·      Who are you?

My name is Mikaela and I am a paramedic in Vermont.  I started my career in EMS in the summer of 2015 as an EMT and enrolled in a paramedic program in the fall of 2017.  I live in the middle of nowhere with my family and an abundance of adorable animals.  My other main passion is music- I actually have a degree in Interdisciplinary Music Studies from Berklee College of Music!

 

·      What do you sell?
When I starting working as a first responder, I found myself wanting customized, specialized materials that I couldn’t find anywhere.  So, I decided to make them myself!  The first of these inventions was the Run Card, and it grew from there.  I also created some educational materials for myself, such as the Cardiac Cheat Sheet, when I was in my paramedic program.  I wanted to organize the information in a straightforward, condensed way and was pleasantly surprised when my fellow classmates all wanted copies!

 

·      Why is your store called The Nerdy Medic?
I feel like this one is pretty self-explanatory: I am proud to be both a nerd and a medic!  I got a reputation in my paramedic program as being a pretty big nerd and decided to embrace it!

 

·      Why did you start this business?
I decided to start this business when I noticed that my fellow first responders were having the same problems as I was.  As I did some initial research, I found that there were almost no specialized products available to us like the ones I was making, and I realized that my solutions could probably help others, as well.  And who better to help first responders than an actual first responder?  

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