Tag: Ambassador

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.

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.