Natalie became a member of CLSAR in May, 2022 and is serving as co-Operations Officer. She joined CLSAR because of her passion working with dogs and aiding people in need. She works as a mental health professional specializing in animal assisted therapy and worked as a mental health crisis responder for 8 years. She is NASAR SARTECH II certified.
K-9 Oliver is an English Doodle and is certified as a human remains detection dog. Natalie was drawn to his breed because of their capabilities to serve as working dogs. Through the process of cognition testing Natalie learned that Oliver’s drive is in search and rescue work.
K-9 Cali is a Golden Retriever and working towards certification in Air Scent. Cali is a dual purpose dog in that she is also a therapy dog in training. She is a smart dog, great problem solver and excelling at learning how to be a SAR dog as well!