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We are....

Angels 14

Angels14 is a community of Veterans and Allies who share the values of Camaraderie, Community, and Connection. 

 

We show up for each other unconditionally, to support each other’s growth and development.

We don’t show up to get.

We show up to give.

We show up for possibilities.

 

And that’s the formula for our results. 

Leaders creating LEADERS...

 

Who’s invited? Everyone! 

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What we do...

The Big Show

Each conversation revolves around a leadership principle. Our conversations are fluid and loosely structured - prioritizing organic conversations and focusing on those in our community who need our support in the moment. Every Friday 9am PT/12pm ET 

Community Building for Your Organization

We are culture builders through conversation. If there are people in your organization who could benefit from a sense of belonging; we can help create that. We collaborate with Veteran ERGs, Human Resources, and Learning and Development teams. 

Keynote Speaking

As we are a community of military and civilian leaders; we have leaders from all walks of life and experiences. Looking for an inspirational speaker for your next event? You’ll find the best right here. 

 

Our
Founding Team

What does a US Army Lieutenant Colonel, a Vietnamese Refugee, and a Navy Fighter Pilot have in common .... Angels 14.

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Jeffrey
Knight
CO-FOUNDER & SECRET HERO OF THE WHOLE THING
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Jeffrey Knight is a 28-year US Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) that retired in 2015 then went into the private sector to continue his professional career.  He served in different capacities over the course of his Army career as an Engineer Officer to include Training and Operations, Teaching, and Human Resource roles.  His primary expertise lies in Operations, Training, Leadership Development and Human Resources.  He is a self-proclaimed ‘normal’ guy that enjoys staying physically fit, listening to heavy metal music, a passion for serving others, and loves talking leadership.  He currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife of 28 years and his three children.

Van
Lai-DuMone
WING WOMAN
FOUNDING MEMBER
& ROSE BETWEEN TWO THORNS
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When Van is not busy conspiring to create community, camaraderie and connection with Dave and Jeff, she is nurturing curiosity and creativity in the workplace as the founder of worksmart, a progressive team development and leadership training company that activates creativity and experiential learning to enrich company culture and skyrocket performance. 

Born in Vietnam and raised in Southern California, after her family fled Vietnam as war refugees, Van watched her parents pave a new life for themselves. She saw first hand how creative thinking, innovation, and curiosity can help people overcome their circumstances. Van shares this story in her TEDx Talk titled, ‘What if? The Life Changing Power of Curiosity’.

 

Her first home in the United States was at Camp Pendleton Marine base; which explains her appreciation and support of the Marines, an appreciation that Dave (a Navy fighter pilot) has yet to accept or understand! ;)

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Dave
Dequeljoe
CO-FOUNDER & F-14 PILOT
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Dave hates bios so he refused to write one. You can look him up on LinkedIn if you just HAVE to know...

And check out his website Dogfighting Depression

Schedule

The Big Show
Every Friday
12 PM ET / 9 AM PT
Email Jeff or Van for Zoom Link. 
Intuitive Art Night
Jul 22, 7:00 PM EDT
Online Event

Partner
Organizations

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Media

Our Mission

Dave's Why

Jeff's Why

Van's Why

Board of
Advisors

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Tammy Lynn Laird
OVERWATCH,
AND “HEART & SOUL OF ANGELS 14"
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Tammy Lynn Laird is an Army and USAF Veteran, homeschool teacher and Challenge Director for Classical Conversations, coach for 22Zero.org, and a children’s author. 

 

Having cared for her peers in the Army, she continued to do so in AFROTC and then her troops in the USAF upon commissioning. She has continued to pray over her fellow brothers and sisters in the military, in all phases and in all branches. It is her hope to help end feelings of isolation, feeling alone, or suffering from invisible traumas and PTS by reaching out. 

 

She has written two books, “Introducing Beatrice” and “Valiant Charlie Defeats the Sleep Monster”, and is currently working on other writing endeavors as time permits. She is known as “Hallmark”, “Overwatch”, and the “Heart and Soul of Angels14” by her cherished Angels14 brothers and sisters/friends. Tammy is a happily married wife, devoted mother, and lives in the Austin, Texas area with her best friend and husband of over 25 years, two of their three sons as their oldest is away at college, and her precious mother.

 
 
 

((( “... every act of kindness has a ripple effect with no logical end ...” ))) 

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