The People Behind San Juan Island EMS

We are proud of our dedicated and talented EMTs, Paramedics, Administration, and our popularly elected Commissioners.

Our team provides the best 9-1-1 response, transport, and injury prevention services possible to our island residents and guests. We hold national recognition as a top agency in patient satisfaction as nationally ranked by EMS Survey Team, and one of the best places to experience a cardiac emergency as reported by the CARES Registry.

Please take a moment to look through our website to see your friends and family members proudly serving through San Juan Island EMS. We are always looking for your feedback and suggestions to improve our service delivery and outreach services.


Administrator – Nathan Butler

Medical Program Director – Dr Josh Corsa

Office Manager to Administrator – Hannah Johnson

Community Paramedicine and Outreach and Education

Director/EMT – Lainey Volk

Lainey leads our efforts in injury and accident education and prevention here at EMS. She has received numerous awards for her efforts in heading up our public education campaign, teaching thousands in CPR and first aid, and coordinating our car seat and helmet program. In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, flying and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Assistant/EMT- Ryder Cuddington


Kyle Davies

Kyle Davies, BA, NRP is our newest paramedic but one of our most longstanding agency providers with many years as an EMT under his belt before graduating from the Harborview Paramedic Program in 2012.  Kyle is also a pilot and active community members and serves as our

Jennifer English

Weyshawn Koons

Weyshawn Douglas Koons, MFA, CCEMTP, NRP, SEI, serves as the Director of Emergency Response for San Juan Island EMS. She moved to the island on Thanksgiving Day in 1981. Weyshawn took the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class ten years later, and fell in love with pre-hospital care.

Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson started in EMS 1997 after a visit to the island turned into permanent residence here.Ryan began working full-time with us in January 2008. He has been working with Skagit Medic One for over 7 years. In his free time, he is an avid skier and sea, surf and whitewater paddler.

Noah Waldron

Noah joined San Juan Island EMS, in the winter of 2008, he joins his Brother Ben who is also an EMT. Noah was born and raised on San Juan Island and is a second generation EMT. Noah currently works as a Carpenter and is an outdoor enthusiast.

Support Officers

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1

Nathan Butler – Superintendent

Steve Wambsganss

Staff EMTs

Lt. Trevor Bolton

Lt. Sara Hill

Lt. Jesse James

Lt. Herb Mason

Lt. Humberto Orozco

Lieutenant Humberto Orozco, EMT is a private business owner here on the island and serves as co-lieutenant of Delta Team.

Michelle Savoie