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031 Andrew Marr Founder of Warrior Angels Foundation

031 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Andrew Marr to today’s podcast. Andrew is a Special Forces Green Beret, Co-Founder and CEO of Warrior Angels Foundation, is on the leadership team of Warrior Soul, and Co-Host’s the Warrior Soul Podcast with Chris Albert. Andrew is married to Becky, the love of his life, and together they have five children.…

030 Carter Davis Founder of Lift for the 22

030 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Carter Davis to today’s podcast. Carter is the founder of Lift For The 22 and was a US Navy Corpsman from 2007-2013. He was medically retired and found that using the gym is a great transitional tool for veterans when getting out of the service. Lift For The 22 partners with gyms…

029 Michael J. Penney Founder of Cigars and Seastories

029 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael J. Penney to today’s podcast. In 2015 Michael co-founded Cigars and Sea Stories, a podcast devoted to sharing stories with veterans who are adding value to the world. March of 2016 he presented at TEDx Raleigh, “What’s Your IED: How to Add Value to During Life’s Explosive Situations” – in an…

028 Blayne Smith Founder of Team Red White and Blue

028 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Blayne Smith to today’s podcast. Blayne is the Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue.  As Team RWB’s first employee, he has played a key role the development, growth, and operation of what has become America’s fastest growing Veteran-serving nonprofit organization.  With chapters in over 200 cities, Team RWB now serves…

027 Rick Yost Founder of Veterans List

027 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Rick Yost to today’s podcast.  He is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of VeteransList.US, a service disabled veteran owned small business that provides the most comprehensive Veteran Owned business directory available.  They help Veteran Owned Businesses be found.  A service disabled veteran himself, Rick brings his military experience as an…

026 Jeremy Paris Founder of Veterans Resource Podcast – Courageous Champion of Veterans

026 Dwayne Paro welcomes Jeremy Paris to today’s podcast, as part of our Courageous Champions of Veterans series.  He was born in Buffalo, NY and joined the US Army immediately after graduating from high school.  After ten years as a Personnel Administration Sergeant he left the military to become a government contractor performing computer support to…

025 Jim Raschella Founder of Off Duty Blue

025 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Jim Raschella to today’s podcast.  Jim is a Marine Corps veteran from Syracuse, New York.  Jim was a born entrepreneur. From selling tickets to his backyard carnival as a child, to dreaming up multi-million dollar companies—Jim’s ambitions have always been as limitless as his creativity. After graduating high school in 2004,…

024 Courtney Wilson Founder of Drop Zone for Veterans

024  – Dwayne Paro welcomes Courtney Wilson to today’s podcast.  Courtney is a former Army Engineer Captain, combat veteran and Bronze Star Medal recipient.  She has been profiled in the New York Times and interviewed by CNN and NPR for her experience in Afghanistan, as well as named a ‘Military Entrepreneur Making a Difference’.  A Creative…

023 Ken Robbins Founder of Millie

023 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Ken Robbins to today’s podcast.  He is the Co-Founder and CEO of MILLIE. He is a former Army officer with twenty years of experience serving in tactical, operational and strategic level assignments. While in the Army, he deployed to numerous theaters, including service in Iraq in 2008-2009.  His final assignments included…

022 Brandon Buttrey Founder of Counter Strike Coffee

022 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Brandon Buttrey to today’s podcast.  Brandon is a 10 year Combat Veteran from Houston, Texas and is now producing a brand new line of outstanding coffee that reflects some of the experiences individuals have while serving this great country of ours. Veterans, active duty military, L.E.O.’s, Public Safety and Military supporters…

021 Robert Patton Founder of Sheath Underwear

021 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Robert Paton to today’s podcast.  Robert started his career in corporate jobs while he went to college earning his Associates degree.  In 2005 he felt like he was at a crossroad in his life due to the economy and the state of the Nation fighting a war in Iraq so he…

020 Duane France Founder of Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency

020 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Duane France to today’s podcast.  Duane is currently serving as the Director of Veteran Services at The Family Care Center, a private mental health counseling agency specializing in the unique needs of military service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Veterans Health and…

019 Kelly Crigger Founder of Gray Beard Publishing

019 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Kelly Crigger to today’s podcast.  He is a retired Army Officer, entrepreneur, and author with over 200 articles and 8 books to his credit. Dark World, a collaboration with The Travel Channel’s Zak Bagans, reached the NY Times Bestseller list in 2011. His first novel was released in November 2016. He…

018 Michael Barbera Founder of Barbera Solutions

018 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael Barbera to today’s podcast.  He is a Fortune 50 consumer psychologist and strategy consultant, angel investor and award-winning business strategist. He is a business psychologist who is involved in both practical and academic endeavors. His areas of practice are consumer behavior, consumer emotions, social psychology, decision-making, brand management, and marketing…

017 Christopher Davidson Entrepreneur in Transition

017 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Christopher Davidson to today’s podcast.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1993.  His initial training was in aviation ordnance which put him on a path to support various high level units such as the famous Thunderbolts which led to various deployments in both Boznia-Herzegovina and in the Persian Gulf. His…

016 Timothy Lawson Founder of Lawson Entertainment

016 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Timothy Lawson to today’s podcast.  Timothy has been a member of VA’s Digital Media Engagement team since April 2016. His scope includes blog writing, video production, and launching VA’s first ever podcast<https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/this-week-at-va/id1171416564?mt=2>. Before joining VA, he was best known for podcasts such as 1, 2, Many: Veteran Suicide, Fuel For Warriors,…

015 William Tate Founder of Money Landscape

015 – Dwayne Paro welcomes William Tate to today’s podcast.  William H. Tate has recently joined the new BLAZnTECH leadership team as their innovative CFO. He has extensive experience in working with both small startup company teams as well as employment with several leading Wall Street financial services firms. He has enjoyed a wide-ranging background is…

014 Tom Morkes Founder of Insurgent Publishing

014 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Tom Morkes to today’s podcast.  Tom Morkes is a West Point grad, Iraq War veteran, and the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a creative advisory and consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs grow their businesses through strategic, large-scale book and digital product launches. Tom’s clients and projects have…

013 John Preston Pacific Recording Artist

013 – Dwayne Paro welcomes John Preston to today’s podcast.  John is currently a Pacific Records recording artist and full time firefighter. As well, John is a former Marine Corps field wireman, running over a 100 combat missions while in theatre, 2000 to 2004 achieving the rank of Sergeant in his 4 years of service.  John…

012 Carl Churchill Founder of Alpha Coffee

012 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Carl Churchill to today’s podcast.  Carl Churchill, a combat veteran with 21 years of service as both an enlisted soldier and officer, and his wife Lori Churchill, a military spouse and coffee lover founded Alpha Coffee.  The company started out as Lock-n-Load Java, selling exclusively over the web.  In 2016 the…

011 Corey Christman Founder of Vethos, LLC

011 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Corey Christman to today’s podcast.  Mr Corey M. Christman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vethos, LLC – a Human Capital Leadership and executive strategy firm. He’s served in executive level capacities for 15+ years and led teams comprised of three members to over 500 in size.  He’s the recipient…

010 Joe Crane Founder of Veteran on the Move

010 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Joe Crane to today’s podcast.  Joe Crane retired from the Marine Corps in 2013 after 24 years of service.  He was an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter pilot and completed two combat flying tours in Iraq.  Joe is now an airline pilot and host of the Veteran On the Move podcast,…

009 Kevin Bemel Founder The Bemel Company

009 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Kevin Bemel to today’s podcast.  Kevin is the President of The Bemel Company, Inc., where he helps veterans become financially secure by training them to find high paying jobs and start businesses. He writes and speaks on The 8 Deadly Sins of Job Hunting: Avoid Employment Hell Using the Five Steps…

008 Jonathan Taylor Founder of Mr. QuickPick

008 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Jon Taylor to today’s podcast.  Jon Taylor is a US Navy veteran and the founder of MrQuickPick USA, a national brand for roadside assistance entrepreneurs. Jon joined the Navy in 1988 and would spend the majority of his enlistment assigned to the aircraft carrier USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) during Persian Gulf War…

007 Michael Zacchea Founder of UCONN Veteran Entrepreneur Bootcamp

007 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael Zacchea to today’s podcast.  Mike was a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in 1990.  He deployed to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope and to Haiti for Operation Support Democracy. In March 2004, as a Major, he deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II. His team’s mission was…

006 Scott Warren Founder of The Exfil Project

006 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Scott Warren to today’s podcast.  Scott is the owner and chief ad strategist at The Exfil Project Traffic and Conversion Agency. As a digital nomad, he is successfully combining business building and paid social media advertising with exploring and plenty of time in the great outdoors. He and his family are…

005 Michael Tacke Founder of Veterans Heavy Haul Trucking

005 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Michael Tacke to today’s podcast.  He is a California native who joined the Army following the 9/11 attacks. Michael served in the 101st Airborne as an Infantryman and later as a Green Beret in both 10th and 5th Special Forces Groups. He left the Army after 14 years in the fall…

004 James Pfautz Founder of Self Solutions

004- Dwayne Paro welcomes Jim Pfautz to today’s podcast.  He is a retired Special Warfare Commander, US Navy, Jim has quickly become a thought leader in the cutting edge world predictive analytics, helping leaders accomplish their goals faster, with reduced risk and increased control. A highly creative, systems-thinker Jim has helped law enforcement, military and industry…

003 Nick Bradfield Founder of Divvy Investments

003 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Nick Bradfield to today’s podcast.  He is a Marine veteran, graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters in Predictive Analytics, and the founder of Divvy Investments, an advisor friendly robo advisor. He started his career in financial services as a financial advisor with a large brokerage firm.  After a few years…

002 Justin Constantine Founder of The Constantine Group

002 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Justin Constantine to today’s podcast.  He is a former Marine and attorney and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He recently published his first book, My Battlefield, Your Office, Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines, which focuses on teaching mid-level managers how to lead people.  Justin is also a…

001 Byron Chen, Founder of SuccessVets

001 – Dwayne Paro welcomes Byron Chen  to today’s podcast.  He is the author of Barracks to Boardrooms, Negotiating After Serving in the Military, and the founder of SuccessVets.com, a website and podcast dedicated to helping military members with their transition. He’s been working on several different business ventures since he left the military while balancing a career…

000 Welcome to the Charlie Mike Podcast with Dwayne Paro

000 – Welcome to the Charlie Mike Podcast Your Host, Dwayne Paro, of Charlie Mike Podcast gives an overview of the show.  Being a Veteran himself he has a strong passion for ensuring our Veterans get the support they need and are able to create inspiring and empowering futures. Our Combat Veterans have many core strengths that…

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