Creator of The Sirens Podcast
host, Executive Producer,
Raven Rollins started Sirens in 2019 as Intuition Investigations: True Crime and then later changed the branding to Sirens: A True Crime Podcast. It was her obsession with serial killers and a brush with a family murder that she decided to start a true crime podcast. She enlisted Holly Archer to cohost with her and things were off. Raven takes on the roles of Host, Executive Producer, Researcher, PR, Social Media Management, website management, editor, and so much more.
Raven has been working in the legal and medical fields since 2004 and 2007, respectively. She first began as a legal assistant for a family law firm in Ada, OK where she then became an executive assistant to her attorney and a legal researcher. She completed her EMT training in 2007 and worked as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for 2 years. She also has a wide variety of experience, including, but not limited to: surgical assistant, Home Health Aide, legal assistant and researcher in medical malpractice, civil law, family law, and criminal law, and has attended several conferences and lectures presented by law enforcement, Lawyers, and other experts in their fields on things like DNA Analysis, Human Trafficking, Domestic Assault & Violence, and much more. Find out more about Raven's Credentials Here.
In 2019, Raven wanted to further herself in the investigative field. She began coursework to become a Private Investigator, taking courses in basics to criminology, fingerprinting, DNA, Hair & other evidence collection, blood spatter analysis, stakeouts, and so much more. She completed her course with a 98% in December 2020.
She has been married to Rick Rollins for over a decade and has one child with him, Rex Rollins, and one dog, a Shih-tzu named Elvis.
Raven is the Host and is a part of every episode.
Raven is also a player/regular on Rick's podcast 'I Crit You Not'.
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Professor, Victimology Expert, Psychologist, DV Expert
Mandy is from Moore, OK and is an expert in Victimology, criminology, and domestic violence. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology, Master's in Applied Behavioral Science & Counseling, and is currently finishing up her Ph. D. in Psychology. She is a licensed councilor and an Instructor at Mid-America Christian University in OKC where she teaches victimology, domestic violence, social problems, intro to criminal justice, & critical thinking/philosophy for the past 3 years. She is also the course writer for the Victimology & Domestic Violence classes there. She will start teaching Psychology soon at Columbia University.
She was the president of a non-profit agency for Domestic Violence for the State of OK for 2 years. She travels and gives lectures pertaining to her expertise.
She is featured as a cohost in season 3 where she's covered cases with Raven on the Osage Murders and The Ether Man, and will be Raven's regular cohost for Season 4. She and Raven are currently in the process of writing several True Crime books together as well.
Find her at www.thelynreview.com.
Critical Care Paramedic
Rick has been a Nationally Registered Tactical & Critical Care Paramedic in Tulsa, OK since 2016 and has dealt with all sorts of calls ranging from trauma to medical. He works in one of the largest services in the OK area - working directly with police, fire, and, of course, the public. He speaks 5 languages, which helps provide his patients with the best (and quickest) care possible. He was also a volunteer Firefighter and EMT before moving to Tulsa, as well as a Mechanical Engineer. His special training and experience in paramedicine consists of Special Operations (SWAT), Critical Care, & ROPES Rescue.
Rick has also experienced loss to murder in his family and will bring empathy to the victims to the show.
He has been married to Raven Rollins for over 10 years, and they have one child, Rex Rollins, together.
Rick is featured as a cohost in Season 3 forward. He will also be starting his own podcast in January 2023 with The Sirens Network about Tabletop Gaming called 'I Crit You Not'. You can find it here:
Emergency Medical Technician
Not a true crime fan, but a self described conspiracy theorist. Art, History, Science, Theology, Guns. These are all things Simon has expertise in. Simon will bring a new perspective to our cases that involve cults, conspiracies, art heists or religion. Simon has a Bachelor's in Fine Arts.
He is a featured cohost in Season 3 going forward. He will also be a regular host with his own Segment 'Cryptids Unscripted'. Simon will also be a player/regular on Rick's new show 'I Crit You Not'.
Raven and Holly have been friends since childhood, birth, in fact, as their mother's were close friends who have been friends since their own childhoods. Raven & Holly may have differing opinions on lots of things, but always discuss each matter at hand with love and wild abandon.
Holly has been a lab tech & phlebotomist for over a decade working specifically in the fields of serology, hematology, and pathology. Along with this, Holly has been a photographer for half of her life, giving her a keen eye for crime scene photos.
Holly was the cohost for seasons 1 & 2, however, Season 3 forward, Holly will only be featured on so many episodes as she had to take a step back to focus on her personal life and new business.
She has her own segment, Holly's Hauntings, where she hosts every year.
True Crime Curator
Scarlett was the curator for the true crime section at a Book Store in Tulsa, OK. It was here that she and Raven met and formed a friendship. She now currates and presents some of the episodes for season 4 and will going forward.
She likes true crime, horror, spiders, and her soon to be hubby, Jason.
Find her on Instagram @colorme_scarlett
She is a special guest host for Season 3's Raven's Reviews: Candy.
Emergency Medical Technician
An EMT in the Tulsa 911 system and currently attending Paramedic classes. She brings another perspective to the medical side as well as wit and grit.
Jean was one of the first on scene during the Tulsa Mass Shooting when a man carrying a rifle and a handgun opened fire in a medical office building in Tulsa, Okla., killing four people and injuring several others before taking his own life. While we were worried sick during the incident, we are so proud of how she conducted herself during this crisis. She has true integrity!
She has also experienced loss to murder in her family several times over, and brings empathy and compassion to the show.
She is a guest for Season 3's Mystery at Foss Lake and a regular cohost in Season 4 forward. She is also a player/regular on Rick's podcast 'I Crit You Not'.
Psychology and Sociology
Emma Waters is a paralegal from Shawnee, Oklahoma. She graduated from East Central University with major in psychology and a minor in sociology. She has worked in the legal field for over a decade helping people on disability. She is currently working on her Masters in Psychology.
Emma is a guest featured on Season 3's Dr. Death.
Studied Mass Media at East Central University, Oklahoma
Bill has studied it all: Photography, videography, photoshop, green screens, editing, and much more.
Probably much more comfortable in the Producer's seat that on the mic, Bill brings a layman's perspective to our cases while helping Raven in the background with the tech of the show.
Bill has also experienced loss to murder in his family, and will bring compassion for the victims to the show.
Bill is a guest featured on Dr. Death in Season 3 and Season 4's The Cousins Club.
Producer for Seasons 3 Forward.
A mysterious figure, The Producer is usually unseen and unheard on the show - until they aren't. Making sure the show runs smoothly while the Executive Producer is hosting the show, The Producer is known to speak up when they can't possibly take another second of wrong information or a guest that won't speak into the mic. They also adore correcting Raven when she needs to repeat a line or pushing the conversation along when a guest or Raven gets long winded.
You may never hear The Producer on the show...
But then again, you might.
Science, medical, & forensics guests
Chief development officer
Kristen Mittelman is a Baylor chemistry graduate who now serves as chief development officer for Othram, a company that analyzes degraded or lacking DNA samples. Mittelman and her husband, David (Othram’s CEO), started the company in 2018 — and results have come rapidly. Their work has helped identify remains or solve crimes across dozens of states, many of them dating back to the 1970s or earlier.
Othram is the world’s only laboratory purpose-built to combine genome sequencing with advanced human identification applications. The laboratory, based in The Woodlands, Texas, is also the only facility in the United States or Canada offering end-to-end, in-house processing from forensic evidence to investigative leads. Over the last three years, this technology has helped law enforcement crack hundreds of cases at the local, state, and federal level, many of which had been unsolved for decades.
Othram demonstrated the possibilities of their method by identifying remains from 1881, and helping police solve the 1974 murder of a young woman named Carla Walker in Fort Worth.
“We’re often the last hope,” Kristen said on TODAY. “Every time they give you that last bit of DNA or that last bit of evidence, that is someone’s last chance of being identified, and someone’s last chance to get justice for what happened to the person they lost… I think this could be a deterrent for crime. If you left DNA at a crime scene, it’s a matter of time before someone like us processes it.”
Othram’s opportunities to do just that are expanding. Congress recently voted to fund this type of work, and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System recently partnered with Othram to apply and advance their tools to reconnect missing or unidentified individuals with their families. Othram was even recently chosen by Australian Federal Police as their partner in solving their unidentified & missing, so they are making an impact world wide.
Kristen is a guest for Season 4's Carla Walker episode where she will explain Othram's Technology and how it's used today in crime solving.
See more of her bio here.
Find more about her and Othram here.
Chief genetic genealogist
Carla Davis studied Genealogical Research at Boston University and is an Investigative Genetic Genealogist.
Carla joined Othram after a year-long collaboration in which she led genealogical efforts to restore names to unidentified persons in Virginia, Alabama, and her home state of Mississippi. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Davis has applied autosomal DNA testing to genealogical research, since 2016, to help over 200 people of unknown parentage identify their biological families. Leveraging advanced methods, including Y-DNA and mitochondrial DNA testing, her research has led to the identification of familial relationships that extend back to the 1700s.
Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, named her Chief Genetic Genealogist in August of 2022.
Carla is a guest for Season 4's Carla Walker episode where she will explain genetic genealogy and how it's used today in crime solving.
See more about her here.
Find more about her and Othram here.
SANE Nurse / Forensic Nurse
Debra has been a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse in Oklahoma for many years. She is also a domestic violence & strangulation expert whom lectures to law enforcement and other agencies on prevention and other tactics.
She is featured in Season 3's RJ Thompson case, where she will explain what a Forensic Nurse does, what role they play in the legal system when it comes to rape cases, and why they are an integral part of law enforcement. She will also be on Season 4's Carla Walker to talk about strangulation.
legal/law enforcement guests
Carrie White, Esq
Lawyer in Criminal & Family Law, former Prosecutor,
Domestic Abuse Expert, Judge, former Law Professor
Carrie brings a unique perspective to our show as she was a paramedic before becoming a lawyer.
Carrie attended OU Law School and eventually left the small Family and Civil Firm she worked at and has spent the last 15 years as a prosecutor with extensive expertise in Tribal Law. She is also a Judge, a former Law Professor at East Central University in Ada, OK, and has been expertly trained in Domestic Violence, Strangulation, and gives lectures across Oklahoma for Law Enforcement in such.
Carrie is featured in Season 3's Jimcy McGirt, and RJ Thompson. She will also be featured on Season 4's Carla Walker.
Retired OSBI Special Agent in Charge - Cold Case Division,
previous ada, ok detective
A 1987 graduate of Pauls Valley High School in OK, Gary was in Law Enforcement for 27 years before his retirement. Perkinson began his law enforcement career in 1990 with the Pauls Valley Police Department. Two years later he became a patrol officer for the Ada Police Department, where he was later promoted to the rank of detective.
In 1999, Perkinson was assigned full-time to the District 22 Drug Task force serving Pontotoc, Seminole and Hughes counties. A year later he began his employment with the OSBI as a special agent, where he primarily worked in those same three counties. In 2007, Perkinson received the honor of being named OSBI Agent of the Year. Two years later Perkinson was promoted to the rank of assistant special agent in charge over the OSBI’s Special Investigations Unit.
He graduated from the 264th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va, FBI Training for law enforcement leadership, which information released on the training indicates only 1 percent of all law enforcement officers in the United States attend this prestigious academy. During his training Perkinson spent 10 consecutive weeks with 214 other law enforcement leaders from 22 countries, including the U.S. While attending the academy, Perkinson extensively studied topics such as executive leadership, change management, forensics, current law enforcement issues and physical fitness.
In December 2006, he was given the Exemplary Service Award for his actions in locating and safely returning a 4-year-old boy, Dylan Clark, to his home who had been kidnapped.
In 2009, The National Institute of Justice granted OSBI about $500,000 to form a Cold Case unit.
OSBI Agent in Charge Gary Perkinson and three other bureau employees were charged with full time work on cold cases and investigating crimes for which DNA evidence could be found.
Gary has worked cases that we have previous episodes on, so you have definitely heard his name before right here on The Sirens Podcast. He has worked cases such as: Judy Hanson/William Boudrie, The Jamison Family, Effie Goodson, Kelly Seeberg, Kevin Carrethers,
Check out this article about him in the Pauls Valley Democrat here.
holly's hauntings guests
Vickie Reifsnider is an instructor in the Department of Performing Arts for East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She is the director of the ECU Showtime which is the on-call show choir that is a tool for recruiting purposes for the university. Ms. Reifsnider has a bachelors of Music education, masters of Education, bachelors in Art, and a masters of Musical Theatre. She is currently the president of the Ada Community Theatre and was given the Adan in Arts award for her contribution in the arts for the community. She is the founder and director of the ACT II Youth Drama Camp for 21 years and has written and produced 14 original plays, musicals, and one acts.
Vickie is a guest featured in Season 3's Holly's Hauntings: Theaters of Ada.
Kimberly Wren is a professional writer, actor, and musician from Ada, Oklahoma. She graduated in 2013 from East Central University where she did performance studies and mass communications. She currently lives in Ada and performs in Ada and the surrounding area as a musician and actress.
Kim is a guest featured on Holly's Hauntings: Theaters of Ada in Season 3.
"They call themselves garage-folk, but that's the Madisons underestimating themselves. After two releases featuring a rotating cast of characters, they've settled into a septet of fiddles, trumpets, guitars, and percussion that's ramshackle in all the right places. No One's Ever Gonna Know Your Name purports the tale of a young Mexican named Sal, whose childhood can best be described as poor, and who then enlists in the Army, battles alcoholism, and endures a pair of divorces before finding love and happiness. All in the span of 10 songs. The breadth of sound conveying this evokes Alejandro Escovedo, the songs filled with Southwestern imagery rooted in a wide swath of Texas rock, country, and none of the above. The swaggering alt.country of "Bar Stool" and the heartrending acoustic ramble "Melissa" are among the high points of a collection best appreciated whole." - Jim Caligiuri, The Austin Chronicle
We had permission from the band to use their song Elisa Lam from their No Man's Land album on our Episode of Raven's Reviews: Cecil Hotel.
Stream the full song where ever you get your music.