About Us

Respiratory Associates
AARC Approved Continuing Education Since 1996

Based in Arlington, Texas, we began our respiratory continuing education division in October of 1996 and have produced over 500 live, hotel style, seminars. Now, we provide both self-directed and live CE courses through our website. All of our courses are approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care and are accepted throughout the United States. We are proud to have developed a reputation for combining premium education with reliability and customer service.

In 2018, we changed our name from Respiratory Associates of Texas to Respiratory Associates. This will make it clearer to our customers that our courses are accepted nationally.

Keith Varnes, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C

Keith is the company founder, President, and chief visionary. He creates program content, directs our social media campaigns, and takes on special projects. He has been in the respiratory field since 1983 enjoying a diverse career including DME, software development, agency staffing, and working at a level 1 trauma center. His hobbies include watching murder mysteries, reading, biking, and DIY projects. He is married to his wife Jennifer and they have three children.

Arthur Jones, EdD, RRT
Richard Wilks

Richard is our Vice President. He handles payroll and customer service and uses creativity and problem-solving to meet the company's demands. He enjoys road bicycling and flat water kayaking. He is also a regular volunteer at the Lancaster County Ride and Tour d'Italia, as well as other bicycling events in North Texas.

Tori Varnes

Tori is our web manager and customer service lead. She handles the website design, works out bugs, contributes to marketing efforts and guides our users through their continuing education journey. Her hobbies include playing clarinet, engineering records for musicians, building WordPress sites, playing video games and spending time with her dog, Kif.