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.


Interim Chief – Karl Kuetzing

Karl has been a resident of Friday Harbor for 17 years, and became an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), in 2012. He is a nationally registered EMT, Washington State EMS evaluator, wilderness EMT, SOLO wilderness medicine instructor and a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor through the American Heart Association. A

Executive Assistant – Heather Vogel

Director of Outreach & Education/Community Paramedicine – 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 Outreach Coordinator – Peggy Long

Medical Program Director – Dr Josh Corsa


Jennifer English

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

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.

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.

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.

San Juan County Public Hospital District #1

Nathan Butler – Executive Assistant

Pam Hutchins – Superintendent

Staff EMTs

Lt. Humberto Orozco

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

Ian Randall

Ian is a great sport, especially when it comes to the 3am calls. Inbetween work and being a father of two young boys Ian likes to spend time riding his bicycle, dancing, playing games of all kinds, making pizza and Lego creations with his toddler.

Jesse James

Lt. Kati English

Kati completed her EMT certification in 2016 and is a reserve Lieutenant for EMS. She volunteers as a firefighter for San Juan Fire District 3 and also works as an ER Tech at Peace Island Medical Center. She also likes to spend time with her ridiculously large

Support Officers