Our Staff

HGR is an invitation-only investigative group. All of our members and volunteers with access to sensitive client information are required to sign confidentiality agreements to protect the privacy of our clients.

Front to back:
Bill Curd, Lori West
Tony Barton, James Sangster

loriLori West
HGR Director / Lead Medium
Responsibilities: Medium Evaluations / Remote Viewing

Lori is a lifelong psychic and talented medium. She volunteers her time with HGR by doing pre-investigation readings by remotely viewing a home and describing the types of paranormal problems a client might be suffering beforehand, and getting a feel for the intent of the spirits.

On-site, Lori helps with describing the tone of the intruder, so that the Team and Family can decide how to proceed with each case. She is available for private readings as well. We can’t recommend her highly enough. Lori is a Gem and a tremendous asset to our team.


Tony Barton
HGR Director
Responsibilities: Group Management, Medium Evaluations, Spirit Remediation
Tony came to the group in a unique way, as a client. His extensive studies in both the paranormal and theology help him to understand how his own gifts have made him a perfect fit for the group as he continues his spiritual growth. Like James, Tony takes great pride in being able to help clients understand better the situations that they find themselves in. After all, he’s been there himself. Tony is also a gifted spirit remediation specialist specializing in dealing with entities that are being disruptive, uncooperative or hostile. Tony also often rotates in as a lead case manager when he’s not acting in a medium or spiritual cleansor role.


JamesJames Sangster
HGR Consultant / Founder
Responsibilities: Community Outreach, Research

James had been involved in the paranormal investigation for over 10 years. His book, Help! I’m Haunted – Dealing with Ghosts is based on their work in the paranormal field. He developed the tiered cleansing protocol HGR uses to coach clients and leads the group in issues of hostile spirit removal when necessary. James is also an IT professional by trade and is currently studying the use of hypnosis to enhance psychic awareness. He’s also the primary host of Higher Consciousness Radio.


Bill Curd Investigator and Medium / Treasurer
Responsibilities: Medium Evaluations

Bill has become a gifted medium in his own right. It seems spirits like to let him feel what they felt at their time of death, or conditions that lead to their deaths. In the psychic world, this is called “Clairsentience”. He has also been instrumental in locating missing persons, alive or passed. Bill believes in “multiverse theory,” which he studied under
HGR founder, James Sangster. He also believes that Jeremiah was, indeed, a Bullfrog.


Akelta Wilde
Consulting Medium

Responsibilities: Medium Evaluations / Cleansing & Healing

Akelta is a medium and psychic and has devoted her life to the study of the occult and the unseen world. She has a speciality understanding and working with darker spiritual beings and is considered an expert on demons and demonic energies. She loves helping people to awaken their spiritual potential and enjoys empowering people to step into their power and reclaim their lives. She is an energy worker and knows how to remove attachment and entities that have embedded themselves into people and enjoys using her energy healing skills to help those around her. She has a passion for religious anthropology and learning about different cultures and their spiritual practices, particularly how they work with spirits and handle situations of haunting and possessions. She is very excited to be working with HGR and helping out in any way she can.