MARK DEJONG, NRP, AWEMT
WILDERNESS MEDICAL INSTRUCTOR
Mark DeJong, Nationally-Registered Paramedic and founder of Off Grid Medic LLC, has over 23 years of experience in treating victims of trauma and sudden illness. Mark has a degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified Georgia Paramedic Instructor. As part of a military assignment, he spent two years providing remote medical care to the indigenous people of the Philippines, where his passions for medicine and primitive living fused together.
Mark serves on the Advisory Council at the Appalachian Center for Wilderness Medicine, and has trained alongside elite members of the US Army and the US Marshals Service. Mark has served in several medical roles from field Paramedic, to Director of Emergency Medical Services for a rural system, to faculty at the Technical College System of Georgia.
He considers himself a lifelong learner and, when not immersed in medical material, Mark continues to hone his Bushcraft skills. An active example of living a true off grid lifestyle, Mark can be seen traveling the country in his truck and cargo trailer conversion. His teaching style is very interactive and informal, and he frequently uses personal experiences and humor to reinforce his material.