Tag: Ambassador

Cpl. (Ret) Jacob Schick, USMC, founder of 22Kill.

Jacob Schick

Corporal (Ret.) Jacob Schick is retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and the founder of 22KILL (22KILL.com).

22KILL works to raise awareness to the veteran suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on PTS and other mental health issues. 22KILL also partners with other organizations nationwide to be able to provide a variety of programs and resources for veterans and first responders.  These programs include traditional and non-traditional forms of therapy for both mental and physical health, with the primary focus being suicide prevention through empowerment.

Stewart Hunter, Co-founder of Benchmark

Stewart Hunter

In 1999, Stewart Hunter co-founded Benchmark Mortgage. Benchmark is one of the nation’s fastest growing mortgage companies, with expert mortgage consultants in over 80 branches nationwide.

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the Benchmark network of mortgage professionals work with thousands of satisfied clients every month, and are dedicated to finding the right loans to help clients better manage their mortgage needs.

In 2012, Stewart and his wife, Janet, created the Boot’n & Shoot’n (BootShoot.com) annual veteran fundraiser, which has raised millions of dollars to help deserving veterans become homeowners, gain access to brain treatment, and to support families of those who have quietly served.

Jay McMaken

Jay is passionate about bringing Veterans home. After his service in the United States Marine Corps, Jay entered the mortgage industry. After realizing the power of VA loans had for service members, he made it his personal mission to debunk the myths surrounding VA loans for loan officers, realtors, mortgage professionals, and Veterans across the United States.

Benchmark founded and supports Boot’n & Shoot’n, an event that has raised millions for Veteran’s nonprofits that support brain treatment, mental health awareness, and programs for military families including The Brain Treatment Foundation, Third Option, and 22Kill.

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Joey Jones, USMC EOD

Joey Jones

Combat-wounded Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Johnny “Joey” Jones turned a traumatic, life-changing disability into a personal mission to improve the lives of all veterans.

During his eight years of service, he worked as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb) Technician, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan on separate tours. On his last tour, he stepped on and initiated an IED, resulting in the loss of both of his legs above the knee and severe damage to his right forearm and both wrists.

Joey’s heart is dedicated to Veteran advocacy and he is involved in Benchmark’s philanthropy, Boot’n and Shoot’n dedicated to raising money for brain treatment and Veteran mental health.