Our Team

Collectively, the CPR Center team has over 100 years of experience in a wide variety of health and safety professions. Therefore, you get the very best, most knowledgeable instructors available for your training.

Our team of medical and business professionals conduct courses that meet the standards established by nationally recognized health and safety organizations. We are committed to "staying in touch" with current trends, new laws and requirements as dictated by the governing bodies of health and safety.

Our commitment to excellence ensures you are up-to-date with your skills and in-line with health and safety requirements by such organizations as the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).

Get equipped today to handle any emergency situation. Make your environment a safer place. Call the CPR Center today!

Meet the CPR Center's Managerial Team


Lauren currently serves as the owner and CEO of the CPR Center, and has been part of the team since 2009. She is very passionate about teaching others life-saving skills in our BLS classes and being able to make a difference in the community.

“I always told myself I’d never end up with a job that I dreaded going to every day. Through God’s grace, I was able to find a career I absolutely love. Not only that, but the team I work with is incredible. They exceed my expectations every day.”

In her free time she enjoys attending Harvest Time church, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, staying active, traveling, and tending to her houseplants.

Lauren is newly married to Heath and is very inspired by his work ethic and attitude. They have three lively dogs and an outside cat.

Executive Assistant

Emily serves as the CPR Center’s Executive Assistant and also teaches BLS classes. She graduated from UAFS with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and plans to continue her education in the future.

Emily has recently rescued an enthusiastic puppy named Henley who loves to play fetch. Most of her free time is spent outdoors hiking, rock climbing, hammocking and floating the river in her pink kayak. She also enjoys making memories with her friends and spending time with family.

“Teaching CPR has given me confidence in my abilities to act quickly during any emergency. An effective leader can never be a bystander.”

Meet the CPR Center's Instructors


JoAnn is a Nurse Practitioner and holds a Master of Science in Nursing. She has served in the in-hospital emergency care field since 1993.

JoAnn is married with three children, five dogs, and a cat. She has been teaching advanced courses at the CPR Center since 2004. JoAnn foster's a relaxed, fun, learning environment in her classes and enjoys teaching.

Her healthcare knowledge runs deep, and her students benefit from that extensive knowledge. You will enjoy attending her classes and learning with her!


Jennifer is an RN and holds a Masters degree in Nursing Education. She has been a nurse since 1992 serving in both in-hospital and pre-hospital care.

Jennifer has been a BLS Instructor since 1987, an ACLS Instructor since 1996, and a PALS Instructor since 1997.

She is an avid baseball fan, and enjoys reading and spending time at the lake.

Jennifer enjoys sharing knowledge with the students who can then go out and touch so many more lives with the skills they have learned.


Kristen has been teaching BLS classes at the CPR Center since 2018 and is currently our newest ACLS and PALS instructor.

She graduated from UAFS with a degree in nursing in 2008 and has since worked as a Critical Care nurse and travel nurse. After completing her BSN, she promptly began on her MSN. Kristen will graduate with her Masters in Nursing Education in the Fall of 2020.

“I love teaching CPR because it is such an important skill that everyone should know. I've seen firsthand the devastation caused by someone not receiving immediate CPR and want to do my part to prevent that from happening in our community."

"Teaching ACLS still keeps me connected to my critical care background, gives me teaching experience, and allows me to connect with other healthcare providers.”

When she’s not teaching or studying, she loves spending time with family and friends. She’s also a self-proclaimed nerd and loves Star Wars and Harry Potter.


Mike has been involved with the CPR Center since 2017. He teaches ACLS, PALS, and occasionally BLS.

Even though his Paramedic role keeps him very busy, he still enjoys spreading his knowledge to the students in our classes. It’s this vast knowledge that the students cherish and are able to apply during the class, out in public, and at their place of employment.

Mike brings a very fun and relaxed atmosphere to his classes, which ensures optimal satisfaction and learning.

Fun fact: Mike doubles as a race car driver in his free time!


Tiffany teaches BLS classes at the CPR Center. You will enjoy her positive attitude and encouraging words as you learn life-saving skills from her.

Tiffany has involved herself in healthcare and helping others empower themselves in a journey to health since 2004.

Her hobbies include hiking, camping, reading, and vegan cooking. She enjoys spending fun time with her son, shopping with her grandmother, and gardening with her grandfather.


Samantha graduated from UAFS with a degree in elementary education, which means she not only teaches CPR, but kiddos as well!

She is married to her BEST Friend, Justin, and they have two rescue dogs (Abigail and Bruno). She enjoys baking, hiking, traveling, shopping, and reading.

“I love learning my CPR students’ names and a little bit about why they are taking the class, so then I can relate to them and make the class more personal.”


Courtney has been a nurse specializing in emergency medicine since 2013 and has worked in healthcare since 2009. She began teaching courses at the CPR center in 2018.

Courtney is very passionate about continuing education and enjoys teaching others. She provides a relaxing and fun learning environment in her classes and loves meeting new people.

In her free time she enjoys fishing and golfing with her husband and spending time with her family and friends. Courtney and her husband are expecting a baby boy in the spring of 2020 and can’t wait for his arrival!


Landon has been a registered nurse since 1998. He has a varied background which includes critical care, cardiac nursing, nurse management, and nursing education. His experiences and love of helping others make teaching a comfortable role for him.

He is very proud of his wife and their blended family which includes a total of 7 children. He enjoys spending time with the kids and attending their events, watching movies, hiking and exploring outdoors.


Brook started teaching our BLS classes at the CPR Center in 2018. She is passionate about teaching others how to help others by learning CPR and creating a warm and welcoming environment.

In her free time, Brook enjoys attending church at Harvest Time, hanging out with her friends drinking iced-coffee (she’s a big believer that iced is better than hot), reading in her hammock, practicing photography, and laughing.


Heather started her healthcare journey as an Emergency Services Technician in the Pediatric ER in Baton Rouge, LA. Since then she’s completed 2 years of the BSN program at UAFS and will graduate in December 2020 as a Registered Nurse.

Heather’s been teaching BLS classes since 2018. She adores teaching people how to save lives and getting to know her students and their stories.

“Not just healthcare workers need to know CPR. I love teaching moms and dads, grandmoms and granddads, foster parents, and anyone who wants to be able to lend a hand in a dire situation. Teaching my students gives me a peace of mind to send my family and loved ones out into the world. It confirms that good people are out there and are trained to act when a scary situation arises.”

In her free time, Heather loves to be outdoors with her wonderful husband and family. “We can always find something fun to do when we “unplug” and enjoy God's beautiful creation!”

Contact Information

CPR Center
801 South 21st Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone: 479-785-1578

Office Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

“Evenings and Weekends by Appointment”

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