Our Staff

Organization

SDF CEO George Haynes
George Haynes

George joined SDF in early 2016 to orchestrate the…

SDF Executive Assistant Serenity Nichols
Serenity Nichols

Serenity is responsible for assisting the Executive Director, maintaining…

SDF Operations Manager Michael Bland
Michael Bland

After more than 17 years working in corporate information…

SDF Program Assistant Dave Lindee
Dave Lindee

Dave joined the SDF Team in 2016 as a…

SDF NTC Facilities Manager Jim Wiggins
Jim Wiggins

Jim is the Facilities Manager for the National Training…

SDF NTC Facilities Manager Assistant Will Brown
Will Brown

Will is a Santa Paula local and joined the…

Debi Mauck

Program

SDF Executive Director Debra Tosch
Debra Tosch

With 19 years of experience in Search and Rescue,…

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SDF Program Manager Kate Horwick
Kate Horwick

A member of the SDF staff since 2011, Kate…

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SDF Canine Rectruitment Manager Sylvia Stoney
Sylvia Stoney

Sylvia has worked with canine teams throughout her career…

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SDF Canine Trainer Emily Fisk
Emily Hodges

Emily began training and handling dogs in various dog…

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SDF Canine Trainer Mandy Tisdale
Mandy Tisdale

Mandy Tisdale, CPDT-KA, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer…

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SDF Lead Canine Care Specialist Jami Byrd
Jami Byrd

Joining the SDF Canine Care team in 2015, Jami…

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SDF Canine Care Specialist Alex Hill
Alex Hill

Alex’s passion for working with animals led him to…

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SDF Canine Care Specialist Jenn
Jenn Mueller

Jenn joined the Canine Care Team in 2016 as…

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SDF Canine Care Specialist Monica Patrick
Monica Patrick

Monica joined the SDF Canine Care Team in May 2017.  She…

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SDF Canine Care Specialist Samantha Yzaguirre
Samantha Yzaguirre

Samantha discovered SDF after graduating from Oregon State University…

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SDF Canine Care Specialist Krista Perez
Krista Perez

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Allie Kegerreis

Allie was inspired to volunteer at SDF after discovering…

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Development

SDF Director of Development Rhett Mauck
Rhett Mauck

Rhett serves as the Director of Development and is…

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SDF Philanthropy & Grants Officer Debra Roets
Debra Roets

Debra fosters philanthropic partnerships with both foundations and individuals for…

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SDF Grants & Communications Manager Denise Sanders
Denise Sanders

Denise joined SDF’s team in 2008. After overseeing the…

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SDF Development Assistant Kristina Stewart
Kristina Stewart

Kristina joined the SDF team in 2016. As Development…

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Amy Sandberg

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