Staff


Senior Staff

Richard Bowie, M.S.

Director of Operations

Our 25 plus year Director of Operations all as a volunteer is RIchard Bowie M.S. He is a founder and advocated for improving SAR not just in Maine but anywhere that a new idea can help missing and lost, injured etc.  As a former medic, and graduate studies in Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, he can work with many disciplines to further our mission.

Dr. Robert Bowie, M.D.

Director of Medicine

Dr. Bowie was born in Portland, Maine, and is an emergency medicine physician on staff at St. Joseph’s hospital.  He is also the Medical Director for Bangor Fire Department, Orono Fire Department and DEEMI.  As an undergraduate (Physics), master’s (Biomedical Engineering) and medical school student, he was employed as a medic. Bob was a founder of the Medical College of Virginia’s EMS program.  He worked along side his brother, Richard to build their fleet of ground and air transport units.  Bob continues to develop and publish research and offer medical direction for EMS  and SAR applications.  His interest and work in emergency services started in 1979.

Chris Rowley

Director of Imagery Operations and Analysis

Chris Rowley began volunteering with DEEMI in 2008 when tragedy struck his family. As always DEEMI stepped up and provided long term search support which inspired Chris to join their cause. His decades of experience as a defense imagery intelligence analyst fit well with DEEMI’s reconnaissance operation, and before long Chris was working as one of DEEMI’s primary imagery analysts. Since then Chris has provided support to a number of missions and even helped to improve DEEMI’s imagery collection and analysis processes overall.

John Warner

Director SE R&D/Image Processing Facility

John is one of our newest Senior Staff additions, joining DEEMI in late July of 2015.  John brings 35 yrs of experience in engineering, computer technology and forensic analysis.

Section Leaders


Justin Faloon

HMMWV Section Leader

Justin Faloon, of Old Town and Greenbush, Maine.  HMMWV section leader in Caribou on way to pickup one of our HMMWVs from the Maine Military Authority.

Gary Soucy

Pilot and Imaging Section Leader

Gary Soucy Pilot of Brewer, Maine, and long time voluntary member of DEEMI with the donated twin engine Grumman Cougar.  He is also a professional photographer who does imagery for DEEMI on aviation platforms.

Simon Lowther

Information Technology and Research and Development Specialist

Chris Clark

Research and Analytics Section Leader

Vinal Applebee

UAV Section leader/chief pilot

Being a third generation private pilot and aircraft owner, Vinal has an affinity for things that fly. He also has a zeal for helping people in a time of need or crisis. Combining these two passions with his UAS experience from starting an aerial photography business three years ago, joining DEEMI as their UAV section head, just made logical sense. He’s happy to be a part of the DEEMI team of volunteers.