Leadership Boards and service organizations


Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations

I served on the Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017, for the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan community education forum bringing world class foreign affairs experts and diplomats to Tucson for an annual program of nine dinner and luncheon events.


Wounded Warrior Project

I currently serve as the Southern Arizona Alumni Warrior Leader, planning and facilitating WWP events for service members and their families across Southern Arizona. I am also a trained WWP peer mentor and peer support group leader.


Veterans Heritage Project

I currently serve as the Southern Arizona Advocate for the Veterans Heritage Project. This organization works with local schools to facilitate students interviewing military veterans and writing a biography which is then published each year in a book and recorded in the Library of Congress through their Veterans History Project.


American Legion Oro Valley Post #132

I currently serve on the Executive Leadership Team for American Legion  OV Post #132. The primary role I serve is to conduct the annual American Legion Oratorical Contest with students and schools across Southern Arizona. The American Legion grants an $18,000 scholarship to the winner each year. Tucson finalists in 2018 were from Basis Oro Valley.


Ukrainian American Society of Tucson

Iryna and I both serve on the leadership board for the Ukrainian American Society of Tucson, fostering education and cultural activities for members of the Ukrainian community and their families. The 2018 Annual Fundraising Auction, hosted by the Honorary Consul General of Ukraine, raised over $6,000 for orphans impacted by the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine in 2014.



From 2014 to 2018, I served as the Public Affairs Officer for the Dept. of Defense volunteer agency, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). I managed the social media growth of multiple websites and social media platforms, as well as photographing and publishing press releases for all AZ ESGR events and awards, to include the prestigious DoD Freedom Award, the highest award presented to civilian employers of America's traditional service members.