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Mike is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (YG 1993) and retired from the US Army in 2015 as a special forces lieutenant colonel with over 22 years of service to the nation.  He’s served in with 3-187th IN (Iron Rakkasans) in the 101st ABN DIV (AASLT) and with 1st Special Forces Group out of Fort Lewis, WA.  He’s served in a variety of positions from platoon leader, SFODA commander, SFODB Commander, Task Force Commander, and as the Special Operations Liaison to numerous US Embassies throughout the Pacific Command. As a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), he’s served as a lead planner for Special Operations Command, Pacific and as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.





Kerry spent eight years in the Air Force and is a Gulf War Veteran. Kerry has a BS in Business Management and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Kerry came to yoga on the recommendation of his daughter as a measure to reduce chronic pain and to channel his mind to focus on relaxation techniques.  He has seen the benefits of yoga both on and off the mat, including a reduction in stress and anxiety and a gain in physical and mental strength. Kerry knows from first-hand experience the multitude of benefits yoga can produce and would love to share those with you. 




Phil is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertisingindustry. Strong in helping companies discover their core brand essence and then creating ideas andsolutions to help them consistently bring their brand to life.



Senior Vice President, Market Executive, Mobank

Current Member of the Kansas City CFA Society; Former Treasurer and Current Board Member of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired; Member of UMKC Alumni Governing Board; Member of the Kansas City Ballet Business Council; Past Board Member of the Kansas City American Heart Association; Past President of the Kansas City Society of Financial Analysts.



Mr. Forney is a shareholder with Shaffer, Lombardo, Shurin. His law practice is focused upon representation of health care professionals and healthcare related business transactions and lawsuits. 



Tim is the Director of Finance for the American Royal Association, in Kansas City, MO.  Prior to joining the American Royal in 2016, he held a similar role with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre from 2014-2016.  Before that, Tim served as Chief Financial Officer for the Jefferson City Area YMCA from 1996-2013. Tim Carroll earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Missouri State University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from William Woods University.


Customer Business Manager, Honeywell

Steve leads a line of business responsible for providing the DoD sustainment and trusted microelectronics services to create innovative and cost effective solutions to long term infrastructure, weapon, and platform modernization programs. 




Tony enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984, completing a 26 year military career in the Kansas City area as the Commander of the Kansas City District, US Army Corps of Engineers in 2013. He is a graduate of West Point, decorated combat veteran, Ranger, engineer, and leader. Tony currently serves as the Director of Public Works for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. He holds Master's Degrees from Colorado State University (Construction Management) and the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy (National Resource Strategy). Tony combines two passions - endurance running and promoting the mission of Warrior's Ascent - to make a meaningful difference while assisting others. 

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