We are assembling a team of sponsorship coordinators across the USA to help drive our initiatives by arranging donations and developing strategic partnerships.
The primary mission for our sponsorship coordinators is to generate donations that will enable our foundation to establish small businesses nationwide that will be veteran-operated and veteran-owned.
Payton Warner, originally from Massachusetts, currently lives in Virginia with her fiancee Daniella. The two went to college together at Norwich University in Northfield Vermont. Upon graduation, Payton commissioned in the USMC and served as an Adjutant in Camp Lejeune, NC. She also deployed to Jordan to serve as an Information Operations Officer JSOC. After getting out in 2020, Payton learned the art of stand-up comedy through the Armed Services Arts Partnership and now instructs incoming class members. She and another veteran comedian own and operate Wicked Comedy, producing shows all over the DMV area. Never stop laughing!
Chris Krutzsch comes from a military family. In fact, he was fortunate enough to have his father (CW2, retired) enlist him into the Army in 2004! And in a very cool coincidence, the first duty station for both Chris and his father was 2-6 INF in Baumholder (Germany). After two deployments to Iraq, Mr. Krutzsch finished his Army career in 2011 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He would later earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Wilmington University and now works tirelessly for veterans. Chris and his wife, AshLeigh, reside in New Jersey with their three children. Like our other sponsorship coordinators, we are lucky to have his talents on our team to help build our foundation nationwide.
Sarah Riel is the boy mom of a 4-year-old and was recently married. She's also a proud dog mom to a Pug and a German Shepherd! Sarah earned her Bachelor's in Information Technology and is a lover of all things green, cooking, gardening, and especially enjoys cycling and water sports in the great outdoors. Of utmost importance? She is a renowned (and professional) mac and cheese maker! Sarah has a passion for people and simply loves to help others. Her desire to assist the community of military veterans is connected to her personal relationships with family and friends because she is well-versed with their struggles and challenges. Welcome to the team, Sarah!
Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh’s Master of Arts in Teaching program in 2013, John Brown Jr. has spent the majority of the past decade as an English Language Arts teacher and Academic Counselor. He is now bringing his passion for helping those in need to our foundation by not only generating donations for our programs, but also by spreading awareness of the issues affecting our cherished veterans. John is also joining our team at The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans in the hopes that his children, Rory and Lilah, will adopt an ideology of philanthropy, awareness, and love for all by witnessing the generosity of so many intent on helping our veterans. #BeExcellentToEachOther
Sarah Dysinger CMP/CTA lives in Grand Rapids (MI). She has been in the events industry for 16+ years and working hands on in it for 7+ years. In 2021, Sarah was awarded the Meeting Professionals International Michigan Chapter (MPIMI) Virtual Planner of the Year award and in 2022 she was awarded the MPIMI Rising Star Award. She also recently took the position of Vice President of Education on the Board of Directors for MPIMI. When she’s not busy planning an event for someone else, Sarah is busy planning her wedding, snuggling her niece and nephew, grabbing a beer at a local brewery, or finding a new trail to hike. Our foundation is fortunate to have this dynamic and energetic person on our team.
Makenzie Bates is not only a member of our sponsorship coordinator team, but she's also the official realtor partner and the promoter of GloryFest '23 for our foundation! As a proud member of the Rhodes Realty family, Makenzie carries the values of hard-work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does. When Makenzie isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, as well as her dogs, Sunni and Beaux. Makenzie lives in the historical Highland District in Shreveport and can often be spotted walking the neighborhood with her furry friends! Follow @makenzierb.realtor on Instagram.