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About Inter Mountain Medical Educators



Inter Mountain Medical Educators (IMME) was founded in 2000 in Bozeman, MT by Katie Boyce and has been serving Montana with EMT training, CPR, First Aid and EMT refresher courses for over a 18 years. IMME is Montana's number one producing educator of EMT's coupled with the longest history of teaching EMT's across the state. Our class schedule is year round providing multiple opportunities to fulfill your dreams of becoming an EMT!

Katie Boyce has 8 years of ambulance experience both in New Hampshire and Montana coupled with 6 years serving as the on-hill Medical Director at Big Sky Ski Resort.  Katie's experience and training allows her to bring real life and localized experience to her classes.  You will not find another pre-hospital care instructor in the state of Montana who is more passionate, caring and dedicated to the success of her students.  IMME also employs several experienced EMT's that provide additional education in experienced real world training so when you sign up for a class with IMME you are guaranteed the best education possible! With an EMT student pass rate that is well above the national average Katie is in the business of making sure her students become successful EMT's in their community as ski patrollers, National Park Service employees, ambulance services, raft guides, search & rescue responders, firefighters, wildland firefighters and smokejumpers and many more.  When not in the classroom Katie enjoys why people live in Montana and spends her extra time on the ski hill, rivers, mountains and all the other incredible places in the state!

life saving training, life changing experiences...

  • Kathryn Boyce - Lead Instructor -
     Katie has been teaching EMT, First Aid and CPR classes since 2001 in Bozeman, MT. She has extensive experience in ambulance service, emergency room care, ski patrolling and Search & Rescue in Gallatin Valley. Her passion for helping others and teaching people to help others in contagious and everyone who takes her courses becomes skilled in first responder care. Katie is currently an Advanced EMT and you will find her and her staff very adept in making your success a reality.

  • Chris Baldwin - EMT Skills Instructor - Since receiving his EMT certification two years ago, Chris now works as an EMT for American Medical Response and volunteers as a Firefighter/EMT at Bridger Canyon Fire Department. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MSU and loves the outdoors, whether it be skiing, hiking, camping, competitive shooting, or hunting.                                                                                                                  
  • Jacob Bettencourt - EMT Skills Instructor - Ski patroller by winter and zipline guide by summer, Jacob as an avid climber, kayaker, and skier. He grew up in Washington, moving to Bozeman to study Cell Biology and Neuroscience at MSU. He's going on four years of holding an EMT certification, and has plans to head to med school in the future. 
  • Libby Gortmaker - EMT Skills Instructor - Originally from Pierre, SD, Libby moved to Bozeman to pursue a degree in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. A certified EMT since Spring 2014, she plans to gain clinical experience in emergency medicine before applying to graduate school or a PA program. In her free time she most enjoys spending her time playing with water, rocks, and snow.                                                                                                      
  • Connor Haworth - EMT Skills Instructor - When not found playing beach volleyball or fabricating metal, Connor volunteers for Hyalite Fire as a Firefighter/EMT and Gallatin County SAR as a Rescue Skier. He's held his EMT-B certification since January 2013, and has been both a ski patroller and medical standby in the past. He's working on both a Snow Science degree and taking pre-med classes at MSU in Bozeman, Montana. All while playing in the snow and whitewater whenever he can.
  • Rylee Studiner - EMT Skills Instructor - Born and raised in small town in Montana, Rylee and her brothers grew up on the family ranch where most of their time was spent outdoors. She's now a student at Montana State University, graduating May 2017 with a degree in Microbiology and applying to medical school for the upcoming year. She has been an EMT for over a year, and also works studying MRSA in the infectious disease lab at MSU. In her free time, she's a collegiate rugby player for MSU but enjoys all outdoor activities. 
  • Sarah Rountree - EMT Skills Instructor - An avid mountain biker, Sarah has held her EMT certification for four years, after an initial education with NOLS outdoor education. She's a Supervisor and Guide with Big Sky Resort's downhill bike program in addition to working with IMME EMT students. Her future plans include "continuing to work and thrive in the outdoors... while kicking ass and taking names." 
  • Andrea Barnes - EMT Skills Instructor - A certified EMT for the past two years with credentials from IMME, Andrea currently works for the Big Sky Ski Patrol. "Working in emergency services has made my life more rewarding than I could imagine. To start every day on the mountain and know that I am capable of helping people through some of their more difficult times, is one of the most self valuable feelings I have ever experienced." Andrea graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, going on to travel the globe in search of snow. She hopes to continue working in emergency services as a long term profession. 
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