i Samuel Kordik
Who am I?

I love to find answers to questions and solutions to problems, and to help others do the same. I am an experienced paramedic leader working for one of the best 911 agencies in the country as an educator, data geek, and researcher; I apply computer development tools to create websites, automate reports, and do data science; and I love living life as an adventure. I am married to a wonderful woman, love two oddball dogs, and spend a lot of time in my personal library.

I blog about EMS and research at Evidence Based EMS and occasionally write about productivity, manliness, leadership, and Christianity at Steadfast Warrior


My goal in life is to glorify God by working hard, working well, and making a genuine difference in people's lives. If I can help you through my skill set, please let me know.

Pursuing Excellence

I've never been one to stop learning and growing. I aspire to be a quiet professional: giving my work 100% and letting its excellence speak for itself.

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."Robert A. Heinlein


I currently work as Senior Clinical Supervisor at Cypress Creek EMS, a busy suburban/urban 911 provider in Northwest Harris County, Texas. We consistently lead the country in clinical excellence, research, STEMI and trauma care, and community outreach. As a member of the Clinical/Education department, I am responsible for supporting our mission through data analysis, quality (QA/QI), continuing education development, and teaching our EMT-Basic and Paramedic classes. I also work in the street as a Paramedic and Field Supervisor and am on our nationally recognized Bicycle EMS team.

EMS Education

I've been involved with EMS education since 2010, and currently teach the following:

  • NAEMT AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support) Affiliate Faculty
  • NAEMT PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) Course Coordinator
  • NAEMT TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) Instructor
  • AHA ACLS-EP (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider) Course Director
  • AHA BLS/CPR (Basic Life Support and CPR) Instructor
  • PEPP (Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals) Course Coordinator)
  • Texas certified EMS Instructor
  • NAEMSE Level II instructor
  • IPMBA Public Safety Cyclist/EMS Cyclist Instructor
Additional Credentials
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic
  • Texas certified EMT-Paramedic
  • ATLS Audit
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol)
  • IPMBA EMS Cyclist and Bicycle Rapid Response Team (BRRT) certified
  • Basic Structural Firefighter (expired) and HAZWOPPER
  • Extensive technical rescue training and experience
  • SAR training and experience
  • National Association of Police Diving Special Response Diver
  • NIMS ICS 100,200,300,400,700,800
  • TX EMTF Ambulance Strike Team Leader
  • TX EMTF Ambulance Staging Manager
  • TX EMTF Medical Incident Support Team (MIST) Member


With a broad background in coding and development, I am adept at using technology to solve problems, automate repetitive tasks, and ultimately increase efficiency and effectiveness. My experience lies heavily in custom, from-scratch PHP applications, Javascript UIs, data analysis with R, SQL data reporting, data visualization and reporting using Crystal and Tableau, and custom Wordpress websites.

  • PHP
  • Javascript/JQuery/Backbone.js
  • Wordpress
  • CSS & SASS
  • MySQL
  • SQL Server/TSQL
  • R
  • Crystal Reports
  • Tableau
  • Git
  • Amazon Web Services


Places I've Been

I love to explore, to travel the earth and visit new places. I love making memories with those close to me and I think nothing is better than discovering somewhere amazing and living a grand adventure.

Places Visited
2015–2017 2011–2014 2008–2010 2005–2007 2004 and before
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Cedar Hill, TX
  • College Station, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Fredericksburg, TX
  • Alberquerque, NM
  • Dallas, TX
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Broken Bow, OK
  • Denver, CO
  • Dillon, CO
  • Big Bend, TX
  • Mount Magazine, AR
  • Ozark NF, AR
  • Galveston, TX
  • Blanca, CO
  • Canon City, CO
  • Niagara Falls
  • Guadalupe Peak, TX
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Mesa Verde, CO
  • Taos, NM
  • Black Mesa, CO
  • Nashville, TN
  • Dallas, TX
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Hesperia, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Tyler, TX
  • Winding Stairs, OK
  • McKinney, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Columbia, MO
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Broken Bow, OK
  • Madisonville, TX
  • Hudson, WI
  • Austin, TX
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Springfield, MO
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Washington, DC
  • Flint, MI
  • Mt. Magazine, AR
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • McDonough, GA
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Jasper, TX
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington, DC
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Chicago, IL
  • Harbert, MI
  • Wyalusing, WI
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Souix City, SD
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Watersmeet, MI


Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information about my work. I am available almost always, except when I'm not.

Email: samuel@samuelkordik.com
Phone: 903-705-4572

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