Earl comes from a military family, and he has been working with the Department of Defense for twenty-two years. He attended Park University and studied information technology. Earl is a chess expert and plays tournament chess when time permits from his busy work schedule.
Earl’s father was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War. He changed service branches to the Army, and he retired as a Lt. Colonel. In addition, he served in his home town as a commander of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Earl’s grandfather was a staff sergeant in WWII. He was also in the Army Air Corp, and he was shot down flying a bombing mission over Germany. He was captured and interned as a POW before his release after the Great War ended.
Earl is an avid supporter of American troops, and he has a special passion for the care of veterans. As a young man, he watched as his grandfather struggled with receiving his disability benefits from injuries he sustained in battle. Those memories left a lasting impression on him and helped to mold how he believes our veterans should be treated.
“I have worked to help support our military for much of my life, and I love helping and supporting veterans. Our troops and veterans deserve our appreciation and support because of their dedicated service to our great country.”
Mr. Hall worked in advertising, during his off time, while serving with the Army in Europe. He received several Army medals for “Attention to detail uncommonly found in soldiers.”
In 1984, Mr. Hall participated in the ARTEP Training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas. This was one of the largest military training maneuvers in history. Numerous divisions participated in the exercise that included 1/48 Infantry and 3/5 Air Defense Artillery. Mr. Hall was his company’s top supply specialist, and his company relied on his dedication to make sure that the company was battle ready. During the exercise, John suffered a major falling injury. Mr. Hall worked hard to recover, and he pressed on.
After arriving in Germany, Mr. Hall took his company through the most demanding inspection in the entire military: the Command General Inspection. The 3rd Armored Division was transitioning from the M60 main battle tank to the new and eagerly anticipated M1 Abrams MBT. After torturous preparation and pressure from a tough and demanding commander, Mr. Hall passed the grueling inspection with no deficiencies—a feat that has only been accomplished one other time in the history of the European Command.
The injury to Mr. Hall’s lower body eventually caused him to succumb from a vigorous work schedule. Mr. Hall sought out the support of the VA hospital. Doctors told Mr. Hall that unless he received critical rehabilitation, he would be wheelchair bound before he was fifty years old. Medical treatment helped him regain his confidence and vigor for life. It took vigilant pursuit for the VA’s benefits division to adjudicate his injuries. Eventually, he won the battle. After leaving the military, he studied sociology at the University of Akron in Ohio.
Secretary of Administration
Bre comes from a very large family. Her mom is a teacher and her dad is a truck driver. She has four brothers and six sisters, so family gatherings are never short of loving companionship. Bre has a family of her own with her partner and their wonderful, two-year-old daughter. Her daughter loves dinosaurs.
Bre relishes the theater arts, and has been in many plays and musicals. She enjoys time performing in front of an audience. In high school, she was the president of the Ted Ed club. She has also participated in many Ted Talks online.
Bre attended culinary school after high school. She absolutely loves food, and she enjoys cooking great meals for her family. Bre has helped open up two restaurants, and she has prepared food at the Los Angeles Harbor Yacht Club. Bre enjoys the Disney Food and Wine Festival. Her favorite culinary activity is baking all kinds of breads.
Her huge passions in life are saving the environment and helping people. Bre runs a zero waste parenting blog; she helps parents find more environmentally safe ways to use and dispose of their household products. Bre works with an organization that donates cloth diapers around the world to families in need. This organization saves diapers from landfills and supports low income families. Bre love helping her community in as many ways as possible.
We’re absolutely delighted to have Bre bring her zest for benevolence here to Veterans Drive.
Secretary of Community Outreach
Erica has an Associate of Science degree. She has worked in various career paths, and she has a diverse working background. Erica was a laboratory assistant at a genetics research company. She has also been a director and manager for a home decor company based in California. Erica is also a professional barber, so she can give you a great buzz if you need your hair cut.
“I’ve always put my whole effort in what I do, and I’ve enjoyed all the transitions and experiences of my career paths. Now I get to be part of Veterans Drive. This is great organization, and I want to honor women in the military and women veterans. I want to support them and encourage them.”