Meet the CPR123 Team

Meet the CPR123 Team

Our Story

My wife and I saw a true need for high quality emergency response training. We thought to ourselves, “who better than us to start a company of our own?”

We dedicated our lives to finding the best instructors, highest quality equipment, and creating the best learning environment. It was with this passion that we were able to create CPR123, Inc., where we exemplify training that counts.

Sam & Gigi

FounderS of CPR123, Inc.

Sam and Gigi

Our Story

Sam and Gigi

Sam & Gigi

Co-Founders of CPR123, Inc.

My wife and I saw a true need for high quality emergency response training. We thought to ourselves, “who better than us to start a company of our own?”

We dedicated our lives to finding the best instructors, highest quality equipment, and creating the best learning environment. It was with this passion that we were able to createCPR123, Inc., where we exemplify training that counts.​

Annie Chen

Vice President

As a new accounting graduate, I was looking for a career where I found an opening for an Operations Manager position. It was then that I interviewed with Sam, and I knew that I found my forever home. I saw a small CPR company slowly grow and train over 500 thousand students. The fire and dedication that I experienced at CPR123 in San Antonio inspired and encouraged me to establish roots. We will continue to grow and make emergency response training widely available to ensure all persons have access to affordable high quality training.
With a background in customer service, combined with an interest in the medical field, I found CPR123 in San Antonio to be the perfect combination of my two passions. It brings me true happiness to work with different medical organizations, hospitals, and institutions, to bring high quality emergency response training on a daily basis. With our excellent training staff and instructors, it genuinely makes my job effortless. Working with this organization has brought me true happiness and purpose. I will continue to strive to spread our training message throughout the continental US.

Renee Charlot

Marketing Director

Our administrative team

Anne

Administrative

Kayla

Administrative

Samantha A.

Administrative

Samantha L.

Administrative

Tiffany

Administrative

Tracy

Administrative

Our instructors

Thomas Cappiello (Tommy)​

Instructor

New York

About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have at CPR123 is reading my first review. My student felt confident to save a life and that made my day!

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
I choose to teach at CPR123 because I know that teaching is held as the highest priority. I teach every class as if they will be rescuing my family member. I know at CPR123 they follow the mantra “Training that Counts” and that is important to me!

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I hope that my students feel more confident when treating patients after they have taken courses with me.

1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is… My favorite memory I have at CPR123 is reading my first review. My student felt confident to save a life and that made my day!

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123… I choose to teach at CPR123 because I know that teaching is held as the highest priority. I teach every class as if they will be rescuing my family member. I know at CPR123 they follow the mantra “Training that Counts” and that is important to me!

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you? I hope that my students feel more confident when treating patients after they have taken courses with me.

About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is a student from one of my classes took a heartsaver class. A month later they came to visit me at the office to tell me the skills she learned in class helped save a family member who went into cardiac arrest at home. With the skills she learned, she helped save that person’s life.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
The reason I choose to teach at CPR123 is because all the staff member truly love what they do, and go above and beyond to make sure every student trained gets the best experience possible.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
Whenever I teach any type of class here at CPR123, my main goal is to have every student obtain the best training possible from my experience as a paramedic to not only provide lifesaving care because they have to for employment, but to want to help others in any situation regardless.
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is a student from one of my classes took a heartsaver class. A month later they came to visit me at the office to tell me the skills she learned in class helped save a family member who went into cardiac arrest at home. With the skills she learned, she helped save that person’s life.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
The reason I choose to teach at CPR123 is because all the staff member truly love what they do, and go above and beyond to make sure every student trained gets the best experience possible.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
Whenever I teach any type of class here at CPR123, my main goal is to have every student obtain the best training possible from my experience as a paramedic to not only provide lifesaving care because they have to for employment, but to want to help others in any situation regardless.

Michael Russo (Mike)

Instructor

New York

Paul Abate

Instructor

New York

About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory from teaching is I taught a married couple CPR. They were going to be first time grandparents and they were going to babysit so they took a Heartsaver CPR course with me. Two years later when they reached out to me to recertify they told me a story. They were at a wedding when a gentleman collapsed, the husband started CPR the wife got the AED and made sure someone called 911. The victim survived the event.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
I have known the owner of the company for over thirty years. He was the paramedic on my first job as an EMT. (He doesn’t remember I do =). He always impressed me as a paramedic. For years he asked me to work for him, I told him when I retired from FDNY. I have been here for almost 7 years.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I hope students that take my course learn to recognize when someone needs CPR and have the confidence in their skills to start CPR.
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory from teaching is I taught a married couple CPR. They were going to be first time grandparents and they were going to babysit so they took a Heartsaver CPR course with me. Two years later when they reached out to me to recertify they told me a story. They were at a wedding when a gentleman collapsed, the husband started CPR the wife got the AED and made sure someone called 911. The victim survived the event.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
I have known the owner of the company for over thirty years. He was the paramedic on my first job as an EMT. (He doesn’t remember I do =). He always impressed me as a paramedic. For years he asked me to work for him, I told him when I retired from FDNY. I have been here for almost 7 years.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I hope students that take my course learn to recognize when someone needs CPR and have the confidence in their skills to start CPR.
About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is watching a student light up when you explain something that has eluded them.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
Why I choose to teach at CPR123 is because Sam the Founder, and I worked together over 35 years ago. Sam has always been very passionate and knowledgeable in our chosen profession.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
Aside from the knowledge, I want the students to enjoy their time with us and look forward to coming back in two years. They should want to come back, not because they have to come back.
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is watching a student light up when you explain something that has eluded them.

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
Why I choose to teach at CPR123 is because Sam the Founder, and I worked together over 35 years ago. Sam has always been very passionate and knowledgeable in our chosen profession.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
Aside from the knowledge, I want the students to enjoy their time with us and look forward to coming back in two years. They should want to come back, not because they have to come back.

Kan Chan (Kenny)

Instructor

New York

Cali Fisher

Instructor

New York

About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is being able to see students from past classes come back to CPR123 for their training. It means so much to me!

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
Why I choose to teach at CPR123 is because of my coworkers, students (past and present) and general work environment. There is never a dull moment at CPR123, we always have a good time while working hard!

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I hope each and every one of my students leave my course feeling confident enough to react in an emergency situation. CPR skills are not easy, but with enough practice and continuous training we will provide the information needed to save a life!
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is being able to see students from past classes come back to CPR123 for their training. It means so much to me!

2. Why I choose to teach at CPR123…
Why I choose to teach at CPR123 is because of my coworkers, students (past and present) and general work environment. There is never a dull moment at CPR123, we always have a good time while working hard!

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I hope each and every one of my students leave my course feeling confident enough to react in an emergency situation. CPR skills are not easy, but with enough practice and continuous training we will provide the information needed to save a life!
About Me
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is when a woman came into the office to thank me personally for teaching her how to perform high quality CPR. She was able to save her father’s life by remembering the steps and how to stay calm in a scary situation.

2. Why I choose to teach at cpr123sanantonio…
I choose to work at CPR123 because it has great ownership oversight. The equipment is high quality and has a clean environment. CPR123 co-workers have become my second family.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I want all the students whom I have taught to have a clear understanding of how to potentially save a life.
1. My favorite memory I have from teaching is…
My favorite memory I have from teaching is when a woman came into the office to thank me personally for teaching her how to perform high quality CPR. She was able to save her father’s life by remembering the steps and how to stay calm in a scary situation.

2. Why I choose to teach at cpr123sanantonio…
I choose to work at CPR123 because it has great ownership oversight. The equipment is high quality and has a clean environment. CPR123 co-workers have become my second family.

3. What do you hope your students receive from taking a course with you?
I want all the students whom I have taught to have a clear understanding of how to potentially save a life.

George Templeton

Instructor

Texas

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