Board of Directors

President, Lyla Owens

U.S. Army Veteran (OIF)

Teacher, Traveler, Veteran Advocate

Lyla’s story









Vice President, Britt Harris

Mother to Christian

Gold Star Wife, Mother, Military Family Advocate, Hiking enthusiast, Yogi, (former) Mrs. North Carolina Universal

Britt’s story







Voting Member, Adam Steelhammer

24 year Army Veteran

SOF Veteran, US Lacrosse Coach, Outdoorsman,  Family Guy, Leadership Consultant

Adam’s story








Voting Member, Patty Collins

24 year Army Veteran

2016 Paralympian, Multiple years in SOF, Alexandria, VA, Mom of a teenager

Patty’s story










Voting Member, Amie Fraley

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills

Passionate about serving the community, especially Veterans and their families. 













Secretary/Treasurer, Jason Criss Howk

23 year Army Veteran

82nd Airborne alumni, Afghanistan War Veteran, Husband, Writer, and Professor

Jason’s Story

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