Nick is originally from Stockholm, Sweden and moved to Orlando, Florida in February of 2001. He studied to become an EMT and after graduating, started his EMS career working for an ambulance service in Orlando later on that same year. During his time with the ambulance service, he was accepted to the Central Florida Fire Academy and after successfully completing the program, was hired by Orange County Fire Rescue in 2002 as a Firefighter/EMT.


In 2005 he earned his Paramedic certificate and continued to excel in EMS. In 2015, he became a member of the O.C.F.R.D. High Angle Rescue Team and a part of Special Operations. Nick also has experience working in a cardiac cath lab with Florida Heart Group as a Cardiovascular Technician and as a Patient Care Technician II in the Clinical Transition Unit with Advent Health in Orlando.


Nick currently resides in Hendersonville, N.C. with his wife Tracy and enjoys all the fun outdoor adventures that the area brings. He can be found on hiking trails, riding mountain bikes or enjoying the wonderful food and brewery culture if opportunity is given.


With over 15 years of EMS & Hospital experience, Nicolas brings with him real-life experience and training beyond the textbooks. Hero CPR is happy to have him on our team!   

About Us

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!

Larry Rowe

Owner/Lead Instructor

​*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.*​

Nicolas Vowden

Assistant Instructor

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.