Christopher (Chris) S. Young has been active in Search and Rescue since 1981, managed searches since 1986, is the past reserve Captain for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and serves as chairman of the Bay Area Search and Rescue Council, Inc. (BASARC). Chris is a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), is an Instructor for the POST “Direction and Control of the Search Function Course” for the State of California Emergency Management Agency (formally Cal State OES) since 1989, an Instructor for the "Managing the Lost Person Incident" for the National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR), he also teaches Emergency Response and first aid for the American Red Cross since 1973, as well as specialized topics in Search Management, including Search Management in the Urban Environment, and Investigation and Interviewing in SAR. Chris has also written, published and presented search management papers at the National Association for Search and Rescue conferences, the Canadian National Search and Rescue Secretariat SARSCENE conferences, the William Syrotuck Symposiums on Search Theory and Practice, the Canadian Coast Guard College, the Provincial Sûreté Du Québec Police and several State Search and Rescue conferences on the subject of Search Management in the Urban Environment. He is also co-author of the book “Urban Search – Managing Missing Person Searches in the Urban Environment”, published 2007 by dbS Publications as well as a contributing author on several other books for search and rescue. Additionally, Chris is a Level 1 law enforcement reserve with the Sheriff’s Dept and the City of Danville and an EMT 1 Instructor. Chris holds a Master of Science Degree in Construction Management and works as a Senior Project Manager for a large general contractor based in San Francisco and is responsible for overall management of multi-million dollar commercial, high rise, hospital, educational and hotel projects.