About Us


CAREtactics CPR was founded in 2012 by Joe Griego. Joe was an Albuquerque area firefighter at the time and started the company as a way to help make our community a safer place to live and play. CPR classes were taught with one simple manikin and the vision of CAREtactics began to take flight. Joe began to teach courses to Native American Reservations , non-profit organizations, day cares, hospitals, police departments and dentist offices in order to spread life saving knowledge. The company has now grown to have divisions in sales and instructor certifications. Caretactics grew to teach medical schools, health fairs, medical conventions and we now even teach statewide. As a mainly mobile service during its first 5 years of operations, we are proud to announce we have opened our very first location in 2018! You can find us behind the Unser Racing Museum at 1776 Montano Rd NW Los Ranchos de Albuquerque 87107.


Joe Griego, CEO

 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.

Alec Griego, Director of Online Sales

Alec was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. With his experience in both web design and social media outreach he was able to start a consulting agency called Above and Beyond Social Media where he helps small businesses in Albuquerque to increase their social media presence. Alec is an Eagle Scout, where he learned various medical skills. Alec is a loving family man who has a passion for the community and is proud to be a member of the CareTactics team. 

Marilyn Rodriguez, PALS/ACLS Instructor 

Marilyn was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She has over 10 years of experience as a first responder serving the Albuquerque metro and surrounding county as an EMT-Paramedic and a Police Officer. Prior to her start as a first responder, she worked at the local trauma center after graduating from college. She then began her medical career as a Nationally Certified Respiratory Therapist. Marilyn has experience in running EMS calls in both the metro and surrounding rural areas and has received advanced training in trauma and medical emergency care as well as basic extrication. Her training as a Police Officer has afforded her experience in both street patrol and as a member of the Emergency Response Team. She currently certified through the AHA as an ACLS/PALS instructor and is training center faculty through EMS region 3 and AHA.

Lincoln Freeman, Heartsaver/BLS Instructor

Lincoln Freeman was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. In 2007, he moved out to the bay area of Nothern California to care for his grandmother, who was 89 years old at the time (as of February 2017, she is 100!). After attending the EMT program at "Fast Response" school of health care in Berkeley, CA he gave back to his alma mater. Lincoln returned to teach the EMT program and took part in building many young careers. He quickly started working for a number of BLS ambulance companies thereafter. His emergency medical experience includes tours with Pro Transport and Production Medics which included doing standby for the MythBusters and other productions. Lincoln has been a lead CPR, First Aid and BLS instructor for the last decade and has accolades in many different teaching platforms. 

Richard Baca II, Firearms Instructor

Richard Baca II was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and has served 27 years in the military.  He has served in several capacities in the military; Military Police Officer, Combat Medic and Reconnaissance Corpsman with the Marine Corps.  He has served all over the world in combat and humanitarian missions.  Richard owns his own firearms training company called Scorpion7Alpha LLC, based in Albuquerque, NM. He has a vast amount of knowledge in training with firearms and is dedicated to training others in the fundamentals of shooting to set the student up for success.