The V.R.S.B. Team

 
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GARRY HODGES

Founder - Director of Business Development & Marketing

The founder of Vets Rolling Smoke & BBW, Garry is a combat veteran and works with the Armed forces in designed motors for different military applications. An Army Veteran with huge biceps and an even bigger heart, Hodges loves cooking and doing for others.

"Give a man a dollar and you changed his day.  Sit with him and break bread and you changed his life."

BRANDON DUKE

President

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Brandon is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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BOBBY MEDELLIN

President

With us since the beginning, Bobby is our youngest "old" member. An Army Veteran who now uses his once prized skills to dominate in Call of Duty.  Medellin is an expert on a pellet smoker and is always one of the first to jump in and help others.

"This is all new to me.  I have always enjoyed helping others, but now know what it means to make a difference in someone's life."

LOGAN CURRY

Board Member

Logan is one of our original team members. Curry served in the United States Army and did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. While his biceps are a bit larger than Garry’s, he uses them to hold his Starbucks Iced, Half Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte while watching others cook.

"I am a social butterfly, I love people.  Sometimes just listening to someone or sharing stories can help lighten their load and give them that sense of being appreciated"

ALYSIA HODGES

Director of Communications

Alysia joined Vets Rolling Smoke & BBQ with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.  Mrs. Hodges is as comfortable behind the keyboard balancing the books as she is pulling in bass from the bank.

"We all face challenges in life and we all battle different demons.  I am glad to be a part of using something as simple as smoke and meat to help others through their struggles."

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KYLE McGAUGHEY

Board Member

Kyle's love for cooking is only outdone by his desire to help others.  Whether it is making someone smile, or helping them "save a brisket" he is always ready to lend a hand.

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PAUL CARLSON

Board Member - Marketing & Business Development

A late arrival to the team, Paul brings years of experience in Marketing, Business Development and fundraising. While having never served in the US Military he is passionate about the cause and has dedicated himself to the success of our organization.

"There are 22 veterans each day that take their own life.  If we can do some little thing to bring them out of the darkness, then we have truly done something great."

Eric Strohl

Board Member

Eric is a Navy Veteran who spent six years as a Naval Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer before settling into the business world for a career in sales and marketing. Eric has a passion for start-ups, building several companies and new product lines from the ground up. In 2019 he started WannaRub, A Spice Rub & Seasoning company out of his passion for cooking great tasting food.

 

The rescue swimmers’ motto of “So Others May Live” has inspired Eric to help those vets struggling with depression or PTSD by getting them involved in cooking with other vets and their family and friends.

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