GET BIT Investigations Team Members

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Sara Gruen 

Investigator / Consultant

 

 

     Sara's well tuned investigative experience, passion for the truth, combined with her unique and powerful ability to bring a voice to victim's and their families everywhere is a perfect fit with our mission goal.

     Sara Gruen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Water for Elephants, At the Water’s Edge, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her works have been translated into 43 languages, and have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Water for Elephants was on the New York Times bestseller list for almost five years, was adapted into a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz in 2011, and is currently being transformed into a Broadway musical by director/producer Peter Schneider. She lives in western North Carolina with her husband and three sons, along with their dogs, cats, horses, birds, and the world’s fussiest goat.

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Barbara Bowman

Investigator / Consultant

PAVE Ambassador

Speaker

 

"A respected voice and powerful force for victims and their families!"  

                                                                           Luis A. Bolaños 

 

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My goal as ambassador for PAVE is to help break the code of silence of fear and shame for victims of sexual crimes.  I aim to support, educate and help victims of sexual violence find the courage to come forward and tell their story so that their perpetrator might come to justice.  
Connecting women, sharing resources and working emphatically to empower and restore lives."

 

When you need a trusted and understanding survivor to listen to your story,

Barbara is here… to hear you!

 

Barbara Bowman grew up in Denver, Colorado and began modeling and acting age 13 with JF Images, Denver’s leading modeling and acting agency at that time.  While studying acting, she appeared in print ads and commercials. At age 17, Barbara’s agent, Jo Farrell arranged for her to be mentored and groomed for show business by the legendary Bill Cosby. Following a successful audition with Cosby, Barbara’s agent and Bill Cosby sent her to live in New York City and study acting.

What began as a dream for Barbara in 1985, ended up a nightmare of continual emotional and sexual abuse by Cosby. He manipulated and brainwashed her into trusting him as a father figure, then went on to drug and rape her for the next two years.  It was her screams and pleas for help as Cosby pinned her down to his Atlantic City hotel bed to rape her again, which ended the abuse once and for all. Barbara was thrown out of the hotel, then thrown out of her housing that Cosby had been subsidizing, and flown back to Denver immediately, with just the clothes on her back.


Barbara returned to NYC a few months later determined to pursue her dream on her own terms, eventually starring in more than 30 national commercials, television and films.  
Her attempts to seek legal help however, failed. An attorney laughed at Barbara’s allegations, suggesting that no one in their right mind would make up such a story.

In 2005, when rape victim Andrea Constand filed a lawsuit against Cosby, Barbara became one of 13 other Cosby victims called to take the witness stand on Andrea’s behalf. However, Cosby settled out of court, so the code of silence continued.  In October 2014, Lycia Naff interviewed Barbara for Mail Online and her detailed account of her sexual assaults by Bill Cosby again made headlines, ultimately coaxing dozens of other new victims out of hiding, as well as one witness to one of the crimes. Cosby has never been charged or jailed for his crimes.

Barbara, now 48, is a happily married mother of two and a successful artist currently living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is dedicated to helping other victims of sexual violence find the courage to speak out and tell their story so that their perpetrator might come to justice.  Barbara's public platform as an active member of PAVE, and with a strong team of women, helps head a group called "Women in Hollywood, Paving the Way."

Barbara says, "Our mission is to help to educate entertainment industry leaders and young talent on the predatory behaviors that run rampant in Hollywood. We achieve this through tangible measures such as educational forums, webinars, tracking systems, safety manuals and counseling services."

 

 

 

 

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Delaney Henderson

Team Member of GET BIT Investigations

Ambassador to PAVE

Speaker

Life Coach

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Angela Rose

PAVE

In response to her abduction and sexual assault Angela Rose turned a suburban community into a group of proactive citizens at the age of seventeen. After banning together with her perpetrator’s other victims and their families, Angela spearheaded the movement that culminated with the passage of the 1998 Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act in Illinois. This act enables the State to hold a sexually violent person in custody under psychiatric care if the person has been convicted of a previous sexually violent offense, exhibits a mental disorder and is seen as a threat. Nearly 200 convicted sex offenders have been committed as Sexually Violent Persons in Illinois since 1998.

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Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is a seasoned and accomplished intelligence professional with award-winning law enforcement experience. He is currently a licensed private investigator in California. He specializes in digital forensics, technical services, and law enforcement training.

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Gregg A. Miller

Gregg Miller is an experienced, law enforcement professional, serving as a sworn peace officer with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department from 1986 to 2012. Gregg began his career as a deputy sheriff, assigned to the Patrol Division at the Indio Station. He became a member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team, senior deputy, field training officer, and was promoted to investigator in 1993.

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Luis A. Bolaños

Director of Operations,  GET BIT Investigations

PAVE Ambassador

Luis A. Bolaños formed GET BIT Investigations in May of 2007 following a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. Luis's career has spanned over 30 years, working for and with, the Riverside County Sheriffs Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Administration, The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, and continuing on with his Investigations and Security Firm.

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Attorney Robin Sax

The Law Offices of Robin Sax is a boutique law practice founded by renowned victim's advocate and former prosecutor, Robin Sax. Sax has combined her in-court and on-air skills to create unprecedented legal and media coverage that extends from the courtroom to the green room. The Law Offices of Robin Sax is a one-stop shop for the most important of legal matters.

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Christina Marie Bolaños

Director of Media and Marketing, The Bolaños Investigations Team Get B.I.T.

Director of Media and Marketing at B.I.T. Investigations, A Private Investigations firm, 2007 - Current    
Responsible for all Marketing and Media relations.  Works closely with investigations team in the production of crime scene reconstructions.

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Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn is an Author, Activist, Speaker, wife, mother, and the powerful driving FORCE behind Erin’s Law. Glamour Magazine 2012 Woman of the Year and named by PEOPLE magazine a HEROES Among Us in April 2013 and one of 15 women changing the world in June 2014.

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Marc Bender

Marc Bender has an impressive resume. With thousands of investigations under his belt, 28 years as Deputy Sheriff with Riverside County, 2 years Palm Desert Special Enforcement Team-Street level drug/vice investigations, 4 years Homicide/Child Abuse/Sex Crimes, he is a man of experience. Put that experience to work for you.

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Joe Hensley

Joe Hensley owns an extensive and successful law enforcement background comprising in over 25 years of investigations as a police officer, detective, and investigator in city, county, and federal jurisdictions. As a specialist in conducting complex criminal investigations in major crimes against persons, Joe is highly skilled in areas of evidence gathering; specifically witness location and interviews, techniques and technologies in crime scene investigation and processing, and in applying sophisticated electronic databases in the course of apprehension and prosecution.

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