Gordon “Gordy” began his EMS career in 1984 as a volunteer with his hometown ambulance service. He has worked clinically in county, hospital-based, third service, emergency department, and air medical settings of EMS. Gordon holds an AAS in EMS, BS in Allied Health Education, a MS in Education, Educational Technology, and a PhD in Education. His award-winning doctoral dissertation is entitled “Program Director Leadership in Nationally Accredited Paramedic Education Programs.” He has 23 years of full time college teaching and administrative experience. Gordon has served the CoAEMSP in many ways, including 7 years on the Board and 7 years as the Associate Director. He is presently an EMS Instructor at Inver Hills Community College in MN and also serves as a consultant on various EMS projects.