Defenders Retreat at Silver Point Tennessee
Owner and Founder of Defenders Retreat
Michael comes from a Family of both Veterans and First Responders. Michael himself is a 20-year retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, while his brother spent 26 years In the US Army and is a retired Warrant Officer, who is still serving the community as a Federal Agent. In addition, their father served for 8 years in the Marine Corp. Michael, his brother and father are all Disabled Veterans. Michael also has a son that is a Marine Corp Veteran and is currently a DOD Firefighter and a Sister that is a Nurse Practitioner. Michael is committed to giving back to his fellow brothers in arms and first responders. Defenders’ Retreat at Silver Point in Silver Point, TN was purchased by Michael years ago and this 259 Acre parcel is now being transformed into a place where Veterans will have a place to utilize that will provide them with the help needed to get back into the civilian workforce. In addition, Defenders’ Retreat at Silver Point will provide a place where people can come relax, enjoy family outings, camp, listen to live music, and mingle with Veterans and First Responders. A portion of the proceeds from all of the events will go to help better the lives of our Veterans and First Responders.
Bobby is a USAF veteran, son of an Army veteran and grandson of both Navy and Air Force veterans. He has over 25 years career experience as a Federal Aviation inspector, being a licensed I.A. (Inspection Authorization) inspector. His Air Force career made him responsible for the airworthiness of a variety of aircrafts. After the Air Force, Bobby has worked in the construction industry throughout Middle Tennessee. In addition, Bobby has served in Governor Bill Lee's Consituency Services office and was also the Dean of Students at North Central Institute in Clarksville, TN.
Charles (Butch) Wyatt
Butch is a retired (26 year) Navy veteran with a (90%) disability. He did four deployments to the Middle East/Far East, along with one European deployment and one North pacific deployment. He is married with 3 daughters and one son. He's from southern Indiana and currently has a business there along with his three brothers. After spending 26 years in the Navy, he worked as an Aircraft Power plant mechanic and as a project production engineer on the Blackhawk and Apache helicopters training systems for E-Systems. He has also worked as a project estimator/Manger and qualifying agent for a commercial construction company.
Although not a Veteran, David is the son of an Army Veteran. He has been in the Business Development and Project Management side of his own construction company for over 30+ years. He has done both commercial and residential construction and his knowledge of the construction industry is beneficial to the overall goal of Community for Heroes. He has a passion for Veterans because of the ethics instilled in him by his father and the service they have provided our country, both of which have afforded him the opportunity to have a long successful career in the construction industry.
Another on the team that is not a veteran but has many family ties to the military community beginning with his oldest brother serving in Vietnam to most recently having his Marine son complete three tours in Iraq. Robert, the President/COO of DNI Corp, has been in the Targeted Marketing and Communications business for over 35 years and brings extensive experience to the team to help market and promote Community for Heroes. Robert is passionate about finding ways to help our veterans and first responders and is committed to giving back to those who have fought and given so much for the freedom we all enjoy every day.
Doug is a Vietnam Era Veteran who spent his time aboard the USS Simon Bolivar, SSB(N) 641, which he took through the Polaris to Poseidon conversion. He took his first tour as member of the Gold Crew and joined the Blue Crew after that conversion. He received his dolphins while touring with both crews. His father served honorably as a Marine during WWII ‘Repairing the Unrepairables’ while stationed on Midway. Two of his brothers also served honorably as Vietnam Veterans, Charlie chose the Army, John chose The Marines, and George was exempt for medical reasons. Doug also has three sisters. Doug has volunteered and supported other organizations in the past and is currently a Volunteer Firefighter and First Responder for the Cottontown Volunteer Fire Department since 2014. He is now proudly serving The Team at Defenders Retreat in support of Our Veterans in whatever way he can... To be continued ...