About Us

How We Began

Our story begins in November 2014, when our very good friend, Jessica Padgett, had gone missing from her work, leaving her child behind, which was completely out of character for Jess.  During that time, the community came together with the guidance of our Founder (Jim Wilkins), who led large-scale community volunteer search teams, and his fellow Wolfpack co-founders Chris Glass & Matt Cline.  The fourth co-founder, Eric Brubacher, helped spread Jess’s picture and story through social media. Jess was missing for a total of 5 days, which tragically ended with her being the victim of homicide.

Although the outcome was not what we had hoped for, it was found that our skill sets & services were in short supply. Our community needed a dedicated group of volunteers to commit themselves to helping Police and families find missing loved ones. After the dust had settled, we, as a group of friends and family, wanted to honor Jess’s memory and help prevent future tragedy.

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“Out of the ashes of tragedy, a WolfPack was born”

Why Choose Us

Our Mission

Wolfpack Search and Recovery (WPSAR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is committed to providing search and recovery resources of the highest quality to public safety agencies in Pennsylvania & surrounding areas through highly organized physical searches as well as web based social media dragnets. “Working Together, So Others May Live”.

Mission Description

Wolfpack Search and Recovery (WPSAR) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that is committed to providing search and recovery resources of the highest quality to public safety agencies in Pennsylvania & surrounding areas through highly organized physical searches as well as web based social media dragnets. WPSAR trains and organizes volunteers in search & recovery efforts, focused on the location of missing and endangered individuals. Our responders are certified by local and national agencies, and are committed to enhancing their skills through continuing education. We provide an incident command structure, while utilizing various trained individuals and resources including the use of canines. Further, it is our intent to educate the public and private sector and to help them in developing an understanding of what search and recovery is, how not to get lost, and how to handle a missing persons incident.

Meet Our Field Team

Field Officers

Susan Narkin

Chief

Jesse Shive​

Deputy Chief

Terry Glass

Captain

Tom Narkin

Recruiting/Public Information Officer

Susan Narkin

K-9 Training Officer

Ryan Ross

Drone Team Coordinator

Meet Our Board

Administration / Board of Directors

Sara Krause

President

Terry Glass

Vice President

Michelle Palulis

Finance Officer/Treasurer

Karen Lehman

Secretary

Founding Board Members

James Wilkins

Eric Brubacher

Founding-Board-Member-Chris-Glass

Chris Glass

External Trustees

Robert Wilfinger

External Trustee

Jason Zellner

External Trustee

Ryan Blose (CPA)

External Trustee

Meet the K9s

Abby

Atlas

Bogie

Chase

Elvis

Remi

Watson

Willow

Roxie - Ret.

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