Scott Fisher: Extreme Genes is a natural for Fisher, a Connecticut native, who has been in radio since his youth, and has spent three decades of spare time as a passionate “roots sleuth.” A long-time morning show host, Fisher is the author of “New York City Methodist Marriages, 1785-1893,” Picton Press, 1994. He has also been published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Journal (April 2004), and Catholic Ancestor, Journal of the Catholic Family History Society of England (June 1996). His ten books on the families of both his and his wife’s ancestors, written over 30 years, fill the better part of a shelf in Fisher’s family room library. Fisher began Extreme Genes in July of 2013 on a single AM/FM station in Salt Lake City. Today the show is heard in dozens of markets across the country and is heard over 500,000 times a month.
In the spring of 2015, the remains of a murder victim, who had been missing since 1983, were found near his home. When local authorities were unable to find next-of-kin, Fisher offered his services, locating family after three dedicated weeks of researching, Facebooking, emailing, and telephoning. The story received national attention, and was written up in People, FoxNews, CBS.com, the 48 Hours Facebook page, and countless newspapers. There were several television pieces as well. Fisher was presented with a “Citizen Excellence” award for his work on the case, and in 2017 was sworn in as a volunteer Deputy Sheriff to assist in cold cases.
Where does the name Extreme Genes come from? Fisher explains: “To begin with, Mom was from Oregon and Dad was from New Jersey. She was a liberal Democrat and he was a conservative Republican. They were both from different religions. As Mom once explained it… ‘Honey, bottom line is… you’ve got extreme genes!’ It’s a perfect name for the radio show!” Fisher and wife Julie have four children, and six grandchildren.
David Allen Lambert: David Allen Lambert has been on the staff of the New England Historic Genealogical Society since 1993 and is the Chief Genealogist for both NEHGS and AmericanAncestors.org. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st centuries, military records, DNA research, and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, the Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine. He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009). He is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati, and also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts. (He may look scholarly, but he’s also fun to watch a ballgame with!)
Tom Perry: Tom Perry is Extreme Genes’ “Preservation Authority.” He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and earned his Audio Engineering & Music Video Certification from Full Sail University in Florida. As a youth, Tom was deeply interested in family preservation and documentation, working with his mother doing genealogical research and assisting in his father’s love of photography. Following in his father’s footsteps in June of 1973, he launched TMP Productions, now know as TMCPlace.com. The enterprise has taken Tom across the United States and throughout Europe and South America consulting, documenting, and preserving memories in various formats as technology has changed and advanced. Tom loves to teach, so Extreme Genes is a perfect fit. He enjoys sharing with listeners his expertise and loves helping them to do what they can on their own in preserving their treasures. Looking forward to the day he can travel full time restoring and preserving family treasures around the globe is his ultimate goal. Tom now resides in northern Utah (when not traveling) with his son.