Max Walter Reinhardt - Executive Director
I was born and raised in the Republic of South Africa, yet forged into manhood in the the United States of America, courtesy of the U.S. Navy (1996 - 2000) and U.S. Coast Guard (2000 - 2002).
I was medically discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2002 due to injuries sustained from a shipboard accident, and passed away from a cardiac arrhythmia in 2003, yet was given a second chance at life when resuscitated. I have since lived each day as though it were my last.
I served in and around Baghdad, Iraq as a disabled veteran civilian contractor from 2004 - 2007, and returned home to Texas in 2007 due to an aggravation of my disability caused from a car bombing in late 2004. I am currently a 60% service connected disabled veteran employed within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The VA recently took into consideration my 41 months spent in Iraq as a civilian contractor, and diagnosed me with increased "unspecified anxiety disorder" and unchanged "post traumatic low back pain with left sciatica related to degenerative traumatic arthritis".
I am 35 years old and have had 2 lower lumbar surgeries in the past 10 years. I suffer from sciatica, chronic lumbar pain, degenerative traumatic arthritis, anxiety disorder, and both short & long term memory loss. I have only disclosed the aforementioned medical conditions in my efforts to connect with other disabled veterans and assist them on their path to recovery. Please email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any way I may be of assistance to you.
Kimberly Ann Reinhardt - Co-Founder & Treasurer
I am the loving wife of Max Reinhardt and have been sustaining him on his road to recovery since his return from Iraq in 2007. I have been employed within the medical field in Houston, Texas for just about 12 years now, and have found my calling through assisting others in need. I am the author of Momma Frugal and am in the process of publishing my own cook book.
Samuel Bird - General Counsel & Secretary
I am Samuel Bird of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have been married to the love of my life, Ronnette Bird, for 17 years. We have 5 children, 2 granddaughters, and 1 new grandson. I love America and the city I live in as much as I love serving the troops as they deserve the very best that we have to offer. I am a part of this fantastic team of people with a great concept: to reach out to our warriors and make a difference in the lives of everyone we connect with. Speaking from personal experience, going into combat is hard and very stressful. I have been both active duty Army as well as a civilian contractor in Iraq supporting the troops. The stress of the war zone environment remains in both veterans and civilian contractors long after returning home to family.