Karl came to Alpha SAR as a unique situation. He had latent skills of knots, wilderness survival, and orienteering from the Boy Scouts in his younger days and was focused on doing those things again. Looking for a means to put these skills to the test, friends invited him out to several training search scenarios for Alpha SAR as a missing person. He assisted for several years by becoming “lost” in the woods for the canines. Finally, he was convinced join on as a full team member in 2014 and has been with us ever since. He enjoys the people skills aspects of navigation, search techniques, and the potential to utilize new technologies (e.g. unmanned air vehicles). We are honored to have such a dedicated team member who enjoys the outdoors and “getting lost” from the dogs.