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Work experience

Nov 2009Present


Ozark Central Ambulance District

I am currently employed with Ozark Central Ambulance District as a Paramedic (Part-Time). My duties included trauma related care and transport of the sick and injured.

Sep 2009Present


Maries-Osage Ambulance District

I am currently employed with Maries-Osage Ambulance District as a Paramedic. My duties included trauma related care and transport of the sick and injured.

Mar 2009Sep 2009


From March of 2009 through September 2009 I was unemployed after failing to obtain National registry Certification as part of the agreement of hiring with the US Army. I worked side jobs such as carpentry, landscaping and other miscellaneous jobs to pay my bills.

Mar 2008Mar 2009



Currently employed by The U.S. Army Department of Defense as a CLS Instructor (Combat Life Saver) and Paramedic. I instruct BCT soldiers in live saving techniques such as starting I.V.'s and Chest Needle Decompression, among others

Feb 2007Dec 2008


Dixon Rural Fire Protection District

Volunteered as a firefighter and paramedic for my local fire department. Within in my first year I was promoted to Lieutenant at Station 2. Also fire suppression and vehicle rescue as well as care and treatment of the sick and injured were some of the duties I performed.

Jun 2005Oct 2008

Paramedic/Training Officer/Assistant Administrator

Maries-Osage Ambulance District

Care treament and transport of the sick and injured, as well as other duties. I was promoted to Training Officer after 6 months of employment due to the departure of another employee. After 2 yrs. of service with the district I was promoted to Assistant Administrator after the current Assistant Administrator was promoted to Administrator, as part of my duties, training, scheduling, management, and quality assurance with patient care reports and protocol updates.

Sep 2006Feb 2007


City of Osage Beach

I was employed for a short time with the City of Osage Beach as a Paramedic. My duties included trauma related care and transport of the sick and injured.

Mar 2005Sep 2006


Miller County Ambulance District

I was employed  with Miller County Ambulance District as a Paramedic. My duties included trauma related care and transport of the sick and injured.

Feb 1999Feb 2005


I worked for Abbott Ambulance for approximately 6 yrs. First as an E.M.T. for 4yrs. then the opportunity was available to become a Paramedic. While attending Paramedic School I worked full-time as an E.M.T. went to school 3 days a week at night as well as done my clinical time for school. My duties as an E.M.T. included care and transport of the sick and injured, Transfers of patients from hospital to home or other locations to and from. Also I was selected by management to train new employees. After completion of Paramedic School, my duties changed to more advanced patient care and training of new employees.

May 1991Feb 2005


St. Clair Fire Protection District

I started in the fire service at the age of 14. My family had a tradition of firefighters in St. Clair for over 50 years. I spent 15 years with St.Clair fire and learned alot. From age 14 to 18 I was junior firefighter , basically it was firefighter traing, when I turned 18 I was moved up to regular firefighter with the department. During my service with the department I held three positions Public Information Officer, Emergency Numbering System Manager, as well as a member of the Training Committee.

Jun 1995Sep 1997

Shift Manager

I worked as a shift manager for Pizza Hut, for 1 1/2 yrs. Part of my duties were to manage the store or stores. Managed day, evening, and night shifts. Counted money after store was closed made deposits when needed. Made weekly schedule corrections and changes as needed.

Nov 1997Feb 1995


St.Clair Ambulance District

I worked for my hometown ambulance district for about 8 yrs. Part of my duties were care and transport of the sick and injured various public relation events.


Jun 2008Jun 2008


Attended military instructor training through the MANSCEN center at Ft. Leonard Wood to receive certification and validation to teach military soldiers.

Mar 2007May 2007

Missouri EMS Instructor Certification

Attended a 6 week instructor class to achieve certification to train others interested in obtaining and E.M.T. or Paramedic certification.

Aug 2002Dec 2004

Associates Degree in Occupational Sciences

When the opportunity came to attend Paramedic School, I chose to attend IHM partly because the company I worked for (Abbott Ambulance) paid full tuition and partly because I didn't feel as if I was able to take care of patients just having an E.M.T. license. Part of my education, included Pathophysiology, Anatomy, Microbiology, English Comp. 2 , Medical Math. , Pharmacology, Sociology, and several other classes. Out of 25 students that attended the program 20 finished, I wasn't expected to finish school by some of my peers but I finished 3rd in my class. I was also the only student in my class not to have to go to the Operating Room for intubation practice, the ionly one in my class to pass hands-on testing on the first try, and along with 4 other students I was selected to attend an advanced treatment class at Washington University taught by a Trauma Surgeon.

Aug 1995Dec 1995

Attended Emergency Medical Technician training after high school and received Missouri state certifi9cation as an EMT.


Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification
Advanced Medical Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Airway Procedures
Besides using Nasal cannula and Non- Rebreather mask. I am trained and have used advanced airway opening procedures such as intubation and crycothyrotomy.
Medication Administration
Oral, I.V., IM, and Sub-Q administration of diferent medications. To treat different medical issues and pain control
Cardiac Tracing Reading
Interpretation of heart rythms
I.V. Insertion


My interests include hunting , fishing, working on old cars, collecting hot wheels and collecting ambulances and firetrucks.


Jun 2008Present


U.S. Army
May 1991Present


Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute
May 1992Present

Hazardous Materials Awareness

Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute
Jun 2009Jun 2014


State of Missouri
Sep 2009Sep 2011


American Heart Association
Feb 2009Feb 2011


American Academy of Pediatrics
Feb 2009Feb 2011


Military Training Network
Feb 2008Feb 2010


American Safety and Health Institute