The leadership team consists of professionals with expertise in austere and wilderness medicine, disaster medicine, wilderness EMS, search & rescue, wilderness mass gathering risk management, remote communications, international deployment, air operations, and field exercise development.
We believe that all members have the potential to be a leader. As such, we provide opportunities for leadership skill development.
President and Treasurer
Carl, one of our co-founders, is an innovator and public safety entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in wilderness search & rescue and team leadership. He is a Search Manager and Field Team Leader with the Appalachian Search and Rescue Conference (ASRC), a Wilderness First Responder, and a lost person behavior instructor. He is an expert in wilderness risk management and has used his approach to help many outdoor event organizers to create safer events. He is chair of ASRC’s Medical Committee and 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. Also, Carl is a volunteer wish granter with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
Bob is one of the most versatile and experienced emergency response professionals in the United States. He has deployed to wildfires, mass migrations, and hurricanes. He is a recognized disaster planning expert who has authored multiple academic papers describing his leading role in nationwide disaster planning. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager, a Nationally Registered Paramedic, and a civilian graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College. Bob is the vice president of the volunteer fire department where he rides every week as a firefighter, paramedic, and special operations swift-water rescue technician. Bob is also a member of three mid-Atlantic mountain rescue teams. He is a co-founder of AMP.
Medical Director, Operations Chief,
Sub-boarded in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Dr. Millin is the medical director and co-founder for Austere Medical Professionals (AMP). He is also the immediate past medical director for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, an active participant in the Maryland state EMS protocol committee, and the primary author of the state’s Wilderness EMS Protocol. Nationally, Dr. Millin is a past chair of the wilderness EMS committee with the National Association of EMS Physicians, and the creator and co-director of the Wilderness EMS Medical Director’s Course. In addition to system development and field response work in wilderness EMS, Dr. Millin works as a disaster physician for the Federal Government. In his role as a medical officer with the New Jersey Disaster Medical Assistance Team (NJ -1 DMAT) Dr. Millin deployed to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Florida after Hurricane Michael in 2018. He was recently deployed to New York to support efforts related to COVID-19.
Deputy Operations Chief
With a focus on wilderness education and emergency response, and experience running a college search and rescue team, Craig brings a creative problem-solving mindset to AMP. This foundation has been further enhanced with a background in experiential education from Unity College where he studies Conservation Law Enforcement. Craig has served in a variety of leadership roles and assumed a number of responsibilities in local public safety departments. With five years of volunteer public service experience, he currently holds three state EMT licenses, is a certified Leave No Trace Educator, and is a Sergeant of Special Operations at Chestnut Ridge Fire in Baltimore County. Craig is one of the inaugural members of Austere Medical Professionals.
Gene Harrison 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.
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.
Corey has always had a love for the outdoors but even more passion for rescue. Previously working as an Emergency Communication Technician with Baltimore County’s 911 Center, he now works as a fire specialist 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 heavily involved with the Harford County Specials Operations Team responsible for all technical rescues and hazmat incidents within the county. Corey 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 has completed the Wildland fire fighter process in becoming a type 2 Wildland fire fighter, a certified EMT, aircraft rescue firefighter (ARFF), swift water technician, swiftwater boat operator, high angle technical rescuer with an intricate knowledge of ICS and all technical rescue disciplines (Confined Space, Collapse, Trench, Technical Rope, and Swiftwater).
Social Media and Development
Amy's experience in non-profit governance, fundraising, and program development helps to ensure that the team remains fiscally sound in order to bring medicine to people in wilderness and austere environments. A background in social work and cultural sustainability, coupled with a lifelong love of the outdoors, Amy has a demonstrated commitment to people and their communities as well as the preservation of the outdoors. Amy currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Park School of Baltimore and supports the development work of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA). In addition, Amy has developed programming for events on topics related to diversity and social activism in the greater Baltimore area. Donations always welcome! Or contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner.