and Games

  • Watch the Summer 2022 Town Hall Recording if you couldn't make it. Special thanks to Kelly Williams for his presentation about ZScaler!  He has done a great job for us at GSA and we really appreciate his insights.

Current Events

Holiday Party

We are less than a month away from Valiant's Holiday Party {Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 5:00 - 10:00pm} and we'd like your RSVP by this Friday, November 18th on the PunchBowl Invite.  Join us, you and a guest, for a night of glam at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Tysons Corner.

Important Note: For those outside of the DMV area that would like to attend, please email Matt Raydo and Sara Wenke to discuss travel arrangements and hotel room details.‍

Past Events


Congratulate our Jeopardy Winner, Drew Fields!   Drew wins trivia bragging rights, $100 gift card, shiny trophy, and 4 digital tickets for our first Quarterly Game of Games Drawing scheduled for the next Town Hall.  Congratulations to Matt Raydo for earning 2nd place. The top contenders were Mikelle Rupard, Allison Voight, Tim Putz, David Ellis, and Nate Raydo.

The Top 3 Jeopardy Scores awards went to:

  • Allison Voight - 10,200 ($75 gift card)
  • Tim Putz - 9,000 ($50 gift card)
  • Mikelle Rupard- 6,800 ($25 gift card)

Thank you all that participated in the tournament!  All who participated (and helped) will receive a 1 or 2 tickets based on final placement in the tournament.

Fitness Challenge for Charity (September 2022)

Thank you to all those that participated in our Fall 2022 Fitness Challenge for Charity. In only 10 days, we were able to achieve 2546 total miles! That is $2546 donated to your choice of charity. Please fill out this 2-minute Survey so we can continue to improve upon this event. Please give a round of applause for:  

Night at the Ballpark (North Carolina)

The North Carolina team went to see the Durham Bulls play the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday, September 5, 2022. We had a suite at the Durham Athletic park, with a buffet and drinks. It was a fun night for all that ended with a Bulls win in extra innings!

Summer Picnic

The Family Picnic was a huge success and we had such great turnout! Thank you to Shea and all her helpers for putting on such a great event! Check out the event video and beautiful photos at the link below!

Game of GAmes
Trophy Winners

An icon representing Valiant's Game of Games

Leo Trendowicz

EVP, CApture & IT

Game of Games Winner (Year 1)
Chess Champ 2020, Poker Champ 2021, Codenames Team Champ 2021

David Ellis

Senior Archer engineer

Family Feud Champ 2020

Geoff Gregory

vp, operations

Family Feud Champ 2020

Marcus Bowie

Security Engineer

Mayor of Chess 2020 & 2022

Tom Zarycki

Security Engineer

Jeopardy Champ 2020, Smartini Hour Team Champ 2022, Poker Champ 2022

Cat Buchanan

VP, Mission Support

Fitness Challenge for Charity Champ Fall 2021

Katy Workman

Technical Recruiter

Fitness Challenge for Charity Champ Spring 2021



Fitness Challenge for Charity Champ Spring 2021

Brittany Gload

Director, Proposals & Quality

Fitness Challenge for Charity Champ Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 & Fall 2022

Mark Williams

It & QA Support

Codenames Team Champ 2021

Nate Raydo

BD Intel Analyst

Chess Champ (Novice) 2022

Kannan Chithiraputhiran

Sr. DevSecOps Engineer

Fitness Challenge for Charity Champ Winter 2022, Fall 2022

Do you have a suggestion for an upcoming game or event?  Email Sara Wenke or Shea Raydo

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