Patricia Mayer - Equine Team

Steve Hubbard - ATV Team

Earl joined the team in 2014 and is the team's main dispatcher and radio operator in the team's command post.  He is an Extra Class amateur radio operator and VE through WCARS and ARRL.  He is a retired dispatcher fro South Carolina Department of Public Safety and is a retired United States Air Force veteran. 

Tom joined the team in 2012.  He is in the Army Reserves and has been deployed overseas several times.  Tom is on the S.T.A.R.R. ATV Team. 

Parrish Chaplin -  Field Commander

Shelley Ehrmanntraut - Search Support

Bob joined the team in 2009.  As Search Commander, Bob is responsible for working with the Director on search logistics and planning.  Bob is also on the S.T.A.R.R. ATV Team.

Sheri joined the team in 2012.  She has extensive experience in K9 search and rescue.  She is also a certifying official for the S.T.A.R.R. K9 Team.  Sheri is the handler for eight- year-old K9 "ILO" who is trained in HRD (Human Remains Detection).  She is also a member of the SC State Guard Special Operations Search and Rescue. 

Earl Dean - Dispatcher/ Radio Tech

Patrick Hodges - Search Support

Rodney Dove - Communications & Search Support

Hannah Davis with K9 "Jynx" - K9 Handler,  Grants Coordinator, and

K9 Certifying Official

Barkley Ramsey - Chief Medical Officer, ATV Team & Search Support

Christen joined the team in 2010.  She lives in Dearing, GA and works in law enforcement as a road Patrol Deputy.  She has been involved in the training and handling of sport and police service dogs since 2002.  She is the handler for her K-9,"Buddy".

Meryl joined the team in 2011.  She is currently stationed at Shaw Air Force Base with her husband and S.T.A.R.R. team member, Mitch King.   Meryl and Mitch are handlers for their K9 "Kimber". 

Hannah joined that team in 2011.  She is the handler for her K9 "Jynx".  She is also the Grants Coordinator for the team.  She currently works in Lake City, SC for the Community Museum Society.  She is a graduate of the Francis Marion University Nonprofit Leadership Institute.  She resides in Florence, SC. 

Mitch joined the team in 2011.  He is from Missouri and currently stationed at Shaw Air Force Base as an Avionics Technician.  He is married to team member Meryl King.  Mitch is training to become an open water PADI diver and is a General Class amateur radio operator (KC0PPP). 

Crystal Baughman - Search Support

Becky joined the team in 2014.    She currently works as a front-end web developer for Blue Acorn.  She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and two dogs. 

Reed Cranford - Search Support & Team IT Tech

Lana Ward - Search Support

Todd joined the team in January, 2010.  He is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team.  He is employed by Gaston County, North Carolina as Coordinator for the Government Access Channel.  He is an amateur radio operator (KJ4IVL).  He is married to S.T.A.R.R. Team member, Lana Ward.  They reside in Grover, North Carolina with their Siberian Husky, "Maya". 

Jerome works for Richland County Sheriff's Department.  He is nationally and state certified as a Basic EMT and has been involved in the fire service since 2005.  He is a volunteer with Newberry County Fire and Rescue. 

Bob Morvay - Search Commander & ATV Team

Cindy Girone - Search Support 


Cindy Joined the team in 2016 and is a member of the ground support team. She is also a volunteer at a local animal rescue.  Cindy works for American Airlines 

Patrick joined the team in 2014.  He is currently in school at UNC Chapel Hill completing his Bachelor's Degree in Information Science.  He is a Level 1 EMT and had five years of wilderness survival training.  He resides in Columbia, South Carolina. 


Steve Majewsky - Search Support

Tom Wiebelhaus - ATV Team & Search Support

Michael Crosby - Search Support and CERT Instructor

David Ferguson - ATV Team

Parrish joined the team in 2010.  He is trained in confined space rescue and is a medical first responder.  Parrish is a primitive skills practitioner and an avid outdoorsman.  He works at Santee Cooper as an Electrician/Instrument Technician and lives in the Branchville, SC area. 

Mike Ehrmanntraut - Assistant Director/ Safety Officer

Becky Hall  - Search Support

Josh joined the team in 2014. He is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. ATV Team.  He is also a member of the South Carolina State Guard Special Operations Search and Rescue.  He resides on Kershaw County, South Carolina. 

Michael joined the team in 2014.  He has been a CERT instructor since 2012 and a Charter Member of Chester County Community Emergency Response Team since 2005.  He is also a member of the South Carolina State Guard Special Operations Search and Rescue.  Michael served in the United States Army Reserves as a Combat Engineer/Lifesaver from 1997-2012.  He lives in Chester County, South Carolina with his wife Kim, son Jacob, and daughter Lauren.  They have three dogs:  Effie, Lillie and Kamikaze.  

Search Tactics and Rescue/Recovery

Brian joined the team in 2014.  He is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team and a member of the SC State Guard Special Operations Search and Rescue. 


Crystal joined the team in 2010 and is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team.  She has been a member of the Fairfield County Rescue Squad for fifteen years and is currently employed with the Fairfield County Coroner's Office as Administrative Assistant and Deputy Coroner.  She is married with three children and lives in Winnsboro, South Carolina. 

Sheri Jordan with K9 "ILO" - K9 Handler

Lana joined the team in January, 2010.  She is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team.  She lives in Grover, North Carolina, with husband and fellow S.T.A.R.R. Team member, Todd Ward.   She is also an amateur radio operator (KJ4YUL). 

Josh Woodley - ATV Team

Brian Miller - Search Support

Steve joined that team in 2012.  He is a S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team member.  He lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Sylvia and two children, Nicole and Matthew.  He is employed as a Business Services Officer with the South Carolina Federal Credit Union. 

Barkley joined the team in 2010.  He is employed as the Fairfield County Coroner and Chief of the Fairfield Rescue Squad and Lebanon Fire Department.  He is certified in death investigation and crime scene management and has experience in urban search and rescue, as well as ATV rescue.  He lives in Winnsboro, SC. 

Stephen Pearrow - Team Founder & Director

Michael Fritsky - Search Support

Michael Joined the team in 2016 and in on the search support team.  Michael is attending the University of South Carolina and majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  



Todd Ward - Field Team Leader & Search Support

Christen Adkins with K9 "Buddy" - K9 Handler

Jerome Caughman -  Search Support

Reed joined the team in 2012 and is responsible for nearly all of the electronics for the team.  He is also a member of the  S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team.  He is a Deputy for Richland County Sheriff's Department and a member of the South Carolina State Guard Special Operations Search and Rescue. 

Candice joined the team in 2013. She is the lead K-9 Trainer for the team and oversees all K-9 training and certifications.  She resides in Lexington, SC with her husband, Nick and son, Aidan.  She has several dogs including her K9 partner, "Jaco", and her second dog "Tiffany B" that is in the process of being trained as a HRD canine.   She has been involved in dog rescue and training since 2008.  She is also a certifying official.  She works as the Finance/Office Manager at E & S, Inc.

Rodney joined the team in 2011.  He is an amateur radio operator (KJ4KJC) and resides in Mint Hill, NC.  He is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team.

Candice Braun with K9 "Jaco" and K9 "Tiffany B"
Head K9 Trainer / K9 Evaluator / K9 Handler

Mitch King  ATV Team / Search Support

Mike joined the team in 2009.  He has worked in the fire and EMS industry for 20 years and currently works as a Loss Control Consultant for Cincinnati Insurance Company.  He is married to team member Shelley Ehrmanntraut. 

Alan Grooms  - Search Support


Alan Joined the team in 2016.  He is a member of the ground support team and also in the South Carolina State Guard.  His wife,  is also a member of the team and is on the ground support team. 



Brandy Baxley- Search support, K-9 handler in training

Brandy Joined the team in 2017 and is on the the Search Support team.  She is also in training to be a K9 handler for the team. 

Meryl King - K9 Handler

Jay joined the team in 2012 and is the S.T.A.R.R. ATV Team Leader.  He lives in Fairfield County, South Carolina and is a volunteer for the local fire/rescue department. 

Steve joined the team in 2015.  He has been involved in Public Service since 1996.  He first served as State Constable and later joined the Richland County Sheriff's Department in 2001 as one of the original RCSD Reserver Deputies.  He currently serves in the RCSD Training Division as an adjunct instructor.  He has been a member of the South Carolina State Guard since 2006 and is part of the Special Operations Search and Rescue.  He also currently serves as NRA Chief Range Safety Officer for the SCSG Special Operations Command.  He works as a power cable design engineer and lives in Columbia, South Carolina with his wife Patricia, who is also a S.T.A.R.R. Team member.

Stephen began working on the idea of forming a search team in 1997 and S.T.A.R.R. was born in 2002.  Stephen is employed with the Richland County Sheriff's  Department and is a certified recovery diver through PADI.  He is responsible for the oversight of all team functions. 

Shelley joined the team in 2009.  She is a member of the S.T.A.R.R. Ground Team and is married to team member Mike Ehrmanntraut.  They live in Chester with their two dogs. 

Jay Joyner - ATV Team Leader

David joined the team in 2014.  He resides in Blythewood, SC and is married with one son and one granddaughter.  He is a Sergeant with Winnsboro Public Safety and a member of the Police Bloodhound Tracking Team.  He is also a firefighter since 1990.  David held Paramedic certification for almost 20 years and is a certified scuba diver.  He has received specialty training in ATV search and rescue and is part of the S.T.A.R.R. ATV Team. 

Patricia joined the team in 2015.  Pat has a tremendous knowledge of equine search and rescue.  In 2002, she joined the Richland County Sheriff's Department Mounted Posse as a SAR Tech III.  She has been a Reserve Deputy with RCSD since 2004 and also serves as the adjunct legal instructor for the RCSD Training Division.  Pat is one of the original Mounted Patrol members of the South Carolina State Guard and is currently a member of the SCSG Special Operations Search and Rescue.  She works as a government disability adjudicator and lives in Columbia with her husband and fellow S.T.A.R.R. member, Steve.