Bobby Dobroski's CPR Journey to DobroSKILLS CPR

Updated: May 4

I made video about my journey from high school lifeguard to camp director to CPR Instructor.

Bobby Dobroski circa 2000's pool side at Good Times Day Camp.
A twenty something Bobby pool side at Good Times Day Camp.

Back in the late 90’s I started to work for Good Times Summer Day Camp as a camp counselor. To help make sure I kept the kids safe at the pool I became a certified Red Cross Life Guard through my high school. I watched over PE swim classes in the winter and kids at the camp in the summer.

Eventually my journey took me Bright Horizons Family Solutions. I was Preschool teacher at a center in Downtown Chicago where the center director was a Red Cross CPR instructor for the staff at the school and other Bright Horizons schools. When the director was promoted to another location outside of Chicago I asked around how I can fill the position as CPR instructor. I became a certified instructor and the organization provided me the equipment and materials.

In 2019 I decided to become a stay at home Dad with my son. There was an opportunity to be a part time contracted CPR instructor for Focus Health to make some extra money. I purchased my own equipment and taught CPR and Basic Life Support classes up until 2022 for Focus Health.

Bobby with his oldest son.
Bobby with his oldest son.
Bobby teaching CPR showing hand placement for chest compressions.
Bobby teaching CPR showing hand placement for chest compressions.

I stayed close with my former co-workers and supervisors from my time in early education. They all kept asking me when I was going to start my own CPR training company. After talking with my wife and friends they convinced me that I was ready for my next professional challenge. At the end of January 2022 I set up my own LLC and designed my website. I now offer CPR classes and Basic Life Support Classes to the public and private employers and groups as an American Red Cross Licensed Training Provider as DobroSKILLS!

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