A Sponsor is a guide who helps eliminate frustration when a returning service member or veteran re-enters civilian life after military service.  Once the contact form is filled out, a sponsor will reach out and set up a meeting to find out the veteran’s concerns.  The sponsor will then work with the veteran to reveal the many services and programs available in Brown County and the state of Wisconsin.

Michelle retired after 24 years in the US Air Force and is a combat veteran serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Michelle retired in 2014 as a SMSgt/E-8.  She graduated from American Military University with a Maters of Business Administration in 2015.  After retirement, Michelle worked as a case manager for veterans with traumatic brain injuries.  She joined the Green Bay Vet Center team in 2017 as the office manager.  Michelle is the mother and step-mother of 3 daughters.  She enjoyus family time, spartan races, crossfit and golf.

Joel served four years inthe U.S. Marine Corps from 2012-2016 stationed in Twentynine Palms.  He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant/E5 after serving with 3D LAR as an 0311 section leader on two UDP’s to the PACOM region.  Joel earned a B.S. in Business Administgation and Finanace in the spring of 2019.  He works at Schreiber Foods as a Supply Chain Analyst on the distribution team.  He coaches for the De Pere High School wrestlgin program, is on two dart leagues, a softball league, and is an active member of VFW Post 2037.  Joel spends his free time hunting and fishing all ove the state, staying fit in the gym, and spending time with family and friends.  Joel is a firm believer in simply lending a helping hand to anyone in need. 

Brooke served four years in the US Army and is a combat veteran who served in Iraq.  She was honorably discharged as a SGT/E-5 after providing maintenance support in the 485th Combat Support Battaliion in Iraq.  Brooke earned a B.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in December 2011.  She is a proud mother and step-mother of 3 beautiful, spunky, and witty kids who enjoy keeping her on her toes.  Brooke works at the Green Bay Vet Center as the Veteran Outreach Specialist and travels around 21 counties of Northest Wisconsin to talk about Vet Center services.  When she is not traveling for work she spends her free time with her family, cooking, gardening, workign out and planning her next bucket list excursion.  Brooke believes humor is the best medicine and is passionate about raising her family to understand you only have one life to live therefore chanes must be taken.

Joseph was in the Army for almost 12 years as a combat engineer and spent 4 years in Iraq.  I had six different duty stations FT Polk Louisiana, FT Wainwright Alaska, FT RIchardson Alaska,  FT Hood Texas, FT Campbell Kentucky, and Schofield barracks Hawaii.  I’ve ben married for over 18 years.  We have four kids, 16, 14, 8, and 6 years old at the time of this interview.  I spend my time volunteering to help with different veteran organizations and have been a peer metnor helping fellow vets for the past 5 years.  I enjoy doing outdoor things withthe family, wood working, and sports.