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Current Members


Adam Gatti with K9 Zoe

Adam Gatti is the chief on the team. In addition, he is an ASRC Field Team Leader, trained in managing search operations, an EMT, and NASAR SARTECH II certified. His K9 partner is Zoe, a border collie. As a canine team, they are trained and certified in advanced and water cadaver search through IPWDA.

Adam Lackovic

Adam Lackovic is a search responder with the team. He is an ASRC Field Team Member, NASAR SARTECH II, certified in basic first aid and recently received his pilot license which he will use to man our UAV.

Amy Machinski with K9 Eli

Amy Machinkski is the assistant chief, an ASRC Field Team Leader, trained in managing search operations, as well as NASAR SARTECH II and basic first aid certified. Her K9 partner is Eli, a treeing walker red-tick coonhound. The team is certified in INBTI Mantrailing Evaluation as well as IPWDA basic cadaver.

Amy Machinski with K9 Zeke

Amy Machinkski's newest partner is Zeke, a Border Collie. He is learning a lot from his big brother Eli.

Ben Owens with K9 Kandi

Ben Owens is an ASRC Field Team Member, trained in managing search operations, and basic first aid certified. His K9 partner is Kandi, a yellow labrador retriever. As a K9 team, they are certified as a PSARC air scent specialists and training in cadaver work.

Colleen Benson with K9 Ratchet

Colleen Benson is an ASRC Field Team Member, trained in managing search operations, and an EMT. Her K9 partner is Ratchet, a pit bull terrier. As a K9 team, they are certified in the INBTI Mantrailing Evaluation.

Colleen Benson with K9 Clover

Colleen Benson also trains Clover who is a two year old pit bull terrier. Clover is CGC certified and is training toward human remains detection.

Gust Argerus with K9 Chance

Gust Argerus is ASRC Field call-out qualified and basic first aid certified. His K9 partner is Chance, a golden retriever. As a K9 team, they are certified in IPWDA basic cadaver search.

Heather Lum with K9 Google

Heather Lum is an ASRC Field Team Leader, trained in managing search operations, and basic first aid certified. She is also an evaluator for AWDA as well as NASAR for SARTECH II. Her K9 partner is Google, a black labrador retriever/border collie mix. As a K9 team, they are certified as a PSARC air scent specialists and IPWDA basic cadaver search.

Janet Osborne

Janet osborne is a search responder. She is call-out qualified, has first aid certification and is working toward her Field Team Member certification.

Kathy Lamb with K9 Lexie

Kathy Lamb is ASRC Field Team Member and registered nurse. She is also the team secretary, the ASRC secretary and a representative for the team. Her K9 partner is Lexie, an Airedale terrier. As a K9 team, they are training in air scent.

LuAnn Gatti with K9 Finnick

LuAnn Gatti is an ASRC Field Team Leader, trained in managing search operations, and basic first aid certified. She is also president and group training officer for the team, an evaluator for NASAR for SARTECH II, PSARC Air Scent Evaluator, and an ASRC representative. LuAnn is currently training a new K9. Finnick is an English shepherd.

Michelle Eaton with K9 Dexter

Michelle Eaton is the assistant chief on the team, an ASRC Field Team Leader, trained in managing search operations, and a paramedic. She is also an evaluator for NASAR. Her partner is Dexter, a German Shepherd. As a K9 team, they are PSARC air scent specialists and IPWDA basic cadaver search certified.

Sandy Zalewski with K9 Jack

Sandy Zalewski is a ASRC Field Team Leader, NASAR SARTECH II, trained in managing search operations, and basic first aid certified. Her K9 partner is Jack, a standard schnauzer. As a K9 team, they are certified as NSDA Type II trailing, INBTI Mantrailing Evaluation, and are training in cadaver work.


Auxillary Members

Audrey Ash

Audrey Ash was a canine handler for the team and is now an auxiliary member who assists with pr and other events.

Kacey Owens

Kacey Owens has been helping with pr events for several years. We are lucky to have her on the team.

Kristen Tingley

Kristen has joined in the past year and her infectous smile and humor make pr events even better.

Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson joined the team in 2011 as a search responder. She has since stepped back to an auxiliary position in order to spend more time on fundraising and promoting the team and its mission to the community. Lori also holds the position as team treasurer.

Scott Bishop

Scott Bishop has been an auxillary member for 3 years. He assists with fundraising and outreach activities for the team.

Steven McIntyre

Steven McIntyre was a canine handler with the team and has decided to focus on other avenues but has remained a member in the auxiliary capacity.

Tim Gruzosky

Tim Gruzosky has been an auxillary member for about a year. He assists with fundraising and outreach activities for the team as well as hides for the k9 teams during training exercises.


In Memorium

K9 Broadway

Broadway was Michelle Eaton's K9 partner. She was certified by IPWDA in basic cadaver search. She also trained and worked in water cadaver search as well as air scent. She passed through the rainbow bridge in 2016.

K9 Doogan

LuAnn Gatti's first partner was Doogan. He was a German shepherd and was certified as PSARC air scent specialists and IPWDA basic land and water cadaver search. He passed through the rainbow bridge in 2018.

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Technical Rescue

We are trained in the technical skills needed to locate and rescue a lost person

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K-9 Teams

We have canine teams trained in trailing, air scent, and cadaver searches on land and in water

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What other services do we offer?

We offer outreach to the community and also continuing education

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