Warriors for Freedom Foundation was established in 2011 by Maj. Ed Pulido, Brett Dick and Sgt. Scott Momper to serve as a not for profit leadership program that educated veterans on public speaking and sharing their story.  In January 2012, we received our nonprofit status and our work within the military community expanded leaps and bounds.

Our mission is to provide purpose and camaraderie to our nation’s veterans and active duty service members.

Warriors for Freedom Foundation hosts events to help service members, veterans and their families reconnect with their community and provide peer to peer support and camaraderie.

Our team is passionate about serving America’s heroes and their families.

Meet Our Staff

Amber Moulder is an established leader, a highly-skilled communicator, and a compassionate soul dedicated to charitable works and community building. She is honored to serve as the Executive Director for the Warriors for Freedom Foundation where she brings her skills and passions together to provide strong leadership and direction. Her skill for interpersonal communication, strategic planning, and event coordination allows her to build strong relationships with sponsors, charitable partners, and the community. Her skills could only be outweighed by her passion.

Amber earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development at the University of Central Oklahoma and immediately immersed herself in work that would help the people in her community. She began her career working with women who struggled with substance abuse, helping to improve their lives and the lives of their families. From here, she transitioned to work with Oklahoma Child Support Services where she applied her education and skills to help children and families throughout the state. Her dedication to helping others led her down varying paths which have all contributed to the person she is today.

Amber served on two long-term recovery teams helping to rebuild local communities after debilitating natural disasters. Shortly after, she took the position of Fundraising Coordinator with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. While carrying out this highly-rewarding work with MDA, she was introduced to Warriors for Freedom and took another step forward in her community service career. Early in her career, Amber realized that non-profit was where she belonged. Discovering Warriors for Freedom allowed her to continue in this direction while working with something that is a personal passion.

As the daughter of a United States Veteran, Amber has long been a supporter of our military heroes and is fiercely dedicated to giving back and helping with veteran’s issues. As Executive Director, Amber oversees each department of the organization using her creativity and critical thinking skills to drive the foundation forward with a unified vision that improves the lives of our veterans and strengthens our communities.

Brett Dick manages an array of tasks as a Co-Founder and Director of Community Outreach for Warriors for Freedom Foundation, which includes attending and coordinating community engagements and awareness opportunities.

Brett has served many charitable groups in the effort of raising awareness for the veteran community. He was a Board of Director for the Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma, which provides free or low cost mental health services to both veterans and their families as well as a member of the Coordinating Council of 211 Oklahoma, which provides information and referral services to those in crises and in every day needs of human services. Brett is currently a Board of Director for the Aaron Alley Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides students of Woodward High School with scholarships in Aaron’s name.

Although he never served in the military, Brett has always had a passion for supporting the men and women who sacrifice their lives for his freedom.  He feels it is important to convey to the active duty and veteran communities, that there are millions of non serving, patriotic Americans that proudly stand behind them.  Through his passion and business experience, he strives to cultivate events and activities that are not only a fun and healing experiences for our veterans but also a fun and educational experiences for our sponsor, supporters and volunteers.

Brett has been married to his wife, Tracy, since 2006 and currently resides in Edmond, OK. His brother-in-law, Lt. Brett Eckert, is a currently serving as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

Derek is a ten year combat veteran as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman who served from 2002 through 2011 and has multiple tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to include Operation Phantom Fury with the Third Battalion Fifth Marines of First Marine Division.  Having battled Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Derek knows firsthand what it means to be on the front line of military culture, and deeply understands the adversity that our nation’s heroes face once they return home from active duty service.

Upon separating from the military in 2012, Derek moved to Oklahoma with his wife Calyn.  Utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill, he obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is earning his graduate degree in Nonprofit Leadership from Oklahoma City University.  He has been in the nonprofit field since 2013 working with the homeless veteran population and the communities throughout Central Oklahoma to construct Homeless Task Forces to combat the epidemic of Veteran Homelessness.

Derek is now the Director of Development for Warriors for Freedom, and is excited to take on new and exciting challenges that Veterans face in the wake of their service.  Derek’s passion is working with and for other service members to improve their quality of life and restore a sense of camaraderie for his fellow brother and sister Veterans.  The dedication he possess’ for assisting his comrades is what drives him to succeed on a daily basis.  He believes this work is what allows him to continue his service to our country in a different capacity, as we combat a different kind of fight here at home.

Board of Directors

Rob Allen is Co-founder and Managing Broker of Sage Realty Partners in Nichols Hills, OK. He was born and raised the fourth of five children—attending Westminster School and Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City. During his senior year of High School, Rob enlisted in the Army Infantry as a Private. Over the course of a decade-long Army career, Rob graduated college as a distinguished military graduate, deployed twice to Iraq, and achieved the rank of Captain. During that time he was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Three Army Commendation Medals, Two Army Achievement Medals, the coveted Combat Infantryman Badge and Combat Action Badge, and numerous other awards. He left the Army in 2009 to raise his family and attend Oklahoma City University School of law.

During law school, Rob focused his studies on Business, Real Estate, Banking, and Oil & Gas Law. He was a member of the Law Review, the Holloway Inn of Court, and was president of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity. Rob graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2012.
Upon graduation, Rob went to work as an in-house attorney at a Fortune 500 oil and gas company. During that time, Rob managed litigation, negotiated settlements, and advised clients in multi-million dollar disputes. Rob left the oil and gas industry in 2015 to pursue a passion he developed in law school – Real Estate. Rob has led Sage to be one of the top boutique real estate brokerages in the Oklahoma City Metro Area—with sixteen sales associates and a goal of $60m in sales per year. Rob is a year-after-year multi-million dollar producer with a keen eye for details and a knack for guiding clients and peers through difficult issues.

Rob lives in Edmond with his wife and four children. The Allen’s are parishioners of Christ The King Catholic Church. Rob is a member of the St. Joseph’s Society, The Oklahoma Men’s Dinner Club, the Society of Mineral Lawyers, the Oklahoma Bar Association, a Life Member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and President of the Thunderbird Chapter of The Association of the United States Army. Rob also volunteers his time as a Den Leader with the Boy Scouts of America. 

Will is originally from South Carolina and graduated with honors earning a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel in 2002.  He will complete his M.B.A with Finance Concentration from Oklahoma City University in August 2017 and has been accepted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Society.  He and his wife, Dr. Kelly Bowers, reside in Edmond with their son.

After college graduation, he served ten years active-duty as a Naval Officer.  He led aircrew teams as an Aircraft and Mission Commander onboard the E-6B “Mercury” providing essential communication links to ground forces for Central Commands.  He was also a rated Instructor Pilot on the Boeing 737 and 707.  His military service also included a one year joint deployment with the 18th Airborne as an Airfield Operations Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Military honors include:

2 Naval Air Medals

Joint Service Commendation Medal

2 Navy & Marine Corps Commendations

Joint Service Achievement Medal

National Defense Medal

Operation Iraqi Freedom Campaign Medal

War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

After honorable discharge from the Navy, he developed a passion for working with small businesses as a Contract Specialist with the United States Air Force.  Will entered the financial services industry in 2014 as a Financial Advisor and worked with high net-worth households at Merrill Lynch.

Will found a home with Bank of Oklahoma as a Financial Professional. He focuses on building customized financial strategies for households and businesses by providing financial planning, investing and insurance resources. 

Sam is the owner of Twin Peaks in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Arkansas along with several other business under Seven Valleys Management.

He comes from a lineage of veterans, including his grandfather, father, step-father and brother.  The majority of his close friendships are with combat veterans and the brotherhood they share is very special.

In his free time, Sam enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing, camping and spending time outdoors. For this reason and the desire to give back to those that have sacrificed so much, Warriors for Freedom has been his charity of choice and serving on the Board of Directors is so important.

Sam is married to a beautiful soul, Donna, and God blessed them with an amazing daughter, Reagan, in 2015. 

 Although Ray hasn’t served in uniform, he has military service in his family, dating back to George Washington and Robert E. Lee. He is committed to serving our fighting men and women. Ray has been working with Warriors for Freedom since 2012, as he hosts the Warrior Shootout at Rose Creek in Edmond each summer. The Warrior Shootout allows Ray to blend a love of golf, which he’s been playing since the age of five and a passion to heal the hidden wounds of war, Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Ray is the Business Development Manager for BG Products, Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. BG Products is the world’s leader in automotive preventive maintenance and was founded in 1971 by seven WWII veterans. BG proudly begins each meeting with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ray earned a degree in Marketing from Southern Nazarene University in 1993 and Master’s degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2001. Ray and his wife, Sherri, reside in Edmond with their three children, Emily, Samuel and Alexandra. 

 For more than 25 years Andy Cullen, an Oklahoma native, has provided business development leadership, training and expertise in a variety of industries and settings. His work experiences include internationally recognized industry leaders such as Unilever, Commercial Metals, Heidrick & Struggles and Administaff/Insperity.  Additionally, Cullen played a significant role in the success of The Pennmor Group, a boutique executive search firm serving a client list including Fidelity Investments, QVC and Chase.  His work experiences include San Antonio, Dallas, New York City, Philadelphia, Houston and Oklahoma City.

He regularly hosts groups of vets on hunting trips and enjoys providing opportunities for them to realize camaraderie and purpose.

Cullen earned a BBA from Baylor and an MBA with Honors from Rutgers.   Additionally, he holds the designations of Certified Personnel Consultant and Certified Business Performance Advisor.  He and his wife of 33 years reside in the Oklahoma City with their two children and one grandchild.  In his spare time, if he’s not working at his ranch or at his church, you’ll likely find him making music with a band where he sings, plays bass and keyboards. 

 

Bill Lanesey is the General Manager for the Sinclair Broadcast Group in Oklahoma City.  Sinclair owns and operates KOKH (FOX25) and KOCB (CW34) as well as Sinclair Digital in OKC.  Prior to moving to here in 2016, Bill worked as a General Manager in Cincinnati and St. Louis and as Vice President of Sales in Columbus, Ohio.  He has been a Board member for several non-profits including Children’s Miracle Network (Board Chair), Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati (Marketing Chair) and Junior Achievement.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Bill is married to his best friend, Julie.  They have two daughters, Katie (and husband Mike) and Madison.  While never serving in the military both Bill’s father and Julie’s father are veterans as is Bill’s grandfather.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys golf, travel and listening to music. 

 

 

 

Roberta Mims leadership skills were established at a very young age with her completion of JROTC during her four years in high school. This exposure of the military culture created her desire to join the armed forces. She enlisted in the Army in June 2001, just 7 days after her 18th birthday. Her military career lasted from June 2001 through June 2007.  During her service, Roberta assisted and aided efforts in  Operation Enduring Freedom, Hurricane Katrina and a host of other services to support the Great State of Oklahoma. She was honorably discharged in June 2007.

Roberta Mims earned her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Gerontology in August 2018  from Southern Nazarene University. Her strong will and dedication to serving military members, veterans and their families created a pathway with her continuing her education thus also earning her a Masters degree in Science in Management from Southern Nazarene University in June 2020.

Roberta has extensive experience of over 5  years  in working for non-for-profit agencies. Starting with Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma, Roberta worked on a federal grant called Supportive Services for Veteran Families where she worked within a Rapid Re-Housing program. By rapidly re-housing veterans and their families, she assisted households that were experiencing homelessness with wrap around services and assisted financially by assisting low income families with deposits and rental assistance. She also prevented veterans from experiencing homeless through the threat of eviction. Currently, Roberta works for NorthCare, a nonprofit agency that strives in providing holistic mental health care, serving children, adolescents and adults in Oklahoma County. As a Court Services and Veteran Liaison, Roberta assists veterans and active duty members who are currently involved in the criminal justice system by providing community mental health services  and advocacy through the Veteran Diversion Program and Veteran Treatment Court  created in the Oklahoma County Courthouse District Attorney and Public Defenders Office.

Her life’s mission is to continue to assist veteran families in all capacities through the power of encouragement and knowledge and action.  As a veteran, Roberta wants to ensure that she has a steady and active hand in supporting veterans and their families in multiple capacities such as mentoring veterans who have been victimized by MST Military Sexual Trauma and promoting a positive outlook on veterans and active military members seeking therapeutic services.

 

Brian is a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton LLP, a professional services firm. He was raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, California and lived there until joining the Army in 1998. Brian was Airborne Infantry serving with the 82nd Airborne and 2nd Infantry Division. Brian was deployed to the initial conflict in Kosovo, stationed in Korea, and active on 9/11. During his time he was awarded three Army Commendation Medals, an Army Achievement Medal, parachutists’ wings and numerous other awards.

After his enlistment Brian, returned to Southern California and managed restaurants for Brinker International. He was chosen to open several Chili’s in a new emerging market in the Los Angeles area, recording the largest opening for the chain at the time. His tenure ended in 2008 with the recession. Brian decided to go to school and earn separate accounting and finance degrees from Oklahoma State University.

Brian has over 7 years of public accounting experience leading large multi-national audits of both public and private companies. He has experience with initial public offerings, acquisitions/mergers, SOX 404 implementation, carve out audits and comfort/consent letters. He has worked in a variety of industries including energy, consumer and industrial products, government and universities.

Along with the public and private company audit experience, Brian serves as the National Coordinator for the Veteran’s Business Resource Group at Grant Thornton. The BRG’s mission is to drive success by attracting, developing and leveraging the leadership experience of the military community. He leads the group through the development of its program material under the Diversity and Inclusion branch of Grant Thornton. He speaks regularly at universities and events focused on veteran transition into the business community. Brian also fosters the corporate partnership with the PGA through involvement in the PLAYERS’ championship Patriot Outpost.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oklahoma Society of Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Warriors for Freedom – Board Member
  • Junior Achievement – Program Committee Member
  • Autism Oklahoma – Program Committee Member

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Oklahoma State University
  • Associate’s Degree, Business Administration, Fullerton College

Scott served his country in the United States Air Force from 1993-2003, spending 7 of those years serving overseas in various locations. Scott took part in several US Operations including Operation Allied Force, Operation Northern Watch, and a support role overseas in the days and months following the September 11th attacks on the United States.

When not volunteering his off time serving his fellow veterans, Scott works in the Immunology and Dermatology Division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. At Novartis he strives to make a difference by assisting Doctors and their staff, as they work to improve the lives of their patients.

Scott is a native of Oklahoma and resides in Goldsby, OK, with his wife, Tiffany, and their three children. He is the proud parent of his son, Mitchel, a student at Oklahoma City Community College; his step-daughter, Kaegan, a student at the University of Oklahoma; and his step-daughter, Maelyn, an 8th grade student in Norman Public Schools. 

Dr. Hamilton Le served in the U.S. Army as a combat surgeon during his deployment to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom(OIF) in 2008.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service.  His overseas assignments include being stationed at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, caring for wounded warriors returning from theater of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Oklahoma to go into private surgical practice.  As an Army veteran and physician, he wishes to support his fellow veterans in improving their health and wellness.

Hamilton and his wife Jenny have been married for 13 years.  They now reside in Edmond, Oklahoma with their two children, Jasmyne and Austin. 

Foundation Spokespersons

Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is a Founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded Veterans and their families. He is the spokesperson for Acadia Health Care. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with an autobiography entitled Warrior for Freedom: Challenge, Triumph and Change, the Major Ed Pulido Story. Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Logistics Management/ Human Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army. On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his left leg on October 1, 2004. For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States along with General David Petraeus awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals. Major Pulido’s story of courage and sacrifice has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN and many national and local Oklahoma City television stations and print media. Since, his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies, peer visiting with fellow amputees at Brooke and Walter Reed Medical Centers, and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I) on behalf of the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign. He has received countless awards including the prestigious Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, HeartLines Festival of Hope Award for Suicide Prevention, the Hero’s award from the American Red Cross, the Reaching our City Award, OKC Thunder/Devon Energy Community Hero Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran Patient Award. Additionally, he has received the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for national and state level service and the Tuskahoma Brown Miller Award for outstanding leadership.

On a personal note, Major Pulido during his time in the hospital experienced the inner darkness of depression, PTSD, and suicidal ideation that would cripple his positive spirit. This inner darkness he describes as a “deep wounding of a soldiers spirit”. It was at that time that he understood that as a Warrior he could not walk alone in this journey. In that moment, he asked for help from his God, Country, his family and the American people. The result of this intervention would put his life on the road to recovery. It would also be the building block for his understanding the inner wounds of war and making sure that mental health is a focus of the Department of Defense and the VA. Major Pulido is a national and global spokesperson for Acadia HealthCare, Department of Defense and VA Real Warriors National Campaign and he is on the State Board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with a mission to address the mental health needs of returning service members, Veterans and their families. Ed Pulido has been married to Karen Pulido for 21 years. He has a daughter Kaitlin and a daughter Kinsley. He and his family reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.