The Faces of Our Organization

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Monique is a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician with a degree in Medical Studies from Arizona State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Monique has also worked for many years providing habilitation and respite care to children with developmental disabilities alongside being an emergency and interfacility EMT. She is currently obtaining her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Sciences from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and hopes to continue providing care to the special needs community.
In her personal time Monique enjoys reading, painting, and spending time outdoors. The creation of A.K.E. was inspired by her shared love for emergency medicine and the impact of several years working with Autistic children.

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Jacob is a nationally and state certified paramedic, has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on Neurology, Physiology, and behavior, and has behavioral health certification. His paramedic training was completed through Mesa Community college where he was recognized as within the top three of his class. His bachelor’s degree was obtained through Arizona State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jacob has experience working in behavioral health as an EMT/BHT for rehabilitation services, as an emergency and interfacility paramedic, and other services such as firefighting, motocross instructor, and a motorcycle mechanic. Jacob is aspiring to return to school to become a Physicians Assistant.
Outside of his professional life Jacob enjoys the outdoors by hiking, camping, and spending time in the Arizona desert.