Son, 13 and Daughter, 3
Tenerife and Dominican Republic
Born in Columbia, MD... lived in DC, VA, CA, NV, GA, KY, and NC
Director, Proposal and Quality Management
BFG, Britt, SpinBritt7
Colin (Husband), Brody (son, 1), Penny (Mini Goldendoodle, 2)
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
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).
Catherine (Cat) Buchanan
VP, Mission Support
Cat or some know me as Meow
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.
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 lucky to have lived in beautiful NC all of my life. I do sometimes miss my days living in Wilmington, NC.
Wake Forest, NC
Vice President, Operations
Wife Jesse, and kids Luke (7), Ellie (5), and Ryan (3)
Eastern Shore, MD, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bar Harbor, ME, Savannah GA
Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Fishing, Crabbing, Bartending
Grew up in Chantilly, VA. After college, lived in Washington DC and now in Arlington VA
Lead Device Security Assessor
Cancun, Montreal, Puerto Rico
Wrenching my car, fixing things around the house, attending concerts, hiking, and being outdoors.
Director, Government Solutions
HMay. May is my maiden name and all my friends plus husband still call me that.
Married to Justin since June 2017, son Landon born in June 2021, little white puppy Bentley we adopted in June 2016! My parents and sister all live within 15 minutes of me and we have Sunday dinner at my parents' house almost every week.
Sports? No. Real Housewives? Yes. Although I love to have Football on in the background on Sundays, something about it is very comforting. I root for all DC teams in sports.
Hands down: Bordeaux, France. We want to travel to all new locations but that is the one we will DEFINITELY go back to. Also loved Paris, Florence, Venice, Lake Tahoe, Aruba, and Costa Rica.
Pre Baby? Cooking, OTF, biking, indoor rock climbing, hiking Great Falls, going out for dinner and drinks, hanging out with family and friends, and travelling. Post baby? My son and cleaning.
Born and raised in Alexandria, VA. Moved to NC for college (East Carolina University) then moved back home after. Have lived in Arlington, Falls Church, and now Vienna.
Basketball and Football
The Abacos, Key West, and Denver
Boating, hiking, swimming, sand volleyball, and biking
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA/Different Places lived: Reston, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Director Human Resources / FSO
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!
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!
Grew up in Osawatomie, Kansas - I have lived in Kansas my whole life! Plan to find a new state to try out eventually
EVP - Capture / IT
SO - Brittany, Kids - Nathan, Benny, and Kinley
Watch - NFL; Play - Tennis/Bowling
Las Vegas & Caribbean (or anywhere a cruise ship will take me)
Poker, Craft Beer, Crypto/NFT Investing, Cornhole, Chess
Born & Raised in NY but moved to Raleigh, NC in 2006 (when I joined Valiant!)
Incident Response / Tier 2 SOC Engineer
Florida and New York
Listening to and making music, certification hunting, traveling, and problem-solving.
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
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.
Wake Forest, NC
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.
Kansas City, Kansas. Went to school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and am moving back there in early November.
Kansas City, Kansas
People and Culture Manager
Married with 2 kids - my husband is Pat & my kids are Cooper and John.
Play basketball, soccer, football, and tennis with my kids/husband. Love watching my boys play soccer on the field! Obsessed with the Chiefs!
Hawaii, Florida, & Colorado
I love to swim laps, dance and read!
Hometown- Topeka, KS. Studied abroad in Spain / Italy.
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.
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.
Wake Forest, NC
Husband - Joe. Daughter - Samantha and son in law Matt. I'm a proud 'Mimi' to 3 yr old granddaughter Stella.
If I had to chose one, it would be watching the Buffalo Bills. Yes, they are getting better!
Grew up in Ithaca NY. Moved to Wake Forest NC in 2005 and then to Southport NC in 2020.