began teaching for NMSU Alamogordo in the EMS department in 1997. She is certified as an EMT instructor and as an instructor for CPR and First Aid through AHA. She is also certified as an instructor for Mine Safety, Hazardous Materials for NM Firefighters Academy, and the National Safety Council Defensive Driving. Winner of the Russ Richards Instructor/Coordinator of the year award for the state of New Mexico, Hanneman has also served as the Chief of Burro Flats VFD and EMS for the past ten years. She is the Safety Officer for Otero County and is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant.