RESUME

Taylor Nicole Wilmering
taylorwilmering@gmail.com
twilmering@live.com

Education

August 2009 – December 2013: Maryville University of St. Louis

Degree: Bachelor’s degree in International & Cultural Studies, focusing on the Middle East (geography, history, culture, politics, current events, Islamic religion, Arabic language).
Minor in Sociology/Criminology, focusing on Islamic terrorism.

Languages

Spanish: Passable conversational skills. Additional knowledge of vocabulary relating to police, military, emergency/disaster, and medical terms.

Arabic: Conversational Arabic. Additional knowledge of terms and vocabulary relating to Islam, Arab culture, the military, terrorism and terrorist groups, and some medical terminology.

ASL: Beginning American Sign Language and some basic medical terminology.

Skills/Knowledge/Capabilities

Computer
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Windows Movie Maker software
Internet navigation and searches
Data entry
Document proofreading and editing

FEMA
Disaster preparedness
CERT Search and rescue
CERT emergency medical care (bleeding control, splinting, immobilization, treating shock)
Documentation and reporting
Tabletop exercises
Full-scale simulation exercises
HSEEP
NIMS
ICS

Moulage/FX Artist
Create mock injuries for training purposes. Injuries range from minor scrapes and bruises to gunshot wounds, burns, and traumatic amputations. I’m very familiar and comfortable with pre-made prosthetic wounds and kits, latex, and FX gelatine. I’m also learning how to use silicone, pros-aide transfers, and other materials.

Medical Care
CPR, Heimlich maneuver, basic life-saving measures (bleeding control, splinting, treating shock, etc). Some knowledge of combat/tactical medical care and mass-casualty disaster response.

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
Disaster preparedness, humanitarian aid/disaster response, search and rescue, cribbing and light debris removal, trauma and disaster psychology, and emergency/disaster medical care.

Islamic Terrorist Groups & Ideology
Knowledge of Islamic terrorist groups (Al Qaeda, ISIS, etc), their beliefs and ideology, and methodology/M.O.

Criminology
Knowledge of criminology, psychology, methodology/M.O., white supremacist groups, serial killers, and other violent crime topics.

Firearms & Self Defense
I have spent quite a bit of time on the shooting range, assisted my Dad with his courses (NRA/CCW/firearms course instructor), and am comfortable with handling and firing a variety of handguns and rifles – real ones, as well as blanks, AirSoft, Simunition, and UTM, in training scenarios.
I have also had some self-defense training, through women’s R.A.D. (Rape/Aggression Defense), military and law enforcement friends, and other courses.

Work Experience

JULY 2006 – MAY 2011: Product Researcher & Customer Service Representative

  • Way Technology/Puzzle Warehouse
  • Duties: Internet product and pricing research, and Excel spreadsheet data entry. Pulling products from shelves and packing shipping boxes to fulfill online orders. Assisting customers who came into the store location.
  • Lost job when company downsized due to poor economy conditions

JUNE 2007 – PRESENT: Training Support Role Player & Moulage Artist

  • Creve Coeur Police Department
  • Duties: Assist emergency responders (police, EMS, and civilian CERT responders) in their training exercises.
    •  Training course assistance: Organizing classroom equipment and materials, running PowerPoint slides, using my personal experiences and photos to provide additional information on some topics, and demonstrating splinting, bandaging, transports and carries, and other needed skills.
    • Role player: Play a variety of characters, including injured medical patients, and various “suspicious person” and other “hostile/criminal” characters.
      • Foreign language characters: Non-English-speaking characters, using Spanish, Arabic, or American Sign Language, to add to confusion and chaos in exercises.
    • Moulage: Use makeup and supplies to create realistic-looking mock injuries for training purposes, to enhance scenario realism. Injuries range from scrapes and bruises to burns and traumatic amputations.

JULY 2012 – PRESENT: CERT Training Support Member, Role Player, & Moulage Artist

  • Mid America Teen CERT
  • Duties: Provide training support for the Mid America Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.
    • Role playing: Portray a variety of civilian characters (injured medical patients, hysterical/panicked citizens, etc) in disaster scenarios, for responder students to interact with and practice skills in mass-casualty incident response, search & rescue, triage, and emergency medical treatment.
    • Moulage: Use makeup and supplies to create realistic-looking mock injuries for training purposes, to enhance scenario realism.
    • After-action assessment: Participate in after-exercise debriefing, hot wash, and after-action reports.

JULY 17 – 19, 2013: National Guard HRF/CERFP Disaster Response Training Role Player

  • IIF Data Solutions, Inc. – North Metro Fire Training Center, Northglenn, Colorado
  • Duties: Temporary contracted role player to provide mission support services for the Army National Guard in Colorado.
    • Role playing: This was a three-day exercise, focusing on mass-casualty incident response, CERF-P response, search & rescue, medical triage and treatment, and HazMat decontamination. I portrayed several “injured victim” roles over the course of the exercise.
    • Assessment: Participated in debriefing and provided after-action evaluation and reports to military supervisors.

MAY 4, 2014: Terrorism Mass-Casualty Exercise – Moulage Artist & Casualty Role Player

  • More than a dozen local hospitals, and participants from local EMS, fire, police, SWAT, bomb squad, hostage rescue, SEMA, FEMA, FBI, and Homeland Security conducted a large-scale mass-casualty exercise to test their response capabilities. This was the largest exercise conducted in the St. Louis, MO, area since 1998. Over 250 role players and 6 moulage artists participated.
    • I assisted the moulage team in creating a variety of “injuries” for 210 casualty role players, and also participated as a “hostage” and “casualty” role player.

JUNE 12 – 27, 2014: Military Cultural Role Player & Combat Medical Moulage Artist

  • Responder Training Services (RTS Global) – Fort Pickett Military Training Center, Virginia
  • Duties: Temporarily contracted to provide mission support services for the Army National Guard in Virginia, for a cultural training and combat readiness exercise.
    • Moulage: Provided moulage makeup effects for military personnel “injured casualty” role players in CLS (Combat LifeSaver) medical training scenarios.
    • Role Player: Also participated as a Civilian on the Battlefield role player, interacting with the soldiers in various scenarios, playing the role of a female civilian in a fictional Middle-Eastern village.
    • Assessment: Participated in debriefing and provided after-action evaluation and reports to military supervisors.

AUGUST 20 – 22, 2014: National Guard HRF/CERFP Disaster Response Training Role Player

  • IIF Data Solutions, Inc. – Fort Indiantown Gap Military Training Center, Pennsylvania
  • Duties: Temporary contracted role player for IIF Data Solutions, Inc., to provide role playing and mission support services for the Army National Guard in Pennsylvania. The “Homeland Response Force” conducted a three-day training simulation exercise that focused on recon, search & rescue, extrication after a structure collapse, medical triage and treatment, CBRNE response, and HazMat decontamination.
    • Role playing: I portrayed several roles over the course of the exercise, including multiple injured victims, a member of the media, and an angry and panicked/upset civilian (responsible for adding to the chaos and increasing tension).
    • Assessment: Participated in debriefing and provided after-action evaluation and reports to military supervisors.

JUNE 16-17, 23-25, 2015: HRF/CERFP Disaster Response Training Role Player & Moulage Artist

  • Arrow Security & Training Services, LLC – Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center, Ohio
  • Duties: Temporary contract to provide mission support services for the Army National Guard in Ohio. The “Homeland Response Force” conducted a five-day training simulation exercise that focused on recon, search & rescue, extrication after a structure collapse, medical triage and treatment, CBRNE response, and HazMat decontamination.
    • Role playing: I portrayed several roles over the course of the exercise, participating in medical scenarios as an “injured victim”, and other roles as requested by military OCT supervisors for scenario injects.
    • Moulage: Supported the moulage team by creating and applying moulage for the 150 role players, providing injury acting instructions to role players, and instructing new moulage trainees.
    • Assessment: Participated in debriefing and provided after-action evaluation and reports to military supervisors.

AUGUST 2015 – PRESENT: EMS Video Production Team Member

  • 911 Imaging / Triple Zilch Productions
  • Duties: Provide support for the production of first responder training videos.
    • Actor: Play a variety of patient roles in video scenes.
    • Moulage: Use makeup and supplies to create injury and illness effects for the video footage.

NOVEMBER 17 – 20, 2016: Military CERFP Exercise Support

  • Human Domain Solutions LLC – Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC), Louisiana
  • Duties: Temporary contract to support a 3-day disaster response exercise for the Louisiana Army National Guard, focusing on search & rescue, HazMat decontamination, and triage and medical treatment. I participated as a casualty role player during scenarios, portraying several “injured victim” characters, including 2 Arabic-speaking roles to provide an additional challenge for the responders.

JANUARY 3-7, 2017: Military CERFP Exercise Support

  • Human Domain Solutions LLC – Joint Emergency Services Training Center (JESTC), Louisiana
  • Duties: Return to Louisiana for a second exercise for the Louisiana Army National Guard, a CERFP EXEVAL (final evaluation exercise) focusing on search & rescue, HazMat decontamination, and triage and medical treatment. I participated as a casualty role player during scenarios, portraying several “injured victim” characters.

MAY 12 – 16, MAY 27 – JUNE 2, 2017: Tactical Medical Training Support

  • K9Line Medical Training Group – Martinsville, Virginia
  • Duties: Provide support for a 12-day series of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Advanced Tactical Medic, Rescue Task Force, and K-9 first aid courses conducted by K9Line Medical Training Group at the Henry County Public Safety Training Center.
    • Class support: Prepare training supplies and materials for students, collect and file student registration paperwork, and assist with set-up and tear-down of materials used in hands-on practical scenarios.
    • Moulage: Provide realistic injury makeup effects for casualty role players and manikins in practical scenarios.
    • Role player support: Participated as a role player (uninjured hysterical civilian, injured trauma patient, armed hostile, and suicide bomber) in some scenarios, and was also responsible for instructing, directing, and supervising other role players.

Service

November 2004 – Organized a donation drive to send items to the US Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. 30 boxes of food/snacks, books and games for the soldiers, and clothing, toys, and stuffed animals for local children.

November 2007-present (ongoing) – Sort and distribute donated food at a local food pantry to be given to needy families for Thanksgiving. Approximately 900 boxes of food packed and distributed each year.

May 2010, June 2011 – Spent one month in the Middle East with a Christian NGO that operates in Jordan, Israel, Gaza, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Their team brings children from Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Gaza to hospitals in Tel Aviv, Israel, for life-saving heart surgery. During that time, I interacted with the patient families, learned some Arabic, Hebrew, and Kurdish, and learned about Middle Eastern culture. I had the opportunity to meet and interact with IDF soldiers and EMS personnel from Magen David Adom (Israel’s ambulance/emergency medical service).

May 2011 – Served on a 72-hour rapid response mission to Joplin to assist with search and rescue and basic medical operations following the tornado.

June 2011 – Coordinated a 72-hour relief trip to Joplin to assist with debris cleanup and sorting and distribution of donated items for tornado victims.

November 2012 – Participated in a global rally to bring awareness to the conflict in Syria and the rising civilian death toll.

June 2013 – Partnered with local CERT teams in clean-up and response efforts after severe storms and multiple tornadoes came through the St. Louis, MO, area.

May 2015 – Assisted with search & rescue efforts for a local 81-year-old man with dementia who wandered away from his care facility. Local fire and EMS agencies, K-9 units, and CERT civilian teams participated in the search for him. My CERT team handed out missing-person fliers, canvassed neighborhoods, and searched wooded areas. The effort was successful; he was found alive and with only minor injuries, after 35 hours!

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