David Olvera is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Certified Flight Paramedic and Certified Medical Transport Executive and currently serves as Clinical Education Manager and department chair for the national research committee of Air Methods Corporation. He serves on the boards of the International Board of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics and the MedEvac Foundation International and works as a subject matter expert with the Air Medical Journal. He is recipient of the 2016 Tim Hynes Award and the 2017 ASTNA Jordan Award for excellence and significant contributions to prehospital medicine. He has been an item writer for both the National Registry and the Flight Paramedic Exam. Additionally, he serves on the faculty of the Difficult Airway Course EMS and is extensively published on the topics of prehospital airway management, resuscitation and advancing paramedicine. David is a proud Veteran Combat Medic of the United States Army.