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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 16 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 the Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator.


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!


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).

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Ryan Appel

Hi I'm Ryan, 

I have moved from Pennsylvania to the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains, and now to the beautiful beaches of Florida with my amazing wife and two wonderful kids. 


I am a Paramedic and hold a Bachelor's in Science in Occupational Safety. I have been an AHA Instructor since 2007 through various training sites. 

I also served seven years in the PA Army National Guard as a Combat Medic. 

I look forward to seeing you in class, and hopefully I will be able to teach you something new and exciting!

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Meagan Rose

Hello! I am Meagan Rose. 

I am originally from Long Island, NY. I recently moved to Sarasota for the sunshine and warmth! I live with my two crazy cats, and I enjoy playing beach volley ball and spending Sundays on the boat with my family. 

I am excited to join the team as a CPR Instructor! I am a natural born teacher with a passion for all things related to water, children, and safety. I am also a preschool teacher and water safety swim instructor. I love teaching tiny humans to swim and stay safe in and around water! 

At the age of 16, I started as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor, specializing in first aid and CPR. At 18 I became a volunteer EMT and stayed busy chasing ambulances and honing my rescue and safety skills. I am proud of the 5+ years of experience and knowledge I gained as a first responder. 

Water related emergencies and caring for children are my expertise! I am passionate about helping others and saving lives, and I look forward to working with all of you. 

See you in class! 

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