July 11, 2017 (Largo, FL) – The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) has expanded their Largo, Florida-based team with new hires in several key areas. The additional on-staff experts will assist in NFSTC’s chemistry, biology, digital evidence and crime scene training. In addition, translation capabilities have been added to provide broader support for international work
In the Laboratory
Michelle Yang joins the scientific team as a Forensic Chemist. After working nearly a decade in law enforcement laboratories, Yang brings her real-world experience to hands-on chemical analysis training.
In our DNA laboratory, Tylor Barnhart has been hired as a Biology Technologist. He will assist in training, and test and evaluations in the forensic biology department.
Training and Exercise Support
Several new staff will assist directly in training and exercise support. Chris Esposito brings his computer forensics and information technology background to the in-house digital forensics team. A growing area of military training, digital forensics is one of NFSTC’s newest in-house capabilities.
Two field service representatives also joined the team. Drew Farkas and Jared Bush will serve as liaisons for our military customers at bases in the U.S. and abroad.
Christine Goldman is NFSTC’s newest hire. As a certified senior crime scene analyst, Goldman brings her latent fingerprint and training skills to civilian and military law enforcement customers. She will be the lead crime scene subject matter expert for NFSTC’s Department of State grant work starting this month.
To accommodate the work for the organization’s Department of State contracts, Shannon Ventator was brought onboard as a translator. Under the grant to train Central American analysts and investigators, Ventator has translated online course material, social media messaging, and collateral materials to Spanish.
The company’s Largo office is now home to 29 employees, with a national employee count of 32. The organization has additional career opportunities, available at www.nfstc.org.
Editor note: Photos of NFSTC’s training facilities are available upon request.
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) provides quality forensic services including training, consulting, technology evaluation to the justice, forensic science and defense communities. NFSTC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Largo, Florida. www.nfstc.org