Ali loves being outside and with people which makes Search and Rescue an excellent counterfoil to her work as a Headhunter where she’s trapped in an office. Ali joined the team in November 2018 having previously been a Search Controller and Team Leader with Wiltshire Search and Rescue, a Dog Handler with Search Dog Archie and Hampshire Search Dogs and an Instructor and Assessor with the UK Lowland Search Institute. She finds the study of missing person behaviour fascinating. When not searching for people (either excellent candidates or those missing) Ali enjoys beekeeping, singing and travelling. Ali’s current dog is Trainee Search Dog Erik, a Wirehaired Vizsla.
Erik was born in December 2018 and started training as a young pup in April 2019. He is a Wirehaired Vizsla and is known for his enthusiastic searching. Erik has a bark alert and his reward is a ball on a rope.
Outside of search, Erik enjoys camping, swimming and is surprisingly coordinated at agility!