Instructors

Curt Newport, NREMT, Owner, AHA Regional Faculty-Virginia (BLS), CPR Instructor, EMS Evaluator, Food Safety Instructor

 

Curt Newport is the Owner of Newport Enterprises. As the Lead CPR Instructor for the most classes, Curt trains hundreds of participants every year in lifesaving CPR and BLS classes. Additionally, Curt supervises a team of instructors, many of whom are actual 911 First Responders, who each bring real life experience and professional acumen to the classroom. Curt carries Instructor and Master Trainer certifications from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI). Additionally, Curt is currently appointed as Regional BLS Faculty for the American Heart Association in the Virginia region.

Curt  has trained, literally, thousands of people, ranging in rank and tenure from the newest manager to Senior Management and Executive Level Teambuildings. He is an accomplished public speaker, routinely addressing groups of dozens, if not hundreds of participants. Curt is certified to deliver programs from Covey Leadership (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and First Things First), as well as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, among others.

Curt has been training groups of all sizes since 1995. Curt has also been a Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) since 1998, responding to 911 calls in his community on a BLS or ALS Ambulance, and has also trained as a Reserve Firefighter. Curt has served as the Public Relations Officer and Logistics Officer for the Rescue Squad. He currently holds the rank of Assistant Chief, and leads a team of twelve EMTs and Paramedics at least one night every week for two different Rescue Squads.

Curt is an EMT Evaluator for the Virginia Office of EMS, as well as the Northern Virginia EMS Council.

In his spare time, Curt works as a three-sport high school sports official, in baseball (since 1992), volleyball (since 2007)  and soccer (since 2013). Curt also coaches a boys travel soccer team.

Curt and his wife, Leigh, live in Loudoun County, Virginia, with their two sons.

Ali Akbar, Firefighter/EMT-I, BLS Instructor

Ali works as both a Fire/Medic in Louisa County, Virginia, and volunteers as the same in Loudoun County. Ali has been involved in EMS as a First Responder since 2008, and has experience working with critical care transport, as well as first response in some very active 911 systems.
Ali teaches primarily in our Richmond and Hampton Roads classes, and currently lives in the Richmond area.

Maggie Arnone, EMT-I, BLS Instructor

Maggie has been a volunteer in Fire/Rescue since 2010, and teaches a variety of BLS, CPR and First Aid courses throughout the Metro Washington DC Area. Maggie also works in a Pediatricians office in Loudoun County, providing outstanding patient care and education. Maggie and her family live in Fairfax County.

 

Devin Buennemeyer, EMT, BLS Instructor

Devin has been a volunteer EMT in Loudoun County since 2009.  In addition to her weekly EMS shift, Devin is currently going through the application process for Medical School, having graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors Degree in Physics. Devin and her family live in Loudoun County.

 

Elizabeth Coberly, MS-Ed, Aquatics Instructor, BLS Instructor

Elizabeth holds Instructor Certifications from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, National Swimming Pool Foundation, and many more, and has instructed CPR, First Aid and related courses for more than two decades. She is a former Faculty Adjunct at George Mason University and at Lord Fairfax Community College. Elizabeth  has been working in the aquatic industry for over 20 years. During that time, she has worked in nearly every type of aquatic position.

Elizabeth holds a MEd in Recreation Administration from the University of Toledo where she served as a Graduate Assistant in Aquatics and she is a Certified Recreational Sports Specialist through the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association. She is currently working toward a PhD in Recreation and Leisure Behavior with a research focus in Folklore. Elizabeth leads our Aquatics offerings, in addition to teaching CPR. Elizabeth is able to deliver our courses in English and in Spanish.

Elizabeth and her family live in Clarke County, Virginia

 

Allison Grant, EMT, BLS Instructor ,

James Grant, Firefighter/EMT, BLS Instructor

Allison has been a volunteer EMT in Loudoun County since 2012.  In addition to responding to 911 calls once a week, she works full-time at a pediatricians office providing patient care to little ones.

James has followed his family bloodlines, and is a third generation Firefighter/EMT in Loudoun County. James is also a Heavy Rescue Technician, and a Fire Officer. James teaches CPR and First Aid throughout Northern Virginia,

The Grant Family lives in Loudoun County, with their two children.

Sarah Lindquist, EMT-I, BLS Instructor

Sarah is a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate for a Rescue Squad in Loudoun County, Virginia. She has been volunteering as a 911 First Responder since 2010, and teaches new Firefighter and EMT students, as well as students in public classes. Sarah also speaks several languages fluently. Sarah is currently on assignment in Bangkok, Thailand, with her husband and two children, where she volunteers as an EMT, and continues to teach classes.

Debra Loff-Like, MS, NREMT-P, BLS Instructor, ACLS/PALS Instructor

Debra is a retired Paramedic and Life Member for the Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad. She also serves as a Paramedic Instructor and EMT Instructor for Northern Virginia Community College as Associate Professor in the EMS Department. She has been teaching since the early 1990’s, and serves as Newport Enterprises primary ACLS and PALS Instructor, offering classes on a monthly basis.
Debra also is an International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor, as well as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor.
Debra lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, with her family.

Mary Beth Henry, EMT, BLS Instructor, EMT Evaluator

Mary Beth has been a volunteer EMT since 2007, and teaches a variety of BLS, CPR and First Aid courses throughout the Metro Washington DC Area. Mary Beth also operates her own business, full time, and lives in Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

Scott Maurice, EMT, BLS Instructor, EMS Evaluator

Scott has been a volunteer EMT in Loudoun County since 2008, and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant and Crew Chief, supervising over a dozen EMTs and Paramedics providing patient care. Scott is also an EMT Evaluator for the Virginia Office of EMS, and assists in EMT Instruction for the EMT Program at Northern Virginia Community College.

Scott lives in Loudoun County with his family.

 

Rick Myers, EMT, BLS Instructor, BLS Training Center Faculty

Rick has been a volunteer EMT in Loudoun County since 2008, and currently volunteers one night per week as a first responder in an active rescue squad. Rick is a retired US Navy Officer, and is currently studying law. Rick also serves as BLS Training Center Faculty for Loudoun County Fire Rescue services.

Rick lives in Northern Virginia with his wife.

 

 Bit Skelly, EMT, BLS Instructor

Bit is retired from the US Government, and has been a volunteer in Fire/Rescue since 2010, currently as an Emergency Medical Technician. Bit serves at least one night a week in 911 response, and lives in Loudoun County, Virginia.