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Emergency Medical Staff

Brad Cloutier, B.A., EMT-P

EMT advisor
Brad Cloutier is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department.   He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a California licensed paramedic and an EMT instructor. He takes pride in helping the SCU Squad members become better medical practitioners and to have them enjoy this unique experience.  His personal interests include playing ice hockey, fishing, and chasing tornadoes. 

James Mendoza, M.A., B.S., EMT-P

EMT Advisor
James Mendoza is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department.  He earned an M.A. in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Stanford School of Medicine.  James began working with the squad as an EMT instructor and continues to enjoy the squad in the role of advisor.   In his spare time he constructs models designed to teach the science of fire fighting.    



Kipp Charlton

EMS Director

Kipp is a proud bronco and student at Santa Clara. Kipp joined SCU EMS at the end of his freshman year. A economics major, Kipp got his EMT certification in 2015 because he wanted to be a part of SCU EMS ever since he was introduced to the program on preview day in 2014. When time permits, he enjoys sailing, swimming, and traveling.  After undergrad, Kipp plans to study finance at Santa Clara University's graduate school and work in the area upon graduation.

Grace Krueger

Assistant Director of SCU EMS

Grace is a junior from Seattle, Washington. She is majoring in biology and minoring in public health science. Grace loves running, baking, and dogs (almost as much as her patients). Grace is so proud to be a Santa Clara EMT and her favorite part of being an EMT is the friendships she’s made on the squad. She intends to enroll in medical school after graduation in pursuit of becoming a medical doctor.