2625 Misty Woods Cove S
Cordova, TN 38016
Graduated, 2017, University of Memphis with a Bachelor of ProfessionalStudies. Majored in Emergency Management.
Graduated, 2007, University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies. Majored in Liberal Arts – Journalism and Geography.
2005. Graduated from Southwest Tennessee Community College with certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. State license number 32186.
Freelance writer/photographer. Self-employed. 2000- Present. I have done work for several publications in the area including the Memphis Downtowner, DeSoto Magazine and High Ground News. In addition to writing and photography, I have working knowledge of local history, geography and the medical field and have generated story ideas. A sampling of my work is available here
Methodist Hospital. 7691 Poplar Ave. Germantown, TN 38138. (901) 516-6000. 2107- Present. Emergency Department Technician. I work with the night shift emergency department. In addition, I am a member of the Disaster Response Team so I am familiar with the emergency operations plan and procedures
Baptist Ambulance. 2017-Present. Worked with interfacility transports throughout the region.
AMR Ambulance. 6423 Shelby View.Memphis, TN. 38134. (877) 244-4890. Advanced EMT. 2013-2107. I have worked both 911 and general transport to and from hospitals and nursing facilities.
Rural Metro Ambulance. 100 Crescent Dr. Collierville, TN. 38017. 901-327-1956. 2006-2013. Emergency Medical Technician, IV Therapy. Worked on both a Shelby County 911 ambulance and doing non-emergency EMS transports. In those years I have worked with a variety of trauma and medical emergencies.
AT&T Mobility. 5985 Stage Rd. Bartlett, TN 38134. 800-367-5690 ext 11186. 1998-2007. Sales/Customer Service. I worked over the phone and inside sales assisting customers with wireless products and service. I also assisted Spanish-speaking customers with sales and service.
Background: In my studies for my emergency management degree, I studied and did reports on several mass casualty incidents, emergency planning, recovery and the work of the public information officer. I also attended the Center for Domestic Preparedness for hospital emergency response team certification.
I have written over 100 articles in about 19 years as a freelance writer and photojournalist. I have also attended several journalism conferences over the years including The Image Deconstructed Workshop
Darrin Devault, Director of Non credit programs, University of Tennessee. Ddevault@utk.edu. 865-974-0150
Karen Ott Mayer. DeSoto Magazine. firstname.lastname@example.org. 662-429-4617
Jodie Vance. Memphis Downtowner. email@example.com. 901-525-7118