Our Instructors

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Mary Ann Smith

I was born and raised in Winslow, AZ. I have been working in the EMS Field since July 1982 and employed by the City of Winslow Fire Department since February 1985. My current position with the Fire Department is Captain/Paramedic/EMS & E911 Coordinator for almost 20 years. My motto for my classes is "No one ever fails my class!" My interests include bowling, watching baseball (Go DBacks) and college football.

Kathy Tiessen

Kathy Tiessen is a Registered Nurse with 32 years of experience including Emergency Room, Intensive Care and Case Management. She is currently the school nurse with Pinal County, AZ, and is the Vice President of The Arizona School Nurses Consortium. For many years, she was a Red Cross Emergency Response Educator in California and has been with Resus 4 Life for since 2006. Kathy is available for weekend training sessions. Enthusiasm is her greatest asset.

Jacqueline Henkel

Hi, my name is Jacqueline Henkel. I moved to Arizona from Ohio 4 years ago and currently reside in Arizona City. I have been working in the Health Care field since 1990. I am a Certified Nursing Assistant as well as a State Tested Nursing Assistant. I began my career working in nursing homes and doing home health care. I received my CPR and 1st Aid instructor certificate through ASHI in 2007 and enjoy teaching such a wonderful life saving class. I offer one-on-one classes to fit your schedule. I am also willing to come to you if you have a group. I will work with you in scheduling. I offer night classes as well. It's never the wrong time to learn to save a life.

Clare La Rose

Though not a native Arizonan, Clare grew up in the San Carlos area and calls this home. Clare is a descendant of the Shoshone-Bannock and Ute tribes and is to be proud part Mexican, Irish and Danish. Clare holds Associates Degrees from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Clare resides in the Globe area to be near family. Clare has been training CPR and 1st Aid for more than two years. G.E.M.

Lioniel Verdine

I love to hear my student's stories. I know learning CPR and First Aid can be intimidating at times, so I conduct my classes in an easy and non-confrontational manner

Jackie Hughes

I currently teach Agriculture and career skills as well as provide Equine therapy to at risk youth in Southeastern Arizona. I have been teaching for 10 years and hold both Arizona and California teaching licenses and am current in my CAN license. I have been teaching CPR for more than five years. I enjoy working with people who are underprivileged and or disabled and find teaching CPR to be a great respite to what can be a taxing job. I have met some exceptional people over the years and hope to continue teaching CPR for many years to come. I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge of CPR and First Aid and also enjoy keeping up on all the current research available in both areas.

Peggy Smith

I graduated from Central Arizona Community College in 2001 with my RN degree. I tell everyone RN means "Real Nerd" rather than "Registered Nurse." I have been teaching CPR for about 20 years. I teach anyone and everyone who is willing to learn. This included my daughter, Mallory, who was three at the time. Resus 4 Life was created one evening when Diane and I were trying figure how to make a little extra money. There we were, "Resus 4 Life." Since then, while Diane was working to make the company grow, I was off to Colorado to find myself. I now live in Parker, Colorado and work for a Hospice company teaching patients and families how to cope with death and dying. I have remarried, so now I am Peggy Smith rather than Peggy Cramer. Together, my new husband and I have 3 teenaged girls. I continue to teach CPR and First Aid, but find helping patients die comfortably my true calling. However, CPR can save lives when the time is right, so please continue to learn.

Judy Silano

I moved to Arizona from Northern Vermont and I'm enjoying the change. I have an education in Nursing with an Associates in Liberal Science. I am presently working on my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I have worked in the health field for over 10-plus years. I’ve worked in nursing homes, sex offender group homes and practiced as an EMT in Barton Vermont.

As a licensed case manager in Arizona, I teach CPR/First Aid to families and license parents as First Aid Resource Parents. I find that having the opportunity to help people empower themselves with lifesaving skills is, on both a personal and business level, wonderfully rewarding.

Paulson Bronston

I have served in U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, Army National Guard - Infantry, Medic and Mechanic, Law Enforcement for 13 years - Patrol Officer, Police Sergeant and Lieutenant. I am currently a Health Specialist with Kayenta School District; I have been there for 13 years. I have taught CPR and First Aid for 14 years for the Military as an American Heart Association, American Red Cross and an ASHI certified Instructor. I am married and have 5 boys, two serving in the Army and three still in school, and one wonderful wife who takes care of me.

Kitty Baran

Kitty's list of Certifications, Certificates and Training as well as her Personal Interests Speak for themselves!

CERTIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATES AND TRAINING: "NREMT" Instructor for ASHI, Medic 1st Aid, Lifesafe Services, Wildland Fire Fighting, Fire Fighter I and II, Urban Technical Rescue, HazMat First Responder, Cardio Vascular Tech, Hospice, Black belt Shotokan Karate

International Backpacker across the Continental U.S. and Alaska, Central America, Mexico and Japan; Rock and Glacial Kayaking; Spelunking; Ocean Kayaking; Mountain Biking; U.S. Shotokan Karate Team, Sugar Glider Rescue.

Michelle Warburton

Hi, my name is Michelle Warburton. I reside in northern Arizona and I am an educator by heart. I have been actively involved in educating others since 1998 in various environments. I am a graduate from Northern Arizona University with a Masters degree in Education Leadership and Human Relations-Counseling. My undergraduate degree is in Education from Prescott College. I became interested in search and rescue in 2009 and became a k9 handler. I decided to become a certified EMT in 2011 to assist with my skills and knowledge when deployed in the field for emergency situations. I am a CERT member with a local fire department. I love to volunteer with organizations that have a mission to make a difference and save a life. I would love the opportunity to teach you the skills to save a life as well.

Instructor for Emergency Care & Safety Institute for the following: Advanced Level First Aid, CPR, and AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid 16-hour course, Emergency Medical Responder, Healthcare Provider CPR, Oxygen Administration, Sport First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid.

Bryant Mullings

I have 24+ years in the mining industry. My experience ranges from the entry level position of ground man to mechanic/welder, to that of manager of HMA plants, concrete batch plants and crushing facilities with a focus always on safety. Completed and maintained all safety standard paperwork for MSHA, as well as all environmental standards as defined by EPA & ADAQ. Initiated and enforced safety standards for all equipment, personnel and site operation. Managed day-to-day operations of portable crushing sites; responsible for safety, product quantity, quality, and profitability. Managed heavy repairs to both crushing equipment and ground engaging tools of mobile mining equipment.

Brandi and Randy Flores

Brandi Flores has worked in the medical profession for 25 non-consecutive years. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician and a Certified Emergency Medical Technician (4 yrs). She has been a CPR Trainer for 5 yrs.

Randy Flores is a US Army Certified Equipment trainer and is currently a contractor with Raytheon at Fort Huachuca as a course developer. He has been a CPR Trainer for 5 yrs.

Both Brandi and Randy are serving Sierra Vista, AZ and Cochise County.