Our Staff in Portland, Oregon

Randy Carlton

Operations Manager

Randy became involved in public safety and emergency medical services in high school as an Explorer Cadet, He completed his EMT in 1995 and began working in 9-1-1 ambulance systems in California and then in Oregon. In 2009, he became a BLS instructor through American Heart Association and started teaching at Cascade Portland Oregon Training Center, Randy is a current Volunteer Firefighter/EMT in Columbia County Oregon. Through hard work and dedication to the communities he serves, he was presented with the Oregon State EMT of the Year award in 2013.

Randy and his wife volunteer for Cycle Oregon providing Medical support to injured and sick riders during their annual weekend and week rides throughout Oregon. In his free time he loves spending time outdoors and loves to travel with his wife and two kids.

Angel Salser

Program Coordinator

Angel joined the Cascade team in the spring of 2016 with over 10 years of customer service experience. Angel likes to spend her time out side of work exploring all that Oregon has to offer with her two children, going to concerts, experimenting with new recipes and watching the Seattle Seahawks!

Katie Thompson

Client Support Specialist

Cascade is thrilled to introduce Katie Thompson as Client Support Specialist (CSS) at Cascade Training Center Portland. In her role as CSS Katie is eager to provide professional and clear answers and solutions to Cascade client's requests across the nation. With years of customer service experience, Katie has a passion for problem solving and solution sourcing.

Many are surprised to learn that Katie often practiced dental work as a child. Of course this was not a licensed practice, but nonetheless Katie says, “I would make various family members lie down and lean all the way back in the recliner, as I inspected their smiles with a miniature mirror and a baby-sized fork. Many would also be surprised to learn that Katie was a nationally recognized gymnast until age fourteen!