About Us

Jen Morgan

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President

NASAR Certified Searcher, Instructor, Lead Evaluator

SAR Tech II & III, K9 Area Search (live find), Human Remains Detection (HRD) Land, HRD Water, Tracking/Trailing

NASAR Certified K9's "Message" and "Gunner"

"Noz" currently in-training

Professional Vet Tech for 30 years

Joe Steele

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Vice President

NASAR SARTECH III

boat captain

Lisa Schofield

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Treasurer

NASAR certified K9 Handler, Trainer, and Lead Evaluator SARTECH II, Area Search, HRD Land, and HRD Water

Amanda Muscat

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Secretary

NASAR SARTECH III

Sharon Gavin

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 Sharon graduated from The Assistance Dog Institute in California,  and also worked as a trainer with Canine Assistants in Georgia.   She piloted an at-risk youth dog program (while employed with Canine Assistants) with Associated Marine Institute, which later expanded into several other states. She also conducted  a "reading with puppies" program at elementary schools in several counties and started the Cell PALS program at Bay Correctional Facility  in 2004.  She has overseen service dog training for Canine Companions for Independence and detector dog training for Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center at Bay.      

Dawn Gorrell

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Dawn Gorrell has seven years of experience in search and rescue, on land and on water. She has trained her Australian Shepherds, Cessna and Piper, as NASAR K9 SAR TECH III & II, in Human Remains Detection. Dawn has attended and assisted in instructing several search and rescue K9 seminars and classes. Dawn is also computer science engineer and is employed full time with United Space Alliance who was the prime contractor for preparing and launching America’s fleet of space shuttles.

Mary Starnes-Saunders

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Mary Starnes-Saunders has many years of experience in search and rescue, on land and on water. She has trained and certified three border collies in various disciplines. She is NASAR SARTECH II certified 

K9 Roscoe NASAR HRD Land and Water,

K9 Rory NASAR Trailing and HRD Land certified

Bill Schmitt

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NASAR SARTECH II

K9 Isaac NASAR certified HRD Land,

K9 Smooch HRD (in training)

Whitney Hartz

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NASAR SARTECH II 

K9 Mojito NASAR certified Area Search 

(live find), HRD Land and Water,

K9 Kamora NASAR HRD Land and Water

K9 Duke certified NASAR Tracking/Trailing

Dina Wallace

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SARTECH II
NASAR and NNCDS
Dina has been involved with SAR for 7 years
K9 Akela German Shepherd
Certified NASAR HRD Land and water NAPWDA HRD, Area Search and Article
Certified NNCDS HRD Land

Karen Gosnay

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Retired FF/Engineer/EMT
SARTECH II
NASAR and NNCDS
Karen has been involved with SAR for 4 years
K9 Niko  German Shepherd
Certified NASAR HRD Land and water NAPWDA HRD, Area Search and Article
Certified NNCDS HRD Land

Michael ZiolKowski

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NASAR SARTECH II

K9 Olive NASAR certified HRD Land

K9 Morty swift water rescue / disaster response

K9 Sonda Area Search - live find (in training)

Stephen Burton

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NASAR SARTECH II

Six years of experience in Search and Rescue K9 Jemma NASAR certified Area Search 

(live find)

Kenny Powell

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NASAR SARTECH II and III

Six years of experience in Search and Rescue K9 Sadie NASAR certified Area Search 

(live find)

HRD Land (in training)

Debbie Ramey

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NASAR SARTECH III Certified 

K9 Kona (in training) for

Area Search (Live Find).

Debbie is Co-Founder and Director

of Bright Hope Animal Rescue where

she has fostered and assisted in

placing over 150 dogs and cats during

the past 11 years, into permanent

homes.