Karey Tomlin - Founder

Karey Tomlin - Founder


Karey is a career Paramedic/Firefighter and has a passion for teaching. She is certified in ACLS, PALS, ITLS, is an Infection Control instructor for the Maryland State Dental Board and has many other disciplines. Karey also holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore. She resides in Frederick, Maryland with her wife, daughter and three Boxers.

Claudia Christensen

Lead Instructor

Claudia Christensen has been in the field of Emergency Services for 26 years. During this time she has been involved in many aspects of public service including; Paramedic, Fire fighter, Hazardous Materials Technician, EMS Task Force Team Leader, and Emergency Management on a municipal level. She has also been involved as an adjunct instructor for Harrisburg Area Community College for the past 18 years, instructing EMT, Paramedic and PHRN courses. She has also been involved with the EMS academy since it’s beginning.

Claudia has held several supervisory and management positions in Emergency Services during which time she helped develop and implement a rehabilitation program for a County sponsored Hazardous Materials Team as well as a local municipality. She continues to be involved in Emergency Services as a paramedic for a hospital based emergency medical service and Deputy Director in Emergency Management for Swatara Township, Dauphin County Pennsylvania.

In her free time she enjoys clay sculpture, wood carving, camping and boating.

Matt Warner

Lead Instructor

Matt is currently the Emergency Medical Services Chief of Spring Grove Area Ambulance Club and has been since July 2016. Having begun his EMS career at SGAAC as an Emergency Medical Technician, he has served the Spring Grove community for nearly two decades. Matt is credentialed as a Paramedic by both the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and Pennsylvania Department of Health after graduating with honors from the Harrisburg Area Community College Paramedic program. Throughout his career, Matt has worked as a field provider and preceptor with various EMS organizations throughout South Central Pennsylvania.

Dedicated to preparing the next generation of EMS professionals, Matt serves as adjunct faculty at Harrisburg Area Community College, Shumaker Public Safety Training Center. Through his tenure, he has instructed the Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Pre-Hospital Registered Nurse programs. Additionally, he instructs American Heart Association and American Safety and Health Institute CPR/AED certification programs for Life Saving Certifiers.

Matt is married with two kids and enjoys camping in his free time.

Rich Meneses

Lead Instructor

Rich Meneses is a Master Firefighter Paramedic with over 20 years of experience.  He’s been teaching CPR for 15 years and enjoys instructing others on how to make a difference and possibly save someone’s life in time of a crisis.  He is a devoted husband and father of 4(two adult kids and two very high maintenance Shih Tzu).

Amy Martin


Amy first became an EMT in 1997.  She started working at a local hospital in the emergency room in 1999.  In 2009, she went to Paramedic school and graduated in 2010 at which time she started working on a medic unit.  She’s currently the coordinator of the Community Paramedic program and has worked for UPMC Pinnacle Hanover for 19 years.

For fun, she works part time at a vineyard and winery and has worked for Life Saving Certifiers for a year.

Amy‘s married and has a son in the Army stationed in Germany along with 2 very active teenage daughters.

Kelly Miller


Kelly transitioned into Healthcare in 2012, graduating from the Harrisburg Area Community College 17th Emergency Medical Services Academy.  She also attended the HACC Emergency Medical Services Instructor program and began teaching Emergency Medicine as well as CPR/AED and First-Aid.  Kelly went on to earn her Advanced EMT in December 2016.  She currently lives in Easton Pennsylvania and travels teaching Healthcare Compliance as well as CPR, AED and First-Aid.

Jon Fitzgerald


Jon Fitzgerald has been a professional Firefighter/EMT since 2005.  He’s a Maryland native, father and husband.  In Jon‘s words, “I believe that CPR is one of the most important skills that everyone should learn”. He enjoys any excuse to spend time outdoors.

Camellia Ruch


Camellia is a career Firefighter/Paramedic currently assigned to the training division.  She also teaches for the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. She’s been instructing for Life Saving Certifiers for two years.  She’s married with three kids that keep her very busy.  In her spare time she enjoys riding horses.

Kevin Blanchard


Dave Miilliken


Dave’s been an EMT since 1994. Dave has worked for Hanover Area Fire Rescue Services since 2005 as a Firefighter/EMT and Driver Operator. He’s married with twin daughter’s whom are in college. In his spare time he enjoys spending time by his pool and sitting on a beach (especially Jamaica). He also loves dogs and is a foster parent for Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue and has three furry kids of his own.

Lacy Warner


Ashley Golanaski


Ashley Golanoski was born and raised in Maryland. She became a volunteer Firefighter/EMT at the age of 16.She then went to school and earned her paramedic license. For the past 5 years, she has worked as a career Firefighter/Paramedic in Howard County, MD. Ashley has an 1 year old son, Colson, who she enjoys spending time with outside on her days off.

Deirdre Smyth


Deirdre began her Emergency Services career in 1994 as a volunteer EMT in New York.  She took a break from Emergency Services to start a family then became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician 4 years ago in Pennsylvania.  She currently works in Adams County Pennsylvania for an Emergency Medical Services agency.  Deirdre has also been involved as an adjunct instructor for Harrisburg Area Community College for the past two years, instructing Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Technician courses.

Deirdre also trained and worked for many years as a Doula as well as worked many years in maternity at a York County Hospital.  She is well versed in pediatric care.

In her personal time she enjoys camping, hiking, going to the beach and boating.

Juana Summers


Juana (pronounced “wanna”) is a 2014 graduate from Gettysburg College where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Health Sciences. She began her Emergency Services career in 2014 after completing her EMT certification through Harrisburg Area Community College. She furthered her EMS studies in 2016 when she graduated with an Advanced EMT certification.  Dedicated to serving the next generation of providers, she attended the HACC EMS Instructor program and is now a certified EMS Instructor for both the Blended (online) and Traditional EMR, EMT, and AEMT courses as well as CPR/AED and First-Aid. She previously worked for Susquehanna Valley EMS, Community LifeTeam EMS, and Spring Grove Ambulance.

Juana is married with one daughter and is currently attending nursing school at Penn State Altoona. In her spare time, she enjoys making crafts, snuggling up for a good movie, and napping.

Ashley Alejandre


Ashley was born in California and grew up all over the country, eventually settling in York County Pennsylvania, where she’s now been for the past 12 years.  She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2012 with degrees in Nutrition and Kinesiology, and has been employed as a Firefighter/EMT with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services for five years.  In Ashley’s words, “I truly enjoy every part of my job, as I enjoy helping and teaching others.  While I’m one of the newest members of the Life Saving Certifiers team, I thoroughly look forward to meeting new faces and helping the surrounding communities to learn life saving skills”. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys weightlifting, paddleboarding, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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