Josh joined Boulder Crest in June 2014 and is responsible for the development of strategy - ranging from marketing, communications and strategic partnerships to program delivery and follow-on support. Josh led Boulder Crest's efforts to develop the nation's first comprehensive, non-clinical curriculum for Post-Traumatic Growth, based on our breakthrough Warrior PATHH program, and is the co-author of three books: the Warrior PATHH Instructor Guide, Warrior PATHH Student Guide, and Warrior PATHH Journal.
In addition, he is responsible for strategic partnerships and supporting efforts to scale and expand Boulder Crest's efforts.
In 2017, Josh was named as one of 60 Presidential Leadership Scholars. Established by the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson, the Presidential Leadership Scholar program is an innovative leadership program designed to ensure that scholars have the opportunity to succeed in creating and executing meaningful and impactful leadership projects in communities across the nation.
Prior to joining Boulder Crest, Josh worked as a communications executive at ExxonMobil's Dallas headquarters from 2006-2011, and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at 2M Companies. During his time at 2M, Josh began advising several non-profit organizations supporting veterans, with a specific focus on combat-related stress and PTSD. After volunteering for a number of months, and in recognition of the remarkable strength, capacity and potential of the men and women of the U.S. military, Josh decided to dedicate his life to ensuring that service members, veterans and their families had the opportunity to live the great lives they deserved – full of passion, purpose and service – here at home.
Coach is a championship coach and motivator, focused on unlocking the potential that resides within our nation’s combat veterans and their family members. He joined Boulder Crest as Director of Programs in June 2016, after having participated in the development and delivery of Warrior PATHH for 13 months. Coach was appointed to the Director of Training position in July 2017.
Prior to joining BCR, Coach spent seven years with NASCAR’s most dominant organization, Hendrick Motorsports, where he coordinated, directed, inspired and taught pit crew preparation, training and choreography for drivers Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
During that time, Coach, and the crews he coached, built a staggering resume. He was a part of four Sprint Cup championships with Johnson’s No. 48 team, while winning two Daytona 500s, three Brickyard 400s and is the only coach in the sport’s highest series to win two MVP Pit Crew of the Year awards.
Prior to joining Hendrick, Coach spent three years as Head Coach and Director of Motorsports for the Performance Instruction and Training (PIT) institute, training students to become potential NASCAR pit crewmembers.
While Coach greatly enjoyed his time in Nascar, and was highly successful, he chose to begin serving our nation’s combat veterans and their families because of what this community stands for. He eats, breathes, sleeps and dreams coaching. As a coach the biggest win and reward is to see your players grow, achieve succeed and then serve out of the desire to live a life of significance. A life that educates, inspires and leads others to their own greatness. He coaches because he wants his kids to have a legacy to grow up with and carry on, a legacy built on courage, discipline, sacrifice and service. Everything the men and women he gets to serve with and for stand for.
Lynnette is a proud Pittsburgh native, who has had the opportunity to live all over America alongside her husband, a Marine for 22 years. She joined the Boulder Crest team in January 2012. Lynnette is strongly committed to our mission, and feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve a community with which she is so familiar and has so much respect and admiration for.
A Marine wife through and through, Lynnette provides the highest performance standards within a diverse range of administrative duties supporting executive staff members in various fields, including contract and grant submission. She is also responsible for accounts payable and receivable functions. Lynnette attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania studying Criminal Justice.
Lynnette currently resides in Loudoun County, with her husband and two daughters.
Sarah Fehrer serves as Director of Development for Boulder Crest, overseeing all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and development activities. Sarah joined the Boulder Crest's Founder and Chairman in November 2011, to lead the capital campaign to build Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia. She is now spearheading the Boulder Crest's second fundraising campaign (Phase II) to enhance and expand Boulder Crest's signature PATHH programming and long-term sustainment.
Sarah has more than 25 years of development and fundraising experience spanning the non-profit, association and political arenas. Sarah’s previous non-profit experience includes having served as Director of Corporate Relations for the Smithsonian Institution where she provided oversight for all corporate development activities for the Institution’s 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo. Within the association community, Sarah worked for the Manufacturing Institute and served as an Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in the position of Vice President for Corporate Development. Also an accomplished political fundraiser, Sarah held senior director-level fundraising positions at three national political party committees. Noteworthy special events, international and government experience early in her career include work for the 1992 World Exposition in Seville, Spain and the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations. Sarah served in the White House, during the first Bush Administration.
Sarah has a special appreciation for Boulder Crest’s mission, having come from a family comprised of many veterans and grown up in a small town in upstate New York. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University and resides in Catharpin, Virginia, with her husband and two children.
Angela serves Boulder Crest as Development Officer. Prior to joining Boulder Crest, she has served other non-profits within Washington, D.C. in a variety of capacities. Her career thus far has consisted of working with investors and building relationships with those who share the same passion for various causes. Most of her experience comes from time spent with local non-profits, political fundraising and working on campaigns since her graduation from Liberty University in 2011. Angela is passionate about helping others, making a difference and leaving this world with a positive impact.
Angela is a proud West Virginia native, and in her free time loves to explore new wineries and happenings in the Northern Virginia area, any outdoor activity, and spending time with her husband and their English bulldog.
Halley Cook was born and raised on a 20-acre countryside in Manchester, Michigan. She is accustomed to the inner workings of the country life complete with many animals, from dogs to horses to raccoons (yes, pet raccoons). Halley moved to Toledo, Ohio to attend the University of Toledo and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Management.
During her college years, Halley was active in club volleyball, Relay for Life, Changing Health Attitudes + Actions to Recreate Girls (CHARRG) and her sorority, Kappa Delta. In addition, Halley worked part-time for the Detroit Tigers via their Foundation, which handles much of the Team’s fundraising activities and donations for their recipient organizations throughout the Detroit area and nationally. Her responsibilities included educating volunteers in new technology to facilitate the selling 50/50 raffle tickets, as well as overseeing 40+ volunteers during each game.
Following college, Halley’s first full-time position was as a Community Engagement Manager with the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, where she worked with scout troops throughout the Toledo Area and managed the development of their community service units to support volunteers. Halley left this role to continue her work in sports and became a sales consultant for group outings and season tickets with the Toledo Walleye and Toledo Mud Hens Teams. There, she coordinated details for the Teams’ season ticket holders and group leaders to ensure they had a memorable experience during games.
Halley recently moved to Reston, Virginia with her fiancé, who accepted a position within the defense industry. In her spare time, she loves to stay active, explore new places and spend time with her family, friends and fiancé. She is a wine enthusiast, baseball junkie and a lover of all animals. Halley is pleased to be joining the Team, feels blessed to have this opportunity with such a remarkable organization, and is beyond excited to support our combat veterans and their families.
Susan Meredyth Smith has worked as a grant writer for non-profit organizations for the past seven years. She has been the Grant Writer for Boulder Crest since the fall of 2011. Previously Susan worked as a Systems Design Analyst for a company that produces software for hospitals and physicians.
Susan received her BA from Brandeis University. During her time in the Boston area she worked on a three year longitudinal study for an NIMH study at Mass General Hospital and conducted research for emergency room protocol used by Beth Israel Hospital.
Susan's family has a long history in the state of Virginia and she has lived here most of her life. Her father was a World War II veteran who served as an aviator with the Marines in the South Pacific. She is honored to be working for Boulder Crest and contributing to the invaluable work they are doing to help our veterans.