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.
Warriors for Freedom Foundation hosts events to help servicemembers, veterans and their families reconnect with their community and provide peer to peer support and comradery.
We aim to connect servicemembers, veterans and their families with the community in which they live and with other servicemembers or veterans to recreate the comradery they had while serving our country. In doing this, we are reducing the risk of divorce, substance abuse, suicide and exclusion. Our mission is to provide a platform for these heroes to find the resources they need to be successful in life following their service.
Our team is passionate about serving America’s heroes and their families.
Amber earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development at the University of Central Oklahoma and immediately began working with communities and families.
As the Executive Director for Warriors for Freedom Foundation, she oversee the heads of each department, including marketing, fundraising, program development, HR management and accounting.
Brett Dick manages an array of tasks as the Director of Operations for Warriors for Freedom Foundation. They include keeping the Foundation 501(c)(3) compliant, reporting to our board, keeping us on budget and maintaining our finances.
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.