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Catherine (Cat) Buchanan

VP, Mission Support

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Location

Wake Forest, NC

Family Details

Family of 4 + our Frenchie fur baby, Bane. Caden (14) is our teenage digital ninja. He loves everything dogs, movies, and video games. Our daughter Rylan (9) stays very busy between dance, soccer, ukulele lessons, and anything outdoors.

Nickname

Cat or some know me as Meow

Hobbies

I am a peloton fanatic (meow27), love biking, walking, yoga, stretching, bootcamps especially at 5am! Organizing, designing digital photo albums and reading are my “therapy” in my time away from friends and family.

FAVORITE SPORTS Team to cheer for/play sports

My husband (Jason) is the real sports fanatic: but my favorite teams are The Washington Football Team, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Hurricanes, UNC Tarheels (Jason pulls for Duke...insert thumbs down emoji.)

Hometown / Different places lived

I am lucky to have lived in beautiful NC all of my life. I do sometimes miss my days living in Wilmington, NC.

Favorite Travel Spots

The NC mountains are my home away from home. There are many areas of the Caribbean and Mexico that I love, but my real love is on a snowboard in the western US.

Interesting / Fun fact about me

I was almost named Bamboo.

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cbuchanan@valiantsolutions.com

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As3m
Arsenal football club ( The Gunners )
Colombia, South Africa, Tennessee Pigeon forge
Reading, working out, playing soccer, ping pong, dancing and listening to music
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Born in Ghana, lived in Nigeria, Libya, Botswana and now call Cedar Rapids home
I have lived and schooled in four different countries
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Love cleaning
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Chris
Not a fan of sports
Williamsburg, VA
Older video games (Atari 2600, Commodore 64, SNES)
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York County, PA / Northern Virginia (Alexandria, Arlington, Woodbridge)
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Spain and Germany
CTF, Gaming and Reading
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I grew up in Middle East, living in Austin
I love pets and have a cat named Nilo
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Anthony
Florida Gators
Iceland & Greece are my favorites so far!
Music Production, Fantasy Sports, Golfing, Fantasy/Sci-fi Movies and Shows
Music Production, Fantasy Sports, Golfing, Fantasy/Sci-fi Movies and Shows
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Stafford, VA
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I am not a fan of sports.
Anywhere with warm weather and beautiful beaches.
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Alexandria, VA. I have lived in Virginia my whole life.
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Vulnerability Analyst
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My wife Katherine and my son Xander.
Staycation.
DIY anything, PC Gaming, Board Games.
DIY anything, PC Gaming, Board Games.
Originally from Connecticut.
I've competed in Powerlifting competitions.
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Quality Assurance
Manassas, VA
Sandy (my wife), Daughters: Kelsey (21), Hattie (14), Anna (5) and Sara (4)
Tennessee Volunteers
Cebu, Philippines; Itasca, Minnesota; Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
Fishing, Landscaping, Gardening, Woodworking, DIY projects and IT systems
Fishing, Landscaping, Gardening, Woodworking, DIY projects and IT systems
Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, North Carolina, Germany - to name a few...
I drove an 18-wheeler cross-country before joining the US Army.
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Information Security Compliance Architect
Cincinnati, OH
I'm married with two children - Mikaela & Jael and my wife's name is Esther.
Manchester United, Cincinnati Bengals and St. Louis Cardinals
Ghana, Myrtle Beach - SC, Greensboro - NC and Canada.
Traveling, Driving
Traveling, Driving
Accra - Ghana, Winston Salem - NC, Park Hills - KY, St. Louis - MO
I really enjoy traveling, especially to Ghana. I enjoy driving on country roads. I also enjoy Christian evangelism.
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Information Systems Security Officer
Newport, NC
Shana, my wife, the beagles, Ricky, Bobbert (Bizbo), Minnie, the coon hounds, Tucker, Daisy, Smacker, and Hazel the terrier mix. Oh, and 4 horses Shana rescued.
Don't ask my brother. He has a lot of nicknames for me...
Washington Capitals (Hockey)
Florida
Guitar/Piano/Music
Guitar/Piano/Music
Hometown = Davidsonville, MD. Places lived: MD, CA, OR, WA, FL, SC, NC.
I failed land navigation at Marine Combat Training. When I was sent out to do recon at Winter Mountain Warfare Training in Northern California, the Commanding Officer had to send out the scouts to come get me and my squad constantly.
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Lenise Baidoe
ISSO
Virginia
I have one adorable little boy King Jesse
Nise or Nisey
Lakers and Manchester United (Soccer)
London, Ghana, Dubia, Malaysia, Miami...
Try new restaurants (foodie), travel
Try new restaurants (foodie), travel
Born in Ghana...Lived in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania (University)
Im a bit shy but do have a funny side when you get to know me
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DevSecOps Engineer
Dallas, TX
Wife - Mandy Eaton, Cat - 5 yr old black/white shorthair named Bandit, Dog - 5 month golden retriever named Ella
Sam
Dallas Cowboys, Real Madrid, Texas Tech Basketball
Sedona, AZ; Rosemary Beach, FL; Cancun, MX
Reading, Movies, Sporting Clays, Whisky, Cooking/Baking, Anything competitive
Reading, Movies, Sporting Clays, Whisky, Cooking/Baking, Anything competitive
Lubbock, TX; Dallas, TX
I am one of 8 kids in my family (25 year age gap, 6 adopted)
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INFORMATION SYSTEM SECURITY OFFICER LEAD
Franklinton, North Carolina
Wife Yawa / Son Jeremiah / Son Jacob / Daughter Abigail
Baltimore Ravens, United States men/women's national soccer teams
Beach
Bike Riding, Road trips, Photography, Car and electric repair
Bike Riding, Road trips, Photography, Car and electric repair
Baltimore Maryland, Raleigh/Durham areas North Carolina
I taught History and Geography to middle schoolers for 3 years.
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WIfe, 2 children
Houston Astros, Houston Texans
Japan
Fishing, Video Games
Fishing, Video Games
Spring, Texas
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Information System Security Officer
Germantown, MD
Single with no kids
Manchester United
Costa Rica, Tanzania, Germany
Soccer and traveling
Soccer and traveling
I have moved around a lot both in Ghana and in the US. Born in Ghana but raised in different parts because my family moved a lot. In the US, I have lived in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, Mississippi, Ohio, New York, Maryland
I am left footed and right handed. I can recite The Black List with Raymond Reddington
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Business Developer
Arlington, Virginia
Grew up in Alexandria, VA with my parents and younger sister, Hannah
n/a
DC Teams - specifically the Nats!
Greece!
Cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, swimming/water sports
Cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, swimming/water sports
Norfolk, VA then Alexandria, VA then Blacksburg, VA
I have only ever lived in Virginia!
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Technical Writer
Frederick, MD
Tim (spouse) 3 kids and 3 stepkids!
Green Bay Packers. You can't be married to a crazy cheesehead and not become one!
Anywhere the kids are (Colorado, Arizona, Milwaukee, Vermont, North Carolina, and our Army son currently at Ft. Bragg)
Volunteering with organizations that support our troops and military families
Volunteering with organizations that support our troops and military families
Weston, Ct. I moved to Washington, DC to attend college and just keep moving further out into the country.
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Senior Security Monitoring Consultant
Arlington/Soon to be Richmond
Wife - Megan, Cat - Northeast, Child - TBD July
Miami Dolphins & F1 Racing
Uganda, Cape Town, Paris
Skiing, Traveling, Video Games, TV
Skiing, Traveling, Video Games, TV
Born in Naples, FL and have lived in GA, NC, VA, DC
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Senior Information Security Analyst
Manassas, VA
Pora - Wife
Chiang Mai Thailand, Smith Mountain Lake VA
Gaming and Reading
Gaming and Reading
I have been married three times to the same person.
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Senior Network Security Engineer
King George, VA.
Washington Nationals
We go to Myrtle Beach several times a year to visit family and own a place there, hope to move there one day.
Born in Ohio and moved to Maryland at a young age, now living with my wife and kids in Virginia.
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Director of Strategic Operations
Vint Hill, VA
Sam (wife) Penny (daughter) and Max (son)
Eric - my first name is Leiton but nobody really calls me that
Starcraft/DotA2
Alaska, Singapore and Cancun
Anything competitive, but especially video games, board games, card games. I also really like DLT.
Anything competitive, but especially video games, board games, card games. I also really like DLT.
Fairfax born and raised, but moved all over the US including Raleigh, Madison and Santa Monica.
I'm going to win Wheel of Fortune or I'll have to change this entry.
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Incident Response and SOC Engineer
Brooksville, Florida
Wife - Heather / Oldest Son - Vinny, Twins - Vaughn and Vaeda
Weight Lifting and Working on Cars
Weight Lifting and Working on Cars
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Data Science & Machine Learning Engineer
Denver, CO
1 dog
Denver Broncos. Denver Nuggets
Greece, Seattle, Canada
Banjo playing, skiing, tabletop games
Banjo playing, skiing, tabletop games
Denver. Lived in Berlin, Germany for 1 year.
Have built PCs and small robot
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Technical Security Assessor
Arlington TX
Currently not married or have children, but have a god daughter i love so much
Tennessee Titans/ Barcelona FC
Dubai Turks and Caicos, Colombia, Dominican Republic
Biking, Hiking,Soccer
Biking, Hiking,Soccer
Born and raised in Accra, Ghana. I have lived in the united states for a couple of decades now moving between Kansas, Tennessee and eventually Texas
I love the outdoors mainly biking and hiking. I also love to travel and serve at my local church
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Data Scientist and Machine Learning Lead
Dallas, Texas
6 year old cat named Juniper
Notre Dame
Hawaii
Sports, Running, Music
Sports, Running, Music
Born in Cromwell, CT. Have lived in Orlando, FL and South Bend, IN
I've always wanted to be a musician but haven't made it past the Karoake stage yet. Maybe one day.
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ISCM Architect
Northern Virginia
Significant Other: Greg, Dog: Baxter
Sometimes called G-love
Nationals, Green Bay Packers / Niners
Italy and Lake Tahoe
Belly dancing, Crafts, Binge-ing Historical Dramas like Outlander hehe
Belly dancing, Crafts, Binge-ing Historical Dramas like Outlander hehe
I call NorCal and NoVa A as my homes.
My dog is named Baxter after Anchor Man, he was adopted in San Diego, however he was a rescue from Mexico. He only knew Spanish for the first few weeks and loves cheese wheels. ;)
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Federal Program & Proposal Manager
Lynchburg, VA
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My sons call me "Bro"
My children's sports teams
Mountains
Bikram, hiking, cooking, fishing, concerts
Bikram, hiking, cooking, fishing, concerts
Charlottesville, VA & Munster, Germany
I grew up without a TV & most likely will miss your pop culture references.
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Proposal and Quality Coordinator
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Mere
ECU Pirates! Argh!!
Anywhere and everywhere!
I love hanging out with my family, anything to do with the water (surfing, wakeboarding, wakeskating), watching movies, and being outside!
I love hanging out with my family, anything to do with the water (surfing, wakeboarding, wakeskating), watching movies, and being outside!
Greenville, NC and Franklin, TN
Although I have lived on the east coast most of my life, I have never had seafood.
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Information Systems Security Officer
Burlington, North Carolina
Married with Three kids. My wife's name is Mercy, and my kids are, Elijah, Heidi and Zeph.
Richie
I play tennis, soccer and basketball. My favorite teams are Boston Celtics and New England Patriots (six-time super bowl champs)
Niagra Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Manhattan, Boston, New Dheli
I enjoy grilling for the family, do some yardwork, and work on my car.
I enjoy grilling for the family, do some yardwork, and work on my car.
Born and raised in Ghana, Accra. Lived in Providence Rhode Island
I love to serve at my local church, take road trips with the family and give a helping hand to people in need.
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Sr. DevSecOps Engineer
Sharon, MA
Married with 2 Kids. My wife is Maheswari. Kids are Madhu and Manju
Kannan
Football/New England Patriots
Miami, Hawaii, Alaska, Singapore, Kathmandu
Gardening, Carpenting, watching movies
Gardening, Carpenting, watching movies
Sharon, MA/Chennai, India
Interested in acquiring new skills
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Network Security Engineer
Washington DC
I'm a father to two wonderful children Caleb and Aniya. Caleb is 9 years old and Aniya is 7.
Warriors and Cowboys
Anywhere warm such as Dominica Republic, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica etc.
I like to read, play basketball, play golf, lift weights, try different sports with my kids and most recently picked up skiing.
I like to read, play basketball, play golf, lift weights, try different sports with my kids and most recently picked up skiing.
Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone and lived in The Gambia briefly back in the early 90s. Lived in Woodbridge, VA for a couple of years but have spent most of my life in Maryland.
I always sleep with my socks on, regardless of the temperature. smh
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Kristi Grigg
VP, Finance & Contracts
on 15 acres in Franklinton, NC
Married to Dan. We have 3 amazing kids who aren't really kids anymore. Kaitlin is 23, Malina is 21 and Jake is 18. We will be empty nesters this fall!
I used to call myself Kiki when I was little, but nobody calls me that now.
NC State, but not much of a sports fan
Belgium, Cancun & Costa Rica were great, but I really love just staying home.
Crafting & Escape Rooms with the family
Crafting & Escape Rooms with the family
I was born and grew up in Orlando, FL but moved to Anchorage, Alaska when I was 16. Also lived for a short period of time in Poughkeepsie, NY (when I was young) and Biloxi, MS (Dan was military).
I met my husband driving around town. He picked me up asking if I believed in love at first sight or did we need to drive around again... that was 28 years ago!
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Mikelle Rupard
Proposal Manager
Columbia, MD
I'm getting married in April 2023! Most days revolve around our Golden Retriever, Oakley.
Martha
Ravens & Orioles
Anywhere near a beach
Cooking, Breweries/Wineries, Playing catch with Oakley
Cooking, Breweries/Wineries, Playing catch with Oakley
Born, raised, and currently reside in Maryland
I only use mechanical pencils
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Teresa Papaleo
Senior Threat Intelligence Liaison
Washington, DC
travel, plants, horses
travel, plants, horses
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Steven Pemberton
Sr Network Security Engineer
Moore, OK
Engaged to Molly, father to four boys
Steve
OU Sooners, Michigan Wolverines
Australia, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland
Traveling, Hiking, YouTube Content Creation - "The Pemberton Boys"
Traveling, Hiking, YouTube Content Creation - "The Pemberton Boys"
Lawton, OK but lived all over the world
My family (Pemberton) is in the Guiness Book of World Records for the most "50-year wedding anniversaries."
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Christopher Wright
Technical Writer
Phenix City, AL
Patricia (Wife) Jessalyn (Daughter)
Chris
Wherever the coffee maker is.
Alexandria, VA (Hometown)
My wardrobe consists entirely of three colors. Two of them are black.
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Lynnette Jackson
Information Systems Security Officer
Maryland
Detroit Lions/Pistons
Anywhere with a nice beach and golf course!
golfing, spending time with family
golfing, spending time with family
Preston, Mississippi
I've been to 43 countries, mostly solo. I was quite the jetsetter prior to Covid.
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Chris Harrison
IT Security Team Lead
Mebane, North Carolina
Wife, Lisa/Daughter, Bella/Daughter, Ava
Baseball, Atlanta Braves/University of North Carolina basketball/Carolina Panthers football (somtimes)
NC mountains. Asheville, Boone, or anywhere where there is a cabin on a mountain...and internet access.
Music, Pro Sound, Church, Gaming
Music, Pro Sound, Church, Gaming
I grew up in Hillsborough, NC and haven't moved very far. Only lived two other places and they are within 20 minutes of Hillsborough. Currently live in Mebane NC.
Most people don't know that I traveled around during my later teenage years and early 20s singing in a Christian group.
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Kelly Williams
Lead ZScaler Engineer
Troy, Michigan
Father to Andrew, son and only child, currently pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at The University of Michigan.
That would be my Trail Name, yet to be given to me.
I am a Michigan Wolverine and enjoy college football. I have been addicted to Rugby ever since Andrew played for Troy United (High School) and Grand Valley State University.
I've enjoyed visiting Aruba, Cayman Islands, and Mexico. My 'favorite' travel spots are many and those I have yet to visit, hike, and photograph.
I'm an avid hiker and sports, portrait and landscape photographer. You can learn more about my hiking adventures from my blog: https://rambleafoot.com and view my photographic works at https://krwpix.com .
I'm an avid hiker and sports, portrait and landscape photographer. You can learn more about my hiking adventures from my blog: https://rambleafoot.com and view my photographic works at https://krwpix.com .
My hometown is Detroit, Michigan.
I have photographed two Women's Football Alliance Division II Championship Games, the most recent played in the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium located in Canton, Ohio.
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Tom Zarycki
VM, Threat, and Incident Engineer
Aurora, IL
Married to Alicia. 2 kids: older son Ed and younger daughter Catie. 1 cat: Female calico Tootsie
Just Tom in fine. I'm only called Thomas when I'm in trouble
Anything Chicago but the Cubs
Edinburgh, Scotland
Video games. Mostly rogue-likes and puzzles
Video games. Mostly rogue-likes and puzzles
Chicago, IL
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Andrew Fields
PMO Lead
Reston, VA
Spouse: Lynnette, Dog: Lucky
Drew
Washington Nationals
Japan!
Food/drink, movies, vinyl, games.
Food/drink, movies, vinyl, games.
Reston
This is the hardest question for me to answer on any survey
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Alan Joiner
Tier Three Forensics SME
Greater Chattanooga, TN
Wife, Judy, and four amazing adult children: Kayla, Kristin, Adara and Devin.
Football, Golf, Blue Team CTFs (OK, I know that's not a sport, and not fun to watch...)
Beach... I love the beach. Beyond that, I like going home.
I've lived in the Greater Chattanooga area for 30ish years and love it! Lived in Savannah, GA, El Paso, TX, Germany...
I like to eat locally raised food. Like *REALLY* locally raised.
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Nate Raydo
Government Solutions
Kansas City, Kansas
I will be married to my beautiful fiancé, Sydney, on October 24th, 2021!
I played soccer, baseball, and basketball my whole life, but have played golf the most recently. I love to watch Football, Baseball, and Golf.
I don't think I have a favorite. I really enjoyed South America and would like to go back sometime.
I love to play and watch sports whenever I can. I play a lot of golf. Love card games and board games. I enjoy playing piano and guitar whenever I have some free time as well.
I love to play and watch sports whenever I can. I play a lot of golf. Love card games and board games. I enjoy playing piano and guitar whenever I have some free time as well.
Kansas City, Kansas. Went to school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and am moving back there in early November.
My career winning percentage against our CEO in ping pong is around .500 and rising fast now that I am not 12. I am also the much better Madden player but miraculously has found a way to lose every game we have played. It's a gift.
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Shea Raydo
Corporate Culture
Wake Forest, NC
I am married to Matt Raydo and together we have two kiddos, Sloane (10) and Leyton (7).
Before kids, I was an avid sports fan. Now, not as much. I do love football and basketball. Those would be my favorites. I'm also a graduate of NC State University here in Raleigh, so I am a Wolfpack fan!
Any beach that is warm and sunny. I also loved Sedona, Arizona. Turks & Caicos is on my bucket list.
I love to craft when I have time, wrap gifts, decorate, and go to the beach. I also love bird watching and am thinking of getting into photography.
I love to craft when I have time, wrap gifts, decorate, and go to the beach. I also love bird watching and am thinking of getting into photography.
Grew up in Wade, NC, lived in Winston-Salem, NC for a few years following school, but settled back to the Raleigh/Wake Forest area.
My maiden name is Wade and I grew up in the town of Wade. Some folks, especially in college would call me Wade from Wade.
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Greg Fisher
Lead Device Security Assessor
Alexandria, VA
Cancun, Montreal, Puerto Rico
Wrenching my car, fixing things around the house, attending concerts, hiking, and being outdoors.
Wrenching my car, fixing things around the house, attending concerts, hiking, and being outdoors.
Elmira, NY
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Geoff Gregory
Vice President, Operations
Arlington, VA
Wife Jesse, and kids Luke (7), Ellie (5), and Ryan (3)
NCAA Basketball
Eastern Shore, MD, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bar Harbor, ME, Savannah GA
Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Fishing, Crabbing, Bartending
Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Fishing, Crabbing, Bartending
Grew up in Chantilly, VA. After college, lived in Washington DC and now in Arlington VA
I'd have to get a million times better at music ... but if I could have a dream side gig it would be a piano bar entertainer. I love when I can get people signing and being silly. 90s hits help a lot :)
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Stacy Salva
Payroll Manager
Southport, NC
Husband - Joe. Daughter - Samantha and son in law Matt. I'm a proud 'Mimi' to 3 yr old granddaughter Stella.
Sissy
If I had to chose one, it would be watching the Buffalo Bills. Yes, they are getting better!
Caribbean
Golf, Walking
Golf, Walking
Grew up in Ithaca NY. Moved to Wake Forest NC in 2005 and then to Southport NC in 2020.
Not a big fan of watching TV. I love to get out of the house to go to the beach or do things with family and friends!
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Brittany Gload
Director, Proposal and Quality Management
Fallston, MD
Colin (Husband), Brody (son, 2), Penny (Mini Goldendoodle, 3)
BFG, Britt, SpinBritt7
Football, College basketball, Baseball (but it's painful being an O's fan), College Football. I played lacrosse and soccer
I'm a beach person but I also love quaint/historic towns like Savannah, GA.
Cycling, Running, Reformer Pilates, playing violin, chasing my one year old, cuddling my pup, movies/tv, crime shows, reading crime thrillers, eating crab cakes, and trying any and all cookies
Cycling, Running, Reformer Pilates, playing violin, chasing my one year old, cuddling my pup, movies/tv, crime shows, reading crime thrillers, eating crab cakes, and trying any and all cookies
Joppa, MD (Hometown), Have lived in College Park (UMD - Go Terps!), Federal Hill (Baltimore City), Evanston, IL, Tuscaloosa, AL and out of a suitcase (traveling consultant).
I once ran a Twitter account for Troy Aikman's hands. I play the violin. I was a competitive figure skater.
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Matt Raydo
CEO
Wake Forest, NC
My wife Shea and I have been married for 15 years. I have a daughter Sloane that is 10 years old and a son Leyton that is 7.
Love Sports. I still play golf and whatever my kids want to play. I am from Kansas City so I love the KC Chiefs and the KC Royals. I played basketball at Maryland so I cheer on the Terps as well.
I am pretty flexible. I sort of go along with my wife (Shea) and what she likes. However I do like to do stuff and not just relax. Hawaii is great. St. John's is a favorite. I like the temperature of being in the mountains.
Sports, Coaching/Mentoring, Entrepreneurship
Sports, Coaching/Mentoring, Entrepreneurship
I grew up in Kansas City (Kansas side) and went to high school in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After going to college at Maryland, I lived in New York City for 5 years (during 9/11). After small stint in DC, I moved to NC in 2005.
Although playing basketball at a high level, I am not a win at all costs person. I love competition but don't have to win.
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Leo Trendowicz
EVP - Capture / IT
Raleigh, NC
SO - Brittany, Kids - Nathan, Benny, and Kinley
Yoda
Watch - NFL; Play - Tennis/Bowling
Las Vegas & Caribbean (or anywhere a cruise ship will take me)
Poker, Craft Beer, Crypto/NFT Investing, Cornhole, Chess
Poker, Craft Beer, Crypto/NFT Investing, Cornhole, Chess
Born & Raised in NY but moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006 (when I joined Valiant!)
I am pretty competitive and will gamble on just about anything. Just give me a line and i'll take a side!
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Catherine (Cat) Buchanan
VP, Mission Support
Wake Forest, NC
Family of 4 + our Frenchie fur baby, Bane. Caden (14) is our teenage digital ninja. He loves everything dogs, movies, and video games. Our daughter Rylan (9) stays very busy between dance, soccer, ukulele lessons, and anything outdoors.
Cat or some know me as Meow
My husband (Jason) is the real sports fanatic: but my favorite teams are The Washington Football Team, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Hurricanes, UNC Tarheels (Jason pulls for Duke...insert thumbs down emoji.)
The NC mountains are my home away from home. There are many areas of the Caribbean and Mexico that I love, but my real love is on a snowboard in the western US.
I am a peloton fanatic (meow27), love biking, walking, yoga, stretching, bootcamps especially at 5am! Organizing, designing digital photo albums and reading are my “therapy” in my time away from friends and family.
I am a peloton fanatic (meow27), love biking, walking, yoga, stretching, bootcamps especially at 5am! Organizing, designing digital photo albums and reading are my “therapy” in my time away from friends and family.
I am lucky to have lived in beautiful NC all of my life. I do sometimes miss my days living in Wilmington, NC.
I was almost named Bamboo.
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Katy Workman
Technical Recruiter
Virginia Beach, VA
My boyfriend's name is Chris, he has a Red Lab named Oakley and I have a fluffy Samoyed named Knox :)
none
ODU Basketball & Football, and the Washington Commanders
The Abacos for beaches and Colorado for the mountains
Crossfit, Yoga, Boating, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Videography
Crossfit, Yoga, Boating, Skiing, Hiking, Biking, Videography
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA/Different Places lived: Reston, VA
I have an identical twin sister and an older sister
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Kendra Hatfield
Director Human Resources & FSO
Lawrence, KS
My significant other Spencer, coaches high school football - my son Daonte, 23 living his best life in Fort Collins, Colorado - stepson Jon, 25 lives in KC working in IT for Cerner - and my 16 year old miniature schnauzer Sammie, who runs this house!
Kenni
Watching Football (me, Chiefs / Spencer, Bears), Basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk), & Baseball (me Royals / Spencer, White Sox). Jon played football at Notre Dame so of course we are big ND fans!
Anywhere with a beach and or pool! And we also love Las Vegas.
Photography, hiking, reading, binging shows or movies, and pool or beach time!
Photography, hiking, reading, binging shows or movies, and pool or beach time!
Grew up in Osawatomie, Kansas - I have lived in Kansas my whole life! Plan to find a new state to try out eventually
I am not regular HR - I am cool HR!!
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Sara Wenke
Culture and Marketing Manager
Lawrence, Kansas
Married with 2 kids - my husband is Pat & my kids are Cooper and John
Marie
Play basketball, soccer, football, and tennis with my kids. Love watching my boys play soccer on the field! Love with the Chiefs and KU Jayhawks!
Hawaii, Florida, & Colorado
I love to dance, swim, play tennis and I'm a total nerd about board games!
I love to dance, swim, play tennis and I'm a total nerd about board games!
Hometown- Topeka, KS. Studied abroad in Spain / Italy.
I really enjoy meeting people and learning their career and life goals.
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