Well-qualified Health & Safety Training Specialist adept at planning and implementing onsite and remote training programs. Ready to apply 38 years' of experience to a challenging long-term position with a charismatic style and insightful approach. Enthusiastic and, eager to contribute to team success through hard-work, attention to detail, authoritative and clear communication with excellent organizational skills.
Methodical and Resourceful
Facilitation and Leadership
Risk Management & Emergency preparedness
Policy Development and Compliance
Proactive with refined Customer Service
OSHA Educated and a good coach
Creative and Innovated
Active/Physically fit/High energy
Instruction / Coordination / Virtual (Zoom)& hands-on
· Industrial First Aid & Basic life support (CPR- Pro)
· Competent Fall Protection
· Traffic Control &. Flagging
· Fall Protection Inspections
· Competent Person Excavation
· Cal/OSHA 30 Construction
· Confined Space Rescue
· HazMat Instructor
· Electrical Safety for qualified Personnel NFPA 70E
· OSHA 7105 Intro to Evacuation & Emergency Planning
· CSMS Safety Management Specialist
· Membership Safety Engineers California
· Commercial Driver License CDL
CEO / Instructor / First Responder
Description – Owner Operator of an adventure-based Institute in Central America sponsored by Rescue 3 International, National Safety Council, Red Cross, World Animal Protection, Outward Bound International, American Safety & Health Institute, Wilderness Medicine Associates.
Our goal at ASRI is to be the best provider of safety and rescue education for individuals and organizations seeking practical and effective solutions to most common wilderness emergency situations. Through engaging and practical instruction, our aim to provide every student with unparalleled educational experience, preparing them for true emergencies in the field.
ASRI is an internationally recognized provider of adventure safety and rescue training which brings 38 years of tourism, emergency medical services, and conservation experience to our educational endeavors. As top-rated wilderness safety and risk management experts, we also train instructors for several adventure organizations.
Currently, ASRI supports communities of over 1,200 professionals and provides risk management consulting services to a wide range of tourism operators in Costa Rica alone.
ASRI will dynamically expand to becominnovativeve, immersion, and multifaceted Adventure Safety y Rescue school, with classrooms and lodging facilities in Costa Rica. The comprehensive curriculum will include courses in:
· Risk Management/Standard Operating Procedures
· Adventure Leadership
· Spanish Language Studies
· Technical Rope/Water Rescue Certifications
· Accredited Challenge Course Technology for Canopy/Canyoning training
· Wilderness Medicine Training
· Boat Handling Certifications motorized/ non-motorized
Our current and past projects
1996 ASRI – Rescue 3 International Authorization Training Provider
1998 CAMEL International Whitewater Challenge – Safety Coordinator Class IV Rivers.
1999 Instructor/Trainer Outward Bound Costa Rica – Safety Chairmen
2000 Sponsorship – World Animal Protection
2002 Association - Pacific Journeys CR – Professional training facility Rope Rescue.
2005 Governmental Safety Consultants/Risk Management Programs/Inspections
2009 Confined Space/Cave Rescue Training Costa Rica
2013 Wilderness Therapy Schools Costa Rica/Panama
2015 Multiple Filming Projects - MTV Virtual reality show Costa Rica – Safety/Rigger/ Water/Rope Rescue support
2017 National Geographic sponsored trainer - Distinguished Hotels Central America
2018 Accredited Challenge Course Technology Level 1 Aerial Platform Instructor Training
Resource Management of Federal lands including – River planning/logistics of trails, camps, parks, bathrooms, storage facilities, work equipment, inventory, telecommunications devices, specialized rafting gear, Trauma kits, and Rescue equipment. Administration of accounting/budgets, Microsoft office/publishing, surveys, incident reports, investigations, and reconnaissance evaluations. Instruct workshops for commercial raft company's, host meeting with California Water Resource Dept., Conservation Crews, Sheriff River Patrol units, Highway Patrol H1 Helicopter unit, and State Parks and Recreation. Initiate Risk Management Plans, Standard of Operation Procedures, Evacuation Plans for Yuba River, American River System, Stanislaus, Mokelumne, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers. Mitigate the establishment of preservation and protection (Wild & Scenic Act 1968) for several rivers including North Fork American, and Merced River System. Maintenance of transportation vehicles, camp facilities, bathrooms, parking areas, signs, trails, displays, kiosks, water gauges, heavy equipment, power tools, and repeaters. Enforcement and litigation against illegal plantations, timber arson, gold dredging, trespass, unauthorized road construction, and garbage disposal. Project involvement & completion between 1988-1993 included-
· Training Certification NASAR Rope Rescue Level II (Joshua Tree)
· Workshops for Commercial Outfitters permits system
· Evacuation Protocols/Map for N. Fork American River (Giants Gap section)
· Operation CAMP Multi-Agency Marijuana eradication of Kings Range N. California.
· River Management proposal/Enactment 1991 Merced River Wild and Scenic
· Employee award 1992 River Management
· River Management proposal/Enactment 1993 North Fork American River Wild & Scenic
· Purchase and procurement of specialized river patrol equipment including – Trauma kits, Specialized River bags, rowing frames, and communication systems.
· Instructor Certification Swiftwater Rescue Technician.
The leadership of employees engaged in- preplanned, investigations, river patrols, workshops instruction, rescue, protocols, and continual publications of new regulations. Above all, this is dedication, hard-work ethics, patients, initiative, integrity, innovation, creativity, respect, health, and safety.
When it all began – Apprentice Swiftwater Rescue Instructor - River Safety & Rescue Association. During summer months, our focus catered to Commercial river guides, Sheriffs Dept. , Water Resource employees, Dept. Forestry, Fire Dept., Fish and Game. We established a Professional logbook account of courses since 1985, performed an equipment logbook and inspections reports required by Sheriffs Dept., Rescue 3 International, Search & Rescue Associates.
Mostly General Education completed
Rescue 3 International
American Safety & Health Institute
World Animal Protection
Outward Bound Schools
Sacramento Safety Center
Professional Guide service since 1979
Married to a Costa Rican farm girl...Amazing!
I have 3 incredible sons who now are independent, working or in College.
My Father was the Health and Safety Specialist US Bureau of Reclamation for Folsom Dam (12 years).
My brother is a retired CalFire Firefighter
My sister is a retired analyst for California Recycling Regional Office
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