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The Team 

Who We Are

Tobi Kirshmann
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Tobi Kirschmann

CEO & President

Tobi Kirschmann is a retired DNA Analyst from the California DOJ DNA laboratory. She moved to New York in 2017 and started DNA Investigations in 2020 to bring genetic genealogy education and services to law enforcement and the community.

As part of the fleet of personnel who worked on the Golden State Killer case, Tobi was moved by the ability of genetic genealogy to identify perpetrators and human remains.  

In 2023, Tobi turned DNA Investigations into the nonprofit, DNA Finders, to better assist law enforcement in using genetic genealogy to solve open cases.

Tobi is currently a full-time Forensic Science faculty member at Siena College in Loudonville, NY.

Tim Holmes

Vice President

Tim Holmes began DNA research to explore family history in the United States, Canada and Europe. With research technology making the initiative of DNA Finders significant, the opportunity to assist in cases of crime and loss signaled higher purposes.

Tim’s careers have included forensics and law enforcement. He publishes and leads organizations in history research in the Saratoga, New York region. He is a project co-administrator at the genetic testing company FTDNA.

Tim is active in civic life in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Tim Holmes
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Virginia Humphrey

Virginia Humphrey


Virginia Humphrey grew up in Rochester, New York, and earned a B. A. in English at SUNY Buffalo. While working on a Master’s Degree in Library Science at SUNY Albany, she met her husband, Bernie, and they moved to Saratoga County, New York.   Ginny’s career as a public library director led her to the joys and challenges of doing genealogical research for both herself and others for the past 40+ years.  The disappearance of her daughter’s friend in 1998, along with the frustrating knowledge that employing advanced DNA techniques can help solve more cases, motivated her to become involved in starting DNA Finders.     


Wanda Sowizdrzal

Chief Information Officer

Wanda Sowizdrzal has an Associate of Applied Science degree from SUNY Adirondack, in Information Technology and Programmer. 

She has 30 + years of experience in the IT field and has experience also in Project Management, Scheduling, Finance, and the Medical Field. 

Wanda has worked in the Medical and Microprocessors industry for over 40 years.  She has recently retired from a New York State Micro processing FAB. 

Her interest in genealogy through DNA has brought her to DNA Finders to help bring closure to families. 

Wanda Sowizdrzal
Anne Dickinson 

Anne Dickinson 


Anne grew up hearing family stories and local Warren, Washington and Saratoga County history. 

She took dictation for her Grandfather, Howard Mason, who wrote Backward Glances, history articles published in The Post Star in the 1950's &60's.  This atmosphere fueled her interest and curiosity.  She continued to build the family tree back to the early 1600's.  She has branched out helping others build their trees and is now devoted to aiding law enforcement in solving cold cases using the genealogical skills she has acquired over the years. 

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