*The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, BLS, ACLS, and PALS, and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the American Heart Association.*
Our instructors are all experienced American Heart Association certified instructors. As healthcare providers ourselves, we understand the all too hectic shift/work/family/life balance schedules. We offer flexible times including night and weekend classes to meet your scheduling needs. We can come to your workplace or office. Contact us to schedule a class!
My name is Larry Rowe. I am the owner/lead instructor of Asheville Heart CPR. I began my career in emergency medical services back in 2000 as a Firefighter/EMT-Basic with Orange County Fire Rescue, Orlando, FL. In 2006, I completed EMT-Paramedic through Valencia state college's EMS program and earned my AS degree in Emergency Medical Services. After 13 years with the fire service, I decided to work as an in-hospital paramedic for one of the busiest emergency departments in the nation for Orlando Health. I was blessed to be one of the first paramedics in-hospital granted permission to be a part of the vascular access team (PICC team) and was a certified ultrasound IV technician for Orlando Health. My lifelong dream is to take my experiences and educate both medical providers and the community to which I am proud to serve.
David moved to Asheville in 2008 after completing his EMT-Basic through Landmark Learning in Sylva, NC. He earned his EMT-Intermediate from AB-Tech in 2010 and has a BA from Centre College in Danville, Ky. David has worked with many Emergency Medical services including the Buncombe County Rescue Squad, Haywood County EMS, and Medical Emergency Transport Services. Currently, David lives in Alexander, NC with his wife Tonya, his son Jaxon, and is expecting a newborn in December. David currently works at Sisters of Mercy Urgent care as a EMT-Intermediate.
Laura Stone moved to WNC after her husband completed his service in the U.S. Army. She has worked as a CNA in both hospital and home settings. She also gained valuable experience in EKG, Phlebotomy, wound packing, triage and first aide while attending a medical assistant program at an acute care clinic. Laura was honored to provide these services to the hard working soldiers and their families stationed in Hawaii. She has 3 years of clinical/critical care experience in healthcare and has been CPR certified for over 10 years. When shes not teaching CPR, she is teaching families how to better communicate with their K-9 counterparts. Laura is also a qualified dog behavioral specialist and enjoys helping families connect more intimately with their furried friends. Laura currently lives in Weaverville with her two young sons, Barrett and Ari and husband Spencer. She is looking forward to serving our wonderful community here in WNC and surrounding areas.