Merlin’s Staff

Mike Dores – MT PI # 9630 – CA PI # 15087
Founder and Chief Investigator

Mike has been a skiptracer and licensed private investigator since 1981.  Heis widely acknowledged as an industry expert, conducting seminars and speaking at investigative and collections industry conferences about how to effectively use public record to locate people.  Mike has personally conducted or supervised over fifty thousand skip trace assignments, mostly on behalf of other investigators, skiptracers, process servers, collection agencies, attorneys and insurance companies.

Kristin Hall – Office Manager

“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind!” – Dr. Seuss

Kristin has been working in customer service and sales for Mike Dores since early 2002. She obtained her Associates in Accounting Technology in 2016. In 2016 she also added Office Manager to her title at Merlin Locate Services.

Kristin is the proud mother to her 10-year-old son, soon to be proud wife and bonus mom to a 16 year-old and 11 year old-boys. When not taking care of her customers’ needs, her family enjoys all the beauties that come with living in the Flathead Valley – camping, fishing, hunting, ice fishing, hiking, and more.

Megan’s Dog Lucy

Megan Fox – Private Investigator – MT PI #27926

“As the Muggles say, truth will out.” – Arthur Weasley ”

Megan joined Mike’s skiptracing team in July 2008, obtained her Montana PI Trainee License in 2013, and in 2018 achieved the status of State of Montana Licensed Private Investigator. While working with Mike, Megan has had the opportunity to meet and learn from several leading industry professionals. As a Private Investigator, Megan specializes in skiptracing and locating actionable intelligence via OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), striving to always provide MDI’s clients with extraordinary value.

When not in the office, Megan, her husband and pups enjoy the Montana outdoors and all its recreational activities including boating, hunting, and cross-country skiing.

Carmen Inabnit – Private Investigator – MT PI #27927

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that they will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs

Carmen was hired by Mike in September of 2011 as a Skiptracing Assistant. In 2013 she obtained her Private Investigator Trainee license. 2018 saw the completion of all the requirements by the State of Montana to become a fully licensed Private Investigator. Carmen and Merlin Locate Services specialize in finding individuals and businesses that are difficult to locate. Carmen brings her training and experience as a police officer and her fluency in Spanish.

In Carmen’s time off she enjoys traveling, adrenaline filled activities and spending time with her family. Carmen’s husband is a 22-year Army Veteran. Her son is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps and her daughter is in high school.