The Executive Team
Beth has a bachelor’s degree on both Community Health Education and Nursing. She has worked in the Alegent Health System for 3 years with 2 of those years as a labor and delivery nurse. Beth was a first aid and CPR instructor for 4 years. In addition to nursing, Beth developed patient education videos for the UNMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
As a trained health educator, Beth brings extensive safety and wellness knowledge to the team and is an integral part of providing quality instruction. As a youth, she was a high level swimmer winning 8 individual and relay state titles, earning 8 All-American times and helped set 4 state records in relays (2 of those records are still standing).
Eric has 6 years of experience in health and safety training, focusing on CPR and First Aid training. Eric is a technology-minded professional who’s always looking for how technology can be leveraged to solve everyday problems. By leveraging 10 years of experience in technical end user services, he provides insight into administering safety training management systems and is excited to develop training solutions which utilize internet technology to its fullest.
Born and raised in Bellevue, Eric is currently exploring video conferencing solutions with a local La Vista business. Eric possesses a Bachelors of Science in Business Information Systems from Bellevue University and is pursuing his Masters of Information Technology at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
Eric is a member of the Help Desk Institute, a professional organization which focuses on customer service process and technology.
James brings 15 years of safety training experience to Heartland Safety and Wellness. Since 1998, he has certified over 10,000 people in first aid and CPR. As a former EMT he brings real world experience to students. Prior to Heartland Safety and Wellness, James was the Training and Education Manager for the American Red Cross-Heartland Chapter. In his tenure from 2006-2009 James developed a CPR program and cost analysis model adopted by the American National Red Cross.
A native of Omaha, he is a graduate of Westside High School and Bellevue University, majoring in Business Administration. He is currently working on an MBA with a scheduled completion date in 2013. In addition to Heartland Safety and Wellness, James works in operations for the family businesses and is an Investment Advisor Representative with Russ Kaplan Investments.
In 2008, James was co-chair of the pool operations committee for the U.S. Olympic Trails-Swimming where he recruited and managed lifeguards for the event. In 2012, he will take on the same role as part of the athletic services committee.
Sarah is a training, logistics, and scheduling expert. She has a variety of practical skills ranging from technical to procurement and focuses on operational logistics. Sarah has been a trainer for 12 years having taught early swimmers, lifeguards, and first responders.
Sarah, a life-long Bellevueite, acquired her Bachelors of Science in Education from Grace University.