Joe was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and is a native of the north valley. At 27 years old, he is a proud father of two and donates his time as a Little League and Special Olympics coach. Joe is a service-connected US Navy Veteran with over 8 years of public service under his belt as a previous Albuquerque area Firefighter/EMT and Police Officer. Joe has experience in running EMS calls in the rural and metro areas and has advanced training in trauma, extrication, and critical incident management. His training as a Police Officer has afforded him experience in drug interdiction, domestic violence prevention, and advanced roadside impairment.
Sage is a US Navy Veteran with 5 years experience as a licensed EMT. In his free time, he enjoys sky diving, crossfit, and training in MMA. After serving as a wildland firefighter, Sage decided to devote his time to the public as a Police Officer. Sage has served as a DWI officer and has advanced weapons tactics. With 7 years of public service, Sage has brought his talents to CAREtactics CPR.
Blayne is a military veteran who served as a U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer. During his service, he trained other service members in advanced first aid, emergency patient transport, CPR/AED, aircraft crash recovery, and waterborne parachute disentanglement. Upon completion of his naval service, Blayne moved to Denver, Colorado to pursue a master's degree in business. He enjoys climbing mountains, hiking/traveling, and trains in MMA in his spare time.
CAREtactics CPR was founded in 2012 by Joe Griego. Joe was a firefighter at the time and started the company as a way to help make our community . CPR classes were taught with one manikin and the vision of CAREtactics began to take flight. Joe began to teach courses to Native American Reservations (such as Acoma Pueblo), non-profit organizations, day cares, hospitals, police departments and dentist offices in order to spread life saving knowledge. However, the company had far larger goals in mind.
Joe and Sage met as roommates in 2014 while they attended the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy and decided to enter business together in 2017, forming CAREtactics CPR LLC. As a service-connected veteran owned small business, Joe and Sage plan to expand operations in order to offer courses in personal safety and situational awareness, concealed carry courses, and tactical EMS.