Nataly Kuznetsov came to trauma nursing after personal experience as a critically–injured patient. She has worked in nursing positions across the trauma continuum of care including Transport, Emergency, Critical care, and Acute Care. Ms. Kuznetsov attended the University of California, San Francisco to become a Critical Care Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is currently the clinical trauma educator at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, CA. Nataly is board certified in Emergency (CEN), Critical Care (CCRN), and Trauma (TCRN) nursing. She is also advanced practice certification as an Adult–Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACCNS–AG). Nataly serves as an educator at Pacific Union College and is a frequent TNCC instructor. She was born in Russia and lived in Israel before eventually immigrating to the United States. Nataly now resides in the beautiful Napa valley wine country and is the founder and president of Disaster Responder Assets Network, a non–profit organization whose mission is supporting the people who respond to emergencies.