Nick Velez, President & Founder –

Nick is a native Californian. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2005. In 2006 Corporal Velez deployed with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 4th Marines as part of the Surge Strategy into the most dangerous cities of Iraq. Nick is the owner of Bastard’s American Canteen – proudly named after his battalion. Through his business and network, Nick discovered that his passion for helping Veteran’s with PTS was his calling. He remains a staunch advocate for the Veteran community he proudly serves through outreach and fundraising efforts to give back to those in need.

Ernesto “Ernie” Delgado, Vice President & Founder –

Ernie is a Vietnam Veteran and spent thirteen months in Vietnam serving with 3d Battalion, 26th Marines in some of the toughest fighting during the historic battle of Khe Sanh. He was a squad leader and Grunt in an era of war that rivaled by few others. Still missing the chaos of battle, Ernie has nonetheless stayed connected to the brotherhood of Marines and has dedicated himself to helping others, like him, that battle the effects of PTS.

Scott A Huesing, Executive Director –

Scott is a retired United States Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of honorable service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. During his career spanning 10 overseas deployments he has conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions. Now he writes, speaks and volunteers to serve our Veteran warriors through outreach and mentorship programs to keep our Veteran families strong and connected.

Gary Warren, Chief Financial Officer –

Gary is a retired 25-year Marine Officer who has served in various financial management positions throughout his career. As a veteran of Iraqi Freedom, he established Marine Corp Disbursing policies that remained in effect from the early stages of OEF/OIF in 2001 through major operations. He now acts as the Comptroller for Navy Region Southwest, Reserve Component Command, San Diego accountable for over $100M in operating budgets. Gary continues to volunteer serving with Navy supporting mobilized Sailors returning from overseas deployments.

Eulalio “Lalo” Lopez, Director of Area Outreach Coordination (AOC)

Eulalio is an emergency room and mental health nurse with fifteen years of active duty and Naval Reserve service. He served as a Hospital Corpsman with the United States Marine Corps during combat operations in Iraq. He has operated in the most challenging environments and collaborated with military services around the globe in medical and research programs. His experience helps support the mission of Save the Brave and the Veteran communities they serve. He is an avid outdoorsman and horseman and shares his desire to help bring Veterans together in a safe environment to heal and connect.

Daniel Priest, Area Outreach Coordinator –

Daniel commissioned from Texas A&M University and served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. While on active duty, he served on three deployments as a platoon commander and staff officer with 2d Battalion, 4th Marines. Throughout his service, Daniel built strong team identity, fostered initiative and prided himself on connecting to the Marines he led and challenged them to confidently grow into the best version of themselves. Daniel works in the medical industry and is active in his church and sports events. He serves as the STB Area Outreach Coordinator for the San Antonio, Texas region.

Alejandro Barba, Area Outreach Coordinator –

Alex is an active duty United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant with 12 years of service, previously as an Infantryman and currently as a Career Recruiter. While serving as an Infantryman Alex conducted 4 deployments overseas to include three Humanitarian / Training and one Combat deployment to the Southern Helmand Province of Afghanistan. His time leading Marines into combat is something he keeps near and dear to his heart. He has taken that same passion and transitioned it to the role of being a Career Recruiter striving to fill the ranks of the Marines with high caliber young men and women for the betterment of themselves, their communities, and the United States of America. Another passion that Alex has is his unwavering devotion to the Veteran Community, their families and their well-being.

Victor Urena, IT Director / Web Manager

Victor served in the United States Navy from 2002-2007 as a Hospital Corpsman. He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq with 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in 2004 and again in 2006 to Al Asad, Iraq with Combat Logistics Battalion. During Victor’s period of distinguished service, he was awarded the honor as Sailor of the Year in 2005 from the The Navy Times (Sightline Media Group). As the Director of IT he volunteers his time to keep all social media and communications running smoothly to support the foundation. He resides in Riverside, California where he owns a media company based in Los Angeles.

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