Who Am I?
I love to find answers to questions and solutions to problems, and to teach others to do the same. I am passionate about emergency medical services, and my professional mission is to drive forward the quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care, with a particular emphasis on building up paramedicine as a profession, encouraging the transition of paramedics from technicians to clinicians, and encourage the adoption of evidence-based paramedic practice.
I am currently a senior EMS leader at Cypress Creek EMS, where I am responsible for our clinical quality of care, clinical research, data analysis/informatics, field training programs, clinical practice guidelines, and initial, continuing, and public education programs. I also continue to work as an educator, a Field Supervisor, ground paramedic, and as a bike team member.
I love living life as an adventure. I am married to a wonderful woman; together, we are adoptive and foster parents, love our two oddball dogs, and raise chickens and veggies on our urban homestead. I am constantly reading and constantly striving to grow and improve.
Why I Exist
My goal in life is to glorify God by working hard, working well, and making a genuine difference in people’s lives. For me, that purpose is fulfilled personally through my marriage, family, and friendships, and professionally through seeking to advance the quality of out-of-hospital emergency medical care using my skills and passions.
If I can help you through my skill set, please let me know.
“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)
|Dec 11, 2021||My new site is up on GitHub pages!|
PosterSeeing is Believing: The Incorporation of Body Cameras Into a High Reliability EMS OrganizationIn Jan 2020
Poster + OralIncreased Frequency of Adverse Events Observed after Ketamine Use for Psychiatric Emergency as Compared to Benzodiazepines and AntipsychoticsIn Oct 2018