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Regional Directors

Northern VA - Region 7
Open - ????

Northwestern VA - Region 2
Fredericksburg - Ladona Gorham

Central VA - Region 1
Richmond and surrounding areas- Allen Slonaker

Southwestern VA - Region 6
Roanoke/Blacksburg/Christiansburg - Tommy Amos

Eastern VA - Region 5
Hampton Roads - ????

Southern VA - Region 3
Halifax/Danville/South Boston - Tommy Amos

Western VA - Region 4
Bristol - Tommy Amos



Ladona Gorham
Regional Director for North Western, VA.....Ladona Gorham

Ladona was appointed as Regional Director for North Western VA in Fall of 2007.

Ladona became interested in the paranormal at a very young age. Before the age of 10, she was reading every book about the paranormal she could get her hands on. She began searching for the answer to that age old question, “Do ghosts exist?”

She joined CPRI in 2005, very pleased to have found a group of professionals that approached the question in a scientific manner. She hopes to one day see paranormal research viewed as a mainstream science.

Ladona was raised, not far away from the Northwest region of Virginia, in Mineral County, WV. She moved to Virginia in 1991.

She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from West Virginia University, a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently works in the education field.

Ladona lives in Spotsylvania with her very supportive husband, Jeff and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Wyatt.

You can email ladona at ladona@virginiaghosts.com.



Allen Slonaker
Regional Director for the Greater Richmond area, VA.....Allen Slonaker

Allen was appointed as Regional Director for the Central VA area in 2009.

A native of the City of Richmond, Allen grew up in a Victorian era home in the city's downtown. It was there that he had his first brushes with the paranormal. Allen was exposed to the city's history and lore at a very early age. That sparked a lifelong interest in history and the paranormal which ultimately lead him to join CPRI in 2007. In joining CPRI, he was thrilled to find a group that approached the study of the paranormal in such an interesting and professional manner. In addition to working as the Public Affairs Officer for CPRI, Allen also serves as investigator with the Central Virginia regional team.

Allen has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University with minor courses of study in sociology and urban planning. He has spent nearly twenty years involved in the public safety field including search and rescue, EMS and law enforcement. Allen has spent the last thirteen years serving in law enforcement and currently works as a criminal investigator. His interests include almost anything involving history (especially WWII), collecting and reproducing sci-fi movie props and costumes, traveling, and reading. Allen currently lives in Richmond with his very patient wife, Monica, his young daughter and their canine son, Ned.

You can email Allen at allen@virginiaghosts.com.



Tommy Amos
Regional Director for Roanoke, VA.....Tommy Amos

Tommy was appointed as the Regional Director for Roanoke, VA area in the Fall of 2001.

He was born and raised in Franklin County, Virginia. Tommy earned his Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology and has continued his studies at Old Dominion University. He is married and has three daughters.

He became interested in the world of the paranormal during his early teens. After discovering that there are few chances to make a comfortable living in the paranormal field, his interest took him into the field of electronics, where he spent twelve years working as a broadcast engineer with Blue Ridge Public Television in Roanoke, VA. His strong interest in computers has ultimately culminated in his current career in computer technology with Virginia Western Community College. He intends to use his background in electronics and computers to pursue his continued interest in paranormal phenomena.

His personal experiences before becoming a member of the CPRI include Poltergeist activity, Astral projection, possession and Angelic intervention. He believes there are intertwining truths between Christian Fundamentalism, Pure Science and Paranormal Phenomena and he intends to continually search for them.

You can email Tommy at tommy@virginiaghosts.com