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Bill Martin Spent 34 years working for Niagara Mohawk/ National Grid in various positions. Approximately 20 years of that time was as an Electric Utility Lineman, and almost 9 years running the Saranac Lake Regional Office and crews. While working as a Lineman, he also became involved with medicine through National Ski Patrol and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Services. Combining his teaching experience from running a gymnastics program at the YMCA and being a Level 3 Professional Ski Instructor, Bill Martin became an Instructor Trainer for National Ski Patrol and a New York State Certified Course Instructor Coordinator (CIC) at the Paramedic Level. In 2000 Bill began flying as a Flight Paramedic with North Country Life Flight while he continued work at National Grid. His work with the Lower Adirondack Medical Rescue Team brought medicine to more austere environments. Further pursuit of skill and knowledge improvement brought a certificate in Advanced Wilderness Life Support, a Diploma in Mountain Medicine and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2017. This would be the second of two associates degrees: One AAS in Nursing and another AAS in Ecology and Environmental Technology. He is currently a Critical Care Flight Nurse/ Paramedic for North Country Life Flight and a Speaker/Consultant for the Electrical Industry focused on Improving Crew and Team Dynamics. He has been a project manager for bare-hand high voltage crews and a Safety Director. Bills experience in austere environments and working in extreme conditions with dynamic teams provides a framework for stories that depict applicable lessons for daily life. Trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp, Climbing Mt. Kenya, Kilimanjaro, crevasse rescue training on Mt. Rainier, Cave rescues and flying critical patients places Bill Martin in a unique niche of experiences that translate to the betterment and improvement of the human condition. His speaking engagements have ventured into working with linemen, medical professionals ,teachers and students to improve critical thinking and situational awareness. He is currently developing a webpage, writing a book, and developing presentations, strategies and tactics to enrich the ability to think differently. His favorite quote is by Albert Einstein, “We can’t solve the problems we face today at the level of thinking we were at when we created them”.

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