Paramedic, writer, mother, educator (order of priority depends on the presence of bloodshed and/or cries of the misbehaved).
After serving 27 years in the city of Newark, I officially qualify as a veteran paramedic. For decades I could be found in and around ambulances, classrooms, or helicopters throughout northern New Jersey.
In the fall of 2015, I turned in my gold shield and left the East Coast in order to go on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with my family. I finished my degree in Creative Writing while driving through the Yukon, graduating summa cum laude from Southern New Hampshire University.
Trading the ghetto for glaciers, I came to Last Frontier first as a Battalion Chief, then later became the Operations Chief for a coverage area just a smidge smaller than Ireland. Today I am the Deputy Director for the Matanuska-Susitna ("Mat-Su") Borough Department of Emergency Services in Alaska.
Yes, I have wifi and indoor plumbing. No, I do not live in an igloo. No, I cannot see Russia from my house. Yes, the salmon you get in the store is crap. I have seen the Aurora Borealis right over my house and there are reindeer living in my front yard.
I am a regular contributor to EMS World magazine and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board. In June of this year, I became a formal mentor for WiES (Women in Emergency Services).
You can now also find me on Medium, along with my other social media platforms.
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