About Us


Jen Lee

My name is Jen Yung Lee; I was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and immigrated to the United States with my family when I was 8 years old. We moved to San Francisco, CA, where I graduated from Westmoor High School in 2004. After witnessing the terrors of September 11, 2001, I understood the need and wanted to serve our great country. 9/11 instilled an unquenchable conviction and a desire to protect our country, thus immediately upon graduation I...

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Lindsay Ess

Lindsay Aronson Ess was born in Richmond, Virginia. Naturally she chose to study Fashion, Marketing and Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, but that didn't stop her from being a great student. Graduating college, and starting her career, Lindsay underwent a common surgery for Crohn's patients. The surgery didn't go as planned and she developed septic shock. After five months in the ICU,...

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Michael Martinez

In March 2004, Coach Mike was deployed to South Baghdad, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division stationed out of Fort Hood, TX. During his 1-year deployment two of his medics each lost a leg in combat. With great sadness and a daily heavy heart, he lost the lives of two medics, two warriors: Charles Odums II (killed in action Memorial Day, Sunday May 30, 2004) and Taylor Burk (fellow Texan, killed in action, January 26, 2005). Everyday he lives...