Approved Evaluators

NACPI works diligently to provide evaluators who are knowledgeable in this field and fair to our members.  You will find that NACPI lists two types of evaluators – Senior Evaluators and Standard Evaluators.

Senior Evaluators are trainers and/or handlers at the Master level who have chosen to be an integral part of our association.  Not only do they provide evaluations, they also teach at our conferences and workshops.  You will also find them available by email to discuss any training related issues you are having.  Members are required to be certified by a Senior Evaluator every other year, at a minimum.

Standard Evaluators are trainers and/or handlers who have been personally referred by a Senior Evaluator and have met and/or exceeded the minimum requirements set forth by NACPI. Standard Evaluators are used most often for our proxy certifications, though you will see some of them at our events as well.

Senior Evaluators

John Skalski
Home Base:  Michigan
kanineone@aol.com
John Skalski was a Detroit police officer for 31 years before retiring and becoming even busier.  He now owns Central Michigan Sit Means Sit (e-collar training school) and is part owner of Blue Line Police K9, where canines are imprinted and trained before being purchased for field use.  He is a nationally certified trainer and judge for the United States Police Canine Association and is recognized as an expert witness in both federal and local courts as a police canine trainer and handler.

John Mendham
Home Base:  Michigan
k9mendham@yahoo.com
John Mendham is a former President of United States Police Canine Association Region 19 (Michigan and Canada) and is an officer at Ottawa County Police Department.  He has over 20 years of experience and advanced training in narcotics detection, tracking and building search.  He is a trainer for Blue Line Police K9 and is recognized as an expert witness regarding canine training.

Eldon Presnell
Home Base:  North Carolina

Pando Stefanos
Home Base:  Ontario
pando@olympusk9.com
Pando Stefanos is the co-owner of Olympus K9 Security & Investigations, one of Canada’s largest privately owned canine team operations since 1987.  He is nationally recognized in the areas of obedience, tracking, detection and schutzhund.  With over 35 years of experience, he was the first Canadian civilian to reach a Master Trainer level.  He is also a recipient of the Gold Medal Handlers Award from the GSSCC.

Standard Evaluators

Craig Pesko
Home Base:  Michigan

Rick Ball
Home Base:  North Carolina

Robin Milroy
Home Base:  Ontario

Angelique de Roode
Home Base:  Ontario