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MEMBERS

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Chief Diane Butterfield & K9 Deacon

Chief Diane has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2003, and Chief of Northstar since 2010.  She and her K9 partner Deacon are certified in Tracking/Trailing and both land and water HRD.

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Captain Joan Dansky & K9s Scout and Astor

Joan joined Northstar in 2018.  She is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Scout is certified in Tracking.  K9 Astor is certified in both land and water HRD.

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Brooke Foizie and Laura Zamarripa & K9 Rosie

Brooke & Laura joined Northstar in 2022.  Both are Certified Field Techs and K9 Handlers.  K9 Rosie is certified in both land and water HRD.

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Kjerstin & K9 Rose
 

KJ joined Northstar in 2019.  She is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Rose is certified in land HRD.

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Matt Brodin
 

Matt joined Northstar in 2023.  He is a boat and sonar operator, as well as a recovery diver.

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Nate Bartz & K9 Bennellie

Nate joined Northstar in 2023.  K9 Nellie is training in HRD.

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Rick Lindfors & K9s Koosah and Ellie

Rick joined Northstar in 2022.  He is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Ellie is certified in Area Scent Detection and K9 Koosah is training in Tracking/Trailing.

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Deputy Chief Ross Butterfield &   K9   Taboo

Deputy Chief Ross joined Northstar in 2011.  His pup Taboo is training to be a dual purpose K9 in Tracking/Trailing and HRD.

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Sergeant TJ Lawrence
 

TJ joined Northstar in 2021.  He is a Certified Field Tech, Certified Diver, and is a boat and sonar operator.  TJ is in charge of the Dive team.

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Elijah Phernetton &  K9 River

Elijah joined Northstar in 2023.  He is a Certified Field Tech, Drone Pilot, and K9 Handler.  K9 River is training to be a dual purpose K9 in Tracking/Trailing and Evidence Search.

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Leslie Holt & K9 Bella
 

Leslie has been active with Search and Rescue since 2017 and joined Northstar in 2023.  Leslie is SAR Tech II certified and a K9 handler.  K9 Bella is certified in both land and water HRD.

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Michelle Jensen
 

Michelle joined Northstar in 2022.  She is a Certified Field Tech and is proficient at Base Operations.

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Nick Houge  & K9s Liberty and Hope

Nick joined Northstar in 2019.  He is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9s Hope and Libby are certified in land and shoreline HRD.

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Tom Holt & K9 Gigi
 

Tom joined Northstar in 2023.  He is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Gigi is training in HRD.

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Captain Heath & K9s Cinder and Sophie

Heath joined Northstar in 2016.  He is a Certified Field Tech, K9 Handler, and is a boat and sonar operator.  K9 Cinder is certified in Tracking/Trailing and Area Search.  K9 Sophie is certified in both land and water HRD.

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Sergeant Jim  Peabody & K9 Ahsoka

Jim joined Northstar in 2023.  He is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Ahsoka is training to be a dual purpose K9 in Tracking/Trailing and HRD.

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Kelly Gromley
 

Kelly joined Northstar in 2022.  She is a Certified Field Tech, serves as Northstar's Training Officer, and helps run Fund Raising and Volunteer efforts.

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 Lisa Meadows & K9 Thunder

Lisa joined Northstar in 2018.  She is SAR Tech II certified, an EMT, and K9 Handler.  K9 Thunder is certified in Tracking/Trailing.  Lisa has a B.S. in meteorology and provides forecasts for Northstar training and searches.

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Missy Delorenzo
 

Missy joined Northstar in 2021.  Missy is a Certified Field Tech, an EMT, and is proficient at Base Operations.

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Patti Fitzgerald & K9 Renegade

Patti joined Northstar in 2021.  She is a Certified Field Tech and K9 Handler.  K9 Renegade is certified in Tracking/Trailing.

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Tyler Brodin
 

Tyler joined Northstar in 2023.  He is a boat and sonar operator, as well as a recovery diver.

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