2019 Veteran Hero Awards
Organization Team Red, White & Blue- Los Angeles
Position Special Projects Coordinator
Johnny is a 5-year Navy veteran who is currently a Special Projects Project Coordinator with Team Red, White & Blue- Los Angeles. Team RWB looks to enrich the lives of America's veterans through social and physical activities. Prior to being a volunteer leader with Team RWB LA, Johnny began helping student veterans while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems at California State University Los Angeles. He was a Secretary for the Cal State LA Student Veteran Organization in 2014 and a Treasurer for the Cal State LA SALUTE Veteran Nationals Honor Society in 2015. He would also volunteer with The Mission Continues during his undergraduate studies by participating in numerous service projects, which eventually lead him to Team RWB. He began leading hikes for Team RWB LA prior to joining their leadership team. He was then given a role of Veteran Engagement Coordinator, which he held from April 2017-June 2018. Johnny would attend outreach events and continue leading hikes for the chapter's members. He was later promoted to Deputy Chapter Captain from June 2018 to July 2019. Johnny's duties included assisting the Chapter Captain with scheduling monthly meetings, working on the newsletter, creating events on Salesforce and sharing events through social media, all while balancing grad school and a full-time job. As a current Special Projects Coordinator, Johnny assists the team by leading events and assisting other leaders. Johnny is currently enrolled at the University of Southern California, pursuing an MBA in the MBA PM program. He is also currently working as an Office Coordinator for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.