Meet the Team

Founder+CEO

Malynda’s vision is to serve others through her work at Trio Safety and in her personal life. She developed entrepreneurial skills as a child when she started her own small business. She is a skilled graphic designer and graduated summa cume laude as a Beeson Scholar with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Samford University. Malynda also completed the prestigious CAPA Internship Program in London, England, with Mylo Design. She desires to build Trio Safety as a tool to teach others how to save lives because she believes that saving lives is the ultimate act of service.

In her personal time, she enjoys her role of wife and mother. She is passionate about foster care and opens her home to foster children.

Founder+COO

Brady founded Trio with his wife, Malynda, with the aim of making CPR+AED training easy, engaging, and effective.  He is driven by helping others be ready to respond in an emergency through the delivery of dynamic, quality training through his business.  Brady holds a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University, a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Management and Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an EMT certificate from the University of South Alabama.  His professional background includes service as a chief of police, deputy sheriff, park ranger, special investigator, police officer, firefighter, EMT, and 9-1-1 dispatcher as well as a college professor and instructor for the US Department of Homeland Security.  He loves spending quality time with his family and serving his local church.

National Accounts Manager

Brad and his family moved to the Birmingham area in 2010. They have embraced the football culture, BBQ food, and the tornado-filled Spring and now happily call it home. Brad received his Masters of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University, and his Bachelors of Science in Sports Science from Indiana University. He holds certifications as an Athletic Trainer from the Board of Certification, and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Over his 24-year career, Brad has worked at the high school, clinic, and professional levels which included an internship with the Detroit Lions, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, the USA Women’s Rowing team, indoor pro-soccer team the Orlando Sharks, and the outdoor pro-soccer team Orlando City SC. He currently shares his Director of Marketing time traveling with the USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Circuit as a contract Athletic Trainer.

Why I Became an Instructor:
I was looking to teach part-time when I was not on the road with USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Circuit. This was a great fit in allowing me to work with people and share the value of helping people prepare for the unexpected.

Favorite movie:
Gladiator

Hobbies:
Cooking with my family, training for half-marathons with my wife, attending and participating in any kind of sporting event, serving my church

Director of Operations
Sr. Staff Instructor

Warren Knight joined the Trio team in February 2016 as Director of Training after serving as the Senior Staff Instructor for the last year. He has been teaching First Aid and CPR for over 25 years and is very passionate about training those who are there when an emergency occurs.

Warren brings over thirty years of public safety experience as a retired Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic with Hoover Fire Department and as a Navy corpsman with the U.S. Marines. Warren holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Jefferson State Community College, EMT-Paramedic from University of Alabama in Birmingham, and multiple Fire Service certifications from the Alabama Fire College and the National Fire Academy. Warren enjoys time with his family and helping in the community.

Hobbies:
Travel

Sr. Staff Instructor
Sr. Staff Instructor

Dennis was raised in EMS as his father started one of the first ambulance services in Alabama that had First Aid trained attendants and participated in the first EMS classes taught at Lloyd Noland Hospital. He completed his Paramedic program at the University of Alabama after serving in the U.S. Air Force. Dennis taught and served as EMS Director at Bessemer State Community College. He holds an A.S. in Fire Service Management from Shelton State and a B.S. in Public Safety Administration from Athens State.

Dennis has been in EMS since Jan. 1970 and worked as a Fire/Medic and EMS Assistant until retiring in 2014. He is passionate about his faith and family, and serves as a part-time local Pastor in the United Methodist Church.

Why do I teach?
I believe that God uses me to help others to understand how to, and how important it is to be able to help someone in need. I have been teaching public safety classes for over 30 years.

ACLS+PALS Coordinator

Henry Joined the Trio Safety team in September of 2015, after he and his wife moved from Auburn to the Birmingham area. In addition to serving at Trio, he currently serves as a Paramedic/ Firefighter with Homewood Fire Department and an adjunct instructor in the Emergency Medical Services Program at Southern Union State Community College.

Henry has a passion for high quality care made simple, and enjoys bringing his experience in the field to the classroom. Henry believes that every person has the opportunity to save a life in an emergency, but it takes great training and the bravery to rise to the occasion when that time comes. He enjoys music, good coffee, and hiking and camping with his wife.

Why I became an instructor:
Because as a Paramedic, I have a mandate to always be the “patient’s advocate.” I believe by helping every student learn and feel confident in his or her set of skills, that is exactly what I am doing; I am simply extending that advocacy a little further.

Favorite movie:
Forrest Gump

Training Asst. Coordinator
Staff Instructor
Staff Instructor

Neika serves as a BLS Instructor for Trio Safety CPR+AED Solutions. Neika’s passion and calling is to educate others on how achieve optimal health in order to live life well. She holds a Master of Arts in Health Promotion/Health Education from The University of Alabama and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Communication Information Sciences also from UA. In addition to her work in teaching lifesaving skills on behalf of Trio, Neika also serves as a health educator for St. Vincent’s Health System, an adjunct instructor in health studies for Shelton State Community College, and a personal trainer for University of Alabama Recreation. She enjoys spending time with her family and being outside.

Why I Became an Instructor:
I believe everyone should be given the opportunity to understand how to effectively save another person’s life.

Favorite Movie:
Cinderella

Staff Instructor

Deanna’s 15 years of experience leading in a public education classroom have well-equipped her for serving as Trio’s Director of Operations. The various positions, including instructional support paraprofessional and secondary history teacher, provide her with a unique ability to adapt to almost any learning environment. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Masters of Education from the University of Montevallo. Deanna’s love of teaching and her organizational abilities allow her to perform her duties as Trio. She has served as Staff Instructor, ARC Training Coordinator, and Administrative Coordinator with equal zest. When not fulfilling her duties for Trio, she enjoys spending time with her first grand child.

Staff Instructor
Staff Instructor
Training Assistant
Training Assistant
Training Assistant
Staff Instructor

Eric began his career as a firefighter/paramedic with the Prattville Fire Department in 1978. He later joined the Hillview 78 West Fire District and after two years left to serve with the Hoover Fire Department where he spent the remainder of his 35 year career. Eric has been an instructor for the fire service and has taught CPR since 1986. He enjoys engaging people during his classes and feels that there is no greater calling than to serve in a field where you can help others save lives.

Eric has been married over 31 years to Diane Taylor and they have one daughter, Rachel, whom they are quite proud of. Eric and Diane enjoy walking their chocolate lab, attending plays with friends and visiting interesting sights throughout the southeast. Eric is very involved in his local church where he teaches Sunday school and serves on the deacon board.

Staff Instructor

Ryan holds a Master of Arts in Public and Private Management from Birmingham – Southern College and Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Auburn University. He has been a professional fire fighter and EMT for more than 16 years and a paramedic for more than a decade. He is in the final stages of completing the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg,Maryland and currently holds multiple technical rescue and fire officer certifications through the Alabama Fire College. Ryan began instructing basic life support early in his career and recognizes the unique delivery and atmosphere that TRIO offers to its clients. Ryan enjoys running half marathons with his wife and spending time at the lake with his family.

Why I became an instructor:
I recognize and appreciate that the mission of TRIO goes beyond simply checking the boxes and certifying students in CPR they truly want to connect with the client.

Favorite move:
Big Daddy

Staff Instructor
Staff Instructor

Emily began working with Trio Safety in September 2015 as the Huntsville Staff Instructor. She is passionate about helping others and has a desire to foster healing in individuals. These passions lead Emily to attain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from UAB. After graduating and becoming a new mom, Emily began her career in healthcare as a nurse at Huntsville Hospital Women’s and Children’s, where she continues to work today.

Why I Became an Instructor:
Because Brady called and asked me to (Just kidding!)

Because CPR is important. The opportunity to work with a team that recognizes the importance and strives to breathe life (pun intended) into these easily monotonous classes was too amazing to pass up.

Favorite Book:
A Tale of Two Cities

Hobbies:
Playing with her daughter
Sleeping

Advisor

Martin serves as an Advisor/Overseer for Trio Safety CPR+AED Solutions. He founded KM Briggs, LLC Health and Human services with his wife, Dr. Kayla Briggs, focused on the goal of assisting healthcare organizations fulfill their objectives and minimize risk. He is dedicated to establishing relationships and systems that pool people and resources together. Martin holds a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and a advanced certification in Health Administration and Policy from Creighton University. KM Briggs, LLC, manages several separate business relationship that have been pulled together to form symbiotic cost-saving relationships. Martin loves spending quality time with his family, play time with fitness/sports, and serving his local church.

Why I Became an Overseer/Advisor:
It is evident that Brady and Malynda have a divine skill set and love for people that is rarely found in the world of organizational leadership. Trio has established the most efficient, readily available quality CPR classes available in the market place today. For these reasons and so much more it is my honor serve TRIO in any capacity that I can.

Favorite Movie:
Pretty much any sci-fi film including Star Trek, X – Men, The Avengers, etc

Advisor

Married to my sweetheart Sandy for 35 years. Have worked as an aircraft maintenance technician since 1976 and love being around aviation. We have 5 wonderful grandchildren. In our spare time we love being around our children and grandchildren. I like doing most anything with my hands like woodworking and auto repair. I am a movie nut. A couple of my top 10 favorites are Second Hand Lions and The Gods Must Be Crazy.