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.

Kelly Miller

Lead Instructor

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.

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).

Angelo Torre


After complete 21 years in the U.S. Navy, Angelo began his EMS career in July 2004 in Virginia with the Norfolk Fire Rescue as a Firefighter/EMT. After successfully completing the fire academy he went on to obtained National Registry Paramedic through Tidewater Community College in December 2006. After obtaining his NRP certification he became a primary instructor for NREMT, CPR, PALS and ACLS. He also obtained his instructor certification for International Trauma Life Support.

In Angelo’s spare time he picked up a part time job with Medical Transport LLC which provided interfacility transport of critical and non-critical patients.  In July 2011 Angelo moved to PA and began working at Cumberland Goodwill EMS in Carlisle. Although not actively working “on the street” anymore, Angelo continues to instruct future EMT and Paramedics while working at HACC as an Adjunct Faculty member.

Matt Warner


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.

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.

Lacy Warner


Bio Coming Soon!

Brenda Kauffman-Bateman


Brenda attended Yavapai College in Prescott Arizona.  After moving to Utah, she became an EMT in 1988.  In 1998, she moved to Pennsylvania and became involved in home healthcare.  She cared for a variety of patients including those with spinal cord injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia and those with Autistic disorders.  After taking a break from emergency medicine, she missed the field and attended Harrisburg Community College to become a Nationally Registered EMT.  She now works for West York Ambulance.

During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, riding motorcycles, camping, kayaking, bicycling, gardening, reading and watching thunderstorms. 

In Brenda’s words, “I’m excited to be serving people by educating them in critical life saving skills that can make a difference before first responders arrive”.

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.

Dave Milliken


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.

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.

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.

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