Meet The Team

We’re thankful to our dedicated and passionate team that make the Best Defense Program a reality.

Donnie Edwards

Founder and Executive Director

Donnie is a retired NFL football player who has spent the last 22 years giving back to our military. He has done numerous USO tours, visited many military bases and accompanied hundreds of WWII veterans and Vietnam veterans back to their battlefields.

Donnie was the Los Angeles Chargers Salute to Service Award recipient in 2017. His dedication and support for our military is unwavering.

Donnie Edwards

Founder and Executive Director

Donnie is a retired NFL football player who has spent the last 22 years giving back to our military. He has done numerous USO tours, visited many military bases and accompanied hundreds of WWII veterans and Vietnam veterans back to their battlefields.

Donnie was the Los Angeles Chargers Salute to Service Award recipient in 2017. His dedication and support for our military is unwavering.

Anna Becker

Program Coordinator

Joe Conway

Veteran Affairs

Kathryn Edwards

Director

Liberty Phillips

Program Coordinator

Madisson Solid

Program Coordinator

Michael Malone

Program Coordinator

Ralph Peeters

Holland Program Director

Ronald Stassen

Researcher

Austin Bishop

Video Producer

In Dedication

Maximino Razo Pearl Harbor – 1941

(Donnie’s Apache Nation Grandfather)

TAKING CARE OF THE ONES WHO TOOK CARE OF US

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