Professionally I’m a New York City based EMS provider working in the field since 1994. I’ve worked in the private sector, as a 911 provider in the New York City 911 system, and as a volunteer. I’ve held supervisory and management positions, both paid and volunteer, since 1997. I am, first and foremost, a First Responder with a passion to do more than “help others”.
Personally, I’m still a Film major with a Journalism minor at heart. I enjoy putting the proverbial pen (my fingers) to the proverbial paper (the keyboard). I also enjoy capturing moments in time with my camera, and I am a huge fan of food. These are a few of the reasons I’ve become known as a Social Media Evangelist. I believe in the power of Social Media to connect people and by connecting people greater good can be attained.
This belief led me to Co-Found PIOSocialMediaTraining.com with the purpose of preparing EMS Agencies to utilize Social Media to “tell our own story”. Eventually I also became the founder of the EMSBlogs.com Blog Network. With over 20 bloggers independent of the traditional trade media and with the main focus on EMS, the network continues to deliver real relatable content for EMS professionals world-wide.
Speaking of content, I also happen to be an author. I’ve written a few books that mostly have to deal with EMS and the medical side of things. I’d like to break out a bit and write some fiction, so that may be forthcoming. Check out my books and please, if you have any feedback it would be greatly appreciated!
For those who truly know me, I’m also extremely opinionated. Now, truth be told my opinions are not always “correct” and they may change over time, but I think that’s part of the living experience. Over time, what I learn from those I meet will undoubtedly shape me differently than I was 15, 10, or even 5 years ago. Heck… it could change me from 5 minutes ago if they’re that good!
This is me.
So be it.