Our courses are taught by certified Red Cross First Aid Instructors who can tailor the course based on class composition. Our instructors bring a wealth of personal experience to their courses and their use of real life examples will make your first aid class entertaining and memorable.
Brent discovered his passion for first aid providing emergency medical care as a first responder. He has been working as a professional firefighter since 2006 and became a Red Cross First Aid Instructor in 2010. Brent loves teaching people to use life saving skills and develop the confidence to act if they are faced with a medical emergency.
Pauline enjoys the challenge of teaching students of all levels. She brings energy and humour to her classes and uses personal stories to illustrate her message. Pauline’s goal is to give her students the skills to face future first aid emergencies with confidence and make a difference in someone else’s life.
Reza M. Shariatzade
As a retired doctor of medicine, university professor and infectious disease specialist, Reza brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Red Cross first aid instructor. As well as teaching courses regularly for Safe + Sound, Reza also volunteers as an instructor for the Canadian Red Cross Smart Start Program. His ability to speak Farsi, Azerbaijani and Turkish as well as English is of great benefit to many of our students.
Asheton Lea Finnson
Asheton works as a Paramedic for the British Columbia Ambulance Service and has a 10 year background in the First Aid Industry. As a certified Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor she enjoys teaching first aid and brings her life experience and extensive medical knowledge to her classes. Asheton is an active volunteer in the community and has worked at many local events. She feels fortunate to work with such a variety of people and to be able to help train them to respond confidently to emergency situations. She looks forward to seeing you in one of her classes!
Candace is a certified Red Cross Instructor and has been teaching the Red Cross Babysitting Course with Safe + Sound since 2009. Candace has a broad experience working in child and youth care settings and she is currently working as an elementary school teacher in the Langley School District.
Olivia’s passion for education began with tutoring & teaching martial arts classes. She went on to teach with ESL and international language schools, and this led her to the Canadian Red Cross. At Red Cross, she started out as a Disaster Management Instructor and soon was teaching a variety of First Aid and CPR classes as well as the Respect Education violence and abuse prevention programs. Olivia’s enthusiasm for teaching, knowledge of the first aid field, and open, approachable nature help to make her classes fun, interactive, and memorable.
Carla is a Master Trainer for the MHFA course on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and delivers courses across Canada. Carla’s training gives people understanding, knowledge and effective strategies needed to support an individual experiencing or developing a mental health crisis. She is an experienced trainer who can deliver sensitive information in a professional manner. And her energy, enthusiasm and humour help her create a positive learning experience for participants.
Gill McCulloch is the Owner/Director of Safe + Sound First Aid Training Ltd. She is passionate about her business and her mission to empower people with lifesaving first aid and safety skills. Gill has a B.Sc. Honors Degree in Human Biological Sciences and taught Red Cross first aid and CPR classes for 12 years as a certified instructor with the Canadian Red Cross first aid training program. She is the recipient of two industry awards.