Our spotlight turns now to Chris Willis, Membership Manager for ‘The Shoals’, Tuscumbia, AL Air Evac Lifeteam Base #16. Chris has been part of the family now for 7 years.
From childhood as a Boy Scout he fell in love with caring for others and offering first aid when needed. At age 18 he enlisted in the Alabama National Guard as a Combat Field Medic. In 1993 he went on active duty to Ft. Meade Maryland where he had his first introduction to helicopters while in Air Assault School.Air Assault School teaches soldiers how to repel from helicopters into situations to provide security and render aide. It was a major highlight when he went to Korea in 94 to be a medic on a Blackhawk helicopter with the Quick Reaction Force. In 1999 Chris volunteered to go to Bosnia for a 9 month rotation. While in Bosnia he worked as a Medic in the ER, Cat Scan, Lab, Sick Call and Ambulance Section. Every day patients were brought into the hospital via Blackhawk helicopters as Chris and his team raced to get them from the bird into the hospital. After Bosnia Chris gave up his military service to focus on starting a family.
Due to life’s full circle Chris has found his dream job! Taking care of people with the helicopter he grew to love with his Army time. Sharing how life can change and the beautiful product he had access too. With passion driving him he quickly rose to the occasion and started being a successful Sales person.
From Chris: ” I sold from the heart, that’s the beauty of what we do with AMCN. I love what I do!
I believe in our service, I believe in our Teams and Crews. No selfishness, just taking care of people from their health concerns to their pocket books. I have my dream job and I could not be more proud to be a part of such an amazing Family!”
Our spotlight shines on Jeff Miller this week, our Membership Sales Manager representing Air Evac Lifeteam #108 in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Jeff has been with us since the summer of 2015. Before joining the AirMedCare Network team Jeff was in retail and has over 15 years of management experience.
Jeff is proud of his Kentucky roots and lives where he was born and raised in Benton, Kentucky with his wife Deanna, son Brady, step-son Ethan and their dog Buttercup. Jeff loves sports and is a fan of everything involving the University of Kentucky Wildcats, especially basketball. If he’s not working or spending time with his family you can more than likely catch Jeff on the golf course.
From Jeff- “I love my job. I meet all kinds of people on a daily basis and I enjoy hearing all of the stories of how our company has saved someone’s life or how the membership has given them financial peace of mind in case they are flown. I enjoy educating everyone on the benefits of our membership program and I am very proud to represent a company that has such an impact on the communities we serve. My son Brady who is 4 years old loves to count all of the membership stickers he sees on vehicles when we are driving.”
Our spotlight shines on Kevin Fear today, who has been with Air Evac Lifeteam / AirMedCare Network since 2008! What seems like just yesterday, has been nearly ten years!
Kevin was born and raised in Southern IL, and we’re proud that he represents us at AEL #35—Marion, IL & AEL #138—Harrisburg, IL.
Kevin has been married to his best friend, Heather, since June of 2013; They are parents to Kevin’s step-daughter Emily, age 17 and one extremely energetic fur baby, Sophie, a 3 ½ year old boxer.
Kevin enjoys being outdoors, working on odd jobs around their property and house. This past summer, Kevin and his brother-in-law decided to take up skydiving as a hobby. They survived and were immediately hooked!
From Kevin: “The most enjoyable aspect of working for AMCN is the wide variety of people I have met over the past eight years. I have formed many good friendships with my coworkers and members alike. I am truly proud to represent a company that provides such a valuable service to rural America and, at the same time, offers a means to eliminate the financial burden on our members. I am excited to see what kind of growth we will experience in the years to come.”
In this edition of our spotlight, we look to the hills of Tennessee.
Steven Beckett proudly represents our provider, Wings Air Rescue, at the Johnson City and Morristown, Tennessee locations.
Steven has been with us since July of 2015. He has been married to the love of his life for 31 years, and together they have three sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.
From Steven: “It wasn’t long after starting with the company that I fell in love with the company, the staff and the invaluable services we provide to the public. Speaking with families that had received the benefits of our service, some members and others not, I quickly realized that what we are doing isn’t merely a job… but a calling, and I very much wanted to be an integral part in this incredible company. After working for AirMedCare Network for 18 months, I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life.”
Rhonda became a part of AMCN in April 2015 covering AEL-115 and AEL-55 which covers 5 counties in Texas.
Rhonda is a native Texan, married to husband David and together they have 3 daughters and one granddaughter. Rhonda and family love spending time together, traveling and COWBOYS football. 🙂
Rhonda has several fans in the main office, winning everyone over with her thoughtful and pleasant disposition! We’re lucky to have her!
From Rhonda: “I love that every day brings new people and new information to learn and to share. There are no better people to work with than those I work with daily; bases, my area 5 teammates, area director and headquarters personnel. All are superior. Making it all worthwhile are the positive comments/feedback received daily from those purchasing and especially those who have been flown. ”
Our spotlight shines on Horace Taylor today, a veteran Membership Manager based out of Kerrville, Texas.
Horace has over 40 years of experience in Aviation and Logistics, and has even owned a small airline! Horace is also a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and is married with two sons.
Horace joined the company in 2008, and has excelled at raising awareness for our membership ever since!
From Horace: ” I love my job and our mission. My crew makes my job enjoyable and easier. I consider myself as an educator not a Salesperson. My mission is to educate everyone in my seven counties and to see an Air Med Care Sticker on every automobile that I pass.”
This week’s spotlight features David Stinar, Membership Sales Manager representing the REACH Air Medical Services (formally Summit Air Ambulance) base in Helena, Montana.
David’s one year anniversary with AMCN is rapidly approaching, (one month from today!) and the time has flown! David has four children, two dogs and two cats. He has lived in the wide open spaces of Montana for 21 years, and has served his country via the US Army. David’s lifetime of sales and marketing has well prepared him for a career at AMCN.
From David: “In my spare time I am highly entertained by my books and thoughts of conquering the world. Now to be serious for a moment, my Area 3 and REACH teams are why I’m successful! Without their efforts, suggestions, and support, I might not have been accomplishing my goals within the organization.”
This week’s spotlight features Mary Rader, Membership Manager for AEL121, Beckley, West Virginia. Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, Mary has over 30 years of experience in aviation and customer service, and has been a great fit right from the start, dedicated and passionate in making her community better!
She has a husband of thirty years and two boys. In her free time, she loves her family time! They enjoy running, rock climbing, kayaking and the simple pleasures that life has to offer.
From Mary: “The crew at Beckley, WV, Base 121, are family! I consider myself very fortunate to work with a crew so gifted and dedicated. They make my job easy! Plus, they like my cooking! Working for AMCN has given me the opportunity to serve my community in a way I never dreamed possible! I take great pride in the fact that I can honestly say that I work for a company that is 100% dedicated in doing what is right and what is good! Our membership program is one that can’t be beat! My daily rewards are the testimony’s of our members! Needless to say, I love my job!”
This week’s spotlight employee is Sandra Cryder, representing Air Evac Lifeteam #95 in Statesboro, GA, since the base open the fall of 2010.
Although she calls Statesboro home, she primarily grew up in a small town about 25 miles north of Statesboro. Sandie is the proud mother of two sons, and “Mimi” to one granddaughter.
Sandie considers membership her 3rd baby since she has watched it grow and now sees it beginning to flourish in her area of southeast Georgia.
Since the early 90’s Sandie’s professional background had been in the banking world. She has always provided some kind of customer service and that is definitely one of the key factors that makes her successful in her membership role.
From Sandie: “As a single mom my first thought after hearing about the membership position was that working for a corporate company with benefits would be beneficial for my family. It didn’t take long after beginning my journey with Air Evac/AMCN that I realized that I was part of something so much bigger! In my presentation I’ve shared with people that our company is not only helping families when they have a medical emergency….we are there before, during and after something happens to you! That’s what I believe membership is doing…helps you be prepared for the unexpected, our crews are there during your emergency and after, we have people to help you through the paperwork while you recover! It’s my goal to make sure that everyone living in my area never has to pay more than $65 for our service!”