About Heart To Beat

A Proactive Approach to Safety …

Meet the Team

Scott Kuhlman Owner and CEO of Heart to Beat, LLC

Scott Kuhlman

CEO
- MEET SCOTT KUHLMAN -

Scott Kuhlman is the CEO of Heart To Beat, a safety training and consulting firm that helps organizations prepare and protect their most valuable assets: their team. Heart To Beat provides comprehensive safety programs and project based training programs from basic CPR/AED use to Live Simulation Active Shooter Training to the implementation and management of AED/First Aid equipment programs.  Heart To Beat’s team of seasoned law enforcement and emergency services personnel work with organizations from 25-15,000 employees, from Maryland to Arizona including large corporations, universities, private schools, country clubs and much more.

Previously, Scott served in a large Fire Department in the Baltimore Metro area, responding to critically ill and injured people.  During this time, he also served in supervisory roles, rising to the rank of EMS Captain, overseeing nearly 55 EMS personnel.  Through these experiences, Scott noticed a gap in preparedness throughout society and founded Heart To Beat to fill the void.

Scott holds various safety instructor and provider certifications from the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Safety and Health Institute along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Loyola University Maryland.

Daniel Finke Senior Safety Instructor and AED Program Manager

Daniel Finke

Senior Instructor & AED Program Manager
- MEET DANIEL FINKE -

Dan has been interested in helping others since a very young age. In 2000, Dan joined the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company and earned his firefighter certification shortly after. Growing up around a father who was a chief in a large fire department in the Baltimore area, firefighting was always his dream career. His passion for firefighting ignited his interest for Emergency Medical Services very quickly. While attending Dulaney High School, Dan earned his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certification. He graduated from Dulaney High in 2002 and was hired by a large fire department in the Baltimore area in 2003 as an EMT-B.

His drive and passion lead him to enroll in the Cardiac Rescue Technician course shortly after. Yearning for more knowledge and growth, Dan bridged from a Cardiac Rescue Technician (CRT) to Paramedic (EMT-P) and graduated in late 2006. After graduation, he promoted to a Paramedic/Firefighter and has maintained that rank, gathering extensive field experience and knowledge along the way. In 2008, Dan became a field preceptor, substitute EMS supervisor and has since trained new Paramedic and EMT students to be excellent field clinicians. Dan plays an integral role within Heart To Beat overseeing some of the firms largest clients and leading the AED division.

Hear to Beat Medical Director Derek McCoy

Dr. Derek McCoy, MD

Medical Director
- MEET DR. DEREK McCOY, MD -

Derek McCoy, M.D. is an attending physician in the emergency department of one of the largest hospital systems in Maryland.

A native of Illinois, he earned an undergraduate degree in biology at Northern Illinois University (NIU) and a master of science (MS) degree in biology – with a focus on vector biology – from Georgia Southern University (GSU).  His research there focused on Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV).   

In 2005, Dr. McCoy earned a medical degree from the American University of the Caribbean (ACU) School of Medicine.  He completed an internship in family medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU).  After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he returned to Georgia and completed a residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  He then continued his training in sports medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.   

Dr. McCoy is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) in both family medicine and sports medicine – and in emergency medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS).  He has practiced as a full-time emergency medicine physician since 2010. In addition, he holds certifications in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Dr. McCoy has served as the director of sports medicine and as a medical director for several private companies. 

Mike Brooks Active Shooter Instructor at Heart to Beat

Michael Brooks

Senior Active Shooter Instructor
- MEET MICHAEL BROOKS -

Michael Brooks has been involved in law enforcement and security for the past 38 years. He started his career in the US Army as a Military Policeman for 6 years, assigned to an elite unit that worked closely with the US Secret Service to protect foreign dignitaries and high-profile personnel during their visits to Washington, DC and Arlington, VA.

After his tour of duty in the military, Michael joined the University of Maryland / Baltimore Police Department. He quickly rose to the position of Shift Commander and was responsible for the training of the Department Officers in firearms, defensive tactics, police patrol functions as well as other police related tactics. Michael then joined the Anne Arundel County Police Department where he worked in numerous specialized positions as well as a field training officer for the new officers coming onto the department.

Michael helped develop and taught crime prevention and safety programs for the American Red Cross, numerous high schools and specialized employment groups throughout the Baltimore metropolitan region. He worked as the Director of Security at the Baltimore Convention Center, developing and training personnel on various security topics. In addition, he developed safety and loss prevention procedures for the San Diego Zoo, the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego and Hilton hotels in the southern California area.

Michael also works as the Security Director at a private girls’ school in Baltimore and teaches a self-defense course for women (RAD). His knowledge in security and safety and his passion for teaching and sharing his experiences are extensive and invaluable.

Dan Hudson Active Shooter Instructor

Dan Hudson

Active Shooter Instructor
- MEET DAN HUDSON -

Dan Hudson began his career in the Baltimore County Police Department in 2001. During this time, he worked in numerous specialized positions including The Warrant Task Force and The Quick Response Unit. Additionally, he also served as a field training officer for the new recruits entering the department.

After leaving the department, Dan spent time working for the Baltimore District court, responsible for the protection of the assigned Judge. He also trained new Bailiffs and helped to reshape security protocols within the organization.

Currently, Dan also works as the Security Director at a private girls’ school in Baltimore, teaching a seniors an in depth security/situational awareness class prior to graduation. His knowledge and passion in security and safety shine through in each course he conducts.

Rochelle Santoro

Active Shooter Instructor
- MEET ROCHELLE SANTORO -

Rochelle has been involved in public safety almost all of her life. She started as a lifeguard in high school and then joined the United States Army. During her six-year military career, Rochelle received a security clearance, was promoted several times and was the NCOIC for physical training and range safety. After the military, she attended UMBC, but was recruited in 1994, to join a large law enforcement agency in the Baltimore Area.

During her law enforcement career Rochelle was a member of numerous specialized investigative units, the Special Response Team, the Community Action Team and the Dignitary Protection Team. She was assigned to the Internal Affairs section, and then as an instructor at the Police Training Academy where she headed up police survival training and physical training. During her tenure, Rochelle attended Johns Hopkins University, Police Executive Leadership Program, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Management, with an emphasis in Leadership. She eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant, and retired as a shift commander.

Since retirement Rochelle continues to be a physical fitness enthusiast, volunteers with a large animal welfare organization (Maryland SPCA) and is a founding member of The Maryland Animal Cruelty & Animal Fighting Task Force, providing investigative and prosecutorial training to law enforcement, prosecutors and animal rights advocates.

Megan Heller

Lifeguard Instructor
Daniel Walter Safety Instructor at Heart to Beat LLC

Daniel Walter

Safety Instructor
Ryan Monohan Safety Instructor

Ryan Monahan

Safety Instructor
Andrew Barrows Heart to Beat Safety Instructor

Andrew Barrows

Safety Instructor
Teresa Santos Safety Instructor

Teresa Santos

Safety Instructor
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Svetlana Koch

Instructor Aide

Lindsay Kovack

Instructor Aide
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