Craig has 20 years of rescue experience. He got his start as a wilderness search K9 handler and then expanded into mountain rescue and other disciplines. During that time, he also worked in law enforcement and EMS. He is a current and active volunteer EMT for Mancos Rural Fire Department, and an EMS Instructor for Pueblo Community College..
Agencies Craig worked with include: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office – Volunteer, Reserve, and Seasonal Deputy, The Crackerjack Group – Owner, Redmond Police Department, Mancos Rural Fire, and Pueblo Community College EMS Instructor.
Craig’s qualifications are EMT-B; ITRA L3 Practitioner and Assessor; DPSST (Oregon) approved Rope Rescue Instructor; Avalanche Training – NSP 1, AIARE 1 & 2; former Mountain Rescue Association Rescue Leader; CTOMS TRACE Certified Instructor.
As a CMC Instructor, Craig teaches Rope Rescue Technician I/II/III, REMS-Wilderness Rescue, Arizona Vortex Workshop, and other contract and specialty courses. He noted what he likes about teaching CMC Classes: “I enjoy the fact that I get to focus on the craft of teaching and am supported by a great team that values critical thinking and evidence-based innovation. I get to work with a deeply experienced crew from different influences that truly enjoy teaching.”