The VRSB Team
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Gary Hodges

Founder

The founder of Vets Rolling Smoke & BBQ, 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.

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Logan Curry

Board Member

Logan 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.

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Eric Strohl

Board Member & President PA Chapter

Eric is a Navy Veteran who spent six years as an Aircrewman and Rescue Swimmer before settling into the business world for a career in sales and marketing. In 2019 he started WannaRub, A Spice Rub & Seasoning company out of his passion for cooking great tasting food.

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Alysia Hodges

Accountant & Board Member

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

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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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Jason Lorraine

Board Member & President AZ Chapter

Jason retired from the Army in 2016. A Veteran with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, he hung up his boots to follow his second passion of BBQ. He opened up Squatchy's BBQ in 2017 and has been rolling smoke ever since.

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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.

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Paul Carlson

Board Member

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.

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Joseph Miller

President, SC Chapter

Joseph served in the army from 1985 to 1994 and again from 2004 until his retirement in 2016, he earned the nickname of pop's or grandpa by the young whippersnappers he served with for being a wise and sexy old man.