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Chief Diane & K9 Deacon

Chief Diane Stefanick has been involved with Northstar Search and Rescue for more than 15 years. She and her K-9 partner, Deacon are certified in HRD and Tracking/Trailing. 

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Deputy Chief Ross & K9 Bosco

Deputy Chief Ross Butterfield has been involved with Northstar Search and Rescue for more than seven years. He and his K-9 partner, Bosco are certified in Tracking/Trailing. 

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Heath and K9s Cinder and Sophie

Heath is certified with K-9 Cinder in Tracking/Trailing and K-9 Sophie in HRD.


Lisa & K9 Thunder

Lisa Meadows is SAR Tech II certified and a handler for K9 Thunder. She has a B.S. in meteorology and provides forecasts for Northstar training and searches.


Joan & K9s Scout and Aster

Joan joined Northstar in 2018. Her K9 Scout is training in Tracking/Trailing and her K9 Astor is certified in HRD.


Nick & K9s Liberty and Hope

Nick joined the team in 2019 and his K9s Hope and Libby are certified in HRD.



Kevin is an experiential educator in the Twin Cities. He is interested in Search and Rescue to continue to practice and develop his professional skills. Kevin is a SARTech II and a Wilderness First Responder.



Michael views it as very fortunate that his employment at Better Business Bureau allows him to take off on short notice for searches. He is also active in martial arts and bagpiping. 


Kjerstin & K9 Rose

KJ joined Northstar in 2019 and her K9 Rose is certified in HRD.


Peggy & K9 Nashoba Lusa

Peggy joined in 2019 and her K9 Shobi is training in HRD.


Andrea & K9 Oliver

Andrea joined Northstar Search and Rescue in 2020. Her K9 Oliver is certified in Tracking/Trailing.

Dan & K9 Senna

Dan joined Northstar in 2020 and his K9 Senna is training in tracking/trailing.


Uriah & K9 Summer

Uriah joined NorthStar in 2019. His love of the outdoors lead him to discovering the team. He and his K9 Summer train in trailing. He is Sartech II and First Aid certified.


Jenny & K9 Cider

Jenny has been a member of Northstar for several years and her K9 Cider is certified in Area Search.

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