Seth Collings Hawkins
Seth Collings HawkinsCEO & Owner
Dr. Hawkins is a writer, physician, and anthropologist based in the Carolina mountains of the United States. He is one of the few physicians in the world to hold dual board certifications in Emergency Medicine and EMS, and is the first physician ever awarded the degree of Master Fellow by the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He is Medical Director of Burke County EMS and Landmark Learning, founder of the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine and the International Institute for Sustainability in Emergency Services, and co-founder of Vertical Medicine Resources and the Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course. He was named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2008, and received the Wilderness Medical Society-BALL Wilderness Medicine Award in 2009. The Journal of EMS named him one of the Top 10 Innovators in EMS in 2011. He also serves as Executive Editor of Wilderness Medicine magazine, helped develop one of the first Wilderness EMS degree programs in the country at Western Carolina University, and currently serves on the faculty of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Hannah Rhodes
Hannah RhodesExecutive Synergizer
Hannah is a member of the Linville Gorge Rats and is an avid hiker and outdoorsperson. She is currently enrolled at Appalachian State University, where she somehow finds time to complete her academic work with distinction while being a master synergizer for Hawk Ventures.
David Young, EMT-P
David Young, EMT-PGlobal Course Manager
David Young comes to Hawk Ventures from the US Army Special Forces, where he was responsible for training Special Operations medics and other military and civilian medical personnel at Fort Bragg, NC. He is the former EMS Coordinator for Western Piedmont Community College and is a graduate of the Western Carolina University Emergency Care Program.
Phil Leonard, EMT-P
Phil Leonard, EMT-PSummit Course Director
Josh AngleyTactical Course Director
John HoodTactical Course Director
Doug DavisTactical Course Director
James Robinson
James RobinsonCalendar Manager

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