Adam came to Oregon to pursue his passion in pre-hospital medicine and wilderness by joining Mount Hood Meadows Professional Ski Patrol where he still currently works when he is not coordinating and teaching at the program. Prior to this, he worked with MESI ambulance in Missoula while getting two bachelor's degrees. He has extensive experience as a lead instructor with the Wilderness Medicine Institute and has guided wilderness and service project trips all over the world as trip coordinator and medical person in charge (MPIC).
Adam has also volunteered with Medical Teams International on their Disaster Response Team in the Libyan conflict at a frontline hospital and has extensive medical experience in South America. He currently coordinates and teaches Paramedic Skills Lab, Trauma Emergencies, ACLS, PHTLS, Global Health for Paramedics, and Wilderness Medicine Certifications.
NRP, AAS, Instructor
Chris Hamper is a paramedic turned academic. He is an experienced prehospital provider and educator who is passionate about advancing emergency medical services through EMS research, high-fidelity medical simulation, and community based health interventions. He developed and delivered several courses including the first community paramedic course in Oregon. He currently teaches in Paramedic Crisis Resource Management, Emergency Medical Technician, and Community Paramedicine. Chris is currently working on his Bachelor’s of Science in Community Health Education. He is a Nationally Registered and Oregon State Paramedic (OHSU Alumni).
BS, PhD, EMT-P, Assistant Professor
Hugh is an Assistant Professor in the Oregon Tech and Oregon Health and Science University Emergency Medical Services Department, and has extensive teaching and research experience as a college professor and graduate student. Hugh obtained a doctorate in Neuroscience, carried out post-doctoral research in Toxicology and Neuroscience, and taught undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and other disciplines prior to bringing his love of physiology to the pre-hospital medical environment. In addition to teaching anatomy and physiology, Hugh has taught continuing education courses to physicians, nurses, and paramedics and actively practices paramedicine.
All instructional staff successfully completed the National Association of EMS Educators: EMS Instructor Course. Most have formal academic training in adult learning / pedagogy, and have an extensive amount of experience teaching all levels of EMS responders. Most instructional staff hold BLS, PHTLS, AMLS, PALS, and ACLS instructor credentials, and are current members of the National Association of EMS Educators.