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 First Aid, CPR, K9 First Aid, Evidence and Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, and FEMA/NIMS 100, 200, 24, 700, 703, 800 and 951. 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. Immediate goals include a SARTech ll certification and learning the role of scout and SAR team member.
Echo (Honeycreek Mtn Music) is a brindle and white Mountain Cur intraining for Area Search Live Find. Echo has an unnatural obsession with his reward, tennis balls. He will tell you all about it loud and clear, in a manner that fits his name.