President And Founder Of Legacy Of Honor
--I enlisted in the US Army at the age of 17 as an Airborne Infantryman. I followed the legacy set before me by many generations of my family.
--While serving my Country, I was injured and ultimately medically retired at the age of 21.
--I did not let this setback keep me down and fought my way to become a police officer as my father was.
--After 5 faithful years with my hometown department, I saw a greater need to help those who selflessly help others, thus the idea behind Legacy of Honor was born.
--I am married to my biggest supporter, my wife Sarah.
I am a father of two sons and one daughter: Leland Jay, Wesley Archer, and Everly Ruth.
--My values were instilled in me by my parents and their parents before them, thus the Legacy continues.
CHIEF OF POLICE-RETIRED
Vice President At Legacy Of Honor
--I was raised with strong Christian values by my mother who was always the tender hearted soul and my father who led by example. He was a WWII veteran and showed me what it means to serve others.
-- These values translated into my own service as I enlisted into the US Air Force Reserves under their Security Forces. I served faithfully for 12 years.
-- I set out to make a difference in others lives for the better by becoming a police officer. I served my community for over 20 years and retired as the Chief of Police.
-- The next chapter of my life was unknown until God opened my eyes to missions work. More specifically myself and my family taking care of other missionaries in the field. This idea contributed to the foundation of LOH.
--I am married to my better half, Karin and father to five wonderful children and thirteen grandchildren. I spend most of my days surrounded by my loved ones and would not trade it for the world!
BS, SWA, VP of Community Engagement
Suzanne has spent 18 years in the non-profit sector.
She has run both federal and state grant programs. Suzanne headed the local traffic safety coalitions for 12 years and she partnered with the Amish Community and State partners to start the Ohio Amish State Collaborative to address various concerns from both sides. This experience has allowed her to network with 9 states and Canada to address these urgent issues.
Suzanne is passionate about supporting our heroes who sacrifice so much everyday. Suzanne's first and foremost focus is her faith in Jesus.
Her compassion is supported by her husband Dave, and 3 kids - Aaron, Allyson, and Annabelle.
Katie is an experienced leader currently leading a team who supports HR systems, employee data, and reporting and analytics. Prior to this role Katie spent more than a decade helping new supervisors and managers develop their leadership and coaching skills.
She enjoys coaching and developing her team and serves as a mentor to other employees to help them navigate their careers.
Katie is life-long Ohio resident and graduate of Kent State University and Ashland University. Over that past several years, Katie has served as a board member and volunteer for other local non-profits and is excited to support the mission of Legacy of Honor.
We want to make a better tomorrow for those who sacrificed so much of their time, life moments, and abilities to serve others.