Employee Spotlight: Skylynn Barker
Division: Texarkana, TX
Skylynn is a Paramedic for LifeNet in Denison, Texas. She has worked for LifeNet since 2019.
“I became a paramedic so one day I can look back on my life and say, ‘I made a difference in my life’,” she said. “I also love the adrenaline rush I get every time I hear the tones drop.”
In Dension, LifeNet works alongside the Denison Fire Department to run 9-1-1 medical calls.
“I enjoy the family that I have gained by being a paramedic with the fire departments and citizens of the towns I interact with,” Skylynn said. “I love the family atmosphere that LifeNet creates. Everyone is so welcoming and is always there for each other.”
For others considering a career in EMS, Skylynn offers this advice: “It is not an easy job, and it takes a lot of patience. It takes its toll on your integrity as a person, but it is worth it at the end of the day.”
When she isn’t at work, Skylynn enjoys spending time with her daughter and going to the gym.