Guest: Joaquin Juatai
Joaquin Juatai is a disabled veteran and an author of the book PTSDog: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the Service Dog. He also hosts The Service Dog Show with PTSDog, which is broadcast on WDVR. He educates, supports, and advocates for other veterans who have chosen to use a service dog as part of their own...
Guest: Dave Pecirep
Dave Pecirep was a combat veteran who struggled with his own mental health after returning home from Afghanistan. He spent some time getting his own mental health in order before eventually returning to college to get his Master’s in psychotherapy.
Guest: Valerie Pallotta
Valerie Pallotta is an Army mom, whose son Josh deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. After returning home, Josh suffered with Post Traumatic Stress for several years. Unfortunately he lost that battle in 2014.
Guest: Brooke Siem
Brooke Siem is unlike many of our guests in that she’s not a veteran. However, her story is one that sounds all too familiar to many veterans.
Guest: Chip Rankin
Chip Rankin is an educator and a soldier in the Army National Guard. Chip has found through mentoring others that those who have been more resilient and not been caught up in “mind traps” have been able to work through their struggles easier.
Guest: Tony Perez
Tony Perez is the general manager and VP of the security product group at GoDaddy. Before that though, Tony did two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps. After getting out of the Marines, Tony dipped his toe in the entrepreneurial waters. He’s downright drenched from those waters now! The reason I wanted Tony on…
Guest: Natalie Sanders
Natalie talks about some of the struggles she faced as a new mom who gave birth to her first child just before her husband was deployed. She was able to lean on the support network on base through Facebook groups and classes as well as nearby family to help her out.
Guest: Steve Alvarez
Steve Alvarez served in the Connecticut Army National Guard and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career. After getting out and struggling with finding his place in the civilian world, he came to the conclusion that there is life outside of the military. Various activities helped him readjust back into civilian life,...