MEET OUR TEAM
The Faces of Our Organization
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, Maui Search and Rescue (MSAR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides its services at no cost to the people of Maui. All members of our organization - field (#groundpounder), dogs & dog handlers (#teamk9), and support personnel (#baseace) undergo extensive and ongoing training.
Mike Barnet joined MSAR in 2020 and was elected as Board President in 2021. In 2007 Mike co-founded Rappel Maui and as owner has extensive expertise with canyoneering and traversing vertical terrain using fixed or anchored ropes.
Nadine Rasmussen joined MSAR in 2020 and served as Board Secretary prior to her election to Vice President in 2022. Nadine teams with K9 Naia during search operations and formulates . She is co-owner of Island Banana Bread and a commercial kitchen. She skates with Maui Roller Girls, a non-profit, all-women's flat track roller derby league.
Michele joined MSAR in the fall of 2022 and is newly elected to the board as secretary. Michele works as a SCUBA guide but has spent years on the mainland working as a career firefighter/paramedic.
Dan Regan joined MSAR in 2014 and has served on the board as Treasurer since 2020.
Director of Operations
Collin Manor joined MSAR in 2020 and has served on the board as Director of Operations since 2022. Collin teams with K9 Naia during search operations and has extensive expertise with traversing vertical terrain using fixed or anchored ropes. He is co-owner of Island Banana Bread and a commercial kitchen.
Board Member At-Large
Keisa Liu is a passionate advocate and activist on Maui, with a strong background in non-profit management and fundraising. She is committed to making a positive impact on her community and is currently focused on assisting the Maui Search and Rescue (MSAR) through strategic planning and special projects as a board member.
Board Member At-Large
Joanna Sickles joined MSAR in 2021 with a desire to give back to the community that she loves so much. Joanna's primary interest as a contributing member of MSAR is as a canine handler. She started training dogs and competing them in obedience shows at the age of nine years old. Having trained and handled dogs for many years and Joanna was ready for a new adventure with her dogs.
Joanna also worked for many years as a field biologist in the high Sierra‘s in California, as well as in the Arctic, and along the Kenai peninsula in Alaska.
Joanna loves to be outdoors, especially with her dogs, and helping those that find themselves in need drives her commitment to MSAR.