Meet Our Veterans

Meet Our Veterans

We recognize that veterans bring a unique skillset to the workforce — leadership abilities, mission-driven values and the ability to thrive in challenging environments. Those are the skills we're looking for at GMR. Hear from some of our veterans and learn how they used their military skills to transition into a career in EMS.

Robyn Zemek
Robyn Zemek
United States Air National Guard

Robyn Zemek has been a flight nurse, so she knows what it means to serve. But she has found her service in the Air Guard equally rewarding.

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Brian Sharp
Brian Sharp
United States Navy

Brian Sharp served in combat as a medic with the Navy. He continues to save lives as a Flight Paramedic in his civilian career with Guardian Flight.

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Christopher Parker
Christopher Parker
United States Navy

Christopher Parker took the training he received as a Navy medic and built a 20+-year career at AMR.

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Joseph Santiago
Joseph Santiago
United States Army

Santiago's military training prepared him to be an ethical leader and expert clinician who is used to working in austere and complex environments.

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Mike DiGaetano
Mike DiGaetano
United States Navy (Attached to the Marine Corps)

DiGaetano used his 14 years of Naval service to build a 24-year career with American Medical Response.

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Stefanie Everts
Stefanie Everts
United States Marine Corps

As part of a flight team on a H135 air ambulance helicopter, Everts draws from her military experience in her successful and vital civilian career.

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Kyle Pitcock
Kyle Pitcock
United States Air Force

From U.S. Air Force to AMR, Pitcock used his military experience to serve others in critical need.

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Michael Nicola
Michael Nicola
United States Army

After nearly seven years serving in the Army, Nicola was ready to try something new.

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Michael W. Spaulding
Michael W. Spaulding
United States Army

Spaulding flew AH-64A/D Apache helicopters for more than 23 years, and brought that experience to AEL.

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John Alderete
John Alderete
United States Army

John Alderete comes from a family steeped in service to its country.

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Yonel Dorelis
Yonel Dorelis
Army Veteran

Dorelis served across multiple military branches, including the Marines, Navy, Army, National Guard and Air Force.

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Kevin Pappin
Kevin Pappin
Coast Guard Veteran

Pappin has dedicated his life to surviving civilians from the Coast Guard to AMR.

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Angela Minnich
Angela Minnich
Air Force Veteran

Minnich's discipline, compassion, honesty and integrity are just a few of skills she attributes to the military.

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Cliff Baldwin
Cliff Baldwin
Marine Corps Veteran

Baldwin followed in his father's footsteps and served in the Marine Corps for 8 years.

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Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith
Air Force Veteran

Smith's career path from the Air Force to AirMed International.

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Jack Le
Jack Le
Army Veteran

Jack Le is active in the Arizona National Guard and serves his community with REACH.

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Mark Campbell
Mark Campbell
Air Force Veteran

The belief in service to one’s country runs deeply in Mark Campbell’s family.

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Michael Schulz
Michael Schulz
Army and Army National Guard Veteran

Michael Schulz joined the Army National Guard when he was 17 years old.

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Duane Kuhlow
Duane Kuhlow
Air Force Veteran

Duane is a dedicated caregiver and started his EMS career back when AMR was Hartson in 1989.

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Joshua Phillips
Joshua Phillips
Army Veteran

The Army gave Joshua the tools and experience to effectively lead, manage and supervise.

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Robyn Murphy
Robyn Murphy
Coast Guard Veteran

After serving her country, Robyn continued to serve at a different compacity and overcame her fear of heights as a Flight Nurse.

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William "Pat" Gerdemann
William "Pat" Gerdemann
Air Force Veteran

Pat dedicated over 20 years to the Air Force.

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Carol Gilliam
Carol Gilliam
Marine Corps Veteran

Carol Gilliam has been a part of the GMR family for 32 years, continuing to make a difference in her community.

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Gregory Calvert
Gregory Calvert
Army Veteran

Pilot Gregory Calvert served in the U.S. Army for 33 years and continues his passion with Med-Trans Corp.

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Jeremey Shumaker
Jeremey Shumaker
Army and Army Reserve Veteran

After serving in the Army and Army Reserves, Jeremey is able to serve his hometown with AMR.

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Chelsea Tugaw
Chelsea Tugaw
Air Force Veteran

Tugaw credits her time in the service as a solid foundation she uses every day.

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Nicholas Cox
Nicholas Cox
Army Veteran

After serving 22 years in the United States Army, Cox continues to serve his community.

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Peter Broda
Peter Broda
Coast Guard Veteran

Broda's experience in the Coast Guard prepared him for leadership in aviation.

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Jackie Dillard
Jackie Dillard
Army Veteran

Dillard credits his service in the Army for much of his civilian success.

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Kenneth Ford
Kenneth Ford
Army Veteran

Ford recalls the historical events he witnessed after two-decades in the military.

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Scott Kerchner
Scott Kerchner
Marine Corps Veteran

After 26 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Scott Kerchner calls REACH home.

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Bert Vargas
Bert Vargas
Air Force Veteran

Dr. Bert Vargas touches on his experience in the U.S. Air Force and the skills he utilizes in his civilian role.

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Erin Johansen
Erin Johansen
Air Force Veteran

Air Force and National Guard Veteran Erin Johansen's passion for aviation stems from her upbringing around aircrafts.

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Robert Keen
Robert Keen
Air Force Veteran

Air Force Veteran Robert Keen credits the military for his strong work ethic and discipline needed for success.

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Robert Galvin
Robert Galvin
Army Veteran

Air Evac Lifeteam's Robert Galvin used his experice in the Army to prepare him for COVID-19 deployment in New York City.

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Gil Watkins
Gil Watkins
Army National Guard Veteran

Gil Watkins continues to use the aviation skills he learned in the military to serve his community.

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Tiffiny Mallett-Daniel
Tiffiny Mallett-Daniel
Air Force Veteran

Whether active duty in the military or a veteran, Mallett-Daniel has always focused on one thing – making a difference.

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Tim Jenkins
Tim Jenkins
Army Veteran

Tim knew transitioning from military to civilian life might be challenging, but he was able to rise to the occasion.

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Richelle Treece
Richelle Treece
Air Force Veteran, Army National Guard

Richelle’s military background gives her the foundation to handle situations with a sense of urgency, but not a sense of panic.

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Rob Hamilton
Rob Hamilton
Marine Veteran

Rob Hamilton’s love of service happened at an early age.

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Richard Madison
Richard Madison
Army Veteran

Richard Madison credits his 20 years of service in the United States Army for giving him the ability to tackle any assignment.

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Shawn Hunter
Shawn Hunter
Army Veteran

As an Army veteran, Shawn Hunter has worn many hats.

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Allen Ward
Allen Ward
Army Veteran

Fighting fires has been a passion of Allen Ward’s his whole life.

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