2625 Misty Woods Cove S
Cordova, TN 38016
Graduated, 2017, University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Professional Studies. 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 in Tennessee and Arkansas.
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
Global Medical Response. 2823 S Houston Levee Rd. Collierville, TN. 38017. (877) 244-4890. 2020 - present. I work with the 911 ambulance service contracted with Collierville Fire Department. We also worked with area hospitals and Collierville Police.
Methodist Hospital. 7691 Poplar Ave. Germantown, TN 38138. (901) 516-6000. 2107- 2020. Emergency Department Technician. I work with the night shift emergency department. In addition, I was also a member of the Disaster Response Team so I am familiar with the emergency operations plan and procedures
Baptist Ambulance. 2017-2020. Advanced EMT. 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, Northern Short Course and Newspaper Technology Workshop.
Darrin Devault, Director of Non credit programs, University of Tennessee. [email protected]. 865-974-0150
Karen Ott Mayer. DeSoto Magazine. [email protected]. 662-429-4617
Terre Gorham. Memphis Downtowner. [email protected]. 901-481-0275