Vance West is the founder of Trinity Science International (TSI). Initiated in 1999, TSI offers instruction and services utilizing diverse skill-sets for problem-solving, unconventional intelligence collection and all aspects of investigative assessment. Vance currently works within the IT industry where he’s spent the last two decades specializing in Linux based systems, networking, digital forensics, systems engineering and security administration. Vance West previously spent a decade in the private protection and investigation world, working for celebrities, VIPs, executives & their families all around the globe. A licensed and certified investigative specialist since 1991, he has subject expertise in surveillance, undercover operations, digital systems forensics, HUMINT/PSIINT intelligence collection and defensive tactics.
Vance began training in the ninpo martial arts during the late 1980’s within the Bujinkan Kasumi-An curriculum of Stephen K. Hayes. In 1991 he was initiated in to the prestigious Marishi-Kai Instructor’s Guild and has been recognized to dan (black belt) ranks in multiple disciplines, martial traditions and organizations. His training these days focuses on modern tools and a few traditional weapons based disciplines. Vance has participated in primitive skills instruction by world renowned tracker Tom Brown Jr. along with other survival and search-rescue teachers.
Having first heard of “remote viewing” in 1998, Vance recognized it as a modern scientific approach to the ninpo meditative mind science methods he’d already been exploring, and immediately sought out formal remote viewing instruction. He has since received training and guidance in both controlled and extended remote viewing from many of today’s top remote viewing instructors and schools, including: PsiTech, the Farsight Institute, Ed Dames, FM Bonsall, David Morehouse and the Hawaiian Remote Viewing Guild and can be found in the remote viewing history map. Additionally, he has been trained in other “remote viewing” methodologies based on more esoteric meditative practices and kuji-in techniques. In 2003/2004, Vance coined the terms “openRV” and “oRV” to describe his eclectic approach to operational remote viewing as well as its application, training and teaching. Vance publicly demonstrated successfully predicting winning lottery numbers multiple times, has been utilized in many high profile missing persons cases, and has assisted law enforcement agencies in various unconventional information collection assignments. He has appeared on various TV and radio programs to discuss remote viewing and offers professional services and training to those clients, corporations and law enforcement entities needing information beyond what is conventionally accessible.
A martial science practitioner, investigator, remote viewer and open source nerd – Vance has spent his adult life in pursuit of experiences, training and meeting many notable mentors of diverse thought. It’s this diversity that brings a different perspective and passion for challenging convention that has become Vance’s personal mantra and that of Trinity Science.