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Military Musters professional workforce knows the military lifestyle and culture with over 90% of our team having 
a military affiliation either as an active duty personnel, veteran, spouse, caregiver or family member. 

 

Executive Team

Don Fried
MM Founder and Executive Director                                                     

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As the Founder and Executive Director Don works on the strategy behind new opportunities and future developments for operation Military Musters. Raised in a military family and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Don has more than 10 years of combined education and experience in leading projects to success through corporate structuring and varying aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. A direct hands-on approach allows Don to develop and implement solid strategic plans, lead a sales team, effectively manage projects and business ventures in both private and non-profit sectors. 

An athlete and outdoor enthusiast, Don excels with super human potential. If you can catch him, he'll be the one in the lead in any team sport or speeding down the fast lane. He resides in the San Diego beach community where life is good. 

 


Tara Yarte
MM Co-Founder and Program Director                                            

 

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As Director of Programs Tara is primarily responsible for the development, planning, oversight and execution of Military Musters programs. The spouse of an active duty Marine, Military Musters has become close to Tara’s heart and the organization has inspired her to become more involved with our military veterans, families and caregivers. Having earned degrees in both Mental Health and in Psychology, Tara brings her experiences as a case manager and family therapist to a focus while helping to grow and lead programs that help to fill the needs of our military service members, their families and spouses. She currently resides in Oceanside, CA and enjoys reading and riding roller coasters in her free time.
 

 

Ifeseyi Gayle
MM Human Resources Director

Ifeseyi Gayle has a master in Public Administration and a BS in Finance.  As HR Director Ifeseyi handles all matters pertaining to the employees/volunteers of the organization, such as recruiting and assisting with the development of long-term strategies that supports the growth and development of the Military Musters programs. As a spouse of an Army Combat Veteran, Ifeseyi has been inspired to impact the Military community. Ifeseyi is a focused, insightful and resourceful credentialing and contract coordinator with experience in compliance, risk exposure analysis and mitigation. She enjoys helping people and spending time with families and friends.

 

 Ticiane DeOliveira
 MM Chief Development Officer

As chief development officer, Ticiane is responsible for providing strategic direction, management, and coordination of fundriasing and outreach efforts for Military Musters (MM). In this capacity she focuses on developing and implementing plans aimed at raising funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations as well as events. community She collaborates with other executive team members to cultivate new donors and raise funds to support essential MM programs. 

 

 

Operational & Development Team


Jordan Wagner
MM Development Manager

Jordan has logged over 3000 volunteer hours while obtaining her public relations degree at Texas State University, which makes us think she is really a machine! She applies her super human PR skills behind the scenes at Military Musters while helping to manage and coordinate fundraising and outreach activities for the organization. Married to an active duty Marine Jordan lives outside of Camp Pendleton with her husband and son.

 

 

 

 Danielle Giles
 Grant Writing Team 

 Danielle has a heart for military service. The wife of an active duty Marine, she is no stranger to the unique challenges that come with a military lifestyle.  Because of this, she is committed to serving the military and veteran communities. Having obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Danielle plans on continuing her education and pursuing a career in health and wellness with a concentration on military families. When away from the office, look for her on the soccer field, running with her husband or playing with her two dogs while enjoying as much time outdoors as possible! 

 

 

 Peggy Hu
 Grant Writing Team

 

 

 

 Kathy Lombardo
 Event Planning Assistant

  Inspired by a High School friend currently serving in the Army and an acquaintance who is a Marine, both of whom have deployed to the Middle East, Kathy has become passionate about supporting today's Military and Veterans over the past few years. Working as an RN in Chicago and armed with a degree in Psychology, she hopes to become more active in working directly with Veterans and the Military in the future. When not spending her spare time planning events with Military Musters Kathy lives an active life and enjoys time spent with friends and taking care of her son. Her favorite place in the world is the beach!

 

Program Development Team 

  

 

Annette Smith
MM Co-Founder and Program Director
 

Over 15 years of experience in business and more than 5 years as the wife and caregiver to an injured veteran; Annette is a rock to the Military Musters team. Her passion for the veteran community is evident in both her desire to create change and in her devotion to her husband Eric who suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) he received during service with the 173rd U.S. Army Airborne Brigade. Her first-hand experience in dealing with combat injuries has been instrumental in guiding the research, development and creation of the Military Musters programs. 

 


Khali Koetting
MM Program Assistant

Armed with a Bachelors of Science from Eastern Michigan University Khali is ambitiously continuing her education as she pursues her Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California where she will major in Mental Health and minor in Military Social Work. Inspired by her experiences during the two years her husband spent in recovery after being injured on his third deployment overseas Khali helps to develop and execute the Military Musters programs. Khali and her husband, an active duty Marine, currently reside in Murrieta, CA where they enjoy golfing and motorcycle rides!

 


 Sarra Reyes
 MM Program and Outreach Assistant

A full-time student pursuing her bachelor's degree in mangement and finance, Sarra was first introduced to Military Musters from a class assignment. A military spouse, Sarra valued the opporunity so much she decided to stay on with Military Musters and continue to help support our soldiers and veterans! If this domestic goddess isn't busy with school, the dog, her husband or their new baby - you'll find her catching some zzzz's by a pool, on a beach or the nearest couch! 

 

Communications & Design Team 

 

 

 Leslie Case
 Marketing Manager                        


  

 Dimple Patel
 Social Media Manager

  

 Jason Luna
 Newsletter Editor & Publisher


 

 Donna Kelly
 MM Blog Editor 




 

 Craig Battey
 Graphic Designer 

 

 

 Steve Sheridan
 Graphic Designer 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                  

 

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