Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Oakland, CA, in 2013 with country superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
Viva Nicaragua: Clinical Instructor/Physical Therapist: 1-3-18 to 1-13-18. Granada, Nicaragua
Health Volunteers Overseas: Clinical Instructor/Lecturer: 3-21-15 to 4-4-15. Da Nang, Vietnam. Da Nang Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital
Health Volunteers Overseas: Clinical Instructor/Lecturer. 5-12-12 to 5-19-12. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Black Lion Hospital.
Health Volunteers Overseas: Lecturer. 7-30-08 to 8-2-08 Lima, Peru. Peruvian Sports Medicine Society. Arthroscopy Society of Peru.
Global Medical Brigade: 4-6-08 to 4-13-08 Honduras. Provided medical care to 1,246 people as part of the medical team.
Aruba Physical Therapy Association Lecture Series: 10-24-07 to 10-29-07 Aruba.
Health Volunteers Overseas: Clinical Instructor/Lecturer. 7-28-05 to 8-13-05 Lima, Peru.
University of Illinois at Chicago-Community Outreach Services. Volunteer physical therapist in free clinic 2000-2001
George W. Bush Presidential Center:
Bush Institute Warrior Open. Trinity Forest Golf Club 5/5-6/2019.
Bush Institute Warrior Open Trinity Forest Golf Club 5-21-18.
Portraits of Courage event at George W. Bush Presidential Center 5-22-17.
Sponsor George W. Bush Presidential Center- University Club- Chicago, IL- 4-15-15.
Honor Flight Chicago:
Volunteer Guardian for World War II veterans on trip to Washington DC. 8-22-12, 11-2-11, 10-12-11, 8-10-11, 6-7-11, 11-19-10, 10-6-10, 8-4-10, 5-25-10,, 4-21-10, 9-30-09
Land of Lincoln Honor Flight
Paralympic Volunteer: Volunteer Physical Therapist. 1996 Paralympic Boccia, Atlanta, GA. 8/17-20/96.
Disabled Sports Volunteer:
Volunteer (Approx. 250 hrs.) Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Wirtz Sports Program. 1995-1998 .
Volunteer. RIC. Junior Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Chicago, IL. 1-22-00. Volunteer. RIC.
Wirtz Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Skokie, IL. 12-12-99 Volunteer. RIC: 1999 NWBA Final Four. UIC. 3-20-99
Volunteer. RIC Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Evanston, IL. 12-14-98.
Volunteer. RIC Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Chicago, IL. 1-31-98.
VetsRoll Reunion- Beloit, WI- 9-8-19
Took 217 veterans on 2019 VetsRoll trip to Washington DC May 18 - May 22, 2019.
VetsRoll Reunion- Beloit, WI- 9-9-18.
Took 205 veterans on 2016 VetsRoll trip to Washington DC May 21 - May 26, 2016
Service Members to Concerts:
Luke Bryan/Brett Eldridge Concert in 18-seat skybox 9-16-17.
Warrior Games Opening Ceremony/Blake Shelton/Kelly Clarkson concert 7-1-17
Toby Keith concert in 12-seat skybox 8-12-16. Sailors on stage to meet Toby Keith.
Sons of American Legion:
Member since 2010
Volunteer at Manteno Veterans' Home 6-22-14, 11-16-13, 7-28-13
Christmas with the Great Lakes Naval Academy recruits 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
Volunteer at Midway Airport- 11-2-18 to present.
USO: Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program-Schaumburg, IL. 1-25-20
USO: Army Reserve 308th CA BDE Family Day, Glenwood- 8-4-19
USO: Deployment Ceremony: IL Army NG Unit: C-Co 1-178 IN 33rd IBCT, Kankakee- 7-28-19
Volunteer at USO Naval Academy Great Lakes 120 hours 11-13 to 11-18
No Dough Dinner at Naval Station Great Lakes Community Center serving 654 military members and their families- 8-3-18
O'Hare Airport Military and Family Welcome Center 6-30-17: 5-10 am
Warrior Games Track and Field Volunteer. 7-2-17
No Dough Dinner sponsor and volunteer- Great Lakes Naval Base- 12-3-15
Veterans Day Speaker
Harnew Elementary School- Oak Lawn, IL. 11-11-19, 11-10-17, 11-11-16, 11-11-15, 11-11-14
Host Family for Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Sailor Great Lakes Naval Academy: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 20114, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Gary Sinise Foundation
Lt. Dan Band Roadie and Concert Vandenberg AFB- 11-9-19
Lt. Dan Band Roadie and Concert and Salute to the Troops Las Vegas- 11-10-19
GSF Walls of Honor ceremony for Cpl. Chad Watson- Manhattan, IL 5-31-19
Inspiration to Action Dinner- Arlington Heights, IL- 8-3-14
Inspiration to Action Dinner- Chicago, IL- 6-15-13
USS Indianapolis 74th Reunion, Indianapolis, IN- July 19-20,19
Travis Mills Foundation
Travis Mills Retreat Open House in Maine 6-25-17
Travis Mills Foundation Veterans Day Fundraiser- Chicago, IL 11-11-14 $25,000 raised
"Travis: A Soldier's Story" movie. Chicago Host Committee- Chicago, IL- 7-10-14
Sponsored "Travis: A Soldier's Story" movie- Orland Park, IL- 5-28-14 $2,500 raised
Travis Mills Welcome Home- Peoria, IL- 4-13-14
Soldier's Guardian Angels
Operation Welcome You Home
Hines VA 11-16-13
Military Bases/Ships Toured
USS Indianapolis LCS 17 Commissioning and Tour, Burns Harbor, IN- 10-26-19.
USS Carl Vinson- 2-22-13
Naval Station Great Lakes- 2010
Naval Station Norfolk- 8-2014
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Wreaths Across America- 12-13-14, 12-14-13
Flags in for Memorial Day- 5-24-19, 5-25-18, 5-24-13
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Nashville, TN. October 6-11, 2019.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Mishawaka, IN. August 26-31, 2018.
Volunteer with Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps for DuPage HFH. Hanover Park, IL 5-26-18: 7:45 to 3:45
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Edmonton, Canada. July 10-14, 2017.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Memphis, TN. August 21-26, 2016.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Dallas, TX. October 2014.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Oakland, CA. October 6-7, 2013.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. Haiti. November 24 to December 1, 2012.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at the Global Village and Discovery Center. Americus, GA. August 5-6, 2004.
Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity at the Global Village and Discovery Center. Americus, GA. August 18-20, 2003.
Volunteering to provide healthcare to those in need in Nicaragua with UIC PT students.