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 expert in successful event coordination, establishing and maintaining relationships and building connections with sponsors. She has a true passion for veteran issues and a desire to improve communities, which, when combined with her direct and confident manner of communication, make her an asset at the foundation.
A Woodward native and daughter of a veteran herself, Amber has substantial experience in event and strategic planning. Amber has worked with a variety of populations in Oklahoma, planning events that bring communities together for a common cause.
She served on two long term recovery teams following natural disasters in Oklahoma and quickly realized non-profit was her passion. That is when she took a position with Muscular Dystrophy Association as a Fundraiser Coordinator. While working for MDA, she was introduced to Warriors for Freedom and was offered and accepted a position to join the team in January 2014.
As the Executive Director for Warriors for Freedom Foundation, she oversees the heads of each department, including marketing, fundraising, program development, HR management and accounting. She is a creative thinker and is always looking for ways to better the programs in place to best serve veterans and their families.
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, Board Chair
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.
Jon Sissney, Board Vice Chair
Jon is an avid hunter and fisherman, for the last decade he and his wife have owned and co-hosted an outdoor television show called His & Hers Outdoors. They also co-host an outdoor radio show. The T.V. and radio shows give him the opportunity to share his addiction of the outdoors with fellow outdoorsmen. Jon still enjoys the chase of the hunt himself, but he particularly loves taking a new hunter out for their first harvest whether it is a child, a veteran, or someone who never had the opportunity to go hunting.
Jon is project manager for a company that acquires government contracts to install two-way communication radios in local and federal government vehicles. Even though he has to travel often for his job, he is the head coach for his daughter’s tournament team and he also volunteers his time helping coach his daughter’s softball team at Community Christian School.
Jon has been married to his wife, Stacy, since 2001. They now reside in Noble, OK with their daughter, Maison.
Chad Berry, Board Treasurer
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt – a self-serve frozen yogurt franchisor with over 200 stores in 32 states, Mexico and Dubai
EOTE Coffee – a small batch, craft coffee roaster located in Oklahoma City. EOTE, which stands for Ends-of-the-Earth, was born out of its founder’s passion for connecting people and building relationships over a great cup of coffee.
VIMA – a consumer technology brand with a mission to provide game-changing sensory training technology that elevates human performance through its VIMA Rev sensory training eyewear.
In his role at Tribune and the various portfolio companies, Chad serves as a member of the Executive Team and is responsible for accounting, finance, supply chain, human resources and corporate administration.
Before joining Tribune, Chad served as the Chief Financial Officer of Quorum Business Solutions, the leading provider of software solutions to manage business processes for the oil and gas industry. Chad’s time at Quorum culminated with the successful marketing and sale of the company to the Carlyle Group.
Chad began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent time in the Dallas mergers & acquisitions group and the Oklahoma City assurance practice. Chad is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, where he serves on the Members in Industry Committee. In addition, Chad holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.
Chad graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Accountancy and holds a Master in
Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Chad and his wife Kimberly reside in Edmond, Oklahoma with their three boys, Henry, Eli and Oliver.
William Bowers, Board Secretary
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 Barnett, Board Director
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.
Ray Carter, Board Director
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.
Andy Cullen, Board Director
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, Board Director
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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.
Alissa Lautenbach, Board Director
Chase Lautenbach, Board Director
Brian Rose, Board Director
Scott Statton, Board Director
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, Board Advisor
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.
Maj. Ed Pulido, Co-Founder
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.
Scott Momper, Co-Founder
Scott joined the United State Marine Corps in 1999 and was medically retired in Dec of 2007. He served 2 tours in Iraq. While serving in the Marines SGT Momper was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Five certificates of Commendations, Three Certificates of Appreciation and Nine letters of Appreciation. After being injured in Iraq and having multiple surgeries, he was ultimately retired from the Marine Corps. Since that time he has never missed a chance to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. He proudly speaks to the military and civilian community to let them know that the sacrifice that his fellow brothers and sisters have made will not be forgotten.
Scott currently resides in Kemah, TX. He has 4 children Makaylee, Gracie, Sarah and Kyle.