National Officers

NameContact InfoNational Officer Bio

Doug McCall
– President
(206) 890-5765
Email
7517 Pinnacle Place
Snoqualmie, WA 98065

SAR TEAM:
Seattle Mountain Rescue
Doug McCall has been a field member of Seattle Mountain Rescue since 2008. He has served as the chair of the Washington region and former Secretary/Treasurer, Member at Large and Vice President with the MRA. Doug began climbing in the Washington Cascades in 1992 and enjoys alpine ascents, mixed climbing, and backcountry skiing.
Professionally he is a Program Manager at a cloud-based software company in Seattle.

Dr. Alison Sheets
– Vice President
(303) 819-5322
Email
PO Box 3004
Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

SAR TEAM:
Rocky Mountain
Rescue Group
Dr. Sheets is the medical director and past group leader for Rocky Mountain Rescue Group in Boulder, Colorado, one of the oldest and busiest teams in the MRA. She started with the team in 2006. Alison is the current MRA delegate and vice president of the ICAR MEDCOM as well as past ICAR terrestrial alternate delegate. More locally she recently served as the MRA Rocky Mountain Region Chair and is a lead evaluator for region accreditations. Prior to her rescue career she was a professional mountain guide and ski patroller and continues to avidly pursue these sports. Professionally she works as an emergency physician in a community based hospital in Boulder County since 2008.
Chris Ruch
Secretary/Treasurer

Andreas Schmitt
– Member-at-Large

(505) 803-7465
Email

SAR TEAM:
Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council
Andreas Schmitt-Sody is a member of Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council since 2010, He held board postions with his team as secretary and treassurer and fillded leadership roles as Rescue Leader. Andreas has served as Director at Large for the MRA Rocky Mountain region and is currently serving as Chair for the region. In his professional life, Andreas is a laser physicist working for the Air Force Reserach Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM. Backcountry skiing and ski mountainieering is Andreas’ passion, but he also climbs, hikes and bikes.

Michael St. John
– Member-at-Large

415-747-2286
Email

SAR TEAM:
Marin County Search and Rescue
Unit Leader
Michael joined the Marin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit as an Explorer Scout in 1979 and currently serves as the teams leader. He recently retired as a Battalion Chief with the Mill Valley Fire Department after a 33 year career in the fire service. During the last 40 years he has participated in numerous search and rescue missions across California. Michael currently serves on a all-risk Type 3 Incident Management Team. Michael is a California OES Instructor for Abduction Search Operations and a NASAR MPLI Instructor and helped lead efforts to incorporate technology, safety and best ICS practices into SAR incident management. Michael currently divides his time between family, outdoor adventures and search and rescue.

Kayley Bell
– Executive Secretary
(858) 229-4295
Fax: (619) 374-7072
info@mra.org
PO Box 880868
San Diego, CA 92168

SAR TEAM:
San Diego Mountain Rescue Team