Education Expo Guests


The 2021 Education Expo will happen on Friday, September 17. Two sessions will be held with panelist participating in a candid conversation about their specialty. Additional details about this expo will be released closer to the time of the event.

Daniel Beniot

Benoit comes from the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. He is a long-time outdoorsman, wildlife & Bigfoot researcher.

Benoit is founder of the ECBRO (East Coast Bigfoot Researchers Organization.) He has studied various wildlife including the independent study of primates.

Benoit has compared primate behaviors to what we have living among us in order to understand the Elusive mystery that is Bigfoot.

Lori Wade

Wade has researched the Bigfoot Phenomenon for over 7 years. She is an Investigator with Bigfoot Field Research Organization.

Since of January 2015, she has attended and been a leader of 26 expeditions, as well as conducting field research on her own.

Wade has hosted 8 BFRO expeditions in North Georgia over the last 3 years and will continue pursuing the creature in this active area, in the future.

In 2017, Wade was involved in a 10 day private excursion into the interior of British Columbia with close friends and fellow investigators. Lori has had 2 class A sightings since beginning her research.

Lori resides with her Husband in Ooltewah,Tn

Rick Reles

Reles is a Bigfoot Field Research Organization Investigator, Currently living in Western North Carolina. He is recently retired from 37 years of professional business life, where he traveled the world frequently.

In 2010 while driving across Northern Wisconsin with another business associate, he saw a Sasquatch cross the road ahead of their vehicle. This began Reles interest and research journey into the Bigfoot World.

Reles has attended and helped lead dozens of expeditions in the U.S. and Canada. He speaks at conferences also.

His Field Guide to Bigfoot Structures is in its third edition. Rick is also a partner in IKNOWSQUATCH, a Wisconsin LLC, that sells leading edge Sasquatch related merchandise.

Zach Bales

Bales is a 33-year-old English teacher from Somerset, Kentucky.

He is the author of “The Bigfooter’s Atlas.”

Bales spends his spare time creating short films and searching purportedly haunted locations for signs of paranormal activity.

NC Squatch Watchers

The NC Squatch Watchers have been a Bigfoot/paranormal research team for 10+ years. The team features Taylor Cook , Tate Fulbright, Toby Bolick, and [team leader] David Martin.

Focusing on mostly Bigfoot research with occasional ghost hunts, the team has been featured weekly on a local television station, channel 14 WHKY, and their segment has had the highest ratings out of all the shows on that channel. 

In addition to their segment on local TV, the team has been interviewed on radio stations such as Night Callers Radio.  They have also been contacted about being featured on other radio stations to discuss their research.

NC Squatch Waters are also being featured in a new bigfoot book called “Bigfoot and Woolybooger Tales 2”.  Recently added to the team are Taylor Cook’s longtime friends, NFL stars Deangelo Williams and Gary Barnidge. 

Within the last 2 years, the team took their encounters and evidence to social media gaining a following on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube of a combined 27,000 fans wanting more.

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