Meet the Team

Board of Directors:

Alton Higgins
Educational Activities Coordinator
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Background: Retired biology professor; wildlife biologist; veteran outdoorsman and birder; BS degree in wildlife biology and graduate degree in zoology. 

Paul Bowman
Tulsa, Oklahoma


Background: Professional anthropologist; BA degree in cultural anthropology; retired law enforcement; USMC artillery (1989 - 1995); entrepreneur/rancher; veteran outdoorsman and bowhunter. 

Michael Mayes
Temple, Texas


Background: Teacher/coach, naturalist/outdoorsman; owner Texas Cryptid Hunter blog; BS degree in education. 

Tod Pinkerton
Friendswood, Texas


Background: Wildlife ecologist; former trapper for the State of Texas; BS degree in wildlife ecology; veteran outdoorsman/hunter.

Daryl Colyer
Field Operations Coordinator
Lorena, Texas


Background: USAF airborne intelligence, 1985 - 1991 (1991-1993 in reserves); BA degree in history; private sector professional; veteran outdoorsman/hunter.

Brian Brown
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Background: Business-owner/entrepreneur: owner of ideapark; marketing, branding, web design; outdoorsman/naturalist.

Mark McClurkan
Bedford, Texas


Background: BS degree in animal sciences; private sector professional; veteran tracker/hunter.


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Recent incident reports


Occurred 7/9/1988 in Sebastian County, AR

Published on November 3, 2017 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Fisherman has close encounter on lake in western Arkansas. Read more...

Occurred 5/7/2016 in Atoka County, OK

Published on June 17, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Two NAWAC Investigators find interesting trackway.

Occurred 1/4/2016 in Walker County, TX

Published on March 22, 2016 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Husband and wife observe massive upright animal in Sam Houston National Forest on FM 1375 Baker Bridge at Lake Conroe one hour apart. Read more...

Occurred 6/8/2014 in Gonzales County, TX

Published on July 8, 2014 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has an encounter while hiking in Palmetto State Park. Read more...

Occurred 12/20/1983 in Walker County, TX

Published on December 21, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Hunter has close encounter in Sam Houston National Forest near Stubblefield Recreational Area. Read more...

Occurred 12/24/1976 in Tyler County, TX

Published on March 11, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Close highway encounter on Highway 287 near Woodville.

Occurred Fall 2003 in Polk County, TX

Published on March 7, 2013 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Couple has highway encounter near Big Thicket National Preserve. Read more...

Occurred 4/3/2012 in Liberty County, TX

Published on April 21, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Man out walking for exercise at local track has unexpected encounter with upright hair-covered subject. Read more...

Occurred 5/15/2009 in Burnet County, TX

Published on April 11, 2012 Icon-photo Icon-video-off

Motorist has late-night encounter near Balcones Canyon Lands National Wildlife Refuge. Read more...

Occurred 5/1981 in Travis County, TX

Published on November 15, 2011 Icon-photo-off Icon-video-off

Airman reports night-time encounter on Bergstrom AFB.

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