Prior to joining First Command, Joe spent several years as a cavalry officer in the United States Army, attaining the rank of captain.
Joe is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management. He lives in Weatherford, TX, with his wife, Dana. They have three sons: Joey, Jonathon and Colby. Joe also serves on the Board of Directors of the Child Study Center, a local nonprofit organization supporting children with complex developmental disabilities.
Carla separated from the U.S. Air Force as a licensed mental health provider for 10 years where she worked in outpatient/deployment mental health settings, family programming, couples counseling, and leadership consulting for military leaders. Her last duty station was working with Air Force Academy students and developing leadership initiatives for women and minorities, in which she found great fulfillment helping organizations on a greater scale. She is a home-grown Badger, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her MSSW in 2004.
Family is Carla’s number one priority. She continues to be passionate in helping our military families and has a first hand understanding of the toll military life and deployments have on a family. Carla’s three children motivate an active Colorado lifestyle of skiing, fishing, camping and hiking with their two dogs. She is currently in training for future cycling opportunities as her next challenge.
Rand has been actively involved in the legal education programs of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, has served as a trustee of the foundation since 1981, and is a past president of the organization. Since 1990, he has served as legal advisor and associate member of the Alpine Rescue Team, a volunteer mountain search and rescue organization based in Evergreen, CO.
Growing up in Granby, CO, Rand attended elementary and high school there until moving to Wheat Ridge, CO, where he graduated from high school. He completed a year of college at the University of Colorado as an engineering student before entering the Naval Academy. He and his wife, Susan, live in Centennial, CO.
In addition to his work with ATBS, Todd is a recognized speaker and leader in transportation and finance. Todd is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and marketing. Todd has served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations, helping them to further their worthy causes.
Todd lives with his wife Kelly and four kids in Evergreen, Colorado. He loves everything outdoors, especially fishing, skiing, hunting and hiking.
Jess comes from a family of military service including aunts, uncles, a Vietnam veteran father, and World War II veteran grandfather. With this, Jess holds military service men and women in the highest regard, as well as their families. He has been active in fundraising for Project Sanctuary since 2012, hosting an annual charity poker event. Through this event, he has demonstrated his commitment and passion to Project Sanctuary.
Jess is originally from Bridgeport, NE, graduated high school in Windsor, CO, and graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, with a degree in petroleum engineering. He currently resides in Golden, CO, with his wife Brandy, son Gus, and daughter Gabby. Jess enjoys coaching his children in sports, attending their sporting events, fishing, and hunting.
Prior to attending law school, Rob worked in business management for two Fortune 500 companies and founded his own real estate firm. He has long worked to influence employers to increase hiring of veterans in the civilian workforce, and is passionate about veterans’ legal issues. Rob regularly donates his time to organizations working on behalf of veterans and active duty service members to solve their legal problems.
Rob is an avid cyclist and trail runner who enjoys Colorado’s outdoors as much as possible. He is a native of Katy, Texas, and lives with his wife, Krystle, in Denver, Colorado.
A graduate of Chapman University with a Master of Science degree (Human Resources Management and Development) and of Miami University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science degree (Systems Analysis), Ron holds Series 6, 7, 24, 26, 63 and 65 securities registrations, and Washington state life, health, property, and casualty insurance licenses. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ certificant and a member of the Financial Planning Association and Financial Services Institute.
Ron’s community involvement has been varied: past president of a Little League organization in Titusville, FL; active in the local Parish Church in Port Orchard, WA; serving on various councils and committees (currently a Finance Council member), to include past chair of a successful capital campaign raising over $900,000; and Navy League of the United States National Director Emeritus, with successful past terms as Northwest Region President, Northwest Coastal Area President, Washington State President and President of the Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council, earning top honors as Navy League Outstanding Council. He was also past chair of a successful Navy League campaign committee, raising over $400,000 to install a Navy memorial in Bremerton, WA, featuring The Lone Sailor statue.
Married with three children and seven grandchildren, Ron enjoys traveling and boating with his wife, Linda, and continues to be active in community improvement projects.
In addition to being a full-time faculty member in the School of Business, at Brandman University, Laura is a certified executive coach, an instructional designer, and curriculum developer. As a business leader, Dr. Galloway is an organizational consultant and executive coach, specializing in nonprofit organizations. She has served as director of Human Resources for a school district, manager of a Wellness Clinic and served as an Intern for White House.
Laura has a strong background and extensive experience in innovative talent management and human and organizational development processes.
Laura is a graduate of Project Sanctuary retreat #146. She is an advocate for military families going through transition from military to civilian life. Laura and her husband, Keith, a US Navy (reserves) pilot founded Home Bound Veteran, a non-profit organization focused on helping military families make a smooth transition to civilian life.
Laura’s community involvement has been varied: board member on a college scholarship foundation, founder of non-profit organization, volunteer high school volleyball coach, facilitator of diversity, equality and inclusion groups, a founding member of a local Italian-American school. Married with two children, Laura and her husband enjoy traveling and hiking, surfing and continues to be active in community improvement projects.
Prior to joining Chatham Financial in 2003, Joe spent nine years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer flying the EA-6B Prowler and deploying on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, and as a flight instructor in the T-39N Sabreliner out of NAS Pensacola, Florida. Joe graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering and earned an Master of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University.
Joe and his wife, Evette, live in St. Augustine, Florida and Evergreen, Colorado. They have two grown sons: Joseph and David. Having made the transition from the Navy to the civilian world with Evette, Joseph and David, Joe has experienced and appreciates the special challenges and opportunities facing such families and is excited to be a part of Project Sanctuary and its mission. He and Evette love growing together in their faith, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and giving back.
Curtis retired from active duty in December of 2008 with over 22 years of active duty military service. He enjoys and has extensive experience working with military families, having worked with Marine, Navy, and Army service members and their families for the past 10 years.
Curtis holds a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University. He is member of The Gideon’s International, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and Phi Alpha Honor Society- Omicron Epsilon Chapter. Curtis serves as an active volunteer with Bridge Hospice, The American Red Cross- San Diego, and the Armed Services YMCA- Naval Hospital San Diego
Curtis, his wife Lori, and their family currently make their home in ridiculously expensive Southern California.
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