A Houston native, Erin started in search and rescue in 2012 with a lifelong passion to serve her community and the need to find a job for her dog, Maverick. What she actually found was much more than just a job for a dog. Search and rescue has enabled Erin to connect with a group of people, who have become an extended family. Her new friends are actually able to understand and appreciate her sometimes weird sense of humor which she finds enlightening. Erin introduced ESRI’s ArcMap and MAPSAR to the team. This program will help optimize how to conduct a search, which in turn will lead to a higher rate of success on a shortened time span.