Kris is a U.S. Army combat veteran who served honorably from 1987 to 2013, undertaking multiple deployments. Currently, he holds the position of Veterans Peer-to-Peer Advocate for the Joseph P. Dwyer Program in Schoharie County. Kris is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and proudly identifies as a JEDI Knight. His expertise lies in providing invaluable peer-to-peer support to fellow veterans, irrespective of time and place. With a profound respect for nature and a deep understanding of the significance of camaraderie among veterans, Kris excels in outdoor activities, logistics, training, and peer support initiatives.
“My mission is to extend outreach to all our fellow veterans and their families, striving to revisit the unity we once shared. I aim to challenge convention and rekindle the spirit of camaraderie among our ranks. With boundless ambition and the belief that veterans recognize no boundaries or divisions, I stand firm in the principle of inclusivity and non-judgment. My guiding mantra is: ‘No one left behind. This is the way.'”