About CRNA Intensivo

CRNA Intensivo is a learning and advocacy platform that provides centralized and vetted content to prepare CRNAs for roles as critical care practitioners.  CRNA Intensivo strives to provide high quality education to prepare CRNAs for the difficult task of caring for intensive care patients during a difficult time.  Educating providers with frequently updated evidenced based practice will provide CRNAs with a the foundation needed to standardize practice and provide high quality management to critically-ill patients.  


Andrew is the co-founder of CRNA Intensivo. He is a practicing independent CRNA in rural Tennessee. Before anesthesia, he practiced as a cardiology and critical care nurse practitioner. Andrew trained as an intensivist nurse practitioner through University of Alabama Huntsville and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Jonathan Alvarado, MS, ARNP, CRNA

Co-founder of CRNA Intensivo. He currently provides anesthesia services in Providence Regional Medical Center in Washington state as an independent CRNA. Jonathan has practiced anesthesiology in a variety of settings across the country and has extensive experience in cardiothoracic, obstetric, and regional anesthesia.

Eric Kramer, DNAP, CRNA, FNP

Eric is an independent CRNA and Family Nurse Practitioner. Eric has extensive experience in the management of critically ill patients. Eric spent 5 years in a small rural hospital in Mexico where he provided anesthesia, emergency and critical care services. He has also extensively worked overseas in medical capacities with groups like Samaritan’s Purse disaster response, with whom he has served in Iraq performing anesthesia and the Congo at an Ebola Treatment Center.

Christine Cleaves, DNAP(c), MBA(c), CRNA, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC

Christine is a 2002 graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2006, she obtained a second masters from the University of New England in Nurse Anesthesia. She completed a post masters certificate program from Georgetown University as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She currently enrolled at the University of Michigan in the Master in Business Administration/Doctoral of Anesthesia Practice and is due to graduate in early 2021. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves with a recent deployment to Iraq. She has extensive experience in Critical care and Trauma. She has worked in many anesthesia arena including solo roles for a plastic surgery practice and a small community hospital. She currently works at Inova Alexandria hospital in Northern Virginia and at Prince William Medical Center as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She teaches the Acute Care Nurse Practitioners at Georgetown University in intubations, central line placement as well as in the simulation lab. Her areas of clinical interest include point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and ventilator management. Her hobbies are running and high intensity training.