Started in public safety in 1985 with the D.L &V volunteer fire department, started my EMS career at Tri-Town EMS (now known as Fayette EMS) spent 10 years at Mccandless Franklin Park EMS finally leading me to Ross/West View in April of 2000. Currently, maintain volunteer affiliation at Berkeley Hills VFD in Allegheny County Pa as well as West Lanham Hills in Prince Georges County Maryland. Also, a member of the Pennsylvania Urban Search and Rescue Strike Team 1. Currently in my 35th year of public safety
Hold numerous State and National Fire, EMS, and Rescue certifications in a variety of disciplines. Pennsylvania DOH and State Fire Academy Instructor Emeritus.
Graduate of Uniontown High School. Paramedic education through Penn State Fayette. Some college-level education with the Community College of Allegheny County in pursuit of Public Administration and Fire Science degree
Operations Supervisor for 20 years at RWVEMS managing daily operations and a variety of administrative responsibilities. Fleet and medical supply purchasing, statistical data collection, infection control, HIPAA, and corporate compliance.
What do you enjoy most about the organization?
The history of those who have walked through these doors helped to make Ross/West View become the organization that it is.
Though some of these members may no longer be with us and or answering their career calling elsewhere, I appreciate the foundation, drive, and legacies that many of our current members uphold as a mission to be the best.
It’s a pleasure to serve those who strive to carry the RWV reputation. Members respond to a variety of emergencies at any given moment and are expected to be well versed as both medical clinicians and rescue technicians,. The diverse preparation, training, and education shines through one’s performance and often polished through peer accountability to be the best. Those that have passed through these doors can appreciate and agree, each individual is viewed as a vital component of organizational success or failure.
Always strive to be the best!!!!