Joseph H. Trimbach graduated from Canisius College in New York before receiving an MBA degree from the University of Buffalo. He served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of captain, before becoming an FBI Special Agent in 1956. His investigative work included kidnappings, bank robberies, and the famed undercover operation that exposed police corruption in Jacksonville, Florida, in the 1960s. This case won him accolades from both FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Special Agent Trimbach served on the Bureau’s inspection staff before being appointed Special Agent in Charge (SAC) - Minneapolis in 1973. Throughout a career that led him to six Field Offices, Joe earned numerous cash awards and letters of commendation from three Directors, as well as personal letters of thanks from the Secretary of the Interior and the President of the United States.

After retiring out of the Memphis Field Office in 1979, Joe joined Guardsmark, Inc., an international security services firm, as a senior Vice-president. He later worked for the U.S. State Department. Joe and his wife of 56 years, the former Kathleen Rahill, live in Florida, and they enjoy traveling to visit their seven children and 20 grandchildren.



John M. Trimbach graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1980 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. The following year, he earned an MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute. In 1981, he entered pilot training with the U.S. Air Force where he served as a military pilot for eight years. John worked with his father as a background investigator for the U.S. State Department and on other projects before collaborating on American Indian Mafia. John’s other career involves flying as an airline captain. John, his wife, and four children reside near Atlanta, Georgia.