Derek retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years in the Security Forces career field and has 17 years of K-9 experience. He has worked with Narcotic Detector Dogs, Explosive Detector Dogs and Patrol Dogs (Trained to attack). He deployed 7 times to locations to include Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman. He served as the Kennel Master for the 2nd largest Military Working Dog kennel in South Korea. Additionally, he was a K-9 Instructor at the Silver Flag Alpha Desert Warfare Regional Training Center that was formerly located at Creech AFB, NV.
Melissa has been in customer service for 12 years working for companies such as Amazon, AT&T and Direct TV. She has an Associates Degree in Paralegal studies through Kaplan University. Melissa and Derek have been married since 1997. They have 2 children, 3 dogs, 8 chickens, 2 ducks and a baby rescued squirrel.
Our Belgian Malinois with one of our chickens.