MEET THE ROGUES

Rascally rule breakers and mischief makers. What is a rapscallion to some are diamond-in-the-roughs to Rogue Detection Teams.

We have a passion for our wild spaces and places and work hard to conserve them, one non-invasive project at a time. We adopt the K9 scamps of the shelter world, those dogs deemed too wild, and train them to work with our handlers to seek out valuable data for conservation science.


Alli

Alli

Beckett

Beckett

Justin Broderick    Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Instructor   We aren’t sure if Justin adopted Winnie or if Winnie adopted Justin but there is no doubt they are soul mates. Calm under pressure, observant, quick witted and always willing to listen, Justin has become a master in the art of dog communication. This Rogue can be tough to pin down as Justin is more often (and more comfortable) in the field roaming the wilderness with Winnie than in the office. If you are lucky enough to catch him hosting a class don’t waste this rare opportunity to catch his words of wisdom.  When you think of a rugged mountain man, you think of Justin. He has been in the wildlife field for over a decade, and most of that time has been as a dog handler for wildlife conservation. Calm under pressure, observant and curious, Justin makes an excellent handler and instructor in the art of dog handling. He is always willing to lend an ear and offer a solution.

Justin Broderick

Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Instructor

We aren’t sure if Justin adopted Winnie or if Winnie adopted Justin but there is no doubt they are soul mates. Calm under pressure, observant, quick witted and always willing to listen, Justin has become a master in the art of dog communication. This Rogue can be tough to pin down as Justin is more often (and more comfortable) in the field roaming the wilderness with Winnie than in the office. If you are lucky enough to catch him hosting a class don’t waste this rare opportunity to catch his words of wisdom.

When you think of a rugged mountain man, you think of Justin. He has been in the wildlife field for over a decade, and most of that time has been as a dog handler for wildlife conservation. Calm under pressure, observant and curious, Justin makes an excellent handler and instructor in the art of dog handling. He is always willing to lend an ear and offer a solution.

Hooper

Hooper

Scooby

Scooby

Ranger

Ranger

Suzie Marlow    East Coast Contingent, Bounder, Research Scientist   Suzie is our master of sarcastic wit. Keen to solve problems with out-of-the-box solutions, Suzie loves to tinker and craft to overcome obstacles. With over five years of detection dog work under her belt, she has diverse experience working with over 15 of our detection dogs to find everything from camouflaged endangered rabbit nests to elusive pangolin detection. The only activity that rivals her love for sleuthing out answers for conservation issues is sharing our amazing teams’ stories with school children and the surrounding community. You may catch her adventuring through towns with her two tiny-tots, Zilly and Skye.

Suzie Marlow

East Coast Contingent, Bounder, Research Scientist

Suzie is our master of sarcastic wit. Keen to solve problems with out-of-the-box solutions, Suzie loves to tinker and craft to overcome obstacles. With over five years of detection dog work under her belt, she has diverse experience working with over 15 of our detection dogs to find everything from camouflaged endangered rabbit nests to elusive pangolin detection. The only activity that rivals her love for sleuthing out answers for conservation issues is sharing our amazing teams’ stories with school children and the surrounding community. You may catch her adventuring through towns with her two tiny-tots, Zilly and Skye.

Jack

Jack

Captain

Captain

Heath Smith    Founder, Bounder, Instructor   It is a commonly used idiom, “who rescued who”, when discussing dogs and their people, but it is most true when looking at the relationship between Heath and his first canine partner, Gator. The team were paired up when Heath first started doing detection dog work in 2001, and though Heath was a self-proclaimed cat person, Gator managed to steal his heart and pull Heath down a path of no return. Heath has trod in the world of conservation detection dogs ever since, walking side-by-side with many incredible rescue pups across innumerous landscapes. The more Heath learned from these sage animals, the more he wanted to share this newfound wisdom with others.

Heath Smith

Founder, Bounder, Instructor

It is a commonly used idiom, “who rescued who”, when discussing dogs and their people, but it is most true when looking at the relationship between Heath and his first canine partner, Gator. The team were paired up when Heath first started doing detection dog work in 2001, and though Heath was a self-proclaimed cat person, Gator managed to steal his heart and pull Heath down a path of no return. Heath has trod in the world of conservation detection dogs ever since, walking side-by-side with many incredible rescue pups across innumerous landscapes. The more Heath learned from these sage animals, the more he wanted to share this newfound wisdom with others.

Hiccup

Hiccup

Winnie

Winnie

Will Chrisman    Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Data Specialist   We are always on the lookout for fellow Rogues wandering out there in the great unknown called society. We had our eye on this rapscallion for a couple years and when the perfect opportunity presented itself we didn’t hesitate to bring him into the fold. Initiated through a trial by fire, Will started his first day with only a leash, a ball, and a wild dog named Captain. Born with a tenacious no-holds barred attitude we can give Will any task and know without fear it will not only get done, but done above and beyond our expectations. While he is most at home in the field, roughing it in the backwoods his organizational and tech skills made him a no brainer for managing Rogue’s equipment and data needs. Originally from the midwest, Will now finds solace in the mountains and ponderosa pine forests.

Will Chrisman

Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Data Specialist

We are always on the lookout for fellow Rogues wandering out there in the great unknown called society. We had our eye on this rapscallion for a couple years and when the perfect opportunity presented itself we didn’t hesitate to bring him into the fold. Initiated through a trial by fire, Will started his first day with only a leash, a ball, and a wild dog named Captain. Born with a tenacious no-holds barred attitude we can give Will any task and know without fear it will not only get done, but done above and beyond our expectations. While he is most at home in the field, roughing it in the backwoods his organizational and tech skills made him a no brainer for managing Rogue’s equipment and data needs. Originally from the midwest, Will now finds solace in the mountains and ponderosa pine forests.

Max

Max

Jake Lammi    Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Canine Physical Therapist   Jake always goes the distance and pushes himself to be the best he can be. Though still fresh in the wildlife detection field, Jake has proven he’s a go-getter and a valuable team member. He is mindful of his canine partners, and always has their best interest at heart. Because of this and his own fitness routine, Jake has become our resident dog physical therapist. When working on a research study, you know Jake will always cover the most ground in order to get researchers the most data on their target species.

Jake Lammi

Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Canine Physical Therapist

Jake always goes the distance and pushes himself to be the best he can be. Though still fresh in the wildlife detection field, Jake has proven he’s a go-getter and a valuable team member. He is mindful of his canine partners, and always has their best interest at heart. Because of this and his own fitness routine, Jake has become our resident dog physical therapist. When working on a research study, you know Jake will always cover the most ground in order to get researchers the most data on their target species.

Skye

Skye

Collette Yee    Bounder, Field Research Scientist   When Collette applied to work as a dog handler, she submitted a music video which she wrote, directed, and starred in. That should say it all. Collette is a creative problem solver, and she knows how to handle tough situations. She is dedicated and passionate about her work. Collette has worked on both land and sea with her canine companions. Not only is Collette an incredible dog handler, she also knows how to effectively work alongside her human coworkers to study some of the world’s toughest conservation questions.

Collette Yee

Bounder, Field Research Scientist

When Collette applied to work as a dog handler, she submitted a music video which she wrote, directed, and starred in. That should say it all. Collette is a creative problem solver, and she knows how to handle tough situations. She is dedicated and passionate about her work. Collette has worked on both land and sea with her canine companions. Not only is Collette an incredible dog handler, she also knows how to effectively work alongside her human coworkers to study some of the world’s toughest conservation questions.

Chester

Chester

Nelson

Nelson

Pips

Pips

Mairi Poisson    Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Education Outreach Specialist   As a research scientist, Mairi has worked with detection dogs across the country. She has partnered with eight of the Rogue dogs on various research studies. When not in the field, Mairi brings wildlife conservation into the classroom with the help of one of our dog ambassadors. In addition to managing our social media and education outreach endeavors, Mairi has taken her confidence and thoughtfulness and adapted it to communicate with her four-legged partners.

Mairi Poisson

Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Education Outreach Specialist

As a research scientist, Mairi has worked with detection dogs across the country. She has partnered with eight of the Rogue dogs on various research studies. When not in the field, Mairi brings wildlife conservation into the classroom with the help of one of our dog ambassadors. In addition to managing our social media and education outreach endeavors, Mairi has taken her confidence and thoughtfulness and adapted it to communicate with her four-legged partners.

Athena

Athena

Duke

Duke

Jennifer Hartman    Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Instructor   Jennifer has been in the world of dog detection work for 13+ years. She has traveled to Asia and Africa for wildlife conservation studies. Like most Rogues, Jennifer prefers to stay out of the spotlight and help from behind the scenes. She has been the backbone of other detection dog programs and did not shrink from the responsibility of building Rogues from scratch. A badass in the field and in the office, Jennifer coordinates all of Rogue’s projects when she’s not off saving the world with her trifecta of Max, Scooby, and Filson.

Jennifer Hartman

Bounder, Field Research Scientist, Instructor

Jennifer has been in the world of dog detection work for 13+ years. She has traveled to Asia and Africa for wildlife conservation studies. Like most Rogues, Jennifer prefers to stay out of the spotlight and help from behind the scenes. She has been the backbone of other detection dog programs and did not shrink from the responsibility of building Rogues from scratch. A badass in the field and in the office, Jennifer coordinates all of Rogue’s projects when she’s not off saving the world with her trifecta of Max, Scooby, and Filson.

Filson

Filson

Zilly

Zilly

Dio

Dio

Rita Santos      European Contingent, Bounder, Research Scientist

Rita Santos

European Contingent, Bounder, Research Scientist

Hera

Hera