Who am I?

I solve problems. I am an experienced paramedic educator working for one of the best 911 agencies in the country; I develop websites and web applications as a freelancer; I occasionally take photos, and I always view life as an adventure.

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

Paramedic

I currently work as Clinical Instructor/Paramedic 3 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 ride the ambulance as an in-charge paramedic 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 ITLS (International Trauma Life Support)
  • AHA ACLS-EP (Advancd Cardiac Life Support Experienced Provider) Course Director
  • AHA PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • AHA BLS/CPR (Basic Life Support and CPR)
  • Texas certified EMS Instructor
  • NAEMSE Level I instructor
Additional Credentials
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic
  • Texas certified EMT-Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic-Certified (FP-C) through BCCTPC
  • ATLS Audit
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol)
  • NAEMT TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care)
  • IPMBA EMS Cyclist
  • 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

Web Developer

I work on a freelance basis designing web sites and web applications. Pricing available on request and on a case-by-case basis. My experience lies heavily in custom, from-scratch PHP applications and custom Wordpress websites.

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

Photographer

Adventurer

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
2011–2014 2008–2010 2005–2007 2004 and before
  • 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

Contact

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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