Paula Botman is an accomplished professional with a deep commitment to providing the highest quality EMS training. Her focus on EMS instruction has developed over her 24 years of experience, including 9 years as a paramedic in the state of California. She approaches her commitment to teaching with the same passion that she provided patient care, instructing students across the US, as well as teaching international programs in China.
Paula’s commitment to delivering the most effective training possible has impacted multiple generations of EMS personnel and hospital staff, including CNAs, RNs, RTs and Physicians. Her scenario-based approach can be tailored to fit the size and needs of different audiences, giving her the ability to connect well with both groups and individuals.
Equally skilled in adult, pediatric, geriatric and trauma training, Paula’s deep experience gives her the ability to excel across disciplines. Her method of teaching is engaging, challenging and clinically thought provoking and many of her students are repeat customers who go out of their way to participate in her classes.
Paula’s message is clear – work hard so you can deliver better emergency care. Her management style is built with the same ideals, focus and determination that she brings to her personal life – constantly moving forward to improve herself and the lives of those around her.
Lindsey Reichert is the Program Coordinator for the Roseville/West Sacramento Training Centers. Lindsey recently moved from Minnesota to fulfill her dream of living life in a warmer climate and exploring what else this world has to offer. She has a double Bachelor's Degree in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency. Lindsey spent four years counseling and decided it was time for a change in pace. She figured since she was moving it would be a perfect time to change careers as well. Lindsey has a passion for the customer service industry and wanted to find a position where she could utilize her customer service skills and still make a difference in people's lives. When not at work Lindsey enjoys exploring the endless sites in CA, catching up on movies, and soaking up the California sun.
Client Support Specialist
Laurel joined the Cascade Training Center team in February of 2017 as a Client Support Specialist. Laurel attended the University of Vermont and received her degree in Nuclear Medicine. Laurel has always had a passion for helping people and wants to pursue a career in healthcare to make a difference in the lives of others. Laurel has published research on the radiation physics of hepatobiliary cancer treatments, which she has also presented at regional nuclear medicine conferences. Last year, Laurel moved cross-country with her beloved dog to experience the beautiful California outdoors. Laurel’s hobbies include hiking, swimming, and skiing.
Client Support Specialist
Ravona joined Cascade in July of 2018 as a Client Support Specialist for the West Sacramento office. Ravona's career started in EMS where she graduated from American River College in Sacramento and continued when she attended Kaplan College for medical assisting. She has since dedicated her career to the medical field with hands-on and customer service skills, working both front office and clinical settings. Two of her strongest characteristics would be Ideation and Compassion. She loves working with people and making them laugh. Ravona has 10 years of experience in the medical field and is very excited to be part of this Cascade family. Ravona still resides in Sacramento with her wife, and in her off time you can find her spending time with family, attending church or enjoying Downtown Sacramento with her friends.
As a Registered Nurse and Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with more than 20 years of patient care experience, Paul's core belief is that individuals and healthcare entities must value and promote quality and relevant team based continuing education to continuously improve patient outcomes. Paul's direct patient care experience has included almost two decades as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with the world renowned King County Medic One receiving his Paramedic Certification directly from many of the physician pioneers in resuscitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine Paramedic Training Program. His work as a senior paramedic, field training officer and Air Support Unit Paramedic with the KCSO Guardian Rescue helicopter service in addition to his work as a registered nurse in primary care, public health, correctional healthcare and hyperbaric medicine, has reinforced his passion for collaborative training programs that focus on crew resource management and effective team dynamics. His healthcare management experience has focused on training program design, CQI, curriculum development and collaborative care initiatives. He continues to work clinically, leading cardiac arrest resuscitations as well as participating as a data collector for many ongoing cardiac arrest and trauma related studies.
Paul's direct responsibilities at Cascade include building a culture of excellence with a team of experts at every level of our organization, exceed expectations with industry leading customer service and collaborate with our clients to insure we are continuously contributing to improved patient outcomes with a total program cost effective solution.
Chief Operating Officer
Eric joined Cascade as Chief Operating Officer in March of 2017. He began his career as an EMT and emergency dispatcher before joining Intrado where he has held multiple positions ascending from project management to VP/General Manager. Eric brings over 17 years of public safety experience leading teams that build, deploy and manage 9-1-1 systems and infrastructure. He is passionate about leading teams to make significant positive impact on the communities we serve.
As COO, he is focused on continuing the delivery of world class training, expanding Cascade's brand and services, and delivering excellent customer experiences. Eric earned his Bachelor's degree from Colorado Christian University, and a MBA from Colorado State University.
He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two kids and enjoys spending time with his family, mountain biking and home projects.
Vice President - Sales and Marketing
Andy joined Cascade in December of 2017 as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Andy's career began as a hospital sales representative in big pharma before earning his first leadership position in biotechnology with Amgen. He has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Cascade, Andy held a number of sales and strategic account leadership roles in cardiology, nephrology, oncology and critical care markets. Andy earned his BS in Biology from University of South Carolina.
Andy currently resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter. When not working, he can be found skiing, fly fishing or playing golf. Andy still aspires to complete this Colorado trifecta in one day.
Dylan Luyten, MD
Dr. Dylan Luyten attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he majored in English Literature and French. When he just couldn't get the great American novel written, he began looking around for a new direction. As fate would have it, he loved the biological sciences and some personal experiences made it abundantly clear that medicine was where he belonged. Dr. Luyten completed a course of post-baccalaureate premedical studies at the Harvard University Extension School. He then stayed in Boston and attended medical school at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a year of internal medicine internship at the Lahey Clinic, in Massachusetts. Subsequently Dr. Luyten came west for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center. There, despite being subjected to the role of Chief Resident in his final year, he managed to fall in love with Denver and the Rocky Mountains, and more importantly, with the compelling, challenging, and satisfying specialty of emergency medicine. He currently enjoys practicing emergency medicine at Swedish Medical Center, in Englewood, Colorado. Dr. Luyten is the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Swedish Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center in Englewood, Colorado. Passionate about EMS education, he is EMS Medical Director for Action Care Ambulance and Cascade Training Center in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Luyten divides his time between clinical emergency medicine, hospital administration, and EMS teaching. When not working, he can be found with his wife and children or enjoying the solitude of the Colorado wilderness.
Medical Content Strategist
Tyler joined Cascade Training Center's corporate team in June of 2016 as the Medical Content Strategist. After growing up on the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Tyler went on to attend the University of Alabama, graduating with his Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Information Sciences, with a minor in English. Having previously served as Marketing Coordinator for ESPN's College GameDay, Tyler has a passion for sports marketing and, of course, Alabama football. Tyler brings a unique skill set to Cascade as his previous experience includes: teaching Media Fluencies in Mass Communications to high school students, working as a marketing coordinator for The University of Alabama Department of English, and directing regional sales and marketing for an international health club brand. Outside of pursuing his career goals, Tyler enjoys hiking, kayaking, spending time with his dog, Kai, and exploring Colorado's beautiful landscape.
Clinical Specialist /Training Center Coordinator
Amanda has a Bachelors degree in Biology and a background as an EMT. She has been part of the Cascade team since 2012 and has worked in a variety of roles within the company, allowing her to foster relationships with many of our clients and partners throughout the organization. In her current role as Clinical Specialist, Amanda assists with staff development as well as process implementation and maintenance. She is our American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator and acts as a liaison between Cascade and AHA, ensuring that all courses are compliant and up-to-date with the most current science available. Amanda also oversees our continuing education accreditation status with a variety of credentialing boards including the Washington State Medical Association, California Board of Nursing, Dental Board of California and Colorado Department of Health. In addition, Amanda manages our inventory supply chain and works with our vendors to ensure we have an adequate stock of products for all of our students and clients.
Outside of work, Amanda and her husband lead a full life. You will find them cooking, enjoying all the outdoor activities available in the Northwest, playing board games or trivia, and traveling as often as possible.
Travis became involved in public safety and emergency medical services right out of high school. His first job out of high school was an Emergency Room Technician at Tacoma General Hospital. That is where his passion for emergency medicine grew and moved him into pre-hospital work. He went to Paramedic school and has worked in many systems as an EMT and Paramedic. Travis pursued a full-time education position to have the highest impact on patient care out comes by educating his peers and community in the most up-to-date resuscitation guidelines and skills into their practice. Travis has been with Cascade since September 2011.
In his free time he loves spending time cooking and adventures outdoors with his wife and daughter.