Autumn M. - Unit 9

Autumn M Hometown: Texas

Status: K9 Handler and VSRDA  Secretary 2014 - current

Alter Ego: Web Developer & Designer at SkyWide Design

Qualifications: VSRDA Evaluator, ARDA Evaluator. EMT-B, CPR with AED. FTM, FTS & MLSO with VDEM

DOG: K9 Cooper

Recommended Reading: Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr. Spencer Johnson

Major Deployments/Misc:

Most Memorable Moment: Searching in a team WITH my husband, and seeing the faces of family members when they find out their loved one is alive and well.

Notes: "My husband & I both participate in SAR with our dog, Cooper. We trained the dog together for area search. It wasn't easy and we needed to communicate, even the most minuscule things. However, sharing SAR with a spouse is truly memorable."

In 2013, while using the metro system in Washington DC, I had to help a woman deliver her baby. #metrobaby

Photos of Autumn

Autumn asking K9 for directions
"Hey, Cooper, should we have taken a left at Albaquerque?"


Autumn & K9 Cooper's 160-acre test
Autumn & K9 Cooper on their 160-acre test