The Board of Directors has selected Chris Boyer of The Woodlands, Texas as the new Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer of the National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR). We welcome Chris to our Association and look forward to working with this experienced SAR leader. He will meet all the Directors at the in- person meeting in Denver 17-19 Jan. He has spoken with all of the staff and is already at work.
Chris was a member of the Contra Costa County, California, Sheriffs SAR team for 15 years and was a certified dog handler with them. He became a NASAR MLPI Instructor in 1998 and eventually became the emergency manager for the Contra Costa County Office of Emergency Services. Chris was the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services SAR Dog Mutual Aid Coordinator, dispatching over 300 canine teams from the county and OES affiliated teams throughout California.
After living in California for 30 years, Chris moved to Texas to become the VP of Operations for Kenyon International Emergency Services, a company specializing in mass fatality management and response. In his role at Kenyon, Chris deployed above the Arctic Circle to the northern most permanently inhabited point on the planet to support a commercial jet crash, deployed in support of the terrorist attack on a gas production facility at In Amenas, Algeria and deployed in support of a cargo jet crash in Afghanistan.
Chris is looking forward to serving the membership and supporting the NASAR values; Training. Certification. Advocacy. One Voice ... That Others May Live.
Chris can be contacted at:
P.O. Box 232020
Centreville, VA 20120