Gail has been active in Search and Rescue since 2005. Since that time, she has successfully trained, certified, and deployed four dogs in multiple disciplines as well as having been a member of and served in leadership positions in several SAR organizations.
In her "other life", she was a Supervisory Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for nearly 20 years, where she designed and led large-scale and remote field research projects across the West, including Alaska. She also served as a federal aviation operations manager, where she was responsible for managing both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters being used in a variety of situations.
At present, she is part-time at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where she helps teach graduating veterinary students proper handling and care for the wide variety of orphaned and injured wildlife that are brought in for rehabilitation. She and her husband are also lucky to have recently built their dream home in northern Idaho, where they otherwise keep busy with five rescued mustangs, eight chickens, and three very energetic tervurens.