Our Current Instructors

Christopher Dillingham

Chris Dillingham served in our military for 23 years. He started as an 11B Infantry, but later became a Combat Medic. He spent extensive time living and working in austere environments as a Senior Line Medic and has a broad range of operational experiences. 


Chris is an Alaska Healing Hearts member, Wounded Warrior Alumni and a member of the National Association of Medics and Corpsmen. He continually strives to remain current in Emergency and Remote Medicine and passing that knowledge on to others with his passion to help and teach others. He volunteers his free time helping wounded warriors


Chris is an Alaska EMT-III, NREMT, EMT-1 Instructor, BLS Instructor, Tactical Combat Casualty Care Instructor, and ACLS certified. He is a member of MAT-SAR as a nationally certified Search and Rescue Technician II. Chris has over 40 years’ back country experience. Chis is also certified to instruct and certify people through ASHI for: BLS & Emergency Medical ResponseAdvanced First Aid; BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Wilderness First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety and Pediatrics.


Chris is also a NOLS certified instructor for Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness EMT Upgrade. 

Sarah Silveria

Sarah is a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician I (NREMT). Sarah is also certified by the State of Alaska as an EMT I Instructor. She is also an instructor for both American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) First Aid and CPR instructor.  


Sarah is also certifed  to teach: BLS & Emergency Medical Response Advanced First Aid; BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Wilderness First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety and Pediatrics, Alaska Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) and Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I (EMT I).

Buddy Townes

Buddy is a State of Alaska EMT I. He has spent the last 10+ years in the first responder field. First as a police officer now as a EMT. Before becoming an officer Buddy served proudly as a US Marine. 


He is certified by ASHI to teach: BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Wilderness First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety and Pediatrics. 

Pauline LaForest

Pauline is an Alaska EMT I. She works full time at LifeMed Alaska transporting patients. 

Pauline is certified by ASHI to teach: BLS; Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; Wilderness First Aid; Bloodborne Pathogens; Emergency Oxygen Administration; Child and Babysitting Safety and Pediatrics.  

Bill Mackreth

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