OUR PEOPLE & STORY
Paul Herrera is a former U.S. Army soldier and now a disabled veteran. During his military service and as a government contractor, he spent nearly a decade protecting his brothers and sisters in arms. He worked with manned aircraft and flew UAS/drones. He was part of an IED Task Force, as well as assisting with surveillance reconnaissance operations. He always felt the need to help those whose lives and well-being were at risk as I worked to make sure that sons, daughters, husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers returned home safely. His desire to help others developed during childhood where he grew up in Madison, WI with an older brother who had joined the city police department right out of college. Having accomplished all of the training that was available to him through his assignment with Army surveillance/intelligence/UAS (drone) operations and the further development in those fields in the private sector, his overseas experience allowed him to develop strategies for adapting to and/or solving the daily problems he was confronted with.
Josh Cooke served in the US army as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His background includes Anti-Terrorism, forensics and the render safe of conventional military ordnance, both foreign and domestic, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDDs), Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Trained as a first responder, Josh is proficient in Force Protection and First Aid operations, to include, Biological and Nuclear Hazard Emergency Personnel Decontamination Station (EPDS) procedures. In his duties, he was utilized by federal agencies, such as, the U.S. Secret Service and Department of State for the protection of the President and foreign dignitaries. Josh is an Engineer working in the Medical Device.
Brandon Whorton is currently a Combat Medic for the U.S. Army as well as a tactical medical consultant for various projects with Everything Lifesaving LLC. After over a decade serving the military in various medical roles, Brandon continuously searches for avenues to apply his knowledge to benefit others. Having been deployed assisting combat and humanitarian missions, his critical thinking of lifesaving measures have helped others not just in the military but during rescue efforts during hurricane Harvey which hit the Texas coastline in 2017. Brandon has various experiences outside of the military as an automotive technician for Chevrolet, drilling monitoring system technician, HVAC technician and experience with residential construction. His knowledge and experiences have helped train Soldiers, and advise civilian counterparts on lessons learned during operations. Brandon is currently pursuing a degree in medicine as a physician’s assistant and is looking forward to serve his community.
DOMESTIC PROBLEM SOLVING
As we acquired expertise over the years, we came to realize that as a country, while we were fighting wars on many fronts internationally, we were neglecting many serious dangers developing at home: the battles against man-made and natural disasters, and other threats.
In our analysis of problematic domestic preparedness and response issues, we recognized many critical areas/situations that could be greatly improved if not solved. On our off-duty hours, we worked on developing these ideas for domestic problem solving: Search and Rescue, Medical response logistics, Survivor sustenance, Hygiene and food service logistics, Emergency housing logistics, and training First responders.