Casey Howell

Hi, I'm Casey. I'm a Registered Nurse, CPR Instructor, a Sarasota native, and co-owner/operator of CPR Sarasota. 

I'm also a very proud mom to three beautiful children, two big slobbery furbabies, and the (arguably) better half to the stud featured below ;)

I've been a nurse for about 15 years, practicing in critical care, trauma, cardiovascular, and emergency medicine. I am specially trained as a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner), and in emergency medical response to mass casualty and disaster events, as well as barrier precautions for highly infectious diseases. I keep my skills sharp and actively practice the life saving techniques I teach in our courses as a Trauma Resuscitation Nurse at my local community hospital, where I also serve as a special educator to the Emergency Care Department, a member of the Hospital Emergency Response Team, and active participant in emergency care community outreach programs and education. I love what I do, and I'm excited to share my passion for emergency care and teaching with you. I look forward to seeing you in class!


Scott Sanderson

Hey! I'm Scott. I am a CPR Instructor, and co-owner/operator of CPR Sarasota, Casey's partner, and Dad to an amazing family.

I was born in Maryland, but relocated with my family to Sarasota when I was in middle school. Sarasota however, is my forever home and I am grateful for this opportunity to give back to my community by teaching CPR to my neighbors and fellow community members.

My degree is in communications, and I have background training in the Fire Science Academy and emergency response. I really enjoy working with people, and teaching CPR has given me an amazing opportunity to meet a lot of fantastic new people, like you!


Mandy, our good friend, and the original founder of CPR Sarasota! 

This business has been a real labor of love for Mandy, from the very beginning. She put in years of hard work, love, and dedication into teaching and building a reputation for providing quality education.

We're honored she has passed the torch to us, and we intend to continue to uphold the high standards of instruction and customer service she established as the CPR Sarasota way. 


Mandy Hicks

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Juan Leyva

Hi, My name is Juan. I was born in Chicago and moved to Sarasota when I was three years old. I have grown up in Sarasota, enjoying the water, fishing, and playing sports. I have a beautiful wife and three darling daughters. I have over 8 years of experience in the prehospital setting, as a paramedic, and over five years working in the Emergency Department. I look forward to working with you!


*AMKUS Star Award recipient,  for outstanding rescue effort with extrication and flight of two pediatric trauma alerts (JUNE'10).


*Phoenix Award recipient, for achieving ROSC with a patient (JANUARY ’12). 

*Life Saving Award recipient, for responding to high acuity calls in hurricane Irma (MAY '18).

*Unit Citation for efforts during Hurricane Irma (MAY '18).

*Genesis Award recipient, for the delivery of a baby in a prehospital setting (MAY ’18).

*2018 EMT of the year (OCTOBER '18).