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Tom has been a SAR volunteer since 2014 and has participated in searches in CO, WI, and MI.  He believes a day working with his canine and colleagues is as close to heaven as he is likely to get.  He maintains a SAR Tech II certification through NASAR (National Assoc. for Search and Rescue). Tom has completed ICS/NIMS, Wide Area Search, Human and K9 First Aid courses.  Tom is a certified scuba divemaster. When not working with canines, Tom enjoys diving black water tidal rivers in search of artifacts. 


CayVic (Gator VOM GILDAF) is a male German Shepherd Dog born Jun/2015. He was re-named in memory of my parents Catherine and Vincent, who always told me to “go pet the neighbor’s dog” upon my frequent requests for a dog of my own.  CayVic is certified in Trailing through NASDN (North American Search Dog Network) 2016-present and through L.E.T.S. International (Law Enforcement Training Specialists) 2017-present.  CayVic is working hard to become land cadaver certified in 2018.(Photo by Bonita Sheese)