Ground Team

All NORSAR members are first and foremost ground team members.  Requirements follow the search standards for certification from the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association. These areas include proficiency in map and compass, land navigation, radio communications, base operations, shelter building and extensive survival techniques, patient assessment and stokes operations, helicopter safety, knots and rope work. Once an individual has their OSSA card for search certification, they are considered a ground team member and can now assist in active searches.

MEET OUR GROUND TEAM MEMBERS

Craig Stephens

Craig Stephens

Craig Stephens joined NORSAR in 2012. He provides ground support for the K-9 handlers and is also the Treasurer. Craig is certified by the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association for search and rescue, holds a Wilderness First Responder certification from the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute, and has a Track Aware certificate from Universal Tracking Services.

Steve Korpi

Steve Korpi

Steve Korpi has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2001 and is NORSAR’s President.  Steve has extensive outdoor experience and is a buyer at a local outdoor shop. He enjoys back country skiing and motorcycle touring. He spends most of his days with his daughter Sofia and son Thomas.  Steve is a certified K9 Handler and worked many searches with his now retired dog Seasha.

Alex Berthrong

Alex Berthrong

 

Alex Berthrong

Sonja Hultsman

Sonja Hultsman

 

Sonja Hultsman

Tim Cuscaden

Tim Cuscaden

 

Tim Cuscaden

Joe Jenkins

Joe Jenkins

 

Joe Jenkins