About the BIEMR Team

Our team is made up of more than 100 trained volunteers. In addition to keeping their Wilderness First Responder certifications active, the BIEMRs must also participate in at least two trainings and two events annually.

BIEMR Team Co-Leads

Rob Avery

Rob moved to Bainbridge Island nearly 18 years ago after a career of promoting embryonic technologies. He is a paddlesports coach and focuses on expedition planning and leadership skills including incident management.  He has been a Wilderness First Responder for more than 20 years and leads sea kayak expeditions to some of the wildest and far away places. Currently he owns and operates Alchemy Works LLC, a general construction firm specializing in small residential projects on the island. He tells his clients, “I’m curiously creative and will find interesting solutions to your problems.”


Erik Smith
Erik Smith

Erik has been a Bainbridge Island resident for forty years; Rotary Auction Traffic, Safety, Security manager for 15 years; US Navy Hospital corpsman for 12 years; Regional Sales and Key Account Manager for a wind turbine drive train company for 20 years; and lacrosse official and state high school officials assignor for 20 years. He is also the Outside Team Manager for Bainbridge Prepares Vaccination Clinics.


BIEMR Team Consultant

Devin James
Devin James

Devin James, a previous BIEMR Team Lead, is now a serving Fire Fighter with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.


If you’re interested in joining us, shoot us an email.

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