Captain of EMS, Hooksett Fire - Rescue Department

Birthplace: Keene

Family: Wife, Heather; and two children, Harper and Daniel

High school: Keene High School

College/post grad degrees: Associates Degree in Fire Science; graduate from the Paramedic Program at the New England EMS Institute in Manchester; and currently enrolled in B.A. degree program at SNHU for Public Administration.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Remember where you came from and be the leader you always wanted to follow.

Why did you choose your profession?

My mother was an emergency department nurse and my father was a deputy fire chief and an EMT, so I was exposed to the medical and public safety field from an early age. I knew early on that this was what I wanted to do for a career. Going home at the end of the day knowing that you’ve helped someone or made their day a little better is very rewarding.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

Instead of responding to an emergency, wouldn’t we be doing a better job if we could help prevent the emergency from happening in the first place? One thing I’m very passionate about is performing injury/illness prevention, community health programs and other educational services within the community.

What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?

Passion, persistence and a good work ethic pays off; keep your head held high and press on.

What would you like to be doing when you’re 40?

Moving forward in my career, watching my children grow up and looking forward to the next step.

Last major achievement: Going back to school.