Introducing Amber

By Rogue Heart,

Meet Amber

Client Relations Manager, Musical Mom, and Advocate

Introducing Amber

“Every case has its own story, its own world.” – Amber Roy

Twenty years ago, Amber Roy and Josiah Roloff shared the same workplace and similar interests in digital forensics. Their professional paths diverged, eventually meeting again when Amber joined Roloff Digital Forensics (RDF) in January 2021. Having a trifold love for relations, technology, and servant leadership, Amber saw an opportunity to be creative at RDF.

Co-parented by a team (yes, it takes a team), Amber is the daughter of a Relationship Manager, a Businessman, a Shriner, and a Nurse. Servant leadership and finding creative ways to give back to her community run in the family. Her eldest daughter is in Nursing school, her youngest daughter is a Specialist in the US Army, and her son is focused on graduating high school and becoming an animator.

On working at RDF, “Every single person here is solution-minded. Their approaches are going to be completely different with unique perspectives. I work with people who genuinely enjoy one another. It’s impossible to not be creative in an environment that promotes that kind of growth and culture.”


A Few of Her Favorites

Amber wears many hats as the RDF Client Relations Manager, Scrum Master, Evidence Custodian and Continuous Improvement Manager.

My role at Roloff Digital Forensics combines my favorite things about working with people – always with the focus of being factual to those that we serve! I am honored to bring people together, assist with logistics, and I love looking for ways to grow our relationships and improve our processes.

RDF’s services and expertise span the expanse of technology from the Consumer Internet of Things (CIoT) to consulting on prosecution or defense in criminal cases or military-related cases.

“We’re creating a path, a footprint everywhere we go. And sometimes folks need help preserving that information. Sometimes they need our examiners to analyze the information and document what they find. Our focus is to be factual to those that we serve.”


What is digital evidence? 

Amber and her colleagues help clients understand digital evidence through intentional processes, including but not limited to: 

  • Photo/video/audio enhancements
  • Electronic document and/or file authentication
  • Recovering deleted electronic files
  • Discovery review and analysis
  • Identification and preservation of electronic data sources
  • Recovery and analysis of location data

“We work with people. We want to make forensics understandable to the people that need our help, and we are vigilant to remember that we are helping real people, not just working through a problem, or analyzing data. Our relationships are at the heart of what we do.”


No day is Groundhog’s Day

“Digital forensics is a fascinating world. Not a single day is a repeat. On any given day, I learn at least five new things about my team, or technology, or processes, or myself, or our world.”

Wall art that says "Be a voice, not an echo"

An ideal coworker is not a copy

“Diversity is hugely important here, especially with our size. The team at RDF is intelligent, transparent, and courageous. That’s important to me and aligns with my love of Agile frameworks and Scrum methodologies. We continue to grow together. This has a positive impact with us personally as well as professionally. It shapes us, our individual culture, and how we interact with each other and our clients.”

Passing down, giving back

Amber is involved in the community and finds opportunities to participate locally with her family. Her parents are active members of local car clubs and charitable organizations. These relationships help create opportunities to raise funds that benefit the community and young adults.

In her spare time, Amber reads medieval lit and poetry, is continuing her education, and plays music with her family. As a video game lover, she found herself enjoying the popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft and enjoys an occasional console game or two with her son and daughters.

Want to jam with Amber? Apply to join our team! 



Meet Josh

By Rogue Heart,

Joosh Michel smiling in professional attire

Meet Josh

Senior Forensic Examiner with 8+ years in the field, Photographer, and Dad

Growing up playing video games, old game consoles, and building his first computer, Josh has always had a fascination with technology and the digital forensics field. The industry is ever-evolving, fast-paced, and RDF is on the cutting edge of what’s possible in evidence and legal technology.

“Not only is technology a kind of living, breathing entity,” says Josh. “You could be part of a case that creates new laws.”

To keep up with big tech, Josh and other examiners at RDF frequently attend trainings and update certifications (such as Cellebrite) and document learnings from conferences and programs. Roloff Digital Forensics’s examiners juggle research to keep up and adapt to changes in technology, testing of the evidence, and production, where someone goes to present the evidence.

“Part of forensics is you test your theory and the theory should be repeatable and verifiable. That’s what makes the evidence solid. Otherwise it’s an opinion.”

A father, artist, and Indigenous rights advocate, Josh is more than an examiner. He’s a truth seeker.

And truth reveals itself through art, continuous learning, and curiosity.

“It kind of drives us to find information,” says Josh, “to prove or disprove what might be presented as the truth. Then to keep an open eye or keep an open mind about it and try to show it and tell [clients] the best way, that I think, is representative of the truth.”

An enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana, Josh reaches out to various Native government agencies in his downtime. His interest lies in Native American industries, legal systems, and people. He also offers his services to help locate missing individuals.

“It’s an epidemic that I think most people don’t know about. Indigenous communities have a very high rate of going missing, especially young women.

But that’s the first thing I think of…taking the skills and the talent that I have and making a difference. Especially with young people. I think that’s what’s closest to my heart.”

Offline and unplugged, Josh and his family go for bike rides, runs, or to the park. The family squeezes in screen time, too, when they play video games together.

Chest-down photo of three people using cellphones

Stay on your toes: Digital forensics is an ever-changing playbook

“One of the most exciting parts about this job is just being a part of that creative aspect of the law, the creative aspect of understanding what’s possible with technology and evidence.”

Josh changes lenses as an examiner and a photographer.

“I love art in general. And you wouldn’t think that digital forensics would be an art, but the art form comes in the person that presents it to the person that collects it. The person that analyzes it, and then ultimately tells you about it. Which is kind of like an artist. An artist collects data. Whether it’s a picture, a moving image, they collect the information to show you or tell you something.”

Interested in working with teammates like Josh? Apply today to become the next Roloff Digital Forensics Examiner.