OUR TEAM

Scott V. Tarpley
Scott V. Tarpley
Former St. Louis County Police Officer with experience in Undercover narcotic investigations and Tactical Operations. Scott has 20 plus years of experience training and handling dogs.
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Ted Summers
Ted Summers
Ted has been involved in working K9’s for over a decade in various forms from retrievers, to hunting terriers, to protection and police service dogs.
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Alesha Brandt
Alesha Brandt
Also known as the Muzzle Mavin. Alesha runs Torchlight K9’s social media presence. Chances are if you’re interacting with us on social media it’s probably her you’re talking to.
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Sean Hagner
Sean Hagner
Sean is graduate of The Tom Rose School. Sean’s specialty is obedience, detection, apprehension work, and decoy skills.
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Josh Poole
Josh Poole
Josh is our intern. He’s a student at NEO and a nationally ranked calf roper when he’s not in the suit.
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Travis Lax
Travis Lax
Travis began competing in dog sports in 2013 after purchasing a Belgian Malinois; Ralph, and a second roughly a year later, named Barrett of the same breed.
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