Vicki DeGeus-Morris started with the Canyon County Coroner's Office in 1985, under Coroner Dale G. Haile. She was promoted to Chief Deputy in 1988, and elected to the office of Coroner in 1990, taking office in 1991. Vicki retired from the Wilder Quick Response Unit in 1997 after having served as a volunteer EMT for 20 years, some of which as the president of the organization. Vicki has continued her education in death investigation and in 1996 was selected to the American Board of Forensic Examiners as a Board Certified Forensic Examiner with a Fellowship of the College.
Steve Rhodes, Chief Deputy Coroner, started with the Coroner's Office in 1991 when Vicki took office. Steve is the Chief and volunteer firefighter/EMT with the Wilder Rural Fire Protection District. He is a former reserve officer for the Parma and Wilder Police Departments, as well as the past Mayor and City Councilman of Wilder. He has continued his education in death investigation throughout his time with the Coroner's Office.
Jennifer Crawford joined the Coroner's Office in 2009 as a Deputy Coroner. She had previously worked for the Canyon County Sheriff's Office as a Criminalist Assistant for three years. Before she began her career in law enforcement, she had been enlisted in the United States Army for over seven years. While working in the Coroner's Office, She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. As a Deputy Coroner, she will also continue her education in the cause and manner of natural/unnatural deaths.
Lori Kightlinger joined the coroner’s office in 2011. A former Boise State University student whose major was Social work. She had spent 3 years as an assistant to the Elko County Coroner in Nevada working death investigations. Before that she owned her own company for 15 years and worked in substance abuse treatment. She is a registered Medicolegal Death Investigator through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Her education in the field of forensic science is ongoing here at the Coroner’s office. Her favorite part of her current position is getting to work closely with the wonderful families we come into contact with.