Mark is the Director of Training and Special Projects at North American Rescue Products. He is a Colorado and Wyoming state EMT instructor, a nationally registered paramedic and served for 22 years as a USAF Pararescueman (PJ). He graduated with honors from US Army Reconnaissance School, US Navy Dive School and Pararescue Medical School. He has an Associates Degree in Search and Rescue. As a PJ he was a team leader for the Special Tactics Squadron and developed search and rescue plans for multiple international missions. His specialty was open water and dive operations. Mark has been a senior instructor for NOLS Wilderness Medicine since 1996. He served as the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness EMT Director for many years and has developed custom training curriculum for both military and civilian audiences.