Dr. Butler is an Arizona native and completed his medical degree at the University of Arizona. During his 20 years in healthcare and education he has worked as an emergency physician at Maricopa Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird, and part time rural emergency medicine at White Mountain Regional Medical Center in Springerville, AZ. He has also served as the President of the Arizona College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Associate Professor at the UofA College of Medicine. He is a Commander in the US Navy Reserve and has served as Senior Medical Officer - USNH Okinawa Emergency Department, Dept Head and Trauma Team Leader in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Dept Head and Trauma Team Leader in Q-West, Iraq. He is currently the Specialty Leader for Emergency Medicine for the US Navy Reserves. In his tenure as Medical Director of Arizona ITLS he has been a positive force in bringing ITLS to remote areas of Arizona. His ability to speak fluent Spanish has allowed AZ ITLS to bring much needed medical training to Puerto Penasco, Mexico. He has served as an editor and chapter author for ITLS textbooks, including the latest Military edition. Brad is married and father of 2 adult children.
Fred Killingbeck has been in the medical field since the age of 16 when he started working as an orderly in the emergency room at Merced General Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Merced, California. He has since worked in almost every area of hospitals in several states, including ER, ICU, and Cath Lab as well as in the field as an EMT, EMT-I, EMT-P, and Registered Nurse.
He has served as a hospital Critical Care Educator, Paramedic Coordinator, an Area EMS Coordinator, Director of Prehospital Education, and Vice President of Planning and Development for EMS Services. Other experience includes service as Theosophical Leader, High School Math and Science Teacher, and College Faculty for Nursing, Pharmacology, and EMS.
He has been teaching everything from basic EMTs and paramedics to critical care nurses and emergency medicine residents since 1984 and has earned a reputation for turning complex and confusing information into simple and clear concepts.
Although he has retired as WMEs President and CEO, you can still find him teaching our Paramedic and ALS Refresher courses around Arizona.
Carl is a 3rd generation native Arizonan. He has been an EMT and Paramedic in the state for over 35 years. His diverse background in EMS includes volunteer, special events, construction, industrial, wilderness, rural, suburban, urban, ground and air ambulance and Fire District service.
Carl was naturally drawn to education and through his association with experts in the field, he developed his own no nonsense, street-wise style of teaching. He is able to relate to students with his own extensive experience in various aspects of EMS. He is an AHA TC Faculty for ACLS, PALS, and BLS, Affiliate Faculty for ITLS, Affiliate Faculty for AMLS, Certified EMT and Paramedic Instructor, and Wilderness Emergency Medicine Instructor. He was awarded the American Ambulance Association Star of Life Award in 1996.
Carl serves as our President and CEO, but still enjoys the opportunity to teach EMS classes all around Arizona.
He is an avid hiker, backpacker and all around outdoorsman with a special love for the Grand Canyon where he has spent many days hiking and river rafting.
A long time Arizona resident, Laura is a dynamic and positive force in the Wizard organization. And a great bowler!! She is a BLS, ITLS and EMT instructor and has worked as an NREMT for 14 years in the rural areas around Wickenburg. She is also an expert in the Art of Moulage.
Her moulage work has been seen throughout the state in ITLS classes, at national conferences, and she has done some of her best work at the ITLS on the River conference where she has coordinated a huge moulage team and done make-up for as many as 50 “victims” for this 3 day ITLS extravaganza.
A multi-talented individual who will tackle almost any task you throw at her, Laura serves as WMEs VP of Personnel. She also coordinates much of the student requirements and activities for our Paramedic Program. Best of all, she serves as Wizard’s social director!
Jarvison is married to a beautiful woman Christina for 15 years, (seen on the left in the picture) with five equally beautiful children. Jaye, Johnson, Jennifer, Racheal & Ashley. He likes to design and draw, but has not been active since high school. Until one afternoon in a Wizard classroom, a creative doodle gave birth to a wonderful idea. The Wizard Education Logo!
"The logo was a great and wonderful accomplishment in design for me. Having been printed, published and seeing the Wizard Logo everywhere, and I do mean EVERYWHERE! It is a very wonderful creation done for a very special and awesome company. Since then I have started to draw again, and had created many other t-shirts, logos and designs. After winning some design contests, I had a little push back into the world of creative art design. For that, I am grateful to Wizard Education for giving me the opportunity, to do something I have loved doing since childhood. Thank you Wizard!"
Jarvison loves eating, listening to music, and walks with his wife and gazing at her, traveling and having a good time!
Thanks Jarvison for the wonderful contributions you have made to Wizard Education.
ANNETTE IMELDA SCARLATO TOPLIFF, RN, BSN, EMT
American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, & PALS Instructor &
Training Center Faculty, Paramedic Program Director
Annette is an Ohio transplant as are so many Arizona residents.
She completed her nursing at the University of Toledo and her
BSN at the University of Phoenix.
Annetteʼs nursing experience covers a broad range of nursing.
She has worked as an ICU nurse and most recently as Manager
of Clinical Practice in ICU, Subacute Nursing, and Home Infusion
Annette is our Paramedic Program Director, ensuring the utmost quality of our Program. She is also WMEs AHA Training Center Coordinator, AHA Regional Faculty and a VERY POPULAR ACLS and PALS Instructor for our classes all around Arizona!
She is the mother of 2 adult children, 5 dogs, and 1 husband.
Enjoys solving puzzles of any kind which makes her perfect for
solving the puzzle of staffing the numerous and varied Wizard
classes and managing the numerous and varied Wizard
Beth is the cornerstone of the Wizard Education office. Beth comes to Wizard with experience in a wide variety of fields from serving her country in the United States Air Force to using her artistic talents as a home decorator. Her years of experience and her inherent understanding of customer service make her ideal for dealing with Wizard Education customers. Her strong work ethic and creative talents make her well suited for a growing business where she has initiated systems and processes for growth.
Beth now serves as WMEs Executive Director and CFO, keeping track of all our finances, projecting our budgets, keeping a good eye on the purse strings and keeping us on a steady course.
When she is not at the Wizard office she is quilting, raising a service dog and gardening.
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