Blayne works closely with Team RWB’s board members, staff, and volunteer leaders to develop and implement programs that serve veterans across the country. He provides strategic and operational guidance to the organization while building and managing key partnerships. Blayne is a West Point graduate and former Special Forces officer with combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon leaving the military, he worked at Quest Diagnostics while earning his MBA at the University of Florida. Blayne currently resides in Tampa with his two boys and leads the Team RWB Tampa chapter.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, JJ is primarily responsible for the establishment and growth of strong chapters and communities. He works closely with our volunteer leaders and ensures that each chapter/community has the guidance and resources required to deliver excellent programs to their local veterans. JJ is a West Point graduate and combat veteran, serving as a Field Artillery officer in Iraq. After his military service, he held both leadership and analytical positions with Caterpillar and Quest Diagnostics. He currently resides in southern Indiana with his wife and two sons and leads the Team RWB Louisville community.
National Athlete Director
Lou Nemec is an active duty Soldier stationed at West Point, NY. He became the Athlete Director in the spring of 2012 and has been enjoying connecting with Team RWB athletes and advocates ever since! Lou is an old football player who has to settle his competitive urges through running, triathlon, cycling and functional fitness workouts. He was born into an Army Family at Ft. Gordon, GA, but has always called Pittsburgh, PA home. Raised with 3 loving siblings and a pair of positive and inspirational parents, the nomadic lifestyle of the Army Family helped form Lou into the outgoing guy that he is today. In college, he met his wife, Lindsay and they have 2 boys together. They enjoy running together when possible and have had the pleasure of engaging athletes at Team events together! He hopes to meet you at an upcoming event soon!
Caroline is the Triathlon Director for Team RWB. She is responsible for the development of the triathlon team, including recruiting new members and initiating and maintaining relationships with the team’s sponsors. Caroline also manages the team’s social media presence. A resident of New York since 2002, Caroline attended Columbia University and was a member of the Varsity Women's Crew and later the Columbia Cycling Team. She has been competing in triathlons since 2001 and is passionate about racing as a guide for visually impaired triathletes.
Functional Fitness Director
Sam plans and coordinates the Functional Fitness outreach and community building mission for Team RWB through the WOD for Warriors program. WOD for Warriors facilitates decentralized national fitness events on Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and 9/11, administers a fitness Scholarship program for wounded Veterans, and coordinates gyms in the states to support deployed platoons with specifically requested fitness equipment. Sam is an active duty Army Major, and is currently an instructor of Economics at the United States Military Academy where he resides with his wife and two children.
Greg is 2002 graduate of West Point and served as an Army aviation officer with three combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. After transitioning from the military by way of graduate school, he now works at Bank of America in Charlotte. Greg enjoys running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife Jasmine, newborn son Nolan, and dog Pre.
Veteran Athlete Director
Jon connects with Team RWB members that are wounded or disabled Veterans to get them involved in various physical fitness activities in communities nationwide. Jon a Wounded Warrior himself has been competing in triathlons and other endurance races since 1998. Jon credits his recovery to his family, love of endurance sports, and the endurance sports community. Jon is an active duty Army Major, and currently is assigned to the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning (CALDOL) at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY where he resides with his family.
Midwest Regional Director
As Regional Director, Zack is responsible for strategic and operational program development to ensure chapter and community health across the Midwest Region. He provides guidance and training to develop market-specific programs to strengthen and expand newly formed and existing chapters and communities. Before joining Team RWB, Zack was an Exercise Physiologist at the University of Michigan where he provided both clinical and research-based expertise. Prior to graduate school, he held leadership positions in Whirlpool’s Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program. Zack received his B.S. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Exercise Physiology, both from Western Michigan University. During undergrad, he was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Cycling Teams. Zack currently resides in Chicago and leads the Team RWB Chicago Chapter.