Alumni Entrepreneurs

Marit Saltrones (Chris Ness), BA 1975


24-7 EMS

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Date of Operation


Description of Business or Organization

Marit Saltrones revolutionized continuing education for emergency responders. A pioneer in video and rich media distance learning, she has taken her Evergreen experience of learning into the workplace. 24-7 EMS classes are used around the world to train EMTs and paramedics. Courses are constructed with emphasis on the needs of adult learners. 24-7 EMS has been honored with many prestigious awards. 24-7 EMS is the second workplace training company to be built and sold by Marit, who is now an executive for the new parent company, Health & Safety Institute. She continues to serve as brand CEO and is developing new product lines for the company.

Contact Information

PO Box 11292
Bainbridge Island, WA

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Evergreen provided me with the tools that help me turn every experience into a learning opportunity. My entrepreneurial skills were honed as a member of the collective that developed and launched the first newspaper at Evergreen, The Paper, the student founded precursor to the CPJ. My verbal and analytical skills were enhanced by the seminar environment. My writing skills were developed in the crucible of independent contracts.