Matthew Wickey is San Juan Emergency Medical Services (SJ EMS) December EMT of the month. Wickey is the newest member of San Juan EMS having just passed his National EMT testing.
Along with his interest in medicine, he has worked as an outdoor educator and conservation biologist for the past 20 years in a multitude of programs and projects centered around conservation biology, adventure & environmental education, advocacy of traditional indigenous knowledge systems and community building.
Wickey has an academic background in Outdoor Education (BS) & currently wrapping up an MS in Conservation Biology/Sustainability Education. He is dedicated to community building and bringing youth, families, and individuals to a greater awareness of the natural world and the connections that exist and that need to be healed to sustain our future as a global community. His passions include ocean sports, sailing, snowboarding, mountaineering, back country medicine. He is also interested in organic farming, natural/herbal medicine, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, and primitive living skills.