Team Picks and Resources

Did you know the majority of our team is made up of military families – just like yours? We’ve been there and understand the challenges. Here’s a list of our favorites, along with additional resources from our trusted partners.

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Aleah Wood - Business Operations Specialist

"As a military spouse who has moved 4 times in the last 4 years I have experienced first-hand the difficulties that come with unemployment and underemployment due to the military lifestyle. I look forward to the Military Lifestyle survey each year because it is an educational tool that presents the realities of spouse employment and hope that change can come because of it."

Kate Oyer - Volunteer Recognition Coordinator

"When my husband isn't deployed or TDY, we love to travel together. Our favorite destination is Walt Disney World! We also enjoy "glamping" with our pup in tow. Here are some of our favorite travel sites."

Leah Love - Volunteer Training and Recruitment Coordinator

"As a military family, the saying that "you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have" has certainly rung true over the years. Your military friends become your family and we look to each other for guidance and support as we navigate this extraordinary journey as military families!"

Kathy Roth-Douquet - CEO

"This resource is great for tracking curriculum needs. My daughter had attended ten schools by tenth grade, so I consulted this resource regularly! It helps you plan out what you need, and when we were overseas at a German school, helped me keep them on track for when we got home."

Hisako Sonethavilay - Research and Policy Manager

"During a time I struggled to find employment, volunteering at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society was great because it offered me a place to build new professional skills while building new relationships and offered free childcare."

Kate Oyer - Volunteer Recognition Coordinator

"Frequent moves make networking very important to me, especially as it relates to my career. I used Facebook a lot to stay in touch with old friends and make new ones; and then LinkedIn was born! It's my go to resource for all things career-related."

Tammy Meyer - Operations & Partnership Manager

"Navigating the unique challenges of a military lifestyle, especially when it comes to my career, has been trying, rewarding, unpredictable and quite a journey. With so many unknowns, moves, deployments and uncertainty, I've found great resources to help me and to connect with others along the way. "

Hisako Sonethavilay - Research and Policy Manager

"When PCSing you're often faced with the inability to visit firsthand the schools your prospective homes are zoned for. Therefore, the ability to see how the local community rated and commented on these schools was a great resource when picking a home."

Tammy Meyer - Operations & Partnership Manager

"Getting involved with our new community is very important. We foster four legged friends in each new community when we move to give back and contribute to our new community. I also connect with like minded people in our new community through interest groups."

Kathy Roth-Douquet - CEO

"I am a great fan of the Military Child Education coalition - I like it so much I became a life member years ago! (But their materials are free for all military families). They have great resources. This is a great checklist — it really simplifies things and keeps you on track. I made a three ring binder for each kid and kept each of these documents in it."

Leah Love - Volunteer Training and Recruitment Coordinator

"Deployments are never easy, but they can (at least I think) get better over time. I think back to the first time my husband deployed and how much I didn't know. Now I have the confidence of knowing that yes, we will survive. Now just to help my kids learn how to feel the same!"

Tammy Meyer - Operations & Partnership Manager

"Navigating the unique challenges of a military lifestyle, especially when it comes to my career, has been trying, rewarding, unpredictable and quite a journey. With so many unknowns, moves, deployments and uncertainty, I've found great resources to help me and to connect with others along the way. "

Kathy Roth-Douquet - CEO

"When my family lived in Beaufort South Carolina we applied for this program for when my husband returned from deployment. It gives military families a free stay at a condo on Hilton Head island. We went there over Christmas and had a great break, and a great time to reintegrate. The people at Operation R&R were very lovely to interact with, and it was a great experience over all! "