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Angie Bowers

Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

hometown. Greenville, SC

school. Southern Wesleyan University, 2011 BSBA, 2013 MSM

most interesting job prior to UWS. Substitute teacher for Pickens County School District; I had the opportunity to be at school with my boys

favorite movie. Urban Cowboy

favorite upstate restaurant. Texas Roadhouse

guilty pleasure. Reece's Peanutbutter Cups

item on bucket list. Vacation in Brazil

family. Husband, John, Austin (25) daughter in-law Taylor, Sean (21), Nathan (19)

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Johnny Depp

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Matt Edson

AmeriCorps VISTA

hometown. Greenville, S.C.

school. Clemson University

military service. USAF 2007-2015

deployments. Middle East 2009-2010, 2012-2013

most interesting job prior to UWS. Package Handler at UPS

favorite movie. The Bourne Identity

favorite upstate restaurant. Tropical Grille

guilty pleasure. Chocolate

item on bucket list. Travel across Canada by train

family. Wife and two children

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Elon Musk

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Jenna Grotler

Social Work/Family Support Lead

hometown. Greenville, SC

school. Spartanburg Methodist College, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BSW. Currently pursueing MSW University of Southern California

military service. husband, Jeremiah

most interesting job prior to UWS. Sonic Drive-In because I was able to network and meet some very interesting folks.

favorite movie. The Blind Side

favorite upstate restaurant. Yardhouse

guilty pleasure. Reece's Pieces and a Coke

item on bucket list. Skydiving

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Mark Wahlberg

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Charlie Hall

President

hometown. York, SC

school. Military Academy

military service. Service in the US Army and Marine Corps for the past 17 years

deployments. Iraq 2004-2005

most interesting job prior to UWS. Working on a land surveying crew in high school-helped me appreciate true hard work

favorite movie. Hoosiers

favorite upstate restaurant. Sidewall Pizza

guilty pleasure. My wife's chocolate chip cookies

item on bucket list. 18 holes at St. Andrews

family. Wife, Elizabeth and three kids (14, 11, 9)

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? General Jim Mattis

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Nate Moore

Greenville Program Director

hometown. Richmond, VA

school. Southern Wesleyan University, BSBA 2015

military service. Marine Corps 2005-2012

deployments. Iraq 2006-2007, Afghanistan 2010

favorite movie. Defiance

favorite upstate restaurant. Willy Taco

guilty pleasure. Pint of ice cream

item on bucket list. Sunday at the Masters

family. Wife Linsay, sons 4 and 2

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Frank Beamer, Go Hokies!

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Kaitlan Morehouse

AmeriCorps VISTA

hometown. Lake Toxaway, N.C.

school. Appalachian State University

most interesting job prior to UWS. Customer Service Associate at O.P. Taylor's Toy Store in Brevard, N.C.

favorite movie. The Proposal, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Childhood Fav)

favorite upstate restaurant. Cribb's Kitchen (Spartanburg, SC)

guilty pleasure. Bob's Burgers (TV Show)

item on bucket list. Watch New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square in person

family. Foster cat named Baby, Mom, Dad, Brother, four dogs, one cat, and two horses

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Daniel Tammet

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James Mulak

Spartanburg Program Director

hometown. Buffalo, NY

school. Limestone College

military service. 8 years, Marine Corps

deployments. Iraq 2003, 2004-2005

most interesting job prior to UWS. Contractor at Parris Island running the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) for the tri-command area, enjoyed having the responsibility of over 2 million dollars worth of equipment

favorite movie. Goonies

favorite upstate restaurant. Two Samuals

guilty pleasure. Singing in the car

item on bucket list. Skydiving

family. Wife, Amber and three kids (10,8,2)

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? my father

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Jerry Nalley

Intake Specialist

hometown. Liberty, SC

school. Furman University

military service. US Air Force, 1967-1971

deployments. Goose Bay AFB Labrador, 1967-1971

most interesting job prior to UWS. Purchasing Agent for American Enka Co., my portfolio was made up of a variety of different categories and it allowed me to learn about these products.

favorite movie. Tora, Tora, Tora

favorite upstate restaurant. Outback Steakhouse

guilty pleasure. My mother's banana pudding

item on bucket list. Tour the American west

family. Wife, Martha and one son (daughter in-law, one grandaughter, 2 step granddaughters

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Ronald Reagan

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Janice Oliver

Greenville Case Coordinator/Justice Involved Outreach

hometown. Greenville, S.C.

school. MSW University of South Carolina, BSW Limestone College

most interesting job prior to UWS. Working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons

favorite movie. Just Wright

favorite upstate restaurant. Up on the Roof

guilty pleasure. Shopping

item on bucket list. Sky Diving

family. Son and three grands ages 8, 4 and 4

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Michelle Obama

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Derrick Popham

Tri-County Program Director

hometown. Six Mile, SC

school. Liberty University

military service. Marine Corps

deployments. USMC 1/6/97-2/29/17

most interesting job prior to UWS. Nuclear Fuel Technician at Duke Energy. I literally took apart nuclear reactors and stood over the open vessel. (yes, I glow)

favorite movie. All of the Rocky movies

favorite upstate restaurant. Yolk Asian Kitchen

guilty pleasure. Anything chocolate

item on bucket list. Hike the Appalachian Trail non-stop

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Chesty Puller

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Rudy Ruediger

Fellow

hometown. St. John, WA

school. Clemson University

military service. U.S. Army

deployments. One Tour Afghanistan, Two Tours Iraq

most interesting job prior to UWS. Airborne Infantryman in the U.S. Army

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Elisabeth Schatke

Development Associate

hometown. Marietta, GA

school. Furman University

most interesting job prior to UWS. Farm Manager

favorite movie. Big Fish

favorite upstate restaurant. Jianna's

guilty pleasure. Watching "The Bachelor"

item on bucket list. Visit New Zealand

family. Dog named Daisy

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Lucille Ball

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Cody Scott

Fellow

hometown. Anderson, SC

school. Clemson University

military service. U.S. Army Cavalry Scout for 4 years

deployments. Afghanistan 2011

most interesting job prior to UWS. Morgan Poultry Center, my first time ever working on a farm and I realized just how hard farm life and taking care of chickens can be

favorite movie. The Boonies

favorite upstate restaurant. Smokin Pig

guilty pleasure. Banana Pudding

item on bucket list. Visit Ancient Egypt

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

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Ben Stubbs

Justice Involved Outreach Coordinator

hometown. Spartanburg, SC

school. USC Upstate, Clemson MBA

military service. Army Infantry

deployments. Kuwait 2012, Thailand 2010

most interesting job prior to UWS. Strength and conditioning coach for professional athletes

favorite movie. Saving Private Ryan, The Departed

favorite upstate restaurant. Thai Taste

guilty pleasure. Pizza, Beer, and Ice Cream (In that order)

item on bucket list. Skydive in Hawaii

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Pat Tillman

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Theresa Thompson

Community Development Director

hometown. Twin Falls, ID

school. Boise State and Clemson University

most interesting job prior to UWS. Police Officer because it is a most honorable profession; it was my duty to serve, and I was proud to wear the badge every single day!

favorite movie. Band of Brothers

favorite upstate restaurant. Mexican Food, anywhere

guilty pleasure. Strossner's sugar cookies

item on bucket list. World War II Tour (Europe)

family. Husband, Howie

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? George W. Bush

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Henry Vega

Fellow

hometown. Bronx, NY

school. James Monroe School for Business and Law

military service. Navy 10.5 Years

most interesting job prior to UWS. Executive Chef for World Outreach Church

favorite movie. Pet Cemetery

favorite upstate restaurant. American Grocery

guilty pleasure. Reeceā€™s Big Fat Juice Burger

item on bucket list. Sky Diving

family. Wife: Eva; Daughter: Liana; Son: Alex

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? My wife

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Tyler Warren

Fellowship Program Manager

hometown. Kingsport, TN

school. Clemson University

military service. U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg

deployments. Twice to Afghanistan, 2007 and 2009

most interesting job prior to UWS. Medical Device Sales

favorite movie. Gladiator

favorite upstate restaurant. Asada

guilty pleasure. Ice Cream

item on bucket list. Tahiti

family. Wife and one son

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Jesus

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Sam Wigley

Tri-County Outreach Coordinator

hometown. Pickens, SC

school. Clemson University

military service. Marine Corps, 4 years

deployments. Afghanistan 2010

most interesting job prior to UWS. Working as a mattress deliveryman in high school; interesting to see the state of some peoples' homes

favorite movie. Forrest Gump

favorite upstate restaurant. Sardis Den

guilty pleasure. pizza

item on bucket list. Skydiving

family. single

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? Winston Churchill

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Chad Wooten

Greenville Outreach Coordinator

hometown. Greenville, S.C.

school. Southern New Hampshire University

military service. U.S. Marine Corps

deployments. Three tours with 1st Battalion 7th Marines, Weapons Company, Combined Anti Armor Team (CAAT): Hit Iraq, 07-08, Fallujah Iraq 08-09, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) 09-10 One tour 3rd Batallion 6th Marines: Pacific 2013

most interesting job prior to UWS. Marine Corps

favorite movie. John Wick

favorite upstate restaurant. Stax Omega

guilty pleasure. Thai Food

item on bucket list. Get to Patagonia

family. Mother Jonet, Father Carl, Sister Kaylee, Dog Rocky

if you could have a meal with anyone, who would you dine with? George W. Bush

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