Tessie has been a practicing Paramedic for 30 years receiving her education through Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College. In her career she has worked for AMR, Life Flight, and Cascade Locks Fire and EMS. She is currently a volunteer with her local Fire Department for the last 20 years. Teaching is a passion for Tessie and she gets to know her students as individuals. She has 2 children with her spouse of 22 years, enjoys the outdoors and loves anything having to do with horses.


Clackamas Community College
Paramedic Certificate