Diane Dawson EMTB

Shawn has tremendous experience, with a 'can-do' attitude. He is quick to provide a solution to any situation he is involved with. Shawn has proven himself as a people person for our organization. He is well liked by all of his peers and our customers. Shawn is very knowledgable with Northern California resources and politics. When not working for Frontline Medical, or flying with REACH Air Medical, he can be found fishing the Sacramento River for trout and steelhead, and an occasional carp.

"When you want to learn about Poison Oak, ask Frontline"

"Always professional. Always polite. Always perfect."

D.J. Cline is the founder of Frontline Medical. For the past nineteen years, DJ has been responsible for the business development and contractual success of Frontline. Dj is an ICS qualified Medical Unit Leader, with extensive EMS/Public Safety experience. He brings to Frontline over twenty-five years of experience as a Flight Paramedic / Supervisor, Air Medical Crew Chief, Fire Fighter / Battalion Chief, EMT, Police Officer, Business Manager, Logistical Resource Specialist, and Contract Specialist. Dj has unique business insight and in-depth knowledge of improving operations while leading tactical marketing activities in an extremely dynamic environment. He has expertise in developing profitable partnerships, forging strategic alliances and negotiating lucrative federal contracts to provide and manage large Disaster Facilities. DJ has provided Nationally recognized leadership, direction, logistical and medical management in the wake of multiple catastrophic disasters, where local infrastructure is virtually non-existent. DJ has participated in the support and management of large disasters, such as, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, Harvey, Maria, countless forest fires, and critical flight care in the Middle East, with a private sector Air Medical Service and Saudi Red Crescent Authority. DJ has expert knowledge in treating illnesses related to poisonous plants, food borne illnesses, and heat related illnesses, with extensive experience in critical trauma. He routinely provides Disaster Management Consultations to several Government Agencies and emergency rooms.


"...the most knowledgable personnel I have ever worked with."

Director of Operations

Shawn Poore FP-C MICP

Art Hinton comes to us with vast experience in working with heavy equipment. Art provides the transportation and delivery of our equipment. His expert knowledge provides a tremendous foundation for our fleet safety. Art is an accomplished heavy equipment operator, with experience operating a wide variety of apparatus. He is self sufficient and thorough in his work. Art is easy to get along with, and is very well liked by our entire staff.

Medical Director

Operations Manager

Incident Medical Management - Emergency Medical Services

Chief Financial Officer

Sam Blesse FP-C MICP

"Always willing to go the extra mile."

Sam Blesse is an accomplished paramedic, having experience in emergency room, ground ambulance, and helicopter. He is also an ICS Qualified Medical Unit Leader. Sam's clinical knowledge and experience is vital to our operations. Sam is also a supervisor for CareFlight Ground in Plumas County. He has a vast amount of expertise in dealing with poisonous plants. Sam is an avid fishermen and outdoorsman. When not spending time with his family, he can be found flipping a fly into a river or lake.

Art Hinton

Chief Executive Officer

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"Simply the best."

Fleet Manager

Our Leadership

Dr. Kepple provides the Medical Direction for Frontline Medical. His experience and knowledge is the backbone of the service we provide. He has provided medical care in remote countries, as well as his own practice. Dr. Kepple is a wealth of knowledge when we are dealing with "skin" issues, such as poison oak and heat rashes. With his experience as CEO of a California Hospital, Dr. Kepple is able to provide added insight to our business model. His love of family and life are always inspiring. He shares his loves in his music.

Jeff Kepple MD

Diane Dawson is a certified EMTB with a degree in english. Diane provides logistical and dispatch support, as well as financial accounting. Diane also manages our Human Resource Department. Diane's experience as a Real Estate Developer provides Frontline with a base of organization. When Frontline is assigned to distant incident locations, Diane provides a foundation of communication for all Frontline Personnel. Her continued support is our rock of continuity. Diane is an avid breeder of Labrador retrievers.