About Us

Get To Know The 5 Stone Pro-Staff

 

The 5 Stone Pro-Staff is what makes us so unique compared to other training organizations. We are professionals who have dedicated our lives to serving others and what we offer at 5 Stone. We live what we teach.

 

Together, we bring over 200 combined years each of real world experience in complex environments. This experience is critical to bring you the assurance that you receive professional and quality services.

 

We are here to continue to work as the frontline and to provide critical skillset education to civilians and to the frontline needed to PREPARE, RESPOND, AND SERVE.


 

Eric Townsend, APRN 

-20+ years experience in Emergency Medicine
-Licensed Medical Provider

-U.S. Army Subcontractor

-Tactical Combat Casualty Care Certified
-Training Center Director
-Advanced Medical Instructor
-Defense/Combat  Instructor
-Edged Weapons Instructor
-Public Safety Rescue Diver
-Former Flight Nurse
-Rescue Technician
-NRA RSO (Range Safety Officer)

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Certified (TCTC, MCBC). 

-TCTC (Toxic Chemical Training Course) for Treatment of Biological and Chemical Casualties Certifeid. 

-MCBC (Medical Managment of Biological and Chemica Casualties) Certified

-Proficient is numerous weapons systems


Dr. Marek Greer, MD - Physician 
-Board Certified
-Tactical Medicine 
-All Hazards Preparedness
-Former U.S. Army Subcontractor
-Previous KY Board of EMS Director
-CBRNE Terrorism (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Emergency Response)
-Previous Director of Training at the  American Heart Association
-Accomplished presenter and publisher in Medical Journals

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Certified (TCTC, MCBC). 

-TCTC (Toxic Chemical Training Course) for Treatment of Biological and Chemical Casualties Certifeid. 

-MCBC (Medical Managment of Biological and Chemica Casualties) Certified

-Proficient is numerous weapons systems

 


Aaron Stamper - Paramedic
-26 year EMS Veteran
-Former Flight Medic
-Law Enforcement Instructor
-Nationally Registered Paramedic 
-Kentucky Level 3 EMT and Paramedic Instructor
-TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) and Instructor
-PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) and Instructor 
-ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
-PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Certified (TCTC, FCBC). 

-TCTC (Toxic Chemical Training Course) for Treatment of Biological and Chemical Casualties. 

-FCBC (Field Managment of Chemcial and Biological Casualties) Certified

-Proficient is numerous weapons systems


John Conover - Paramedic
-U.S. Army Reserves Veteran
-ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
-PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
-CCTP
-NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program)
-TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care)
-NREMTP (Nationally Registered Paramedic

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-Proficient in numerous weapons systems


Chris Wilson

 

-Survival Instructor

-Tracking Instructor

-Swift Water Tech

-Rope Tech

-Hazmat Tech

-TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) Certified

-Defense Instructor

-Specialized/Technical Teams Instructor

-ER Registered Nurse/Former ER Director

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-Proficient in numerous weapons systems


Rick Puckett - Paramedic

 

-Over 30 year EMS veteran. 
-EMS Instructor
-Nationally Registered Paramedic 
-Kentucky Level 3 EMT and Paramedic Instructor
-TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) and Instructor
-PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) and Instructor 
-ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
-PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
-AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support) Instructor
-Firefighter  
-Firefighter Instructor

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Certified (TCTC, FCBC). 

-TCTC (Toxic Chemical Training Course) for Treatment of Biological and Chemical Casualties. 

-FCBC (Field Managment of Chemcial and Biological Casualties) Certified

-Proficient in numerous weapons systems


Jason Blakely - Paramedic


John Mairsoe

-Former Combat Medic
-22+ years Law Enforcement

-Co-Founder of KOPIS Tactical, LLC
-Former DEA Task Force Agent: Narcotics Investigator
-Former FBI Task Force Officer: Violent Crime/Narcotics Detective 
-SWAT Sniper, SWAT Entry Team
-Patrol Rife Instructor
-DOCJT (Dept of Criminal Justice Training) Firearms Instructor
-Modern Warrior Ground Fighting and Jaw and Limb Control
-Armorer: Glock/AR15 Platform

-Certified Use of Force Analyst through Force Science Institute

-Proficient in numerous weapons systems


Brandon Johnson - Paramedic, Master Diver

-Paramedic for 20+ years

-Former Coast Guard Health Services (HS) Veteran of 8 1/2 years

-Military deployments for direct medical support 

-PADI (Professional Associateion of Dive Instructors) Certified 

-Master Diver, Rescue Diver, Dive Master and more

-Hazmat Tech

-AHA (American Heart Association) Instructor

-Multiple FEMA Certifications

-US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Certified (TCTC, FCBC). 

-TCTC (Toxic Chemical Training Course) for Treatment of Biological and Chemical Casualties. 

-FCBC (Field Managment of Chemcial and Biological Casualties) Certified

-Proficient is numerous weapons systems


Preston Gaskin - Paramedic