Giancarla Calzetta, (GC) joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in 2011 and achieved the position of Operational Flanker in 2013. GC also serves the team as an Assistant Flanker Team Leader and is responsible for helping instruct trainees in land navigation skills. GC is NASAR SARTECH II Certified, holds her NASAR Canine SARTECH III Area Search Certification, and is NRP Search Team Member Certified. She is currently a NASAR Evaluator-in-Training and a K9 Handler-in-Training with her dog Boomerang. A resident of Catonsville, Maryland, GC is a craft beer geek who enjoys camping and climbing with her wife Lynne, and trail running with her three dogs.
Boomerang (Boomer) is a little rescue mutt with a big personality, and no fear, who enjoys trail-running and kayaking. Boomer was accepted into the Chesapeake Search Dog Puppy Program at three months old and has achieved his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification as well as his NASAR Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification. He is currently in training as an Air Scent K9.