Hello, thank you for taking the time from a busy day to visit my personal and professional blog. My student blog for the Master of Arts in Learning and Technology program can be found at the Royal Roads University WordPress.
I am a parent and husband first. I spend the rest of my time as an Education Consultant and a Lead Educator specializing in education technology (EdTech) with the Advanced Care Paramedic Program at Justice Institute of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
I am also a graduate student focusing on learning and technology and a retired Critical Care Flight Paramedic.
Who am I?
I am an experienced educator focusing on integrating technology into the classroom to enhance the students’ education experience. Wow, that’s a big statement!
Where am I coming from?
I began my career as a Paramedic training in North Conway, New Hampshire (in the USA) before returning to Ontario in 1994. Working as a Paramedic in Northern Ontario while attending Lakehead University, I served the communities of Nipigon, Shuniah, Armstrong and Thunder Bay before moving to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to complete my Advanced Care Paramedic training.
While working in the City of Halifax I was recruited into the Ontario Air Ambulance Service where I started rotary wing (helicopter) emergency medicine in Moosonee, Ontario before moving and settling in London, Ontario where I completed my training as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic. I now have over 25 years of experience as a Paramedic in rural and remote, urban, disaster and retrieval settings.
Drawn to education early, I taught pre-hospital, wilderness and retrieval medicine to organizations and individuals across Northern and Central America and currently work as an educator with the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. I have developed curriculum and training programs for the Ontario MOHLTC CBRNe initiative, the Canadian military, and government agencies, I have published research, authored textbook chapters, eTextbooks, open education resources, and have been a member of the command staff for the Ontario Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), a provincial disaster response team.
During my downtime, you will find me completing work for my graduate program, with my family camping, sailing, or reading. I hope that someone soon will develop a method to safely sleep less and play more. I feel it’s important to know that I hate referring to myself in the third person and am not a big fan of Brussels sprouts…
Thanks for making it through that long-winded biography. I hope you enjoy this blog.
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