Genetic Genealogy TEAM

We are truly your partners in crime and we won't rest until we get the job done.

Christine Burke, Forensic Genetic Genealogist, FGG, INCI, MAOM

Director Christine Burke is the lead Forensic Genetic Genealogist and trainer for the Genetic Genealogy For Law Enforcement® program.

She has worked on over 75 genetic genealogy identification cases and gives back through her Enduring Service program, providing free training to agencies who have lost an officer in the line of duty.

Christine started her law enforcement career in South Florida at the Stuart Police Department and Jupiter Police department, as a patrol officer, major case detective, and sergeant.

In 2005 she moved to Arizona and worked for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, serving as an instructor, member of the DUI task force, high-risk warrants, dignitary protection, and prisoner transport teams.

Christine opened her private investigation agency in Arizona in 2008 and has conducted numerous investigations, as well as being an Arizona Supreme Court approved instructor for private process server education, and performing investigations for the Arizona Commission On Judicial Conduct.

In 2019 she became a court-qualified law enforcement expert and has also held a seat on the Arizona Department of Public Safety's Private Investigator Licensing Board.

In 2020, Christine relocated to Northern Nevada where she supports local law enforcement as a Forensic Genetic Genealogist and provides genetic genealogy services to other agencies nationally.

She has taught at the university and community college level in Criminal Justice and Adult Education programs. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master's Degree in Organizational Management.

She is a member of ILEETA, an IADLEST Certified and POST Certified instructor.

In her very little spare time, she writes mystery books to raise funds to purchase lab work for underfunded police agencies.

Michael Fanning, Chief Of Police, Genetic Genealogist

Chief Fanning is not only one of our talented genetic genealogists but is Chief of Police for the Town of Pawleys Island,  South Carolina.

He has led that agency since 2007 after a career as a detective supervisor with the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team and the Hate Crime Task Force. He held various investigative and supervisory positions in the NYC Police Department and the NYC Transit Police.

In addition to his continuous work serving to provide safety to citizens he is the president of the NYCPD 10-13 Club of Myrtle Beach, which is a fraternal organization for retired law enforcement professionals in the Myrtle Beach area. The organization's purpose is to both unify and affect the political climate and legislative agenda as it pertains to the welfare of New York City Police Department retirees of all ranks.

He is currently a board member & secretary of the Coastal Carolina Shields Pipes and Drums (501C3) after serving 7 years as president/band manager. They perform at various community events, particularly those which honor the service of our first responders.

Ann Weston, Genetic Genealogist

Ann is a forensic genetic genealogist who has worked with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

She holds a B. S. in Criminalistics, Criminal Law and Law Enforcement, as well as an A.S. in Forensic Chemistry.

Ann also has a certification in Nursing Assisting and Medical Assisting.

She has spent the last 15 years raising her family and is excited to be back in the workforce putting her degrees and her desire to help to good use.

Growing up in Utah, genealogy has always been a part of her life and combining it with her interest in forensics is exciting.

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