Here at Maine Training, we are excited to help you with your training needs! We have self-defense training, CPR/AED training, Firearm training, First Aid Training, and more.
Maine CPR & First Aid was started in 2015 by Jesse who wanted to make first aid and CPR available to everyone. Jesse started small and only did classes here and there while still working another full-time job. She found that Maine CPR & First Aid should be her primary focus when she saw the benefits of her training firsthand! Knowing that the community is usually the first to respond, not medically trained personnel; she wanted to help the community to save the lives of those closest to them.
In 2020, Jesse ventured out to add more life-saving skills to be offered to the community. Jesse teamed up with her husband and some veteran friends to start offering self-defense classes. In 2023 Jesse teamed up with a long-time friend, Angie. Together they were able to expand and open Maine Training! Which is what we have today! Together Jesse and Angie work hard on their biggest goal! The goal is to help those who didn't think they could help themselves or others. They strive to do their best for the community as well as helping to train the neighboring states! Learn more about our instructors below.
We are stronger together!
Jesse Gale is an HSI, American Heart Association, and American Red Cross certified instructor. Jesse also trains others to be instructors. She is a mom of 3 children as well as a stepmom of 3! She spends her time with her family and promoting the things she is passionate about. Jesse has always been a caregiver and loves to work with children, animals, and the elderly. Her work has taken her down many different roles that all lead her back here. Teaching classes to save lives and help the community one step at a time.
Jesse has an associate's degree in science, where her major was Medical Assistance. She spent time working for the local head-start as well as a local elder care agency. Her versatility to engage with people from all walks of life make her the perfect instructor for your next class!
Jesse is vertsitile and teaches or co-teaches all of the classes we offer!
Angie is working towards getting her CPR/First Aid/AED certification. Angie is currently building her skill level to be an asset to the company. Angie has a background in office administration where she helped train employees, did payroll, wrote schedules for employes, handled finances and organized events for a large corporation.
Angie has 2 children that she loves to talk to and spend time with.
Michael Parker” Big Mike” is a US Army combat veteran (Ret). He served for 7 years as an infantry soldier.
He is a certified NRA pistol instructor, tactical firearms instructor, basic CCW certification, and certified range safety officer with 30+ years of firearms experience. Big Mike was active in Operation “Just Cause” Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm with the 82nd Airborne. He is also a retired correctional officer.
In Israeli Martial Arts, Big Mike is a certified instructor and 1st-degree black belt in Krav Maga Force under the FIMA Canadian Representative Laurian Lapadatu. Big Mike also teaches tactical security operations and specializes in active shooter/close-quarterwell-deserved combat. He haincludewell deserved reputation as an excellent instructor and serves as the military advisor for Krav Maga Force. He is a level 5 instructor with KMF and a level 6 with UFAF. Some of the classes he offers includes CCW, basic firearms training, level 1 pistol/carbine, level 2 pistol/carbine, CQC (close quarters combat), hostage rescue, active shooter training, security teams training, Krav Maga training, and self-defense.