OUR INSTRUCTORS

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LISA

NR-EMTP, BLS and ACLS AHA Faculty Member, BLS/ACLS Instructor

When Lisa was 16, she was involved in a serious auto accident and her friend was critically injured. Lisa did her best to help her friend with the brief first aid training that she received in her school health class. Fortunately, her friend recovered. After the accident, Lisa was determined to know all that she could about Field Emergency Medicine in the event that she would need the skills again, and took an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class. This prompted a career in Emergency Medical Services.

Lisa attended BSU studying Health Science and subsequently entered a Paramedic program. After years employed as a Paramedic for Ada County Paramedics, she began teaching CPR and Basic and Advanced Life Support classes where she found a new passion in sharing her knowledge and experience and helping students feel confident in their life saving skills.

Lisa enjoys Idaho’s great outdoors which includes riding her bike, camping, rafting, and hiking, and working in her yard. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering as an actor with her local musical theater group.

Interviewed as “featured female” with Dr. Erik >

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PAM

NR-EMTP, EMT Instructor/Program Director, BLS/ACLS Instructor

I started my EMS career in Alaska 36 years ago as an EMT.  During this time, I was fortunate enough to become an advanced EMT and structural and wildland firefighter. I served on the

Helicopter for wildfires and many fixed wing transfers for EMS.  I fell in love with emergency services and knew that’s what I wanted to do.  I moved to Idaho in the late 80s and began working for Ada County Paramedics as and advanced EMT before becoming a Paramedic.  I eventually became the education coordinator and course coordinator for a paramedic program. Due to a back injury I left the field and worked full time in EMS education. I also worked part time on call as a paramedic for Kuna fire, which allowed me to stay involved in patient care.  During this time, I also worked as a remote paramedic on wildland fires. Over the years I have taught multiple EMT courses including the program manager and instructor for Nampa School District.  

I am currently retired, but volunteer for Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue and a member of the technical rescue team.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, kayaking, traveling and helping out on my son’s ranch. 

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COLIN

Combat Medic, EMT Instructor

Colin Sesek has been working in EMS for over 15 years. He started as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne division but has since become a Special Operations Combat Medic in 19th Special Forces Group. He has deployed overseas to multiple locations in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He is currently an EMT instructor with the Nampa School District. In his off-time he enjoys everything Idaho has to offer including camping, hiking and kayaking.

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JOLIE

MSN, RN, CEN, BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor

Jolie has been a nurse for 20 years, with 14 of those years in the Emergency Dept. She has been teaching AHA courses for five years. 

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GINA

CPR, First Aid, and BLS Lead Instructor

Gina comes to the treasure valley with over 20 years experience in the medical field.  As an Emergency Room Technician, she worked closely with ER Physicians, Nurses, nursing students and EMTs.   She was a pivotal member of the CODE team and often asked to assist with Emergency Procedures.  Her love for teaching developed as she was asked to help nursing students navigate thru the Emergency Room and to help train new Emergency Room Technicians.

In Gina’s off time, she enjoys exploring her new home state, cooking and spending time outdoors with her dog.

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CHRIS

RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT

Retired from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department after a 30 year career in Law Enforcement. POST Master Instructor. First aid/CPR, Stop the bleed, Tac Med, Active Shooter Prevention and Rescue Task Force Instructor. 21 year Firearms Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor. United States Army Medic. Developed Combat Life Saver for the 11th Calvary. Paramedic and EMT prior certifications. 42 years of Public Safety Experience 

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JOEL

EMTB, CPR, First Aid, and BLS Lead Instructor

Joel has been an EMT since 1989 when he started volunteering on Rescue 1 ambulance out of Meridian.  Upon graduating from The College of Idaho in 1990 he spent the next 14 years as a police officer in Caldwell working patrol, detectives, narcotics, SWAT, and School Resource Officer.  Since 2006 he has been with the Boise Fire Department as a firefighter working on Truck 7.

Joel enjoys working out, camping, hiking, and traveling to new and exciting places on vacations.  He is honored to be an instructor teaching good high quality CPR, which he believes is the most important life saving training and skills available.

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CHERYL

RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN, NREMT

I have been a Critical Care Nurse for over 31 years and a Flight Nurse for the last 23. When I am not flying with Air St. Luke's...which I love my job or teaching an AHA course; I am riding my sweet horse Will, and packing my mule Earl in the backcountry. We belong to Treasure Valley Backcountry Horseman of Idaho and our mission is to keep our beautiful wilderness trails open, all while enjoying some of the most majestic alpine lakes in Idaho. My greatest treasure is the amazing family I have been blessed with. I've been married 37 years with 2 phenomenal kids and 5 of the most precious grandbabies. Life is Good and God is Great!

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RANDALL

EMTP, BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor

Randall Feaster has had a long EMS career with the last 29 years serving as a paramedic with Ada County Paramedics. While at Ada County, Randall has enjoyed over 20 years as a Field Training Officer and an AHA instructor.  During his career, he has also served as a flight-paramedic in Nevada.  He recently retired from full-time service in his position as an EMS Training Captain in September 2020 but continues to serve as a part-time field paramedic, Kuna Fire District Commissioner, and part-time educator. 

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REBECCA

RN, MSN, CCRN, CLNC

A former Air Force veteran jet engine mechanic for 4 years before going to nursing school. Graduated in 1983 from a Practical Nursing program at Boise State University. Decided to continue and graduated with an Associated degree on Nursing from Boise State in 1985. Graduated with a Bachelors of Science at University of Phoenix in 2003 and Masters in Nursing in 2005. I have been working Critical care, Flight nursing, Manager, and Cath lab for over 37 years now. Retired in 2019 from the VA and decided to travel for a year. Covid hit which ended our travel, but decided I am not ready to retire and wanted to help teach a BSN program and help other nurses get the education that I have had throughout the years.  Love my career as a nurse and now want to Teach. Also a BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor through the American Heart Association and teach for Idaho CPR plus.  Am a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and CCRN through AACCN.