Snowden’s lifelong interest in the intersections of technology, information, and access has taken her from museums to medical examiners’ offices, and from public libraries to police property rooms. She has worked with collections information systems, digital collections, and historic media at institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Japanese American National Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Academy Film Archive. In 2003, she co-founded the international Home Movie Day event and the non-profit Center for Home Movies, which support public education, preservation, and projection of family films and video as artifacts of cultural and community history. She has conducted field research and published on the management of audiovisual evidence in law enforcement agencies since 2010, and she co-organized an IMLS-funded National Forum on training and technical needs arising from the use of body-worn cameras in policing in 2016.
Snowden’s involvement with professional organizations and committees is reflective of her interdisciplinary interests. She has served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and has also been a member of the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Techinicians (TAPEIT) and the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE). She holds an MLIS from UCLA and most of a PhD in Information Studies from UT Austin.
Brandon Epstein, CFVA, CFVE
Director of Forensic Training
Brandon started his law enforcement career in 2007 as a patrol officer with a municipal police agency. While serving as a major crimes detective in 2014, Brandon saw the power of video evidence in investigations and began to specialize in video forensics. Since then, he has performed hundreds of examinations involving thousands of hours of digital video and has been qualified as an expert witness over a dozen times in the past two years.
Brandon is a Certified Forensic Video Analyst (CFVA), Certified Forensic Video Examiner (CFVE) and holds a Master of Science degree in Recording Arts – Emphasis Media Forensics. He is active with many professional organizations, including the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence, the IAI Forensic Video Certification Board, the IACP Cybercrime and Digital Evidence committee, the American Academy of Forensic Science and the NIST/OSAC VIdeo/Image Technology and Analysis Subcommittee. He regularly provides digital forensic instruction to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers nationwide. Brandon lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter.
Dan has served as a Senior Developer for Portal Media since 2013. He works extensively with forensic file format analysis, most recently as the lead developer working on DPX MetaEdit and MXF MetaEdit (also known as embARC) for the Library of Congress/FADGI and a media analysis approach for the FBI Forensic Audio, Video, and Image Analysis Unit in Quantico, VA. He also has vast expertise in logistics and ecommerce algorithms, data warehouse development, and creative analytics. Prior to 2013, Dan served for 4 years as a Developer for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and worked on the Wisconsin Justice Information Sharing project, connecting local law enforcement’s record management systems for use statewide. He holds a Masters of Computer Science from DePaul University, and both a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in analysis and research as well as a certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Chief Executive Officer
Bertram has over 20 years of experience leading consultants and development teams to create innovative, flexible, and user-center software for clients where digital assets are a core function of their organization. Before founding Medex Forensics, Bert served as Managing Director for Software at AVP, an information innovation company. Prior to that, Bert served as a digital archivist for the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the U.S. Library of Congress. Bert has supported complex data and software development projects for organizations globally, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, the JFK Presidential Library Foundation, HBO, Paramount Pictures, University of Kentucky, Indiana University, Yale University, Facebook, and Spotify, among many others.
Bert is an Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and an active member of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE). He has received certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists and is a graduate of the Archives Leadership Institute. He holds an MA in museum studies with a focus in American studies and archival theory from the University of Kansas.