Expanding Frontiers Research is dedicated to sharing information and resources that best inform our community and increase quality of life through a variety of disciplines. Our organization takes a multi-tiered approach to providing the public reliable information on a broad range of topics and facilitating a diverse range of quality programming.
Expanding Frontiers Research was primarily born out of the ongoing research collaborations of Erica Lukes and Jack Brewer. A longtime investigative researcher and outspoken activist on a number of social issues, Lukes became increasingly interested in what researchers could discern from special collections of archived material. She sought the able guidance of experienced archivist Barry Greenwood in not only exploring such collections but mentoring her as a curator to amass and properly preserve materials, ultimately for public benefit.
Writer and researcher Jack Brewer sought input from Erica Lukes on a number of occasions with stories he pursued as a blogger and author of nonfiction books. Their investigations led them to independently conclude that relevant information was often obstructed from the public while dubious narratives were spun under questionable circumstances. They became increasingly committed to respecting credible standards of evidence, forming Expanding Frontiers Research, and dedicating the organization to providing reliable information through proven research practices.
Meet the Team
Director Erica Lukes is a longtime investigative researcher and successfully self-employed entrepreneur. As a lifelong practitioner of integrating mind and body wellness, she has been providing related services at Total Body Pilates since 1999. The venue evolved to additionally serve as a community hub for an ever-growing diverse range of purposes and activities, including housing special collection archives, hosting arts events, and providing a variety of wellness and research resources.
Jack Brewer is a researcher and nonfiction author, relying primarily on authenticated documents and verified source material to reconstruct historical chains of events. In addition to producing well-received investigative blogposts and books, he is a successful entrepreneur and business consultant. His activities include substantial participation in grassroots nonprofit movements, as well as all phases of the nonprofit grant writing, awards management and reporting process.
Barry Greenwood is a lifelong researcher, author, and renowned archivist. His collections of archived material have been cited in numerous books, blogs, and investigative video productions. His current activities include collaborating with global researchers to preserve a wide range of material and records for future generations to explore.