Adam Walworth & Torie

Adam Walworth joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in 2014.  Adam has been involved in Search and Rescue since 2010 with Maryland Natural Resources Police as a Reserve Officer.  He holds the NRP Search Team Member certification and assists with the instruction of that course as well as the NASAR SARTECH II certification of which he is also an evaluator.  Adam is a General Class Amateur Radio operator and a member of Columbia Amateur Radio Association where he participates in communications support for public service events.  He lives in Howard County with his wife and daughter.

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 K-9 with Chesapeake Search Dogs at the age of two.  In the spring of 2016, Torie successfully re-certified through NASAR’s Air Scent K-9 SARTECH II certification and became operational with Adam.