Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Angelo Martinez is a seasoned Operations Manager and Military Veteran with 8 years of experience in the United States Marine Corps. Leading teams of 50 individuals in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, he achieved measurable results and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills.
Equipped with an Bachelors in Exercise Science, Angelo's expansive knowledge in Safety and Logistics stem from conducting domestic and global operations in Iraq and Kuwait, effectively managing risk and protecting assets worth over $2M propels him forward as a problem-solver and innovator. Through his unwavering commitment to excellence, he ensures the seamless flow of operations, overcoming challenges with resilience and resourcefulness.
Recognized for his outstanding performance and unwavering professionalism, Angelo now serves as the CEO of Barracks Legends Foundation. In this role, he spearheads impactful initiatives, empowering veterans and making a positive difference in their lives. Angelo's unwavering dedication to his fellow servicemen and women creates a legacy of hope and inspiration.
Join Angelo Martinez on his remarkable journey as he continues to redefine the boundaries of leadership, leaving an indelible mark on the lives he touches and the world he serves.
Director of Marketing
Robin Dimond is the CEO and Founder of Fifth & Cor, a marketing & innovation company. Dimond brings over 18 years of marketing experience that has led to a successful team and client success stories over the years. Passionate about the human experience, Dimond strives to bring sensory experiences and the heart back into all her team’s work, thus comes the name - Fifth (five senses) & Cor (Latin for heart).
Dimond strives to not only transform brands, but also communities. She sits on four school boards, participates in various charities, and finds opportunities to empower the next generation through technology and marketing advancement. Dimond is also involved in the technology advancement in south Florida and is a member of the Female Founder Collective where she finds opportunities to uplift other women-owned businesses.
Director of Philanthropy
Natalia Earle is a certified business and a life coach who has a genuine passion for connecting with people. She is a host and producer of the multi award-winning and globally recognized podcast, buckleUp! Podcast with Natalia Earle which ranks in the top 10% worldwide. Last year, her captivating podcast reached listeners in an impressive 37 countries.
Over the years Natalia has excelled in various professional roles, showcasing her versatile skills as an entrepreneur, general manager, corporate educator, master stylist, and a student of the world’s great spiritual traditions. Her invaluable counsel has been consistently sought after, regardless of the environment or industry. Her innate ability to inspire and lead has solidified her reputation as a natural coach and thought leader.
Natalia was brought up in a multilingual household and was fortunate to have lived all over the world. As such, she had the opportunity to familiarize herself with the idiosyncrasies of different cultures as it relates to communication styles, mindset, and expectations.
Director of Technology
Rob Petrosino is a seasoned digital transformation expert with more than 15 years of experience working with top organizations across the world. With a background in C-suite consultation, he has worked with a variety of industries such as retail, manufacturing, B2B, and education. As a strategic advisor, Rob has been instrumental in launching new revenue lines in both product and services, from ideation to scalable deployment.
Currently, at PeakActivity, Rob leads the Custom & Emerging Technologies Division, where he focuses on spatial computing, digital twins, and machine learning. He is passionate about instilling innovation in established businesses and is well-regarded for his insights on cutting-edge technology and all things digital.
Director of Communications
Wade Waddick is a remarkable individual who has dedicated his life to service, leadership, and inspiring others. With four years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps, Wade laid the foundation for his unwavering commitment to making a difference. As the owner of Evolution Fitness, Wade has transformed the gym into a vibrant community that fosters well-being and camaraderie. His passion for fitness and its transformative impact is palpable within the walls of Evolution Fitness, where he not only helps people improve their physical health but also uplifts their outlook on life.
Beyond the gym, Wade's dedication to service knows no bounds. He tirelessly supports non-profit organizations and has played a pivotal role in raising over $300,000 for causes dear to his heart. From supporting Connected Warriors to the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund, Wade demonstrates his unwavering commitment to advocacy and making a positive impact.
His talents extend beyond fitness and fundraising, as he brings laughter and empowerment as a stand-up comedian, keynote speaker, and business mentor. Notably, as a veteran transition mentor, Wade provides invaluable guidance and support to veterans making the challenging shift from military to civilian life, helping them find a sense of community and purpose beyond their service.He demonstrates the profound impact that one person can make by dedicating themselves to the service of others, both within their immediate community and beyond.
Director of Event Operations
Brian Rucker is an experienced executive leader with a strong background in live events, music streaming, and digital video content. In his most recent role as the Head of Music Content at Twitch, Brian assumed executive responsibility for shaping the music content landscape. This encompassed devising strategies for content acquisition, programming initiatives, business expansion, and revenue growth across North America and EMEA regions.
Prior to Twitch, Brian has held prominent roles in companies like Pandora Music, Wasserman, Live Nation, and Townsquare Media. He was also responsible for creating the first streaming music platform artist Presale program in the industry, working with a diverse number of artists such as George Strait, The Rolling Stones, Odesza and Jack Johnson.
With over 20 years of experience, Brian has produced 200+ large scale concerts, lifestyle events and festivals - while also creating first-to-market opportunities across music streaming & ticketing, live streaming interactive music programming, and national artist pre-sales. He resides in South Florida and holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Matthew Chenworth is a Marine Corps Veteran with combat experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As the Senior Director of Veterans Affairs at Nova Southeastern University, he supports student veterans and military-affiliated students, helping them succeed academically, build community, and transition into their professional careers. He oversees the Veterans Resource Center, co-founded the NSU Military Affairs Task Force, and advises the veteran student group Freedom Sharks. With a background in education, Matthew holds a Professional Educators Certificate and a bachelor's degree with Magna Cum Laude distinction. He earned his Masters of Education at the University of Maryland and has been actively involved in supporting veterans in various nonprofit organizations. As the Senior Director of Military Affairs, he is dedicated to serving veterans and military-affiliated students, including those in the Army ROTC program.
Chief Nap Officer
Meet Duke, the vigilant guardian of naps and dedicated overseer of treat distribution at the Barracks Legend Foundation. This lovable Lab-Irish Wolfhound blend embodies loyalty, intelligence, warmth, and playful mischief.
Duke's journey started in the heart of Alabama, where he was heroically rescued from a high-kill shelter by The Rescue 22 Foundation. This brave transition allowed him to trade a life of fear and uncertainty for one filled with comforting snoozes and the all-important duty of treat distribution amongst his fellow canines.
Now, as the Barracks Legend Foundation's Chief Nap Officer (CNO), Duke approaches his duties with utmost seriousness. He sets an example by showcasing impeccable nap techniques and treat distribution management while spreading joy and love. Despite his official responsibilities, Duke's core mission is to infuse every day with boundless joy, showcasing the profound impact of second chances. He stands as a living testament to the resilience and unconditional love that thrives within every rescue.
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