OUR team

LEADERSHIP

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Goldberg

Executive Director - Training & Education

Greg (Coach) Morin

Executive Director - Virginia

Carrie Nelson

Executive Director - Arizona

Joe Wood

Director of Philanthropy

Janet Reid

Controller

Margaret Mulderry

Chief of Staff

Lynnette Swanson

Chief Executive Officer

Josh Goldberg

In January 2023, Josh became the first Chief Executive Officer of the Boulder Crest Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring first responders, combat veterans, and their family members live great lives in the midst of struggle, stress, and trauma. In this role, Josh is responsible for Boulder Crest’s operations and activities, overseeing Boulder Crest Arizona, Boulder Crest Virginia, the Boulder Crest Institute, Boulder Crest’s Training and Education work (to include Warrior PATHH and Struggle Well program and mobile applications), and our fundraising, marketing, and partnership efforts.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Josh co-founded and led the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) from 2018-2022.

Since 2014, Josh has led Boulder Crest’s efforts to develop, deliver, study, and scale Posttraumatic Growth-based solutions to times of struggle. This effort began with the development of the Warrior PATHH program, now delivered at Boulder Crest’s PTG Academies in Arizona and Virginia, through Boulder Crest’s Mobile Training Team, and with partners in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington State.

In 2020, Josh led the creation of Boulder Crest’s Struggle Well First Responder Initiative, seeking to transform the first responder culture by delivering intensive and immersive Struggle Well trainings that normalize struggle and democratize the ability to deal with it constructively. Thanks to a generous investment from FirstNet® built by AT&T and the Gary Sinise Foundation, the First Responder Initiative will be in fourteen states by the end of 2023.

In 2018, Josh, along with Boulder Crest’s Founder and Chairman, Ken Falke, published Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma. In 2020, Josh and Ken co-authored Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth alongside Dr. Richard Tedeschi and Dr. Bret Moore.

In 2017, Josh was named as one of 60 Presidential Leadership Scholars. Established by the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, the Presidential Leadership Scholar program is an innovative leadership program designed to ensure that scholars have the opportunity to succeed in creating and executing meaningful and impactful leadership projects in communities across the nation.

Prior to joining Boulder Crest, Josh worked as a communications executive at ExxonMobil’s Dallas headquarters from 2006-2011, and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at 2M Companies. During his time at 2M, Josh began advising several non-profit organizations supporting veterans, with a specific focus on PTSD. After volunteering for a number of months, and in recognition of the remarkable strength, capacity and potential of the men and women of the U.S. military, Josh decided to dedicate his life to ensuring that all those who struggle have the opportunity to transform their struggle into profound strength and Posttraumatic Growth.

Executive Director - Training & Education

Greg (Coach) Morin

Coach is a championship coach and motivator, focused on unlocking the potential that resides within our nation’s combat veterans and their family members. He joined Boulder Crest as Director of Programs in June 2016, after having participated in the development and delivery of Warrior PATHH for 13 months. Coach was appointed to the Director of Training position at the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth in January 2018.

Prior to joining BCF, Coach spent seven years with NASCAR’s most dominant organization, Hendrick Motorsports, where he coordinated, directed, inspired, and taught pit crew preparation, training, and choreography for drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

During that time, Coach, and the crews he coached, built a staggering resume. He was a part of four Sprint Cup championships with Johnson’s No. 48 team, while winning two Daytona 500s, three Brickyard 400s, and is the only coach in the sport’s highest series to win two MVP Pit Crew of the Year awards.

Prior to joining Hendrick, Coach spent three years as Head Coach and Director of Motorsports for the Performance Instruction and Training (PIT) institute, training students to become potential NASCAR pit crew members.

While Coach greatly enjoyed his time in Nascar, and was highly successful, he chose to begin serving our nation’s combat veterans and their families because of what this community stands for. He eats, breathes, sleeps, and dreams coaching. As a coach the biggest win and reward is to see your players grow, achieve success, and then serve out of the desire to live a life of significance. A life that educates, inspires and leads others to their own greatness. He coaches because he wants his kids to have a legacy to grow up with and carry on, a legacy built on courage, discipline, sacrifice, and service. Everything the men and women he gets to serve with and stand for.

Executive Director - Virginia

Carrie Nelson

Carrie is a native of Virginia, born and raised in Loudoun County. She graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 1997 and attended her freshman year of college at High Point University. She transferred to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Counseling.  Carrie, and her husband, Jeremiah currently live in Warrenton, VA.

Carrie has a strong background working in non-profit and counseling. Her experience has ranged from working in homeless shelters, domestic and sexual violence centers, to helping children with Axis 1 diagnoses in the school system. In 2017, Carrie completed Yoga Teacher Training at Shine Yoga in Winchester, VA and is a RYT 200 hour yoga teacher. She teaches yoga to the families at Boulder Crest Virginia during Family PATHH, Couples programs, and Family Rest and Reconnection Stays. Carrie has always been passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and helping them improve their lives in any capacity possible!

She is excited to be a part of the mission and to interact, engage, and positively impact the veterans and the families that visit Boulder Crest Virginia.

Executive Director - Arizona

Joe Wood

Joe is a US Army Veteran from the Military Intelligence Corps. During his 9 years on active duty, he served in multiple assignments overseas including a deployment to Iraq in 2004-2005 and a tour on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV63) in the Pacific. During his Army career, he continuously felt the pull back to where it all began – the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca; where he knew he could make important improvements to the development of his intelligence discipline and future Soldiers in his military occupational specialty. Joe separated, honorably, from military service after declining promotion to Sergeant First Class, having achieved all goals that he set for himself (Master Instructor, selection to the Senior Non Commissioned Officer ranks, and developing modernized training for the next generation of Soldiers). It was time for a new adventure.

Just as in the Army, Joe was promoted quite rapidly. While this was a great honor, something was missing. He had not yet committed to a life-long learning model and was focused more on getting to the top quickly than learning and growing. Having begun reading books on leadership and adding value, surrounding himself with great mentors and coaches, and building a strong support network, Joe set on a new path – one of learning, taking steps back in order to move forward, and giving himself permission to focus inward; which enabled him to increase his value to others. This became Joe’s new life mission – adding value to others’ lives.

Joe is currently a Director on the Board for the Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Improvement Foundation and has served as a Commissioner for the City of Sierra Vista, Sergeant at Arms for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 32-4, and volunteered / consulted for many Veteran-oriented and nonprofit organizations. He continues to stay involved in the Veteran community, while shifting his philanthropic focus to transitioning service members with training, development, and coaching in entrepreneurship and post-traumatic growth.

Joe became Executive Director at Boulder Crest Arizona in late July 2018.

Director of Philanthropy

Janet Reid

Born in Turkey as the middle child of an Air Force family, Janet spent a majority of her formative years in Alexandria, Virginia. A proud alumna of the College of William & Mary, Janet has lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 18 years, but looks forward to relocating to the Winchester area. As most parents are, Janet is very proud of her two college-age children, Jacob (18, Bridgewater College) and Caroline (21, East Carolina University).

Janet’s career has included working in alumni relations at the College of William & Mary where she was responsible for volunteer management and event planning. She then spent several years learning the other side of events by working as a Conference Services Manager at two 4-star resorts, Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA and Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Falling into the development profession when working as a meeting planner for a community non-profit, the majority of her development career has been focused on raising support for local community non-profits in Williamsburg. Most recently, Janet served as the director of development for the National Center for State Courts where she focused on creating a comprehensive strategic development plan to raise support nationally. Janet is passionate about good food, good company, travel, new experiences, the beach, hiking, Jazzercise and making an impact – whether large or small.

Controller

Margaret Mulderry

Margaret comes to us with over 25 years of accounting, financial analysis, and management experience. She has worked in a variety of industries for both the public and private sectors, and over the past 10 years focusing on non-profits. Her expertise includes managing the full accounting function, audit, treasury, planning, and financial reporting. She has helped organizations enhance and build the accounting function from the ground up, including start-ups. She enjoys implementing processes and controls that align operations and accounting in accordance with GAAP resulting in efficiencies and enhanced reporting; as well as problem- solving, cost cutting measures, leadership, and staff mentoring. Margaret has been a valued partner to executive leadership and operational teams throughout her career, providing hands-on accounting support as well as high level financial reporting and analysis.

She received her Bachelors in Accounting from the Catholic University of America and earned her CPA license from the State of Maryland.

Chief of Staff

Lynnette Swanson

Lynnette is a proud Pittsburgh native, who has had the opportunity to live all over America alongside her husband, a Marine for 22 years. She joined the Boulder Crest team in January 2012. Lynnette is strongly committed to our mission, and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve a community with which she is so familiar and has so much respect and admiration for.

A Marine wife through and through, Lynnette provides the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative duties supporting executive staff members in various fields, including contract and grant submission. She is also responsible for accounts payable and receivable functions. Lynnette attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying Criminal Justice.

Lynnette currently resides in Loudoun County, with her husband.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Executive Director - Training & Education

Greg (Coach) Morin

Director of Warrior PATHH

Eric Fowler

Director of Learning

Laurie (LJ) Johnson

Technology, Analysis, & Community Manager

Jeff Kinman

Data Engineer

Andrew Thomas

Director of Programs - Mobile Training Team

Ian Ricci

Operations Coordinator - Mobile Training Team

Tara Mathis

PATHH Guide - Mobile Training Team

Jonathan Mayberry

PATHH Guide- Mobile Training Team

Brock Noah

PATHH Guide- Mobile Training Team

Robert Dabney Jr.

Program Manager of Government Grants

Erika Emmons

Executive Director - Training & Education

Greg (Coach) Morin

Coach is a championship coach and motivator, focused on unlocking the potential that resides within our nation’s combat veterans and their family members. He joined Boulder Crest as Director of Programs in June 2016, after having participated in the development and delivery of Warrior PATHH for 13 months. Coach was appointed to the Director of Training position at the Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth in January 2018.

Prior to joining BCF, Coach spent seven years with NASCAR’s most dominant organization, Hendrick Motorsports, where he coordinated, directed, inspired, and taught pit crew preparation, training, and choreography for drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

During that time, Coach, and the crews he coached, built a staggering resume. He was a part of four Sprint Cup championships with Johnson’s No. 48 team, while winning two Daytona 500s, three Brickyard 400s, and is the only coach in the sport’s highest series to win two MVP Pit Crew of the Year awards.

Prior to joining Hendrick, Coach spent three years as Head Coach and Director of Motorsports for the Performance Instruction and Training (PIT) institute, training students to become potential NASCAR pit crew members.

While Coach greatly enjoyed his time in Nascar, and was highly successful, he chose to begin serving our nation’s combat veterans and their families because of what this community stands for. He eats, breathes, sleeps, and dreams coaching. As a coach the biggest win and reward is to see your players grow, achieve success, and then serve out of the desire to live a life of significance. A life that educates, inspires and leads others to their own greatness. He coaches because he wants his kids to have a legacy to grow up with and carry on, a legacy built on courage, discipline, sacrifice, and service. Everything the men and women he gets to serve with and stand for.

Director of Warrior PATHH

Eric Fowler

Eric Fowler joined the Boulder Crest Arizona team in September of 2018. He was born in New York and raised there, in Michigan, and Wyoming. Eric enlisted in the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1987 and enlisted in the Regular Army in 1991. He retired from the Army in 2016 as a Command Sergeant Major with 29 years of service. Eric spent much of his career in mechanized infantry and armored units and also served as an instructor and Drill Sergeant at the Army’s Intelligence School.

With more than 10 years of overseas service including two tours in Germany and one in South Korea, he also went on operational deployments to Kuwait and Kosovo as well as three year-long combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Eric comes to us from Fort Huachuca, AZ where he has spent his time since retirement serving as a contract Operations Officer in the G3 section of the US Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence.

Director of Learning

Laurie (LJ) Johnson

LJ is an outcome-driven leader with over 30 years of commercial, federal, and global experience in learning, talent enablement, training operational services and executive communications. As a functional and technical visionary, she has applied human-centric approaches, new technology, and data-driven learning insights to solve business challenges. In addition to working with clients, she led Accenture’s design development, and evaluation of over 20 million hours of learning annually across 125+ locations, by 1,200+ learning professionals with. budget of $980M year over year.

As part of her commitment to veterans, JD drove development and implementation of Accenture’s Veteran Integration Program to integrate new joiner veteran hires into the corporate environment and into their Accenture roles. She sponsored development of, and provided resources for, the creation of Accenture’s Suicide Prevention Program. Additionally, she participated in  Accenture’s North America’s Military Employee Resource Group (MERG) doing mock interviews with veterans, attending welcome socials, and providing 1:1 leadership coaching.

Technology, Analysis, & Community Manager

Jeff Kinman

Jeff is an Air Force veteran with 9 years of enlisted experience as a Signals Intelligence Analyst. After departing the military, Jeff moved to the Northern Virginia area with his wife and two children where he worked as a federal contractor supporting a national intelligence agency as a targeting analyst focused on counterterrorism operations. When not working, Jeff is likely busy fulfilling his responsibilities as a member of the Board of Directors for the Loudoun County Disc Golf Club, a Virginia 501(c)(3) dedicated to growing the sport of disc golf in Loudoun County.

Jeff has a life-long obsession with analytics, specifically understanding the relationships between disparate pieces of information, both from a purely statistical point of reference and from a qualitative “why?” perspective. Jeff is beyond excited to be a member of the Boulder Crest Institute Team where he has the opportunity to put his passion for analytics to work in a manner that provides initiatives such as PATHH the scrutiny of evidence they deserve via a combination of a data-science applications to produce rich data-driven reporting for both BCI internal and external consumers. As a combat veteran, Jeff is so grateful for this opportunity to serve the community.

Data Engineer

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas joined the Boulder Crest Virginia team in November 2022. He was born in Maryland but has lived in Virginia for his entire life. He graduated from James Madison University in 2021 with a Major in Computer Science and a Minor in Robotics.

After he graduated he was contracted to work temporarily at Boulder Crest part-time but he decided to stay and become a full-time employee. He is primarily responsible for developing and maintaining Boulder Crest’s cloud infrastructure and developing internal applications for analyzing program analytics.

Director of Programs - Mobile Training Team

Ian Ricci

Ian was born in Sioux City, Iowa in 1981. In 1988 he moved with his mother (Anita), and two brothers (Josh and Kiel) to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Upon graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1999, Ian attended Upper Iowa University on a soccer scholarship in 2000. However, after the events of 9/11 he chose to leave college and enlist in the US Army as an 11b (infantryman). During his first deployment in early 2004, while serving with 1st BN/16th Infantry he was wounded by an IED in Fallujah, Iraq. Ian served another three years and deployment to Iraq and exited the service shortly after his final deployment in 2007.

Ian returned to Sioux Falls, SD. Where he served as a Veterans Service Officer for the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs from 2008-2014. There he helped veterans navigate and attain veterans benefits with the VA. Ian had the privilege and opportunity to represent veterans in the appeals process, advocating for them at the court of veteran’s appeals level.

In 2007 Ian took up Muay Thai kickboxing, as a way to stay active and competitive and fell in love with the sport. After competing at the national level in 2014, he let his love of the sport guide him to coaching boxers, Muay Thai kickboxers and MMA fighters in 2015. Today he coaches fighters and enthusiasts from amateur to professional at Next Edge Academy in Sioux Falls, SD.

In April of 2018 Ian became involved with Boulder Crest Arizona when he attended the Warrior PATHH program. Ian completed the 18-month Warrior PATHH program with his team in October of 2019. Shortly after Ian finished his 18-month program he began serving with the MTT.

Ian lives in Sioux Falls, SD with his spouse (Tracy), 3 daughters (Mya, Reese and Riley,) and German Shepherd (Murphy) where he is a registered EMT and USA Boxing coach. He enjoys coaching and working with fighters, running, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Operations Coordinator - Mobile Training Team

Tara Mathis

Tara was born in Martinsburg, WV and grew up living in parts of southern Virginia as well as Charles Town, WV, where she graduated high school. A year after graduating she enlisted in the United States Army as a Human Resource Specialist. Tara remained in the Army as a Human Resource Specialist for 7 years until she transitioned out of the Army in November of 2016. While in the service, she was stationed in South Korea at Camp Humphreys for a year and was a part of the 2nd ID Combat Aviation Brigade. When her time in South Korea was finished, she PCS’d to Fort Bragg where she would spend 4 years in the 82nd Sustainment Brigade, 18th HR Company. During her stay at Fort Bragg she completed one tour in Kuwait. Her tour consisted of supporting inbound and outbound operations as well as assisting in processing the last convoy out of Iraq home. After reenlisting for a second contract, she then PCS’d to Fort Lee, VA and fell under the 59th Ordnance Brigade where she worked in the Brigade S1. This would be her final stop in the Army.

After leaving the Army, Tara started her transition and like most veterans, she experienced her own struggles but worked her way through them. She took time during her transition to focus on herself and completing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While doing this, she moved to Bend, Oregon for 2 years. While in Oregon, Tara worked in marketing and community relations for a small in-home health care business. Tara completed her bachelors and is now pursuing her master’s in business administration and lives in Charles Town, WV where she is planting her roots.

In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her dog Riley who is her best friend and her incredibly supportive family. She is a big movie fan. She also enjoys traveling, BBQing, fitness, camping, hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities.

PATHH Guide - Mobile Training Team

Jonathan Mayberry

Jonathan Mayberry was born and raised in the small town of Tifton, GA. Jonathan always looked up to and respected his grandfather, who retired from the Army. After graduating high school in 2001, and following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Jonathan joined the Army in 2002.

Jonathan went on to serve 8 years in the Army as a 13B (Artillery). At just 19 on his first deployment in 2003 he found himself on the streets of Baghdad Iraq, where he was wounded just two days apart. Jonathan deployed again to Baghdad in 2007-2008. After trying his best to stay in the Army Jonathan medically retired in 2010.

After years of struggling from family and military experiences Jonathan tried many methods to overcome them, but nothing seemed to work. In 2019 Jonathan found himself at The Big Red Barn Retreat in SC where he found great results with Equine Assisted Therapy. He later attended the first Warrior PATHH program held at The Big Red Barn Retreat in October of 2020.

After he completed Warrior PATHH Jonathan knew he had found his passion. He began his training to become a PATHH Guide and later was given the opportunity to join the Mobile Training Team in February 2022.

During Jonathan’s downtime, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, grandfather, and pets.

PATHH Guide- Mobile Training Team

Brock Noah

Brock Noah was born the second son to his parents in 1974 at Ottawa Kansas and raised all over the eastern side of the state. His father was not only a Vietnam Veteran but also an ordained minister for 30 years, so a life of service came naturally to him. In 1995 Brock decided to join the U.S. Army as a 12B (Combat Engineer) where he served in both Light and Mechanized units with multiple combat tours. Throughout his 24 years of active duty service, Brock has held various leadership positions and roles from Team Leader through First Sergeant until his retirement in 2019. During his career Brock also served as a Drill Sergeant, the Senior Enlisted Advisor at the United States Military Academy and the Senior Military Instructor at Boston University Army ROTC.

After nearly a 2 year long struggle with loss of purpose and identity, as well as traumas from military life and prior, Brock knew he had to change his trajectory. In September of 2021 Brock attended the Warrior PATHH program at Big Bear California with the MTT. Since completion of the program, Brock credits the Warrior PATHH program as the catalyst for his “second calling” and began serving with the MTT in June of 2022 as a PATHH Guide. In his down time, Brock enjoys most all outdoor activities and sports. He is an avid Ice Hockey and College Basketball fan as well as a motorcycle enthusiast.

PATHH Guide- Mobile Training Team

Robert Dabney Jr.

Robert Dabney Jr, was raised in Memphis, TN. As the oldest of six kids, he’s always felt the call to set an example and be a leader. In June 1998, two weeks after graduating from George Washington Carver High School, Robert joined the US Army as a Combat Medic, at 18 years old. It was during these early adult years that he began to develop a genuine love for helping others. Particularly, when they were in dangerous, helpless, or painful situations. Excelling in his role as a medic, he was assigned to teach “Combat Lifesaver Skills” to other Soldiers in his unit, sharing his enthusiasm and wisdom for bringing healing when no other options were available. Robert often shares that, as a medic, (often referred to as “Doc”) he discovered that the greatest aid he could provide was a listening ear. “Soldiers trust their Medics; not only with their lives but with their mental and emotional states, as well.” It was during the long nights in the wildernesses of Iraq, that he discovered the immense value of being emotionally available for others.

Following a 9 year Army career that included deployments to Kosovo, Saudi Arabia, and two trips to Iraq; Robert studied to become a Professional Hospital Chaplain, receiving a Bachelors in Theology in 2013, and 2 Master of Arts degrees (MDiv., MA-Communication) in 2017. At the completion of Graduate school he began working for AMITA Health as a Professional Healthcare Chaplain. During this time he was forced to face the reality of the life he’d lived to date. Coming face to face with pain, suffering and grief in the hospital each day began to take its toll on his well being. In January 2020, he resigned from his position, with the aim of addressing the serious Mental Health challenges he’d finally begun to acknowledge. Currently, Robert identifies as a Veteran Peer Specialist and Mental Health Advocate. Outside of his role as a PATHH Guide, he works part-time as the Peer Apprentice Program Manager for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) in Chicago.

He’s passionate about helping people find peace amid chaos and bringing hope to the hopeless. When not spending time with his family (Wife, 4 Kids, 2 grandkids) or walking his Mastiff, Rocco, you can find him meditating, reading, writing, or cheering for his hometown heroes, the Memphis Grizzlies.

Program Manager of Government Grants

Erika Emmons

Erika is a U.S. Army National Guard combat veteran with 6 years of enlisted experience as an Imagery Analyst. She deployed with the 36th Infantry Division out of Austin, TX to Iraq from 2010-2011 before getting out in 2012. Over the last 11 years she has worked for various contracting companies in the Northern Virginia & Durham, NC areas in multiple roles from GEOINT (Geospatial Intelligence) analysis, software training, technical support, & a Jane of all trades in the GEOINT community.

Erika attended the Warrior PATHH program at Boulder Crest Virginia in October of 2019 and is a proud member of BCWP class 072 (Valkyrie). She actually put off attending the program for over a year & a half because she felt there were other vets who needed it more than her, but thanks to the gentle persistence of Joe Wood, she relented. Today she readily admits that she needed the program more than she realized & that self-care is NOT selfish, but necessary. She is thrilled & grateful for the opportunity to join the Boulder Crest Foundation team.

INSTITUTE TEAM

Executive Director

Dr. Richard Tedeschi

Deputy Director

Dr. Bret Moore

Executive Director

Dr. Richard Tedeschi

Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Professor Emeritus at UNC Charlotte. He was on the core faculty for 42 years, and retired in June 2018. Dr. Tedeschi has published numerous articles and books on the concept of posttraumatic growth that he helped to develop. He serves as media consultant on trauma for the American Psychological Association and is a Fellow of the Division of Trauma Psychology and has provided presentations and training on trauma for the U.S. Army, and many professional organizations, clinics, and educational institutions.

Deputy Director

Dr. Bret Moore

Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. He is the author and editor of 22 books including Transformed by Trauma, Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, The Posttraumatic Growth Workbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear. He has written over 200 book chapters, peer-reviewed journal articles, and popular press articles to include features for Scientific American Mind, The New Republic, and Military Times. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Texas Psychological Association. He is the recipient of the Charles S. Gersoni and Arthur W. Melton awards in military psychology from Division 19 (Society for Military Psychology), the Peter J. N. Linnerooth National Service and Early Career Achievement awards in Public Service Psychology from Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) and Educator of the Year from Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, National Geographic, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

ARIZONA TEAM

Executive Director - Arizona

Joe Wood

Director of Programs

Kevin Larsen

Master PATHH Guide

Daniel Blevins

Senior PATHH Guide

LaSchwann “Casper” Killens

PATHH Guide

David Cotti

PATHH Guide

Christine Sulentic

Operations Manager & Outreach Coordinator

Codi McCaw

Guest Relations Specialist

Jenni Jacob

Chef

Denise Purvis

Groundskeeper

Alan Cardwell

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Ken Taylor

Executive Director - Arizona

Joe Wood

Joe is a US Army Veteran from the Military Intelligence Corps. During his 9 years on active duty, he served in multiple assignments overseas including a deployment to Iraq in 2004-2005 and a tour on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV63) in the Pacific. During his Army career, he continuously felt the pull back to where it all began – the US Army Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca; where he knew he could make important improvements to the development of his intelligence discipline and future Soldiers in his military occupational specialty. Joe separated, honorably, from military service after declining promotion to Sergeant First Class, having achieved all goals that he set for himself (Master Instructor, selection to the Senior Non Commissioned Officer ranks, and developing modernized training for the next generation of Soldiers). It was time for a new adventure.

Just as in the Army, Joe was promoted quite rapidly. While this was a great honor, something was missing. He had not yet committed to a life-long learning model and was focused more on getting to the top quickly than learning and growing. Having begun reading books on leadership and adding value, surrounding himself with great mentors and coaches, and building a strong support network, Joe set on a new path – one of learning, taking steps back in order to move forward, and giving himself permission to focus inward; which enabled him to increase his value to others. This became Joe’s new life mission – adding value to others’ lives.

Joe is currently a Director on the Board for the Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Improvement Foundation and has served as a Commissioner for the City of Sierra Vista, Sergeant at Arms for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 32-4, and volunteered / consulted for many Veteran-oriented and nonprofit organizations. He continues to stay involved in the Veteran community, while shifting his philanthropic focus to transitioning service members with training, development, and coaching in entrepreneurship and post-traumatic growth.

Joe became Executive Director at Boulder Crest Arizona in late July 2018.

Director of Programs

Kevin Larsen

Kevin is originally from Southern California, growing up as an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as a Stinger Missile Gunner, with 3rd LAAD Bn. Kevin has spent years volunteering and working with non-profits that support and guide the veteran and active duty military communities. Kevin comes to Boulder Crest from working as a Foundry and Art Instructor in Southern California where he partnered with the VA Health Care System, the Aspire Center San Diego, Homeless Veterans Outreaches, and many other community programs.

As a Warrior PATHH Alumni and Coach for Boulder Crest Arizona, it is Kevin’s greatest wish to help other service members and first responders struggle well and to truly understand that they are warriors. All men and women who have served have a deeper understanding of life and are in turn natural leaders in their communities — Kevin and Boulder Crest seek to remind them how special they truly are.

Master PATHH Guide

Daniel Blevins

Daniel was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. From a young age, Daniel knew he wanted to serve and joined the Army in his junior year of high school. After a few years as a Human Research Volunteer, Daniel served as a Cavalry Scout in the 7th and 10th Cavalry and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan; and a 14-month tour in South Korea.

After leaving the Army, Daniel enrolled at Robert Morris University and began volunteering with multiple Veteran Service Organizations. While in school, Daniel and his wife Erin had 3 children, twin boys and a daughter who was born the following year. After graduating RMU, Daniel gained employment with the Veterans Leadership Program as a case manager for homeless veterans. For the next four years, Daniel held various positions and was promoted to Director of Community Engagement. In this role he organized multiple events, outreach programs, a cross country bicycle ride to raise awareness of the needs of homeless veterans, and created and case managed the wellness program for VLP. While creating the wellness program, Daniel went back to school for a degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition and received his Crossfit Level 1.

After a family trip to Boulder Crest Arizona for Rest and Reconnection, Daniel, his wife, and three children knew Arizona was where they needed to be and believed deeply in the Boulder Crest Mission.

Senior PATHH Guide

LaSchwann “Casper” Killens

Casper joined Boulder Crest’s team at the Arizona PTG Academy in November of 2020. He was born on Fort Bragg, NC and was raised in multiple locations around the world; enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1995 from Indiana. He retired from the Army in 2015 after 20 years of service in the Military Intelligence Corps, with deployments/service to Bosnia twice, three tours to Iraq, and multiple counter-narcotic operations throughout South America.

Casper comes to us from Fort Huachuca where, as a US Army Master Instructor, he trained and educated more than 200 military intelligence professionals and wrote training/certification strategies for MI professionals across the Army’s formations. In addition to three Associate’s Degrees (Education, Business, and Intelligence Operations) and a Bachelor’s Degree (Business), Casper has a Master’s Degree in Education (Adult Education & Training) and numerous adult education-related certifications.

PATHH Guide

David Cotti

David joined the Boulder Crest Arizona team in November of 2021. He was born in San Jose, California and went to high school in Mesa, Arizona. David enlisted in the Army in January of 2000. He retired from the Army in 2021 as a Sergeant First Class. David spent much of his career serving as an Army Bugler – having served three combat tours throughout operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

David has been married to Renee Cotti for two years, enjoying life with her in Sierra Vista, Arizona. David is honored to be serving the Boulder Crest community and is looking forward to new possibilities.

PATHH Guide

Christine Sulentic

Christine joined our team in June of 2022, and came to us from Sierra Vista, AZ.  She was born in Connecticut, and was raised in Naples, FL.  When she was in elementary school, she saw a color guard at the Veterans’ day parade, and knew it was her destiny to serve in the US Armed Forces one day.  After discussing service with her father, who served in the Navy during Vietnam and her Grandfather, a WWII veteran, she decided to go to college first.  She decided to go to Belmont Abbey College, and was commissioned through the UNC Charlotte ROTC program in 2006. Through her time in college, she enjoyed running cross country, quilting, and making connections with fellow classmates.

Christine served for 10 years as a Military Intelligence officer, serving with AH-64D pilots in Iraq, as a targeting officer and a Company Commander in Korea, and as a capability developer at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. She separated from the Army in 2016 and continued to enjoy serving alongside Soldiers for the next few years as an Army capability developer.  Her struggle led her to attend Warrior PATHH, and focus on her personal growth.  She’s married to Brad, an avid birder, since 2004, and has two teenage sons.

Operations Manager & Outreach Coordinator

Codi McCaw

Codi was born and raised in Arizona and has been a resident of Sierra Vista for over 30 years. Growing up in the military community around Fort Huachuca, Codi has spent the last 15 years working with Soldiers at locations across the United States. Her experiences have included Small Business growth in the areas of Business Operations, Human Resources, Contract Management, and Industrial Security. She has always enjoyed being able to contribute her experiences to the growth of Federal Contracting Companies. Helping to shape the culture, people, and practices of those organizations has always brought her great pride and appreciation.

Codi’s family is also a huge source of pride. Numerous close relatives are currently proudly serving in the US Armed Forces. She and her family have graciously supported these soldiers and their families throughout their travels across the world. Codi and her husband, Shawn, have been married for more than 13 years and have two incredible children, Lily and Jace. Her family is passionate about the outdoors and strives to stay active in the Arizona sunshine, as much as possible.

Codi has always had a strong desire to give back and pay her successes forward. She has always looked for ways to use her selfless kindness and giving nature in a more influential way. She has volunteered with many Non-Profit Organizations with events and outreach opportunities and enjoys learning about and being a part of her local community. Her respect and admiration for our country and our Armed Services make Boulder Crest Foundation an ideal fit for her.

Guest Relations Specialist

Jenni Jacob

Jenni was born and raised in central Ohio. After graduating high school, she married her high school sweetheart, who was an airman in the Air Force. Jenni has spent her entire adult life in the military community. She spent 12 of those years living overseas, working both on and off base as a preschool teacher, conversational English teacher, and to include starting her own business.

She and her husband, Cole, have been married for 23 years and have two sons, Nicholas and Dylan. In 2010, she and her family returned to the states and settled in Tucson, AZ, when she began homeschooling her son. Jenni’s husband is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and upon retirement in 2016, they moved to Sonoita and built a house. With both boys now in high school, it was time for Jenni to return to the workforce. With her knowledge and experience of military life, Boulder Crest Arizona was a perfect fit!

Chef

Denise Purvis

Denise is a 5th generation Southern Arizonian. She is the descendant of two pioneering families who trace their covered wagon entry into Arizona in the 1870s. Her father’s side settled in the Sonoita/Elgin valley, loving the grassland for their cattle. Her mother’s side settled in the mountains about 60 miles west of Sonoita, mostly because the wheel fell off their wagon but they fell in love with Arizona and decided to stay. Denise graduated from Patagonia High School and went on to the University of Arizona and graduated in 1991 with a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Illustration. Art has always been a part of her world. To date she has painted over 125 wall murals all over Southern Arizona.

Going back to her roots, Denise was brought up with the farm-to-fork mentality. She started a U-Pick organic garden with her sisters at her farm in Sonoita in 2011. She raises poultry, dairy cows, and organic seasonal vegetables. Also, having food as a big part of her upbringing, she started a catering business featuring farm-to-fork favorites. A lot of her recipes are from her two grandmothers who were both wonderful cooks. Denise and her husband Gordon have been married for 35 years and raised four sons. She also has a lot of patriots in her family. Her father was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, her husband Gordon is a Navy Veteran, and her oldest son was in the Army National Guard completing a tour through Afghanistan in 2013. Her youngest son is currently active duty in the Army.

In her spare time you will usually find Denise making all varieties of cheese from the milk she gets from her dairy cows. She also loves running and competing in 5Ks, and riding her horses. Denise is very involved with the local 4H club as a project leader and was nominated as 4H volunteer of the year in 2019. Denise loves helping others and staying busy.

Groundskeeper

Alan Cardwell

Originally born in Tucson, Alan has lived in Arizona for most of his life. Having lived in Sonoita for over 15 years, Alan is a local through and through. Living with his aging father, Alan spends most of his time working with his dad on a variety of odd jobs and chores around the house. After pursuing his studies at Cochise College, Alan found himself working in the restaurant business. Working his way up as a dishwasher, Alan eventually made his way to becoming a main chef at The Steak Out restaurant in Sonoita.

Truth be told, Alan was never really into cooking. His real love was landscaping. After months of struggling to set up a business of his own and to find work in this small, rural community, Alan was introduced to Boulder Crest Arizona and Apache Springs Ranch. His drive and passion for the work landed him the role and he has done a stellar job with maintaining and improving the grounds.

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Ken Taylor

Ken was born and raised in rural Washington State working many construction trades until he ran his own landscape and construction company for 10 years. Having grown up with Joint Base Lewis-McChord in his backyard, a long history of family service in nearly all branches of military, and being a member of the National Guard, he felt the call to serve his country and joined the US Army to serve in the Bosnian War and in Korea. Upon his honorable discharge in 2004, Ken relocated to Fort Huachuca so he could continue serving as an instructor and course developer for Intelligence Analysis, involvement in local government service, and a fulfilling contract to support US Border Patrol surveillance and detection operations.

Ken’s true hobbies and passions have always been rooted in helping others, building, creating, and fixing things with an artistic flare. He is best described as a jack of all trades and has a true passion to preserve and improve upon the historical significance of Boulder Crest Arizona so that each visitor will be free to truly enjoy the beauty and all that the retreat has to offer.

Ken joined the Boulder Crest Foundation team in January 2020 and resides on site with his wife Rena now that their four children have started their own lives. They operate well as a team, supporting each other to maintain facilities so your visit at Boulder Crest Arizona is as relaxing and peaceful as possible.

VIRGINIA TEAM

Executive Director - Virginia

Carrie Nelson

Director of Programs

Christine Conley

Senior PATHH Guide

Julie Sole

PATHH Guide

Mike Heath

PATHH Guide

Travis Omps

PATHH Guide

Russel Ruszas

Culinary Specialist and Horticultural Assistant

Lisa Cederle

Guest Relations Specialist

Natalie Fiorica

Equine and Recreational Coordinator

Stephen Haller

Property Manager/Groundskeeper

Matthew Ryan

Executive Director - Virginia

Carrie Nelson

Carrie is a native of Virginia, born and raised in Loudoun County. She graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in 1997 and attended her freshman year of college at High Point University. She transferred to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Counseling.  Carrie, and her husband, Jeremiah currently live in Warrenton, VA.

Carrie has a strong background working in non-profit and counseling. Her experience has ranged from working in homeless shelters, domestic and sexual violence centers, to helping children with Axis 1 diagnoses in the school system. In 2017, Carrie completed Yoga Teacher Training at Shine Yoga in Winchester, VA and is a RYT 200 hour yoga teacher. She teaches yoga to the families at Boulder Crest Virginia during Family PATHH, Couples programs, and Family Rest and Reconnection Stays. Carrie has always been passionate about making a difference in people’s lives and helping them improve their lives in any capacity possible!

She is excited to be a part of the mission and to interact, engage, and positively impact the veterans and the families that visit Boulder Crest Virginia.

Director of Programs

Christine Conley

A native of the Cleveland, Ohio area, Christine worked in concert and event production as a lighting technician and designer, traveling throughout North America. After almost a decade, she was ready to leave the ‘rock and roll lifestyle’ and enlisted in the Navy in the military police.

She spent the majority of her military career as a criminal investigator and as a weapons, security, and anti-terrorism instructor. After combat deployments with joint-force units in support of OIF/OND/OEF, Christine retired in 2015 and began working with a nonprofit organization serving the military community. In 2019, she graduated from Old Dominion University, where she worked with several labs researching military-related topics such as traumatic brain injury, physiological psychology, and alternative treatments for various issues often faced by those returning from combat.

Christine was working as a substitute teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools and was active with the Medical Reserve Corps when she had the opportunity to join the Boulder Crest team. She and her teenage daughter moved from Virginia Beach to Loudoun County with their two Labrador retrievers, and enjoy travel, hiking, backpacking, and exploring the region.

Senior PATHH Guide

Julie Sole

Julie was born into the military and grew up all over the United States and overseas. Her father was active duty for a majority of her childhood and she decided to follow in his bootsteps. In 2004, Julie enlisted into the Army as a military police officer and served for five years before being medically retired. She spent a year in South Korea and deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where she served as a .50 cal gunner. Her time in Iraq led her to the mental health field as she recognized a disconnect between what she needed and what services were being offered.

Julie grew up riding horses, training dogs, and spending time out in nature. She got back to her roots and found it was more helpful for her than the traditional talk therapy. It was then that she decided she would go back to school to become a therapist and help other veterans reconnect with themselves through animals and nature.

Upon retiring, Julie went back to school and earned her Associate’s of Arts in Social Services and Mental Health, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She then continued her education to specialize in treating trauma. She has worked with children and adult survivors of childhood sexual assault and sex trafficking, veterans and first responders as well as their family members, and domestic violence survivors. Julie is also trained in Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Therapy and has provided clinics and groups to military and first responders as well as at-risk youth in the juvenile court system. Helping others realize their own potential and move from survivor to thriver is her passion. In her free time, she enjoys competing in mounted archery or exploring trails with her two horses, hiking with her husband and two German Shepherds, and reading good books snuggled with her three cats.

PATHH Guide

Mike Heath

Mike was born into a family with a long military history and grew up in California with a love for the outdoors. Mike retired after 20 years in the Army which was split between the Infantry and Civil Affairs with deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Niger. After losing several friends to post-deployment issues he became deeply passionate about serving veterans through non-profit opportunities. Mike used his Jeep, military training, love of nature, and passion to build a program that provided opportunities to America’s heroes to receive adventure and camaraderie while feeling comfortable to disclose burdens they were carrying.

Mike attended Warrior PATHH at Camp Southern Ground in May 2022. Retirement and the transformation that occurred from attending Warrior PATHH prompted him to apply for a position as a PATHH Guide at Boulder Crest Foundation in Virginia. Mike feels incredibly privileged to be a part of something that he knows is impactful. He is now a resident of Virginia with his girlfriend, her son, and their two dogs.

PATHH Guide

Travis Omps

Growing up in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Travis developed a love for the outdoors and service through his family farm and Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Shepherd University in 2012 and held an assortment of jobs including raft guiding, working in native habitat restoration and pursuing his passion for history while working at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
As enjoyable as these endeavors were, they did not fulfill his desire to serve his country. Travis enlisted in the Army Reserve in 2013 and deployed in support of OEF in 2015. He has since commissioned through OCS at Fort Benning and recently returned from Poland where he served as the Detachment Commander of an Ordnance Company.

Travis is honored to have the opportunity to serve as a PATHH Guide helping Veterans and First Responders live the lives they deserve. He and his wife currently reside on their farm in Loudoun County and enjoy their numerous animals, traveling and being outdoors.

PATHH Guide

Russel Ruszas

Growing up Russ had two goals, play professional Baseball, or become a Police Officer.  When circumstances didn’t allow him to continue his pursuit for baseball, he applied to his home city’s Police Department ready for a challenge.

Russ served 13 years with the Virginia Beach Police Department.  He spent the majority of his time working as a patrol officer on the midnight shift. Russ married his lovely wife Angela 5 years ago.  They have two beautiful daughters.

Russ is now a PATHH Guide and says: “I am extremely blessed and humbled to have been given this opportunity to work with Veterans and First Responders who have sacrificed so much and now it is their turn to enjoy their lives to the fullest.”

Culinary Specialist and Horticultural Assistant

Lisa Cederle

Lisa is an experienced Office Manager and Business Owner. She has always had a passion for cooking, and has pursued her passion through research and practice. Eventually she followed her heart and went to Culinary School to become a classically trained Chef.

Lisa received her Associates in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Washington DC. She then spent six years working at Falcon’s Landing, a private community for retired military officers, in Potomac Falls, VA. She trained at all the stations in the main kitchen to include the hot line, garde manger, hot and cold foods. Most recently, she served as the Falcon’s Landing Assistant Bakery Chef. Lisa is also a Certified Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Professional Culinarian with the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Lisa comes from a family of military Service. She is married to Andy, a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. She also has two sons, Travis, a Ranger in the Army, stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, and Tyler, in the Army National Guard.

Guest Relations Specialist

Natalie Fiorica

Before Boulder Crest, Natalie held several different positions in the hospitality industry. She worked for Darden for three years as a Service Professional and Corporate Trainer opening multiple different restaurants for their new restaurant concept. Natalie developed a deep love for hospitality starting at 18 years old with her first job at the historic Old Ebbitt Grill in downtown DC.

Natalie graduated American University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language and Latin American Cultural Studies. She lived in Mexico for 10 months during her undergraduate experience in Cholula, Puebla. Natalie speaks fluent Spanish. She continued her education in 2020 with a Masters in Hospitality Management from Cornell’s online education program.

Natalie has lived in the DMV area since graduating and loves it!  She recently settled in Berryville, Virginia where she purchased her first home.  She is passionate about creating; whether its art, pottery, baking pastries, or cooking pasta-she’s always making something. You can find her most often with her Vizsla pup Dudley by her side!

Equine and Recreational Coordinator

Stephen Haller

Stephen Haller is a Marine Corps Veteran who served from 2007 to 2011 with one deployment to Afghanistan. He currently lives in Woodstock VA with his wife Krystle and daughter Serenity. He has years of experience working directly with horses. Stephen attended Warrior PATHH in July 2020 at Boulder Crest Virginia.

“I want to work at Boulder Crest because I deeply believe in their mission and strive to be an example of post-traumatic growth. I am honored to have been selected for the position and look forward to working with veterans and their families.”

Property Manager/Groundskeeper

Matthew Ryan

Matthew enlisted in the Marine Corps out of high school where he served in Okinawa, Thailand, California, and Afghanistan. After 4 years of service, he moved to Bozeman, Montana where he attended Montana State University. It was here where he found purpose in working on ranches and being around animals. Cowboying was something he had always wanted to do and was fortunate in finding a mentor to be patient enough to help him learn the trade.

After attending Warrior PATHH with the Mobile Training Team, he began to re-evaluate his purpose and focused on how he could help better other people’s lives. He enjoys doing leather work, fly fishing, and learning more about local plants and wildlife.

EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Director of Philanthropy

Janet Reid

Grants Administrator & Junior Technical Writer

Mary Arden

Fundraising Event Coordinator

Kate Dudley

Content Manager

Emma Giambalvo

Community Outreach & Fundraising Coordinator

Kyra Pooley

Director of Philanthropy

Janet Reid

Born in Turkey as the middle child of an Air Force family, Janet spent a majority of her formative years in Alexandria, Virginia. A proud alumna of the College of William & Mary, Janet has lived in Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 18 years, but looks forward to relocating to the Winchester area. As most parents are, Janet is very proud of her two college-age children, Jacob (18, Bridgewater College) and Caroline (21, East Carolina University).

Janet’s career has included working in alumni relations at the College of William & Mary where she was responsible for volunteer management and event planning. She then spent several years learning the other side of events by working as a Conference Services Manager at two 4-star resorts, Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA and Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC. Falling into the development profession when working as a meeting planner for a community non-profit, the majority of her development career has been focused on raising support for local community non-profits in Williamsburg. Most recently, Janet served as the director of development for the National Center for State Courts where she focused on creating a comprehensive strategic development plan to raise support nationally. Janet is passionate about good food, good company, travel, new experiences, the beach, hiking, Jazzercise and making an impact – whether large or small.

Grants Administrator & Junior Technical Writer

Mary Arden

Mary Arden grew up in New England and attended Lynchburg College (now University of Lynchburg), where she received a B.A. in history and international relations. Upon graduation she moved to northern Virginia and worked for a nonprofit family service organization for a year. Mary entered federal government service in 2001 and worked for the government for almost a decade. She accompanied her spouse on overseas assignments to the United Kingdom and Austria, and returned to Loudoun county with her family in 2015.

Mary Arden comes to us from the Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) where she spent the last three and a half years managing the organization’s community outreach, humane education programs, and contributing to its fundraising through grant writing, special events coordination and organizing online appeals. While she enjoyed her time advocating for animals and continues to volunteer with MHF, Mary’s family includes veterans who served in the U.S. Navy. Mary is excited to work for a group whose mission is to promote veteran and first responder welfare.

Mary resides in western Loudoun county with her husband and three children. In her free time she enjoys gardening, tending to her poultry and visiting historic sites.

Fundraising Event Coordinator

Kate Dudley

Kate Dudley just completed her bachelor’s degree last month from The University of Virginia with an interdisciplinary major with concentrations in business, psychology, and arts administration. Kate is originally from Winchester, Virginia and attended Sherando High School.

Kate’s love for nonprofit organizations and fundraising events began at a young age and continues to be her passion. Various internships and volunteer opportunities led Kate to her love of fundraising and events planning. Her internships in the non-profit fundraising space include working with New Horizons (CA), Children’s Miracle Network, CRi, and The American Cancer Society. Kate is excited to use these on-the-job experiences in her new position with Boulder Crest to support this incredible mission.

In her free time, Kate enjoys music, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. Kate is also an avid collector of succulent plants and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Content Manager

Emma Giambalvo

Emma is originally from Fredericksburg Virginia. She is a graduate of Longwood University, and received a BA in Communication Studies with a concentration in Digital Media.

She has collegiate and professional experience working on social media channels and content creation. Since ending her time at Longwood and her previous experiences, Emma has found a passion for marketing in public safety and working with veterans as well. After completing an internship with a fire service agency, she knew she wanted to continue to work in a place where first responders and veterans were respected and honored.

Her family’s first responder and military background are her driving forces. Her father and uncle are Army and Navy veterans, along with grandparents who served as well. Her uncle is now a first responder, who served during the 9/11 attacks in Washington D.C. She has looked up to both of them since a young age, and gives them credit for her interest in public safety.

Emma has relocated to Loudoun County, and enjoys traveling, painting, music, and being on the lake in the summertime. Emma is honored to be able to work for Boulder Crest as she supports its mission and is excited to learn more about working within a nonprofit.

Community Outreach & Fundraising Coordinator

Kyra Pooley

Kyra Pooley joined the Office of Development as the Community Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator.

Kyra is a Loudoun County native. Following her time at Potomac Falls High School, she attended Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Kyra graduated in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication/public relations.

Although Kyra just started in 2021, she has followed us for many years and volunteered on site before Boulder Crest Virginia broke ground. She has been an active volunteer in both Loudoun County and St. Augustine, FL. Kyra has always done her best to help others, give back, and get involved in the community. After completing a nonprofit internship, in fundraising for a small animal rescue organization, she knew that she wanted to work in the nonprofit world.

Kyra comes from a strong military family, and possesses great respect for our country, Veterans, and First Responders. She is very inspired by our mission and proud to be a part of the Boulder Crest team. In her free time, Kyra enjoys kayaking, snowboarding, hiking, playing the ukulele, and spending time with friends and family.