Our Vision:

At STEMI our goal is to provide a practical, affordable, and quality training experience to both healthcare providers and the lay-person. Our experienced, compassionate, and dedicated educators will use their real life experiences to help you on your mission to become an exceptional Healthcare Provider with the power to positively influence the lives of many.

Our Story

Although STEMI is new, we are no strangers to our EMS community.  Together we bring over 40 years of EMS experience and over 25 years in education.  We share our passion for EMS, education and our community which led us here.  We want to give our community a place to come learn in a positive, fun environment and the ability to walk away with the knowledge and confidence to provide excellent medical care.

Meet the Team

Learn about the staff who will support you through every step of your training.  With years of combined experience from all over the county, these leaders in the EMS community are dedicated to your education.


Kelli Giokas

Co-Owner/Lead EMT Instructor

Kelli is an Idaho native with a strong passion for medicine and education.  She has been in EMS for 19 years and has worked as an EMT, Advanced EMT and a Paramedic.  Kelli has gained experience in different cities around the country including New Orleans, Oklahoma City and Denver but always came back to Idaho.  Her experience is with both EMS and Fire Services.  Kelli began teaching AHA courses in 2012 and has been teaching EMT courses since 2014.

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Michelle Giokas

Co-Owner/AHA Training Center Coordinator

Michelle is originally from Florida where she began her career in EMS over 24 years ago.  She also spent time in Lake Tahoe before coming to Idaho in 2001.  Michelle began teaching AHA courses in 1999 and teaching EMS courses in 2002 when she helped establish ISU's paramedic program.  Since then she has continuously remained in education while moving up in her EMS career.


Jackie Korte

Office Manager/AHA Director

An Idaho native with over 10 years working with EMS and AHA education, Jackie functions as our Office Manager/AHA Director.  Jackie is the pillar of  STEMI as she maintains all AHA records and supervises up to 150 AHA instructors aligned with the Training Center.  She works closely with staff, students and clients in all AHA matters including classes and instructor certification.


Dr. Kari Peterson

Medical Director

Coming soon