James Kerby


Tennessee, United States


WWFR, NCCPA PA-C Emeritus, BLS, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Jeff’s 38 years of military service began the US Marine Corps in 1979 and includes time in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve with 4 overseas tours: Afghanistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Horn of Africa. He was an Infantry Officer and an Army Physician Assistant and retired at the rank of Colonel on 1 July 2021. Jeff also just retired as a civilian Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, and Urgent Care Physician Assistant. Having been blessed with these jobs, tours of duty, experience, knowledge, relationships, etc. his desires is to share every bit of it with you for many years to come.

Jeff’s personal outdoor recreation adventures including training for and competing in Triathlons, mountain biking, hiking, and anything in or on the water.

Jeff is husband to Trish since 1983, has two adult children with spouses and two grandchildren. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is a Peer Recovery Specialist at a variety of locations in Middle Tennessee.

This instructor has completed the Wilderness Medical Associates International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

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