Executive Management

Executive Management
Director of Investigations, Mark Garcia has over 30 years of law enforcement, security, and staff management experience. His long and distinguished career with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office includes Lieutenant of the Investigative Services Bureau and investigation positions with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the State Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration. He brings his depth of knowledge and expertise to Golden State Investigations as manager of a highly skilled team of investigators. He has an exemplary record of producing the most competent and effective fugitive recovery operations.

William Umer

Specializing in out-of-state fugitive recovery, William Ulmer is a veteran investigator with over 20 years of experience working in law enforcement. He has worked as an investigator for both the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the Public Defender’s Office.

Chris Valles

Investigations Manager of Southern California, Chris Valles is a veteran investigator with over 20 years of experience working in law enforcement. He has worked as an investigator with the California Highway Patrol. He also has 12 years of investigative experience with the bail bond industry.

Manager Juan Sandoval

Investigations Manager of Northern California, Juan Sandoval, has over 4 years of experience working in law enforcement for the Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department.  He also has 7 ½ years of investigative experience with the bail bond industry both nationally and internationally.

Golden State Investigations provides national professional services for Fugitive Apprehension, Bail Bondsman, Private Investigators, Surety Companies, and Skip Tracer Agencies or Agents.