About Us

Bigfoot Seekers Core Members:


Dina Palazini

Founder, Field Researcher


Dina first had an encounter with Bigfoot when she was a teenager. She wasn't looking for him, but he found her. Now it is her quest to find this creature again and study their habits.


Dina is an avid outdoors person and is experienced with horses and tracking game.

Kris Stepney

Co-founder, Field Researcher


Kris began researching Bigfoot in 2010 with Dina Palazini and Carl Johnson with the Big Rhodey Research Project. She was intrigued by Dina's eye-witness account and wanted to learn more about this creature and its habits.


Kris is primarily responsible for tech, videography, evidence review, and website design / maintenance.

Aryes Clague

Co-Founder, Field Researcher


Aryes was born in Rhode Island but was raised up in the back woods of Western North Carolina. She has raised, rescued and trained horses her whole life.


Aryes has always believed in Bigfoot and the paranormal but was never able to express it. She loves trying to figure out the unknown, and the things others are skeptical about and afraid of.