Our Team

The Sasquatch Tracks team has a diverse background, drawing from skills and experience in a variety of areas that we bring with us both into the field, and behind the microphone during our interviews and discussions on the Sasquatch Tracks podcast.

Micah Hanks is a longtime podcaster, writer, and former producer for iHeartMedia. His work covers a wide range of topics, which include subjects like anthropology, history, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. An avid outdoorsman with interest in tracking and the study of North American animal species, he has a long-held interest in the myths and traditions involving Sasquatch-like creatures around the world, resulting in a hopeful but critically-minded perspective on the topic.

Dakota “Smoky” Waddell holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and history, and is currently completing an Associates Degree in Geomatics Technology at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. He is professionally employed as a land surveyor with GIS Information Certification, a discipline which he hopes to see applied more to the topic of zoological mysteries in the future, and has also been involved with The Cornell Lab Citizen Science birdwatching project.

Jeff Smith is a U.S. Air Force veteran with nearly 3000 hours in the air as a Navigator in C-130 E/H and various training aircraft.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature with a Minor in Classical Studies from the University of Arkansas, and a Masters Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from The Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College (Online).  Jeff also holds an Associates Degree in Geomatics Technology from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. In his spare time, he enjoys wildlife photography, making plaster casts of animal tracks, and spending time in the outdoors with his friends and family.