The BourBiz Team
Founder and Board Member
Retired U.S. Marine lieutenant colonel Justin Constantine was declared KIA in 2006. A sniper shot him in the head. The bullet knocked out his left eye, jaw, teeth and most of his tongue. The sight of it prompted another member of the patrol to mistake him for dead. But despite appearances, Justin had not been killed in action that afternoon in Iraq. His war, one the Marine waged through dozens of surgeries and thousands of hours in physical therapy, had just begun. Today, Justin uses his story to inspire others by sharing it at speaking events.
Founder and Board Member
Retired U.S. Army captain Scott Davidson heads the Northern Virginia-based firm, GCO Consulting Group. Prior to starting his company, Scott was a soldier. He served as a private, non-commissioned officer and officer during the course of a career that sent him to Iraq, Afghanistan and Asia.
In the Army, Scott’s work included positions as a convoy security commander and Counter IED expert.
Since retiring from the Army, Scott has become an active philanthropist for many causes in both the Veteran and civilian community. Among his many efforts, Scott serves on the leadership council of Washington Football Team’s charitable foundation. With GCO Consulting Group as its title sponsor, the organization’s major annual fundraiser collected more than $3.3 million to help kids in the D.C. area.
Former White House chef and retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Andre Rush is a tireless advocate for veterans and suicide prevention. Among Chef Rush’s many efforts, he performs 2,222 push ups every day to raise awareness about veterans suicide and promote fitness.
As a White House chef, he cooked for four different Presidents. He was also a member of the United States Culinary Arts Team where he competed and won 150 medals and trophies.
Medal of Honor Recipient Clint Romesha penned the The New York Times best seller, “Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor.” The book chronicles the battle Romesha waged against insurgents, who attempted to cease a difficult to defend U.S. outpost, Combat Outpost Keating.
Outnumbered and outgunned, U.S. forces found themselves pinned down by enemy fire from the shrouding mountainsides Oct. 3, 2009. As enemies breached the outpost and began to overrun the compound, Romesha gathered and led a small force that repealed the siege. In addition to his book, Romesha’s heroism has been the subject of feature and documentary films.
Dawn Sedjo Mills
Dawn is a U.S. Army veteran, former military spouse and the widow of a career infantry officer. She brings a breadth of personal experience and deep professional understanding of military charities and events.
Victoria Thomas has a decade of professional experience in sports, public relations and community service. Prior to joining us, she worked for USA Hockey, the United States Olympic Committee and several teams in the National Hockey League. The community relations and event planning experience Victoria gained in those positions will be vital to our mission.
Special Events Director
John Libby is currently serving as a Sergeant in the US Army Reserves. In 2007, he enlisted active-duty Army as a Military Police Officer: “My military career has allowed me to serve in many different roles to include police patrolman, police shift supervisor, a member of the US Army Honor Guard ‘The Old Guard,’ Army cadet and new enlisted soldier trainer and a deployment to Kandahar Afghanistan as a heavy gunner in a military police squad.”