Medical Director

Roy Dunlap – MD, HAM, NMFC

Lifetime Members

Bob Lawrence – HAM, EMT, NMFC
Jamie Wells – NMFC
Kit Keith – HAM, MD, EMT, NMFC
Richard McCracken – Tech Unit Leader, HAM, NMFC
Barry Holfelder – NMFC
Carl Gilmore – PARA, WMA Instructor
Del Dubois – SW, NMFC

Auxiliary Members

Earnest Martinez
Justin Dean
Parvati Young
Ray Corral
Rob Goldfarb – K9
Scott Martin – EMT
Steve Harris – SW Specialist
Susan Nestor – MTD, WEMT

Full Members

Allie Heller – Swiftwater Unit Leader, WFR
Ben Bugge
Brian Williams – HAM, NMFC
Carl Stewart – Bike Unit Leader, EMT
Carla McGinnis – HAM, NMFC
Chris Kodey – Training Officer, NMFC
Dave Barger – Equipment Director, NMFC
Delinda VanneBrightyn – President, K9 Unit Leader, NMFC
Jim Hoffman – Secretary, NMFC
Jon Wallace – Treasurer
Jon Wood – Vice President, HAM, NMFC
Karlis Viceps – Drone Unit Leader
Kenton Pass – Recruitment Director, OHV Unit Leader, NMFC
LJ Knowles

Mission-Ready Trainees

Angelica Volkel, MD
Howard Schwartzman
Nate Berkopec


Brady Coleman
Bruce Katlin
Jennifer Johnson, RN

TSAR has several levels of membership:

  • APPLICANT – one who has applied to the team.
  • TRAINEE – A trainee member is a person whose application has been completed and accepted by vote and signature of the Board of Directors.
  • MISSION READY TRAINEE – A trainee who has completed the training requirements for going on SAR missions.
  • FULL MEMBER – one who has completed all training and passed all requirements of membership in TSAR as outlined by the Guidelines.
  • LIFETIME MEMBER – one who has served in an extraordinary capacity and has been appointed by the team to this membership level.
  • AUXILIARY MEMBER – one who is no longer a full-time, active member, but offers an auxiliary specialty to the team.

NMFC = New Mexico SAR Field Certification
WAFA = Wilderness Associates First Aid
WFR = Wilderness First Responder
EMT = Emergency Medical Technician
WEMT = Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
MD = Doctor of Medicine
PARA = Paramedic
SWT = Swiftwater Technician
AVI = Avalanche Technician
TECH = Technical Ropes Rescue Specialist
K9 = Canine Handler Search Specialist
MTD = Mounted/Horse Handler Rescue Specialist
GND = Ground Search Specialist
BSE = IC/Incident Commander, OPS/Operations Officer,
LOG/ Logistics Officer, COM/Communications Officer,
IO/ Information Officer, STY/Safety Officer
HAM = Licensed Ham Radio Operator
DRP = Licensed Drone Pilot