Course Director

Cindy Joseph is a nurse that has been practicing for over 14 years. Her background includes adult critical care, ER, OR and burn. She has spent the last 8 years as a flight nurse. She is working full time doing education and training as an AHA coordinator for UCHealth. Cindy is an instructor for all American Heart Association and Emergency Nurse Association courses. She is an AMLS, PEPP and PHTLS instructor. She is an Advanced Burn Life Support instructor as well as instructor for the Difficulty Airway Course-Prehospital. Cindy is a member of AHA, ENA, ASTNA, and NAEMT. Cindy is a certified flight registered nurse (CFRN)  and certified pediatric emergency nurse (CPEN). Her passion is emergency and critical care medicine.



Twink Dalton, RN, NPM, MS, CNS, was the EMS education coordinator for the Mountain View Fire Protection District in Colorado. She’s also served as faculty and director for Creighton University’s EMS program, trauma coordinator for St. Joseph’s Hospital in Omaha, Neb., EMS coordinator for the Omaha Fire Department and clinical educator for Pridemark Paramedic Services in Boulder, Colo.



Kevin Hayes is currently a Flight Paramedic with UCHealth - LifeLine out of Medical Center of the Rockies in Colorado. His medical experience includes Urban and Rural EMS/Fire, Industrial, Austere and Critical Care. He has two A.A.S. Degrees, one in Fire Science and another in Paramedicine from Hutchinson Community College. Prior to working in Critical Care Medicine he worked as a Paramedic with Sedgwick County EMS in Wichita, Ks. He began working in Flight Medicine in 2015 for a Kansas based company with a Fixed and Rotor wing operation. In 2017 Kevin accepted a summer contract as the Remote Paramedic for the University of Colorado at a research facility in the Arctic Circle at the summit of the Greenland Ice Sheet. For the last three fire seasons he has also worked as a contractor for the US Forest Service as a Fireline Paramedic. Kevin has a passion for EMS education with nearly 10 years of experience as an adjunct instructor and educator covering EMT, Paramedic and Critical Care scope.



Stephanie Sovndal is a firefighter (engineer)/paramedic.  She has worked in emergency services her entire professional career.  She has done extensive education, both locally and abroad.  She is a certified AHA and Handtevy Instructor.  She has helped agencies develop and implement EMS programs such at "Pit Crew" and pediatric resuscitation.  Additionally, she serves on the protocol committee for Boulder County. She is passionate about medicine and EMS.



Nate Hinze RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, NRP, CMTE has been a critical care nurse, paramedic and clinical educator for the last 20 years.  Currently Nate works as a critical care transport nurse and as a clinical educator for UC Health.  He is a course director and an instructor for both advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support as well as course director for the emergency nurses association trauma nurse core course and emergency nurse pediatric course.  Nate has lectured at the local, state, national and international level on topics that include cardiac and neurological emergencies, trauma ballistics, mechanism of injury, and pediatrics illnesses.



Melissa has been involved in EMS since 1998. She has been a Respiratory Therapist since 2004 and a Paramedic since 2011. Her background includes Neonatal and Pediatric ICU experience as well as NICU/PICU critical care transport. She is currently employed with North Colorado Medevac as a Flight Paramedic. Her pre hospital experience involves Denver Health Paramedics as well as Platte Valley Ambulance. She enjoys educating pre hospital providers with a focus on invasive, non-invasive ventilation and pre hospital ventilator protocols and education. She maintains an active Respiratory Therapy license as well as FP-C and CCEMTP.


Medical Director

Shannon Sovndal, M.D., F.A.C.E.P, is the Medical Director for 3Hundred Training Group.  He is a board-certified in emergency medicine and emergency medical services (EMS), and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  He attended medical school at Columbia University in New York, and completed residency in emergency medicine at Stanford University.   

Dr. Sovndal has worked extensively in pre-hospital medicine including EMS, Fire Service and tactical medicine.  He is currently is the Medical Director for numerous air and ground EMS agencies and works in tactical medicine with the Denver FBI Tactical Team.   He serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) and NAEMSP (Colorado Chapter), and is the Medical Director for the Rocky Mountain Tactical Team Association (RMTTA).   

Previously Sovndal worked as a team physician for the Garmin-Sharp Professional Cycling for seven years and has written multiple books on cycling (Cycling Anatomy and Fitness Cycling.)


Boulder, CO, USA