Having personally experienced the effects of war and emergency situations and the impact that it can have on individuals and their families, I have made it a personal mission of mine to help others who have similar experiences.
It is not enough to just survive war or emergencies, but it is necessary to reconnect to ourselves so that we can each experience the very best life has to offer.
After returning from a year in Iraq where I went on 300 plus missions, I moved back to my hometown of Sitka, Alaska. The first month home, I was a kayak guide. I found peace in being out on the water. Going from kicking in doors to showing people the beauty that Southeast Alaska offers was a big transition.
After that summer, I traveled around for five years but ultimately ended up back in Sitka. Living here has allowed me the time and space to get reconnected to nature and myself. I spend my time exploring the great outdoors with my wife Mary, and son Ryker.
Levi was born in Edmond, Oklahoma and currently resides there today with his wife of 14 years and 4 boys. He met his wife Susan while serving in the US Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his time with the 3/327 INF REG and the 2/327 INF REG he had 2 deployments and as a Sergeant (E-5) he held the position of Section Sergeant. Levi and Susan married in June of 2005 and moved back to Oklahoma upon leaving the military. Levi and Susan spend most their free time in a gym as their youngest son plays competitive basketball year-round.
Growing up in Yakutat, a small fishing village in Southeast Alaska has taught me to value and appreciate what nature offers. I spend my free time foraging for wild plants, on outdoor adventures such as walking the cross trails and exploring the beaches with my son Ryker and husband Lucas.
I am a full time artist and filmmaker, drawing inspiration from nature and my Tlingit culture. For the past seven years, I have served as Secretary on the Board of Sitka Fine Arts Camp, as well as being part of the financial committee, which I am still doing.
I am excited and committed to serving our community of Veterans, First Responders and their families.
Scott, seen above, in his natural habitat. Photo taken at an undisclosed location in Nicuragua. He likes guns, cigars and long walks at the range.
Jon was born in Boston, he joined the military right out of high school. He joined as an 11 Brovo and was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY after completing Airborne School. There he was assigned to 3/327 B co and was deployed with his unit to Iraq in 2003. After being in the military for five years he worked in the restaurant industry. He then went to school to be a Harley and Honda mechanic. Next he started working in the firearm industry. This lead to the start-up of Warfighter Tobacco. Both he and his business partner Scott went all in on this 100% verteran owned business and moved to San Antonio, TX. This ground up business has grown exponentially, with it’s goal to get great cigars in the hands of military personnel and first responders. Jon spends his free time hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and smoking cigars.
My name Is Brandon Akerman and I am a veteran of the United States Army. I was stationed at 101st Airborne Division, B.CO, 3-327 Infantry Unit from 2001-2003, and participated in the beginning of Operation Iraqi freedom in 2003. After leaving the Army, I followed a career path in the medical field, first getting my EMT License in 2004, then I earned my Paramedic certificate and license in 2006. I was able to practice medicine in urban, rural, and austere environments until 2015 when I earned my Associates Degree in Nursing. Since 2015 I have worked in emergency departments as a Registered Nurse and will be graduating with my BSN in October of 2019.
I was married in 2011 to my wife, Samantha, and we have three amazing children. We live in West Michigan and I enjoy vacationing with my family, projects around our hobby farm, hunting, brewing beer, and making wine. I have found it to be therapeutic and healthy to stay in contact and vacation with my brothers.