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Name Trot ID Satus County ST Equine(s)
John Proudman 17 Operational/Mounted Searcher Shenandoah County VA Camino

John Proudman, Trot-18 has a long history of volunteer public service. He was a volunteer fireman in Amherst, Massachusetts, Fitchburg, Wisconsin and Verona, Wisconsin, and served as Chief of the University of Massachusetts Volunteer Fire Department. While at UMass, he earned his Ph.D. in Animal Science and subsequently served 30 years as a USDA scientist in Beltsville, Maryland. He now is retired and lives on a lovely farm in Fort Valley, VA. He has been with the team since 2003 and serves as TrotSAR's search and rescue operations team leader for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is an Amateur Radio operator and brings a wealth of experience to the Team.

John has been riding horses for about 20 years. He loves long distance endurance riding and is a member of the American Endurance Ride Conference and the Old Dominion Endurance Ride. He is trained in the construction and maintenance of trails, and often serves as Trailmaster for the Old Dominion 100-Mile Ride. John is a NASAR SAR TECH II, is certified as an EMT, and is always ready to respond to a search. John rides a Paso Fino Buckskin gelding, named Camino.

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