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Nicole Mosta is a federal background investigator with the DOD/Defense
Counterintelligence Security Agency (DCSA). She is a volunteer member of the US
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9WR-41-04 and the Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol.
Nicole has instructed human remains detection at several seminars and is a certified
judge with Midwest Canine Alternatives (MCA). Nicole has trained dogs in one form or
another all her life. She has been an Independent Canine Handler since 2004. At first
Nicole trained dogs for trailing, evidence and cadaver search and in 2006 adopted a
German Shepherd mix (Sarge). Sarge became her first certified evidence and
cadaver search canine. Sarge taught many handlers how to visualize an odor plume
when sniffing for human remains. He was slow and methodical. Sarge passed away in
December 2013. DHS PSID: 1020-3910.
Nicole’s second dog Nuggie is trained in human remains recovery. She is a 58 pound
Malinois, dark fawn sable running machine. She is the fastest thing on four legs,
always ready to work, even when everyone else knows she needs a break. She’s an
amazing partner and can usually be found right next to Nicole. There isn’t much she
can’t do and she likes it that way. If she thinks no one is looking she likes to cuddle
with her owner. Nuggie was imported from the Czech Republic, born 10/12 and
arrived in the United States with her own canine passport at about six months old.
She is certified human remains recovery with NNDDA. DHS PSID: 4160-8213.
Nicole’s third dog Mr Gibbs is trained in human remain recovery. He is a fawn with a
black mask Malinois and 80 pounds. He is very social with incredible drive. He comes
from great bloodlines as his father is the well-known Kaiden van ‘tvinzenhof. He is
eager to please and extremely nimble and light on his feet. After a hard days work he
can be seen enthusiastically hugging his owner. Mr Gibbs (Xarr) was imported from
the Czech Republic, born 07/16 and arrived
in the United States with his own canine passport at about eight weeks old. He is
certified human remains recovery with NNDDA. DHS PSID: 6026-3739.
Nicole has received certifications from: North American Police Working Dog
Association (NAPWDA); North American Search Dog Network (NASDN) where she
also assisted with cadaver instruction; National Network of Canine Detection Services
(NNCDS) and National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA).
Nicole has trained on occasion with Carren Corcoran since 2008 and feels
appreciative and humbled to be part of the Canine Search Solutions Team.