Mary Ellen Grady joined the team in 2013. She is currently an Operational Flanker and an Operational K9 Handler with her dog, Tank. Mary Ellen holds a NASAR SARTECH II certification, a Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification, an Amateur Radio Technician license, and is a certified NRP Search Team Member. Mary Ellen lives in Anne Arundel County with her husband, two children, their dog, Tank, and two turtles (Leonardo and Michelangelo). Mary Ellen is currently employed as a Writer and Communications Strategist. In her spare time She writes romantic suspense novels, takes long walls with her dog, and enjoys being a spectator at her children’s sporting events.
Tank is a King Shepherd who was accepted into the Chesapeake Search Dogs Puppy Program in 2013. Tank holds a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification, NASAR Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification, and is currently operational as a Wilderness Air Scent K9. Tank enjoys long walks, cheese, belly rubs, and playing keep away.