Affiliation: Navy Veteran
Experience: District manager of a Financial Services company and Owner of "Two Guys & A Hammer, Inc." Families & Individuals Sharing Hope (FISH) and Shakopee American Legion (Past Commander)
Additional Information: I believe I have to give back because I have been fortunate. "To Whom is given Much, Much is Excepted."
Affiliation: Retired Master Sergeant United States Air Force
Experience: Semi-carpenter, heavy equipment operation, various mentoring programs, volunteering with various organizations, and mentoring with various programs. 33 Yrs of Civil Service.
Additional Information: Happily married 18years. I have 6 children, 13 grandchildren. I believe that a strong community is when the residents take an active role in how the community functions. Keeping current in what happens in the community helps the community stay strong.
Affiliation: Wife of a soldier who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan
Experience: Anesthesia Provider
Additional Information: Married with 3 beautiful girls. Experienced what it was like to not have support locally when Joe was deployed. Together we wanted to make sure others did not feel the same isolation. I feel honored to be a small part of such an organization that wants to Honor, Support and Serve those in our military who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Our family knows that Freedom is Not Free. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, "Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
Affiliation: I love my country
Experience: Logistics Administration
Additional Information: Married to Rog-the love of my life for 30 years. We have four grown children and four grandchildren. Besides being an active member of BTYR South of the River I am a member of the Patriot Guard. I have a great love for this country and those who have served her so well. My hobbies include motorcycling, swimming, scrap-booking and cooking. Rog (love of my life) and I enjoy being parents/grandparents and take advantage of every opportunity to spend time with our family.
Affiliation: Wife of Navy veteran, daughter and daughter-in-law of Army and Air Force Vietnam Veterans
Experience: Senior Business Analyst at Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Additional Information: Proud to be an American and of my country. When I was young, I wanted to be a counselor to help service men/women suffering from negative military experience, after witnessing my father struggle with the after effects of War. I studied the medical field, however not psychology. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group is my therapy, and a way for me to help others.
Affiliation: Navy Vet USS Kitty Hawk CV63
Experience: 10 year Heavy Equipment Mechanic
Additional Information: Happily married, father of 2. I believe that all things happen for a reason. This is why we came to join the Yellow Ribbon group, helping soldiers and their families that have helped the United States get to where we are today.
Affiliation: Army - Sergeant First Class Retired
Experience: Owner and Photographer at Gamut One Studios.
Additional Information: Happily married husband and father of three, grandfather to one, so far. I love music and play bass guitar at church on Sunday mornings. I firmly believe that what makes a community strong is how interact with each other. We have the choice to sit at home and read or listen about what is going on in our communities or we can go out, volunteer and actually make things happen in our communities.