Ken Goddard began his law enforcement career in 1968 as a deputy sheriff/criminalist working CSI and analyzing evidence for the Riverside and San Bernardino County (CA) Crime Labs. In 1972, he was hired by the Huntington Beach (CA) Police Department to set up a Scientific Investigation Bureau for homicide, robbery, narcotics and burglary investigations.
In 1979, Ken joined the US Fish & Wildlife Service to design and direct the National Fish & Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Oregon, which provides forensic support for federal, state and international wildlife law enforcement agencies all over the world.
Ken holds a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Criminalistics. He has published eleven novels based on his work. Ken and his wife, Gena, live in Ashland, OR.