Fred Lewis is a real-life Viking and possesses the fighting spirit. Handy in any medical situation, Fred is a husband, father and former Special Forces Medic out of 10th Special Forces Group. A disabled veteran, Fred often recalls his time in the military and how he learned a wide array of medical expertise ranging multiple disciplines of the including veterinarian medicine. A man for stressful situations, entrepreneur and self-starter Fred has traveled over the world and has worked in combat zones and other austere environments. This experience prepared him for a role in the reality TV series, Gold Rush as well as fostered an independent mindset necessary to shape his own future. Most recently you could see Fred competing and winning in the 2022 Invictus Games in Hague Netherlands, all the while simultaneously preparing to rush back up to the Yukon to continue his mining ventures you can catch on the Discovery Channel.
A decorated combat veteran and 10th Special Forces Group retiree, Rod Reshel has a diverse background in many fields. During his service he's held various positions from Infantryman, medic, to Special Forces Team Sergeant. Having served in the military on several continents and various settings, Rod is no stranger to idea of being to adapt to any environment while striving for sucess in the face of adversity. A disabled veteran and single father, you can often find Rod in the mountains or on the beach spending time with his children just trying to live his best life. The epitome of a Jack of All Trades, Rod always seems to provide useful insight from unique perspectives and is a critical asset in our program.
Samantha holds a M.S. in Kinesiology and a B.S in Sports and Exercise Science. As a C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) and personal trainer (CPT), she has taught over 7,000 hours of yoga around the globe. She served as the first Chief Yoga Therapist for the DoD at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center treating U.S. and NATO Special Forces suffering from Polytruama, TBIs and PTSD. She developed, managed, and researched the first yoga program addressing Kinesiophobia to reduce and manage chronic pain, opioid medications, improve soldier function, readiness, by optimizing cognitive and physical performance. In addition to working with Special Forces and active duty military, she has worked with elite athletes ranging from professional football, soccer, triathletes and the Boston ballet. CEO of NMS®, creator of YoMo® and bestselling author of Yoga for Chronic Pain…WTF, she speaks, trains and develops yoga-based movement programs to address Kinesiophobia to optimize human performance. She advises fitness, yoga and medical professionals, along with leading military and government officials on the newest emerging yoga therapy and functional movement practices. She currently resides near the Washington, D.C. area still working for the U.S. government.
Where do we begin, Geoff is an honorary member of our organization until we can get him on board full time. Geoff is a 3rd Special Forces Group combat veteran and a wealth of medical knowledge that applies not only to Special Operations but the military as a whole. As a member of the Task Force Dagger foundation Geoff has spurred many medical initiatives resulting in programs that directly benefit both disabled veterans as well as Active Duty service members. An avid outdoor adventurist you'll often find him helping at our events or conducting mountain biking clinics in his spare time at home in North Carolina.