Wes’s knowledge of history and attention to detail makes his role as team historian vital both in and out of the field. Wes is a family man and is blessed to be married to a teacher and have a daughter. He enjoys learning and teaching history, participating in Civil War reenactments, as well as, visiting historic sites throughout the United States.
Al James, Case Manager
Born and raised in Sullivan County Tennessee, Al’s love of the paranormal goes back to early childhood. Although, Al never experienced any notable paranormal encounters growing up, his love and interest in the paranormal never waned. From a young age Al read every book he could find about spirits and hauntings. Al’s childhood curiosity grew into a passion that lead Al to raise questions and theories on what causes paranormal occurrences and a desire to seek answers. He accepted the request of longtime friends and co-founders of SRS Paranormal in 2015 to join the team. Despite his passion for the paranormal Al began his investigative career as a hard-core skeptic. Throughout his research with the team, his opinions have slowly evolved in the fact that he now knows some things simply cannot be explained away. His exceptional organizational skills and skeptical nature make him ideal for the position of Case Manager. Al is a Professional Firefighter and has been for over 24 years, he began serving his community as a Volunteer Firefighter at age 17. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, is an avid poker player, and although he humbly refutes this claim he is talented at woodworking.
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