RescueStat is a healthcare technology pioneer focused on saving lives and protecting organizations from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). We do this by delivering simple solutions backed by innovative technology and expert human support.  


AEDs Under Our Watch

Our History

In Boise, ID in 2002, fellow ER doctors, Tad Cowley and Tommy Ahlquist, noticed a real need to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest before patients arrived dead to the hospital.  They partnered with Craig Rasmussen and Rick Johnson and founded Stat PADS.

Stat PADS was created to provide public access defibrillation services for owners of AEDs. We believe that organizations seek to care for their most important resource, their employees, and also want to protect themselves against legal risk associated with lifesaving.  

Now known as RescueStat, we are eagerly partnering with forward-thinking organizations that seek to empower their people to save lives from one of the largest killers in America.

Our mission is to save lives and protect organizations from sudden cardiac arrest.

Our Core Values


We draw the best out of each other by assuming the best in each other. We don’t take trust for granted and reaffirm it through our actions.


We are truth seekers and believe in continuous improvement. We are creative and thrive on feedback as we innovate forward.


We embrace adversity as a necessary ingredient to fuel our growth. We have a can do attitude and focus on the most important things. 

Our Team

Carl Dixon

Chief Executive Officer

What did the sushi say to the bee?

Dana Miller

Chief Experience Officer

What does a nosey pepper do?
Gets jalapeño business!

Ed Plese

Chief Technology Officer

What has more lives than a cat? A frog. It croaks every night!

Craig Forbush

VP of Finance

Valene Webb

Marketing Manager

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
No eye-deer.

Jenna Carlton-Paulsen

Training Manager & Instructor

How do you make a tissue dance?
Put a little boogie in it!

Tyler Pace

Operations Manager

What did the fish say when it swam into the wall?

Garrett Horstmeyer

Customer Success Manager

Golf is a lot like taxes... you go for the green and end up in the hole.

Klaudia Nulle


I had to kick Cinderella off the softball team. She just kept running away from the ball!

Harlie Hutchinson


Why did the developer go broke? Because he used up all his cache.

Debby Coburn

Inside Account Executive

If a cowboy is happy, does that make him a jolly rancher?

Ashliegh Mullins

Product Implementation Coordinator

A man applies to be a superhero as a part of the X-Men. When asked what his super power is, the man replies "Hindsight."
The doctor says "That won't be of any use to us." The man replies, "Yes, I see that now."

Timothy Papenfuss

Account Manager

Did you hear about the guy who robbed the adhesive store?
It's okay, they caught him on tape.

Peyton Nichols

Account Manager

Why aren't koalas actual bears?
They don't meet the koalafications.

Mattie DiPaola

Account Manager

What's black and white, black and white, black and white...? A penguin rolling down a hill; What's black and white and laughing? The penguin that pushed him.

Andrea Connell

Account Manager

Dave Fritzsche

Business Development

Did you hear about the time Bob Marley went to hairdresser? He was dreading it.

Dr. Tad Cowley

Medical Director

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