Chris Ottolini has been a paramedic for over 20 years, the last six with Coast Life Support District in Gualala. He has also taught Emergency Medical Services at Santa Rosa Junior College, and currently teaches at the National College of Technical Instruction in Roseville.
The desire to help others led Chris to become a paramedic. He naturally progressed to wanting to help others learn how to help others, so he also became an adjunct instructor. This teaching desire carried over to the role of training officer with Coast Life Support District, where he is not only responsible for the District’s entire training program but is also the lead resource and EMS contact for the District’s fire departments and for Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services. Chris believes working in this rural environment affords significant and unique opportunities to provide emergency medical services, education, training, growth, and a positive impact on a distinctive community. He strongly believes education is the foundation toward any development.
Chris, his wife, and youngest son live in Roseville and are involved in local nonprofits. When Chris is not working, he is spending time with his children and family, being active outdoors, or playing just about any sport.