Daniel Burroughs is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Central Florida and serves as the technical project manager for FINDERSM development. Mr. Burroughs is involved in both “code-writing” and management roles in the ongoing work by FINDERSM’s development team. Prior to joining UCF, he was a research engineer at the Institute for Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College.
He developed methods for detecting and classifying coordinated attack efforts against networks and was involved in research regarding data collection techniques for distributed sensor networks. Mr. Burroughs has also served as the lead engineer at SignalQuest Inc. where he developed hardware and software systems for embedded sensor and motion detection applications. In addition, he was the senior software engineer for American Laserware, Inc., an Orlando-based software company specializing in high speed motion control systems for laser etching and cutting.
Brad Mundt is an Associate for Technology Development with LETTR and has been working on the FINDERSM project since January of 2003. In addition to developing software and providing customer support, Mr. Mundt performs systems security and administration functions for the development group and clientele.
Before working on FINDERSM, Mr. Mundt has performed contract work on the National Marine Corp Intranet (NMCI) installation at Naval Air Warfare Center, Training Systems Division (NavAir) and worked for the UCF under Computer Services as a Senior Systems Programmer. Additionally he volunteers at the Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL) in the Computer Crimes Squad since 2005 and holds degrees in Digital Forensics (M.S.), Computer Forensics and Crime Analysis (M.S.), Computer Information Technology (B.S.), Computer Engineering Technology (A.S. and A.A.).
Agent Jim McClure, Master Deputy (RET), Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office, is the Director of Operations for LETTR. He has been involved with the Consortium and FINDERSM since 2002 and oversees FINDERSM's development team, training, and the federal and state grants that awarded to FINDERSM through the Orange County Sheriff. Agent McClure is a twenty-six year law enforcement veteran serving with the Orange County Sheriff since 1987.
His law enforcement assignments and experience included patrol, traffic enforcement and traffic homicide investigations, robbery and property investigations, and information management services. He also participated in the Sheriff's Intelligence Division and Fusion Center and was a Certified Bomb Technician assigned to local and regional hazardous device response teams.
Lynn McCullough is FINDERSM’s MetaData Manager for Region 5 of the Domestic Security Task Force. Ms. McCullough is responsible for using and overseeing metadata discovery and mapping software; documenting regional data element assets; loading existing data schemas from other tool sets; mapping regional agency data elements; managing and maintaining data mappings when a data source changes; providing training; administering regional system access; and serving as a member of a Rapid Response team.
Ms. McCullough spent five years as a Project Manager for the Florida Hospital system, where she managed multiple IT projects. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Health Care Administration program.
Kunal D. Motwani is a Senior Software Architect in the Department of Engineering Technology at the University of Central Florida. He has served in the FINDERSM Project since its 2002 inception and is currently the Project's Software Architect/Technical Team Lead. Mr. Motwani received an undergraduate degree in computer engineering in India and pursued graduate studies at UCF. As part of his graduate research, he played the lead role – as the project’s only developer in the Data Sharing Consortium’s first year – in building the Version 1 of FINDERSM.
After being awarded his Masters degree at UCF, Mr. Motwani continued his FINDERSM development work while assembling and training a team of graduate students to maintain and expand the FINDERSM system. He serves in a key role in the daily operations, maintenance, and enhancement of FINDERSM, and is the prime, technical contact for FINDERSM agencies.
Dr. K. Michael Reynolds is LETTR’s Research Liaison to the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Central Florida where he is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. Dr. Reynolds is a co-founder of FINDERSM and the Florida Law Enforcement Data Sharing Consortium.
He has received or managed a number of state and federal grants in support of the FINDERSM project and remains active in information sharing research and evaluation activities. Dr. Reynolds designed and instructs a graduate-level, Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping program at UCF and conducts related research as a consultant to law enforcement agencies. Prior to joining the UCF faculty, he worked as a police officer and attorney general’s investigator.
Dr. Ernest D. Scott Jr. is LETTR’s founding Executive Director. Dr. Scott retired as the Chief of Investigations from the Orange County (FL) Sheriff’s Office where he served for twenty-five years. His law enforcement assignments included patrol, investigations, narcotics, crime analysis, human resources, and staff inspections.
He is one of the founding members of the FINDERSM Project and remains active in law enforcement information sharing and crime analysis research. Dr. Scott earned his BBA and MBA at Stetson University and his Ph.D. at the University of Central Florida. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 97th AOC, at the University of Louisville.