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Matt Stevens, Chief Executive Officer

Name:  Matt Stevens Where were you born and raised?  Born in Binghamton, NY.  Moved to Charlotte, NC when I was 10 and remained there through high school. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life?   In the summer of 2017 I transitioned out of the SEAL Teams after 26 years… Read more »

Michael Halterman, Vice President of Operations

Name: Michael Gray Halterman Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised on the Central Coast of California. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? I thought I had a solid transition plan for retiring from the military. I knew my finances, I knew my “WHY”, and I… Read more »

Kelly McGraw, Vice President of Impact

Name:  Kelly McGraw Where were you born and raised? Kalamazoo, MI – raised in Columbus, OH What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? One of my biggest life transitions came when I gave up my career, became a new mom and moved to a new country all in a matter… Read more »

Janie Livesay, Vice President of Programs & Curriculum

Name:  Janie Livesay Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised on a farm in southern Chesapeake. A real farm, not the “farmhouse style” that is suddenly so popular.  My father worked for what is now Verizon so that he could afford to farm; farming was in his blood. I did go… Read more »

Lindsay Cashin, Vice President of People

Name:  Lindsay Cashin Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in Huntington, New York. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? The biggest transition I have faced in my life was moving to Southern California from New York City. One day I was working for a… Read more »

Hugh-Michael Higgs, Director of Programs- San Diego

Name: Hugh-Michael Higgs Where were you born and raised? I was born in Baltimore, MD; but grew up in East Tennessee. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? My biggest transition was obviously post service. After 30 years, 15 rotations, 2 overseas billets and multiple combat deployments, I looked up… Read more »

Phil Gant, Director of Programs- Fort Bragg

Name: Phil Gant Where were you born and raised? I was born in Hampton, Virginia but raised just outside of Annapolis, Maryland. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? I had a short break in my military service in 2006. I got out too fast, being home from my most… Read more »

Melinda Hill, Director of Virtual Programs

Name: Melinda “Mindy” Hill Where were you born and raised? I was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and raised mostly in Butler, PA. My dad was navy and spent his 22-year career flying LCACs (hovercrafts) in Virginia Beach, so I spent a lot of my childhood in the area. I officially moved to Hampton Roads when… Read more »

Bob Newman, Director of Virtual Programs

Name: Bob Newman Where were you born and raised? Delaware County, PA What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? After spending all of my adult life in the SEAL Teams, I had a strong desire to continue to work with an elite performing team. I said yes to far too… Read more »

Cally Wood, Director of Programs- Eglin

Name:  Cally J. Wood Where were you born and raised? Belding, Michigan What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? It was when I originally joined the U.S. Army. I didn’t join until I was 30 years old, which meant I had been a civilian for 12 years of my adult… Read more »

Dan Snyder, Director of Programs- Tampa

Name: Daniel Snyder Where were you born and raised? I was born in Orange, California but grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? The biggest transition I have had to face would be retiring from the Navy. After 31 years, 24 of which were… Read more »

Sean Carano, Director of Programs- Camp Lejeune

Name: Sean Carano Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in northeast OH, just outside of Cleveland. After high school, I attended The Ohio State University before joining the Marine Corps. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? While preparing to retire from Active Duty I… Read more »

Ashley Brown, Director of People- Virginia Beach

Name:  Ashley Brown Where were you born and raised? Born in Baltimore, MD and raised in the suburbs outside the city. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? My biggest transition is leaving my former sales career in the staffing and recruiting industry to join The Honor Foundation community. After… Read more »

Hillary Hays, Director of People- San Diego

Name: Hillary Hays Where were you born and raised? I was born in Northern California but raised in La Mesa, which is in East County San Diego. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? I grew up in San Diego and went to San Diego State University so after graduation… Read more »

Kathy Watson, Director of People- Tampa

Name: Kathy Watson Where were you born and raised? Born in Baltimore, MD. Raised in Bad Aibling, Germany and Woodland Park, CO. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? In 2014 I decided to step back from 20+ years of working with the US Government to create and manage multiple… Read more »

Rachel Drew, Director of People- Fort Bragg

Name: Rachel Drew Where were you born and raised? Tiffin, Ohio What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? I moved to North Carolina from Indianapolis in 2010 after marrying my husband (and the military). I was wholly unprepared for the twists and turns my life would take as I navigated… Read more »

Samantha Stapleton, Manager of People

Name:  Samantha Stapleton Where were you born and raised? Fort Carson, Colorado Raised in an Army family and grew up in Germany. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? The biggest transition of my life was making the decision to prioritize being a mother over my desire to serve our… Read more »

Kathy Leming, Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications

Name:  Katherine Leming Where were you born and raised? Born in Panorama City, CA and raised in Santa Clarita, CA — I’ve always been a California girl! What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? After spending numerous years in the publishing and beauty industries, and a committed volunteer to several… Read more »

Jessica Hunt, Director of Impact, West

Name:  Jessica Hunt Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in a small town in Michigan. Actually, it’s a village, that’s how little it is! When I left country living to go to college, I always envisioned my future family living the same life. But California got ahold of me, and… Read more »

Renee Booth, Director of Impact, East

Name: Renee L. Booth Where were you born and raised? I was born in Ontario, Canada, but have been a resident of South Florida for more than 40 years. What’s a short story around the biggest transition you’ve faced in life? Transitioning from being a single parent and juggling my priorities as a working mom,… Read more »