Veteran Community Support
My vision is to create a collaborative eco-system of veteran-owned companies in an effort to exponentially grow the level of support to veteran support organizations.
Legacy of Leadership
My father, Richard, graduated from West Point in 1966 and served in the Army for 26 years. I had the opportunity to grow up on military bases here in the U.S. and abroad and be with soldiers on practically a daily basis. These experiences instilled a lasting impression on the importance of work ethic and character, as well as, a deep appreciation for their service and sacrifice. I also had the opportunity to see firsthand what an amazing leader and role model my father was to his troops.
After retirement, my father went through a professional transition away from military life into an entirely new vocation. His experiences, and more importantly, his leadership qualities provided him the opportunity to connect with his teams on an entirely new level than what they were used to, earning him loyalty, trust and respect.
My father passed away in March of 2016 after a long battle with cancer. As a way for me to carry on his legacy, I am committed to doing everything I possibly can to support and give back to the military community. He was my hero, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without him. I only hope I can make a fraction of an impact that he did in others over the course of his life.
Investor — Authentically American
Authentically American™ is a veteran-owned and operated company headquartered in Music City — Nashville, Tenn. Its vision is to build an iconic American Made brand that is the universally accepted standard for Made in the USA corporate-branded apparel and delivers a measurable impact on job creation.
Board Member — Warrior Transition Network
The Warrior Transition Network’s mission to build a bridge from military service to meaningful opportunity. On one side, we have our nation’s heroes. On the other side, we have America’s greatest opportunities with America’s greatest companies. Our military members reach a gap that is too big for them to cross by themselves. The Warrior Transition Network helps veterans bridge this gap in order to realize the tremendous opportunities that exist after their military service.