Meet Our Staff

Trev Kleinow, NRP, CEO

Trev Kleinow, NRP

Trev is a Nationally Registered Paramedic that began his career as a hazmat technician. During that time, he continued his education to obtain his EMT license with the State of Nebraska and National Registry in 2006. He went on to obtain his Paramedic license where he graduated on the President’s List from the Accelerated Paramedic Program in McCook, Nebraska.  Since then Trev has held the position of paramedic ER Tech at Great Plains Health Emergency Department, and then further advanced his career by coming a transport medic and 911 medic for Regional West Garden County Hospital.


Jim Smith M.D., Physician Medical Director

Jim Smith M.D.

Dr. Smith attained his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1988. In 1991 he completed an Emergency Medicine residency program at Akron General Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He has been board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 1992. He has served as President of the Nebraska chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and in 2006 was appointed by the Governor of Nebraska to serve on the Nebraska State EMS Board and is currently board chairman. Dr. Smith was a Medical Manager for FEMA, Nebraska Task Force 1, Urban Search and Rescue team and was deployed to the 9/11 World Trade Center towers collapse in New York City and also is a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Smith is currently a member of the Great Plains Health Board of directors and has held the positions of Secretary/Treasurer and Board Chairman.  He has been Medical Director of Emergency Services at Great Plains Health since 2006. He currently provides medical direction for; North Platte Fire Department, Maxwell Fire and Rescue Department, North Platte Recreation Center, Great Plains LifeNet fixed wing and rotor wing flight programs, Chase County Rescue, Brady Fire and Rescue and Priority Medical Transport, LLC. Dr. Smith was named as "Supervising Physician of the Year" by the Nebraska Academy of Physicians Assistants in 2005, the Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council Service Award in 2007, "EMS Physician Medical Director of the Year" for the State of Nebraska in 2014, and in 2019 he was awarded the "J.G. Elliott Award" by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the highest recognition they bestow to an individual who has made significant contributions to the state of Nebraska in the field of medicine or health services. 


TJ Williams, FP-C EMS-I, Clinical Director

TJ Williams, FP-C EMS-I

TJ Williams started training for his career during his senior year of high school.  Since the beginning it has been a passion that he truly enjoys.  TJ started his EMS career working as an EMT for a service providing both 911 and interfacility transports.  After completing his Paramedic training at Creighton University in 1998 he continued working as a Paramedic for Jefferson County Ambulance.  During his career, he credits his mentors for teaching him to not only excel at your career but help others around you do the same.  TJ is a State of Nebraska EMS instructor, NAEMT instructor AHA instructor, Mid-Plains Community College instructor and continues to teach all levels of EMS providers in initial and continuing education.  In 2000 TJ moved to North Platte to begin his career with North Platte Fire Department where he worked as Captain Paramedic for 17 years. TJ completed his Critical Care Paramedic training through Creighton University and has worked as a Flight Paramedic since 2010.  TJ continues to work with Great Plains Health Life Net as a flight paramedic and base educator.  During his career TJ has received many accolades including the Green Cross Award, NEMSA Paramedic of the Year, and Great Plains Health Advanced Provider of the year.  TJ and wife Lynnsey have one son. 


Kerri Kleinow, Office Manager

Kerri Kleinow

Kerri began her professional career in 2002 when she accepted a postion in a North Platte Dental Office. She quickly was promoted to Office Administrator and successfully ran this office until accepting the Office Administrator position at Hazmat. In 2011, she joined the Lincoln County Assessor's Office, before relocating to Oshkosh Nebraska, where she also joined the Garden County Assessor's Office for 3 years. In 2015, Trev and Kerri returned to North Platte with the goal of creating and starting up Priority Medical Transport, and she has been instrumental in it's success and growth from one location to four.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. 


Glee Smith, Marketing Director & Community Outreach

Glee Smith

Glee received a dual major in Marketing and Business Management from North West Missouri State University in 1984.  She spent 4 years in Operations and Employee Training with United of Omaha.  She was then named Personnel Director at the Summit County Juvenile Court in Akron Ohio for 3 years.  Following the completion of Jim’s residency, they returned to Nebraska and Glee was helpful in the start-up of Thoughtfuls.com. She continued on with Thoughtfuls.com for 10 years in the areas of Marketing, Production, and Customer Service.  Since her move to North Platte in 2004 she has been an active member of LCMA (Lincoln County Medical Alliance) and served as President for 3 years, served 8 years as a Board member on Rape and Domestic Abuse Program, serves as a representative for the Townhall Lecture Series and serves as a Buyer for Goodfellow Shoe Fund. They have 4 adult children and three grandsons. 


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You can depend on our highly-trained staff whether you need to be transported locally or over long distances to another high-level medical facility. We provide a range of critical services.

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