Haley O'Brien NavaEnrollment Services Specialist
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Brian has been the Deputy Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) since 2010. Prior to his work with the CAIC, Brian was an avalanche educator and curriculum developer as well as the Executive Director with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and former member of the American Avalanche Association Education Committee.
After more than a decade of guiding in a variety of snow climates on both sides of the equator, Brian returned to graduate school where he studied snow and ice mechanics in Alaska’s Chugach Range, and conducted research at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research.
Thanks to a collaboration between Colorado Mountain College and the CAIC, Brian brings his years of expertise in avalanche education to the Avalanche Science curriculum. He looks forward to assisting in individual student development through the program’s unique mentorship structure.
“My hope is that students leave with a core skill set and competency that allows them enter the role as an avalanche professional,” says Brian, “and can easily accept and Incorporate training and mentorship.”
Chris taught as an adjunct professor for CMC from 2014 to 2017, and assumed the role of Paramedic Coordinator in December, 2017. Some of the previous courses he taught include phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology, basic arrhythmia interpretation, EMT basic, intravenous therapy and paramedic lab.
Prior to his position at CMC, Chris worked as a clinical exercise physiologist for the Vail Valley Medical Center and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Experience as a clinical exercise physiologist included treatment and rehabilitation for patients recovering from heart attack, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury, burns, spinal cord injury, hip fracture, single and double leg amputations, and other miscellaneous ailments.
Earlier experience includes a career as a paramedic firefighter in Palm Coast, Florida. Chris also has taught — and continues to teach — Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support and Basic Life Support.
Please feel free to contact Chris (email@example.com) for questions related to the paramedic program at CMC.