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Meet the Instructors

Pass with PASS, LLC was founded in 2019 after realizing a need in initial EMS education. There were multiple in-person review courses for other examinations such as the NCLEX, FNP, FP-C/CCEMT-P, but there were very few options for in-person review courses targeting the NREMT examinations. Since our inception, we have added study guides, recorded NREMT review/prep lectures, private online tutoring and NREMT and State approved continuing education!

 The pair worked together for nearly 10 years in the fire service and in higher education where they produced solid first-time pass rates within their programs. However, they knew they could help even more students be successful by going to them directly instead of hitting only those within their community. With this, Pass with PASS, LLC was born...



Adam has been a Paramedic since 1998. He started his fire service career in 1993. Since then, he has worked as a Paramedic for Transcare, Flight Paramedic for the University of Kentucky’s Air Medical Program, the Hebron Fire District, and most recently at Newport Fire Department. In 2022, he retired as a Battalion Chief/Paramedic and EMS Coordinator from the Newport Fire/EMS Department. He was also the Medical Commander of the Newport Police Department SWAT Team. 


He holds Associate Degrees in EMS Technology, Fire Science, and Nursing. He also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Nursing and is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. As a Nurse Practitioner, Adam has experience in orthopedics and addiction medicine.

Adam taught in the University of Cincinnati Clermont Paramedic Program from 2000-2016 prior to teaching in Gateway Community and Technical College's Paramedic Program from 2016 - 2022.





Brandon is currently the Captain of EMS with the Hebron Fire Protection District. Previously, he was the EMS Education Manager for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Paramedic Program, EMS Education Manager for the Columbus (OH) Division of Fire, and Director of EMS Education at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Prior to starting at the Cleveland Clinic, Brandon spent 8 years in the fire service as a career firefighter/paramedic, SWAT paramedic and Assistant EMS Coordinator with the Newport Fire/EMS Department. During those years, he taught in the University of Cincinnati Clermont College and Gateway Community & Technical College Paramedic Programs.


He completed his paramedic education at the University of Cincinnati in 2010. Brandon has an Associate’s Degree in EMS, Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science, and a MBA in Healthcare Management.





A highly respected and nationally recognized EMS leader. An EMS Veteran with 19 years experience, he is boarded by the American Society of Clinical Pathology and the NREMT. He is currently working as a Coagulation Sales Specialist with Siemens Healthineers. Previously, Josh was in the Healthcare Interoperability Space for ESO Solutions. He also served as the Coordinator of EMS at St. Elizabeth Healthcare where his objective was to foster long-term meaningful relationships between 5 ED’s and nearly 45 Fire Departments.

​He has a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Medicine. Josh was also the recipient of the prestigious EMS 10: Innovators Award sponsored by JEMS in 2019. He was recognized for influencing data-driven change and advocating technology and efficiency in workflow and communication in an effort to improve patient outcomes in the Greater Cincinnati region with five hospitals throughout Northern Kentucky.


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