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Evan-Michael

Director of Operations

I am a Fort Collins native and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certified by St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, a Level I Trauma Center with Centura Health. Nationally registered by NREMT and state certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). I'm also a Wilderness EMT (W-EMT) certified by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). 

 

My degrees of education and professional experience include Integrative Medicine and Emergency Response, Wilderness Medicine, Intercultural Communication and Conflict Resolution.

I have worked for the city of Denver Department of Human Services (DHS) in their Office of Emergency Management and currently manage operations for an emergency shelter in the city of Denver. 

Additional Credentials:

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  • American Red Cross Wilderness First Responder

  • Mental Health First Responder by the National Council for Behavioral Health - Specialty in Adult and Youth Services

  • Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) Early Childhood Training Vendor

  • Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Medication Administration

  • 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance

  • Level II Japanese Jin Shin Jyutsu Healing Touch Practitioner

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Mark

Medical Officer at Rist Canyon Fire Department

American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor | American Heart Association (AHA) BLS/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

I am an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), nationally registered by NREMT and state certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for more than 11-years. 

 

Additional Credentials: 

 

  • EMT-I

  • Type 1 Structural Firefighter 

  • Type 2 Wildland Firefighter

  • Ice rescue and swift water trained

  • American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor 

  • American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

  • Custom home builder and carpenter since 1978

Jocelyn

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Wildland Firefighter/EMT at Rist Canyon Fire Department

American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Instructor | American Heart Association (AHA) BLS/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

I am a volunteer Wildland Firefighter (FFT2) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Rist Canyon Fire Department (RCVFD) and a contract EMT for Event Medic Services. I am nationally registered by NREMT and state certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

I moved to Fort Collins during the flood of 1997 and received my B.A. from Colorado State University (CSU) in 2009 with degrees in Philosophy and Anthropology with a concentration in Global Philosophies and Religions. My Capstone Seminar was completed in Medical Anthropology. Additional professional experiences include business and landscape.
 

I spend my spare time working on my homestead and hiking with my dog at Lory State Park.
 

Additional Credentials:

 

  • Firefighter Rescue and Survival with Physiology of Self Preservation by Estes Valley Fire Protection District

  • EMS IV / IO Therapy certification by Front Range Community College (FRCC)

  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and BLS instructor

  • Portable Pumps and Water Use by National Wildfire Coordinating Group

  • 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher by Yoga Alliance

  • Yoga for Healing Teacher by Shambhava School of Yoga

  • Mediation Teacher by Shambhava School of Yoga

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Carole

Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor

I am a Mental Health First Aid instructor certified by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing specializing in adult, higher
education, virtual, and business mental health training services with more than 10 years of experience.


I have worked professionally as a marriage, family, individual and group therapist. I also have served as a contributing member on the Advisory Committee for Mental Health at the Health District of Northern Larimer County.


My husband and I have lived in Fort Collins since 2004. We know that moving to Colorado was an excellent decision!

Additional Credentials:

  • MA in Clinical Social Work

  • MBA in Management

  • Certifications: Registered Career Consultant; Job-Person Match Assessment; Birkman Method Personality Assessment; MBTI Assessment

  • Community Facilitator, Center for Public Deliberation, CSU

  • International adult teaching experience

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Linda

Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor

I am a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing. With more than 12-years of experience, I am on a mission to educate all adults on the importance of mental health and wellbeing. While bringing awareness to a stigmatized topic I equip participants to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illness that are affecting our communities today. 

 

For more than 20 years, I provided mental health education to middle school and high school students in an effort to prevent mental illness at the Poudre and Thompson School Districts in Northern Colorado. 

 

In my free time, I am blessed to spend time with family and enjoy my six grandchildren! 

 

Additional Credentials: 

 

  • Victim Advocate for the City of Fort Collins Police Department for 27-years. 

  • Contributor of Restorative Justice in the City of Fort Collins for 15-years. 

Erika

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International Liason | Mental Health First Aid Coordinator |

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

I am passionate about and committed to bringing life saving First Aid/CPR/AED training to the Fort Collins community and beyond. I know firsthand how important these skills can be during an emergency and feel thrilled to support the mission and values of Fort Collins (FoCo) CPR and First Aid.

I look forward to bringing our services international to countries like Mexico, El Salvador, and China in 2024.

 

Additional Credentials:

 

  • Bachelor's in Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics from Colorado State University (CSU)

  • Minor in Chinese Language

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management from CSU Global

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

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