Kimberly R. Kelly, NASAR Director and Treasurer

This October marks my 24th year in SAR, and NASAR has been a guiding beacon for much of my career. Education, training, material development and best practice, testing, certification that is current, correct and relevant to the searcher in the field and the manager in the command bus have been NASAR’s lasting legacy.

Over the last 3 years, I have served NASAR, and its members, as a director and as treasurer.

In multiple ways, it has been similar to many searches and recovery operations: numerous different voices, limited resources, complications, conflict between equally important needs, but always with one goal in mind – that best outcome possible for our subject, the missing person.

What we do is not easy, but nothing worthwhile is – we do this, so that families can have one more day, or say good bye. We do this because every individual that is missing leaves a hole in the fabric of our community.
 We do this because it is the right thing to do. 

"The opportunity to lead does not come from attaining a position or title but rather from a willingness to sacrifice for others. Thus 'he who desires to be first must be last'."

I am proud of the work NASAR has done, and continues to do. Thank you to each and every one of our members; what you do is incredibly important. You are giants.


Kimberly Kelly