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MEET OUR TEAM

The Veterans Trust provides veterans with energizing self-mastery tools to meet and exceed their aspirational goals - whether it be in motorsports, life self-regulation, or continued service to others.
We forever subscribe to the belief that our collective unity is greater than the sum of individual talents and resumes.
Lee Hediger
Chairman
Fred Roger
Executive Director
Scott Beck
Motorsports Director

Jason Oliveras
Operations Director
Stephen Kantarze
Program Director
Gabriel Mesa
Food & Beverage
Cort Schimdt
Race Simulators

Stephen Rubin
Legal Counsel
Paul Cook
TVT Driver
Dave Seepersad
Technology
Juergen Klingenberg
Head of Marketing

Our Why and
Founding Principles

What

We Are
A private foundation that effectively operates to benefit our warrior community.

Who

We Are
We’re a diverse team that are united in our commitment to our brothers and sisters in arms.

How

We Do It
We think and live in what is possible & positive for our nation and fellow veterans.
When our nation’s security and peace was brutally threatened on September 11, 2001, like the generations before us, a select few from all backgrounds across the country heard an inner calling to serve, and took up arms in its defense. Their sacrifice in honoring that sacred pledge invigorated all of us. In that endeavor, some gave the full measure with their lives, and some with wounds both physical and otherwise that are long-lasting. In honor of and in memory of those who fell, many of the warriors who came home, shed their uniforms, but not their zeal to offer comfort to their fellow warriors who continue to struggle, or to offer continued service and impact in their communities who need their leadership, their warrior work ethos, and selfless commitment to serve others. It is to those veterans who continue to seek to contribute that The Veterans Trust dedicates it efforts.

The Veterans Trust, formed by a band of veteran brothers in 2014, is tethered by the unyielding conviction that in perpetuating the nobility of servant leadership of our transitioned brothers in arms, our families, our communities, and our nation – and we seek to honor the sacrifice of the fallen, through our continued collaboration with other service and first responder organizations. We enable all willing veterans to continue their service, their ability to impact and realize their God-given potential. In so doing, they can truly be an example of hope and light for others in this nation to follow and emulate.

Our mission is served through the lens of Motorsports.

Our
Events

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
— George Washington

TESTIMONIALS

THAT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

  • John Bambacus

    Former State Senator

    As a Vietnam Marine Veteran, I have witnessed firsthand the dedication, commitment and respect of The Veterans Trust for our military veterans, first responders and their families.

  • Stephen Moss

    Founding Chair - Mission United

    The Veterans Trust is an amazing philanthropic organization that provides invaluable resources to veterans, first responders and their families.

  • Jose "Pepe" Diaz

    Miami-Dade County Chairman

    The Veterans Trust has made a tremendous impact the lives of countless Veterans in our county and throughout our great nation. I commend them on their efforts and will continue supporting their mission.

  • Carlos A. Gimenez

    Congressman

    I call upon the good people of Miami-Dade County to join me in praising The Veterans Trust for making a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed for our freedom.

  • Gen. Andrew P. Poppas

    Commanding General, FORSCOM

    I applaud the passion & commitment of The Veterans Trust in supporting our service members and veterans as they transition back into civilian life. They recognizes the incredible attributes and powerful impact they have in our economy and communities. I take great pride in their accomplishments and ongoing efforts.