Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy Services, LLC is a woman-owned, Westchester-based small business specializing in applied genetic genealogy. Our three founding partners helped pioneer the field of investigative genetic genealogy. Through their volunteer work with DNA Doe Project, they have collectively solved dozens of unidentified human remains cases.
In founding Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy Services, they will be able to use their DNA expertise and advanced research skills to identify perpetrators of violent crimes including sexual assault and homicide. Through ongoing collaboration with law enforcement, our founding partners aspire to help get justice for victims and make the world a safer place for everyone.
Cairenn Binder an investigative genetic genealogist and educator living in Westchester County, New York.
Cairenn first became interested in genetic genealogy as a means to finding biological family after learning her mother was adopted.
In addition to being a founding partner of Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy Services, she is the Director of the IGG Certificate Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey.
Cairenn is among the most experienced practitioners of IGG, having applied the practice to unidentified remains at DNA Doe Project since 2018. She values practitioner transparency and ethics in IGG, in hopes that the practice will enduringly be used to seek justice for victims, the wrongfully convicted, and the unidentified.
Cairenn’s casework has been featured on BBC news, ABC, NBC, Fox, CourtTV, and Oxygen, in addition to podcasts and digital media.
Cairenn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from SUNY Empire State College as well as a Master’s Degree in Nurse Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.
Tracie Boyle is an investigative genetic genealogist based in Northern New Jersey. With a genuine passion for genealogy, DNA analysis, and solving mysteries, she is dedicated to helping individuals uncover their family history and find the answers they’ve been searching for.
Her personal journey into the world of genealogy began with a curiosity about her own paternal ancestors. Inspired by her father’s childhood loss of his own father, she embarked on a quest to delve deeper into her family’s past. In 2014, she immersed herself in the captivating field of DNA analysis and started assisting adoptees in their search for their biological families.
This path eventually led her to the DNA Doe Project, where she has been a dedicated volunteer and Team Leader since October 2018. In May 2022, she co-founded Coast to Coast Genetic Genealogy Services, LLC, with the goal of providing vital leads in unresolved cases and getting much-needed answers to those who have been deeply impacted by them.
Tracie is a graduate of the Forensic Genealogy Training For Law Enforcement program, member of APG and is featured in the book “The Real-Life Murder Clubs: Citizens Solving True Crimes” by Nicola Stow.
Harmony Vollmer is an investigative genetic genealogist and medical laboratory scientist living on the West Coast.
Harmony began learning genealogy as a young teenager to fulfill her desire to learn more about her family’s relatively recent European roots, later adding genetic genealogy to her skill set in 2014.
She has worked as an investigative genetic genealogist since 2018, when she joined the DNA Doe Project and worked on some of the earliest cases there, including “Joseph Newton Chandler III” and “Lyle Stevik”. As a team leader at the DNA Doe Project, Harmony has co-led and participated in solved cases such as “Bones 10 Doe”, “Blue Pacheco Jane Doe”, and “Gacy Victim 5”.
She specializes in difficult cases involving endogamy, recent immigration, misattributed parentage, and low matches. Harmony holds a B.S. in Micro/Molecular Biology and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science. Harmony’s educational and professional background uniquely positions her to facilitate the laboratory process for investigative cases.