Having a 30-year tennis background and experience playing in senior tennis tournaments made the game of Pickleball come naturally for me. Since I’d worked with veterans for years a light bulb went off in my head. This very in depth yet easy to learn sport would be beneficial in helping veterans of all ages. Pickleball For All Executive Director Jim Ludwig immediately gave the go-ahead for a Veterans Pickleball for All Program. I like to call pickleball a pro- social activity that produces life changing, long lasting healthy changes for all who play.
Founder of Veterans & Military Listening Post a 501c3 non-profit veterans support organization.
Veterans Recovery Peer Specialist in facilitating support networks with outreach efforts to support veterans, military and civilians.
Director of Veterans Listening Post infrastructure for on-the-ground action of teams of listeners.
Instructor of VLP ten step teller and listening course
Veterans counselor for the Jobless Warrior program for Veterans
Director veterans activity programs for Pickleball for All
Certified Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business
CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS
Certified Veterans Recovery Peer Specialist. Florida Certification Board CRPS100032
Wainwright Institute of Professional Coaching
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist Stratford Career Institute
Christopher Leadership Course (The Christopher’s)
Verification and Evaluation Department of Veterans Affairs certified
State of Florida Veterans Enterprise Vendor
80th Class Non-Commissioned Officers School Fort Benning Georgia
United States Professional Tennis Association – retired
Knights of Columbus 3rd degree
Author – The Veterans Listening Post: The 10-Step Listening Process: A Guide for Veterans and Citizens
New York State Conspicuous Service Award
United States Combat Infantry Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Two United States Bronze Stars