Our Team

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

 
 
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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. 


Our Team

Donnie Edwards - Executive Director

Kathryn Edwards - Secretary

Joe Conway - Veteran Affairs

Alex Buggy - SOF Transition

Ralph Peeters - Holland Program Director

Madisson Solid - Program Coordinator

Liberty Phillips - Program Coordinator

Anna Becker - Program Coordinator

Florent Plana - Veteran Researcher

Austin Bishop - Head Videographer

Patrick McCue - Head Photographer

Gwenael Jacob - Normandy Coordinator

Gregg Colvin - Director

Stewart Frederick - Treasurer

Jeffery Strauss - Director

Mayo Osman-Strauss - Honorary Board Member

Michelle Weinger - Honorary Board Member

Aaron Turkel - Marketing

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In Dedication

Maximino Razo Pearl Harbor - 1941

(Donnie’s Apache Nation Grandfather)

Contact Us

249 Hwy 101 Ste. 312

Solana Beach, CA 92075

858-367-0079

 
 
 
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