Adam and Torie
Adam Walworth joined the team in 2014 and has previously served as the Assistant Director of Operations, the team lead for Mission Support, and K9 Handler. Upon retirement of his partner, Adam now spends his time teaching classes, assisting with comms and logistics, supporting the team’s technology, and taking on special projects. He has taught many of the classroom pieces of CSD’s curriculum including mapping and plotting, Lost Person Behavior, Scent Theory, and Search Tactics.
Adam is also a Reserve Officer with Maryland Natural Resources Police and has been involved with Patrol and since 2010 the Reserve Officer Search and Rescue program. He holds the NRP Search Team Member certification and assists with the instruction of that course. He is also an evaluator for the NASAR SARTECH II certification.
Torie is a Border Collie mix that her previous handler, Ann Hughes, found during a training exercise in the woods near her home. When she was found, Torie was five months old and severely starved. After recovering for eight months, Torie began training with the team, and became certified as an Operational Air Scent K9 with Chesapeake Search Dogs at the age of two. In the spring of 2016, Torie successfully re-certified through NASAR’s Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification and became operational with Adam. In 2017 Torie and Adam achieved the Advanced Air Scent certification. In 2018 they earned the NASAR Canine SARTECH II Area Search certification. Torie retired in 2020.