Jeff began his probationary membership with WI K9 SOS in 2021. His interest in search and rescue was developed by 30 years in law enforcement, a lifetime of outdoor adventures, and his experiences with sporting dogs. Half of his professional career was spent as a crime scene and evidence specialist. Jeff served on the Board Of Directors, and as Vice President of the Wisconsin Association Of Identification-(Wisconsin's Crime Scene and Evidence Professional Association). He has also been a member of the Wisconsin Homicide Investigators Association. He has trained in Human First Aid/CPR/AED, K9 First Aid, Evidence and Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, and FEMA/NIMS 100, 200, 24, 700, 703, 800 and 951, and SARTech II certification (National Association of Search and Rescue). Jeff has always enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing. He has been involved as a minor partner in bird dog training and boarding kennel since 2001. He looks forward to putting those skills to use in the search and rescue field. Jeff's immeadiate goals is learning the role of scout and SAR team member.
Caleb's Seminoe Wysdom (Call Sign -SAGE) CGC, is a yellow and white Mountain Cur. Sage hails from the Cowboy State, where her kin-folk specialized in trailing Lions and Bobcats! This lil filly decided to saddle up, head east, and ride with the K9SOS outfit. She is currently training in the trailing discipline. Never heard of a Mountain Cur??? It's believed that the book Old Yeller was based on the typical exploits of a Mountain Cur, as most settlers wouldn't have survived without their trusty Curs.