Submitted by the San Juan EMS
Congratulations Matthew Wickey the December EMT of the month. Wickey is the newest member of San Juan EMS, having just passed his national EMT testing. Along with his interest in medicine, Wickey has worked as an outdoor educator and conservation biologist for the past 20 years in a multitude of programs and projects centered around conservation biology, adventure and environmental education, advocacy of traditional indigenous knowledge systems and community building. Wickey has an academic background in outdoor education and is currently wrapping up a master’s degree in conservation biology and sustainability education. Wickey is dedicated to community building and bringing youth, families and individuals to a greater awareness of the natural world and the connections that exist and that need to be healed to sustain the future as a global community. Wickey ﬁnds his passions and is accomplished in ocean sports, sailing, snowboarding, mountaineering, backcountry medicine, and has interests and background in organic farming, natural and herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and primitive living skills.