Brian has been a Paramedic since 2008, prior to this he was an EMT. His medical career started in the military where he was a Navy Corpsman assigned to the USMC – they called him Doc. At the Paramedic level, he has served in a wide variety of environments including: 911 primary response in a Metro area, 911 response in a Rural area, Interfacility Transports, a hospital ER, and is currently a flight paramedic. In addition, he has served as a Firefighter / Paramedic on both paid and volunteer departments. Brian has also shared his knowledge through teaching for a number of years. He enjoys teaching various courses and concepts, and working with students to increase their knowledge.
Brian is a leader. He is proficient in the various aspects of Emergency Management, and exercises, including the documentation associated with HSEEP. He has also served in the various roles of the ICS system during his career. He additionally served as the Exercise Director for the Gunnison County Wide MCI Drill 2014 which included 36 agencies (both public emergency services, the school district, public health, and several volunteer agencies). Brian is also familiar with the requirements of the Joint Commission, and CMS, concerning emergency management. As a former Emergency Manager for a Critical Access Hospital (including EMS) he gained a wide variety of experience in the aspects of emergency management.
His educational achievements includes two AAS; Emergency Medical Services and Fire Service, and an AGS (Criminal Justice). He is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Business Management. In addition he has completed many FEMA courses, including earning a Certificate of Achievement: Professional Development Series. He has also attended multiple courses at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. In addition he has taught several classes at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. His curriculum vitae demonstrates that Brian is an adult learner who pursues, and enjoys, a wide variety of educational opportunities.