I joined the Army in 1997 and my very first deployment was to Albania, which led to the liberation of Kosovo. Most of my first tour (97-2001) was spent in that part of the world until my ETS date in February 2001. I was still a member of the National Guard when 9/11 occurred so I immediately trained up to go back on active duty. You can imagine how everything about life had changed for me.
I went on to serve in multiple conflicts until my luck ran out and I was no longer able to serve due to wounds I received while on deployment. Since my discharge, I have gone through an amazing journey of tragedy and triumph, while trying to find a sustainable middle ground. I have worked with Veterans from every modern conflict and two former WW2 prisoners of war.
Most recently I have worked with organizations that provide service dogs to Veterans. Every day is a new opportunity.