OLD Leadership BIOS
Dave served in the United States Navy for 26 years in the capacity of a Search and Rescue Medical Technician (SMT) and NREMT-Paramedic, providing lifesaving trauma and medical care to patients and victims all over the world as well as being SAR on-scene commander in numerous disasters, mass casualty, and wilderness evolutions. His final duty station in the Navy was as the Senior Enlisted Advisor and Staff Inspector for the Navy Medical Inspector General Team. As a flight medic, he has 1500 flight hours in various helicopter and fixed wing platforms while performing hundreds of combat medical evacuations and high angle helicopter rescues.
Nate’s combined passion for communication technology and ensuring the public’s safety lives at the core of his career. His involvement in emergency services spans 25 years. Always eager to learn more, Nate holds several certifications across multiple disciplines including Fire and EMS, Search and Rescue (SAR), Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, and more. He is currently employed with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources where he serves as the Operations Manager for the Wireless Communications Unit and he serves on their Incident Management Team.
Steven brings over 38 years of law enforcement and emergency management work experience to AMP. In addition, Steven has worked for the federal government over the past 23 years in a Supervisory Law Enforcement/Training capacity. He currently serves as the Director of Training for The Prepared Lifestyle and The Combat Hard Training Group. He also serves as a volunteer NREMT-B in NJ, VA and MD as well as a recruit Fire Fighter for the Township of Greenwich, NJ. Steven is a member of the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), Search and Rescue Committee (SARCOM), the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT), and is actively pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine from WMS. He is a Wilderness Medicine Instructor with the Center of Wilderness Safety, an ASHI/HSI Level 3 Instructor Trainer and AHA BLS Instructor.
Carl, one of our co-founders and the first President of AMP, is an innovator and public safety entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in wilderness search & rescue and team leadership. He is a Wilderness First Responder and a lost person behavior instructor. Carl served as a Search Manager and Field Team Leader with the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC). He is an expert in wilderness risk management and has used his approach to help many outdoor event organizers to create safer events. In 2017 he was co-creator of a large full-scale exercise to integrate Mid-Atlantic incident management teams with the volunteer search & rescue community. He is especially passionate about helping families under stress to understand the efforts used to help find and rescue their loved ones. Carl is a multi-year volunteer wish granter with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
An inaugural member of AMP, Gene has a lifetime of experience in Emergency Communications, Special Technical Rescue, and Field Medicine - especially in austere environments and hazardous conditions. He has invented, designed, and implemented mission critical communications for, and served as a member of, military, government, volunteer, and non-government organizations, literally "From DC to Daylight!", in wilderness, urban, aerial, subsurface, and sub-terreanean domains. Gene is Co-Founder of multiple organizations, including the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC), the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group (SMRG), and the National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC). He has served as president, coordinator, communications officer, training officer, and others for these organizations. Gene is a subject matter expert on a key DHS emergency communications working group and communications engineer for the Civil Air Patrol.
For more than five years, Erik has been an active member of the emergency medical services community. Starting as an EMT in New Jersey, he gained valuable experience volunteering in his hometown. While in college, Erik joined the student-run Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) where he served as Training Officer and Captain, overseeing the education and licensure of 25 EMT students in accelerated courses. Erik's passion for EMS led him to become a licensed CPR instructor and obtain his EMT license in three states. Through his position as a whitewater kayaking instructor for the university, Erik became a wilderness EMT. Soon after, he was recruited to AMP by Dr. Millin. Since finishing his undergraduate studies, Erik has been working as an EMT for the Baltimore City Fire Department while applying to medical schools.
Currently residing in Beaufort County (SC), Vince grew up fishing, hiking, hunting, and skiing in Colorado, Texas, and the Carolinas. He served as a United States Air Force (USAF) medic, registered nurse, and flight nurse both in the USAF reserves and on active duty for a combined 26 years of service. Vince also worked as a civilian medical/surgical charge nurse with the US Army, and he attended survival school for USAF flight training. He served at Bagram AB (Afghanistan) and Ramstein AB (Germany) as an emergency department and flight nurse. Vince was previously a registered EMT with the USAF serving in ambulance and field medicine operations. He received his Masters of Science in Emergency Management from Trident University. Vince currently works for the Veterans Administration in nursing management and the telehealth program.
Corey has always had a love for the outdoors, but even more passion for rescue. Having previously worked as an Emergency Communication Technician with Baltimore County’s 911 Center, he now works as a fire Lieutenant in Baltimore County, assigned to their special operations division. Corey is an active volunteer in Harford County where he has served in multiple roles including Fire Captain and Training Officer. He is involved with the Harford County Special Operations Team responsible for technical rescues and hazmat incidents within the county and has implemented and manages their wilderness trail mapping/ accountability system. Corey has taken part in several deployments for hurricane relief with the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (HART). He completed the Wildland fire fighter process to become a type 2 Wildland fire fighter, a certified EMT, aircraft rescue firefighter (ARFF), swift water technician, swiftwater boat operator, and high angle technical rescuer with intricate knowledge of ICS and all technical rescue disciplines (Confined Space, Collapse, Trench, Technical Rope, and Swiftwater).