BSARD Staff

When Buckeye Search and Rescue Dogs is called out by an Incident Commander, we will normally dispatch two or more canine/handler teams to a search site, as well as whatever planning, operations and support staff fits the situation.

We can currently field up to 14 nationally-certified K9/Handler teams with support staff, or up to 13 SARTECH-certified ground searchers. With our mutual aid affiliations, we can bring many more K9 and ground search teams into a search when necessary.

Ed Jagodzinski, Senior Canine Handler

  • Founding member of BSARD in 2004; SAR professional since 1997.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2004-2007.
  • "Day Job:" Software Engineer.
  • His favorite quote is "There are Elkhounds, and then there are dogs," (but we think he's showing a little bias).
Ed and Bob
Ed and Bob
Alumnus Emeriti: Grace, Ze, Daisy and Bob.

Gloria Napier, Senior Canine Handler

  • Founding member of BSARD in 2004; SAR professional since 1998.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH III.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid, past Veterinary Technician.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for HazMat and WMD Awareness.
  • Trained for Respiratory Protection and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • "Managing Search Operations" (40 hours) by CDS Outdoor School.
  • "Day Job:" Retired Office Administrator.
Gloria with Pattison and Dudley
Gloria with Pattison and Dudley

K9 Pattison

Pattison
  • Male Labrador Retriever, born 2007.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Trailing.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land HRD.
  • Trained for Water HRD.
  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen.
  • Pattison was rescued as a 4 week old puppy, and his nickname is "Rocketman."

K9 Pearl

Pearl
  • Female Labrador Retriever, born 2013.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Wilderness (i.e Area) Search.
  • Certified Certified by IPWDA for Land and Water HRD.
  • Pearl's litter mate Dalton and half-brother Jed are also on the team.
Alumnus Emeriti: Emma and Dudley.

Brian Rau, Senior Canine Handler

  • Founding member of BSARD in 2004; SAR professional since 1998.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2004-2007.
  • BSARD's Technology Advisor.
  • Current Communications Advisor to Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams.
  • Past Board Member-at-Large of NASDN.
  • "Day Job:" Engineering Consultant.
  • Plays lead guitar in a classic rock band.
Brian and Bailey
Brian and Bailey

K9 Bailey

Bailey

K9 Kaia

Kaia
Alumnus Emeritus: Java

Scott Fleming, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2007; SAR professional since 2005.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for HazMat and WMD Awareness.
  • Trained with Bill Dotson (IDK9-Building Search for Live Find Disaster Dogs), Jonni Joyce (IPWDA-Water Seminar), and the San Diego County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Bureau (K9 Unit).
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2008-2011, 2011-2014.
  • "Day Job:" Program Manager.
  • Member of the Noble Circle cancer support cycling team.
Scott and Yahtzee
Scott and Yahtzee

K9 Yahtzee

Yahtzee
  • Male Labrador Retriever mix, born 2009.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land and Water HRD.
  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen.
  • Was training as an assistance animal before switching to search and rescue.

K9 Copper

Copper
Alumnus Emeritus: Berkeley.

Ted Carter, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2007; SAR professional since 2005.
  • Trained for Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2009-2012, 2012-present.
  • Certified SCUBA diver.
  • Background in military, engineering and corporate management.
  • "Day Job:" Telecom Engineer.
Ted with Ginger and Chloe
Ted with Ginger and Chloe
Alumni Emeriti: Chloe and Ginger

Dan Gentry, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2008; SAR professional since 1995.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified instructor for Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR, AED and Wilderness First Aid.
  • Certified NFPA Ground SAR Instructor.
  • Certified Emergency and Disaster Management.
  • Certified Firefighter/EMT.
  • Trained in Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Member of the Civil Air Patrol.
  • "Day Job:" Deputy Sheriff.
Dan and Murphy
Dan and Murphy

K9 Murphy

Murphy
  • Male Husky mix, born 2007.
  • Training in Trailing.
  • Training in Land and Water HRD.

Amanda Gentry, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2008; SAR professional since 2007.
  • Trained for Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Member of the Civil Air Patrol.
  • "Day Job:" Engineer.
Amanda and Brady
Amanda and Brady

K9 Brady

Brady

Julie Potter, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2008; SAR professional since 2006.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for HazMat Awareness and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2010-2013, 2013-present.
  • Civilian Commendation from Miami County (OH) Sheriff's Office, 2011.
  • "Day Job:" Retired Deputy Sheriff.
Julie and Abby
Julie and Abby

K9 Abigail

Abby
Alumnus Emeritus: Ruby.

Joe Potter, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2008; SAR professional since 2006.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • "Managing Search Operations" (40 hours) by CDS Outdoor School.
  • Military experience: US Army. Received two Purple Hearts.
  • Civilian Commendation from Miami County (OH) Sheriff's Office, 2011.
  • "Day Job:" Retired Police Captain.
Joe and Hank
Joe and Hank

K9 Jed

Jed
  • Male Labrador Retriever, born 2014.
  • Trained for Wilderness (Area) Search.
  • Trained for Land HRD.
  • Training for Water HRD.
  • Jed's half-sister Pearl and half-brother Dalton are also on the team.
Alumnus Emeriti: Hank and Doc.

Theresa Jones, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2009; SAR professional since 2008.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, IS-800 and IS-809.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained on CART Advanced Search & Rescue.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Canine Emergency Medical Care, past Veterinary Technician.
  • Trained for HazMat Awareness, Respiratory Protection for K9 Handler and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • Trained for Foundational Awareness of WMD/Terrorism.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2014-present.
  • Civilian Commendation from Miami County (OH) Sheriff's Office, 2011.
  • "Day Job:" Medical Transcriptionist.
Theresa with Mya and Eika
Theresa with Mya and Eika

K9 Eika

Eika
  • Female German Shepherd, born 2006.
  • Trained for Trailing.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land and Water HRD.
  • Trained for Wilderness (Area) Search.
  • Trained for Article Search.
  • Civilian Commendation from Miami County (OH) Sheriff's Office, 2011.
  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen.

K9 Mya

Mya
  • Female German Shepherd, born 2011.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Trailing.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land and Water HRD.
  • Trained for Article Search.

Liz Salyers, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2011; SAR professional since 2009.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH I.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II Evaluator.
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder(WFR)Certified Wilderness First Responder(WFR).
  • Certified ASHI Level 9 Wilderness Emergency Care instructor.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Emergency Nurse.
  • Certified in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens and HazMat awareness.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid, past Veterinary Technician.
  • "Day Job:" Registered Nurse.
  • Favorite downtime hobby is photography. She took the photo of Kyra at the top of our home page as well as many of the photos throughout the web site.
Liz and Payton
Liz and Payton

K9 Payton

Payton
  • Male Labrador Retriever, born 2008.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land and Water HRD.
  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen.
  • On his off days he loves to swim and relax on his doggie bed. His favorite spot to be petted is his ears.

K9 Dalton

Dalton
  • Male Labrador Retriever, born 2013.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Trailing.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land HRD.
  • Training for Water HRD.
  • Dalton's litter mate Pearl and half-brother Jed are also on the team.

Jonah Salyers, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2012; SAR professional since 2011.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH I.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II Evaluator.
  • Certified NASAR FUNSAR Instructor.
  • Certified NASAR ADSAR.
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B).
  • Certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (W-EMT).
  • Certified ASHI Level 9 Wilderness Emergency Care instructor.
  • Certified Emergency Nurse.
  • Certified in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support.
  • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse.
  • Certified under the Trauma Nursing Core Course.
  • Certified AHA Basic Life Support and CPR/AED/first aid instructor.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor.
  • Certified Dog Obedience Instructor.
  • Past Police Officer, trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Military experience: US Marines, Infantry, Sergeant. Trained in behavior profiling, tracking and tactical combat casualty care.
  • "Day Job:" Registered Nurse.
Jonah and Kyra
Jonah and Kyra

K9 Kyra

Kyra
  • Female Belgian Malinois, born 2011.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Land HRD.
  • Certified by IPWDA for Article Search.
  • Her doggy daddy plays "Bear" on the CBS TV show "Person of Interest."

Sheri Johnson, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2012; SAR professional since 2001.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained on CART Advanced Search & Rescue.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for HazMat Awareness and Structural Collapse Awareness.
  • Trained for Respiratory Protection and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • Trained for Swiftwater Rescue Awareness.
  • Completed "Wide Area Search" (24 hours) at TEEX.
  • Completed "Disaster K9 Search Specialist" (50 hours) at TEEX.
  • "Day Job:" Office Manager.
Sheri with Cruiser and Paladin
Sheri with Cruiser and Paladin

K9 Paladin

Paladin
Alumnus Emeritus: Cruiser.

Darcy Workman, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2014; SAR professional since 2007.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens and HazMat awareness.
  • Trained for Weapons of Mass Destruction awareness.
  • "Day Job:" Police Officer.
  • Favorite downtime hobby is graphic design and photography.
Darcy and Dexter
Darcy and Dexter

K9 Dexter

Dexter

Jeff Kingsley, Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2014; SAR professional since 2012.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Trained for Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
Jeff and Ruby
Jeff and Ruby

K9 Ruby

Ruby
Alumnus Emeritus: Liesl.

Teresa Voris, Senior Canine Handler

  • Member of BSARD since 2014; SAR professional since 2009.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR, and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for HazMat Materials Response-Awareness, Respiratory Protection for K9 Handler, and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • "Day Job:" Retired School Psychologist.
Teresa and Leilani
Teresa and Leilani

K9 Leilani

Leilani

Karen Stebelton, Canine Handler

Karen and Griff
Karen and Griff

K9 Griff

Griff

Ed Napier, Base Planning and Operations Manager

  • Founding member of BSARD, 2004; SAR professional since 1998.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH III.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • "Managing Search Operations" (40 hours) by CDS Outdoor School.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for HazMat & WMD Awareness.
  • Trained for Respiratory Protection and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • Military experience: US Army, Field Artillery (Missile) Fire Direction, Specialist-5. Trained in communications, mapping, command and control.
  • BSARD's Board of Directors 2007-2008.
  • "Day job:" Software Engineer.
  • Plays drums in a bluegrass-rock fusion band.
Ed

Dave Jones, Base Assistant and Support

  • Member of BSARD since 2009; SAR professional since 2008.
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800 and IS-809.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Canine Emergency Medical Care.
  • Trained for HazMat Awareness and Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • Trained for Foundational Awareness of WMD/Terrorism.
  • Trained for GPS Navigation.
  • "Day Job:" Farrier.
Dave

Toni Sander, Base Assistant and Support

  • Member of BSARD since 2014; SAR professional since 2007.
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)
  • Certified NASAR SARTECH II.
  • Certified NASAR ADSAR.
  • Certified NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700 and IS-800.
  • Certified Adult, Child and Infant First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Trained on CART Advanced Search and Rescue
  • Trained for Canine First Aid.
  • Trained for Crime Scene Preservation.
  • Trained for Personal Protection against Blood-borne Pathogens.
  • "Day Job:" Grocery Store Manager.
Toni

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