Chance “Hollywood” Showell is a current Senior US Federal Air Marshal that was drawn back into service after witnessing the September 11, 2001 attacks. He is a veteran of the US Army Medical Corps and US Army Military Police Corps.
Chance began his nonprofit work in Tampa, Florida in 1995, raising funds for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital with an Easter event called The Bunny Run.
The Bunny Run joins the community together to ride their motorcycles to the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Bikers from all over Central Florida bring the entry fee of one new unwrapped toy for the kids!
Relocating to the Orlando area in 2005, Chance again went to work as a fundraiser for Nemours Children’s Hospital. He brought the motorcycling community together to generate much needed awareness to children’s oncology.
Chance is the founder of the Warrior Riders Motorcycle Club whose members include veterans, contractors, and first responders. Over the course of four years, more than $300K (net) has been raised for our Warriors.
Gloria is a native Floridian born and raised in the Gainesville area. She graduated with her BBA degree in Finance from Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She was in the banking industry for 30 years and currently has her own Business Development company for the last 6 years.
Gloria was President of the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Board of Directors and served on the Foundation Board of Florida Atlantic University. She has been involved in her community volunteering with many non-profits, holding board positions, chairing events and raising money. She is involved, past and present, with local & statewide political campaigns, serving as Treasurer and Campaign Manager.
Gloria has many family members and countless friends that have served, past and present, in the U. S. Military. It is a great honor to be a part of the Warrior Shield Foundation and be able to give back & help all our heroes in need, for all they have given and sacrificed for our great country.
Steve (Stephen) Fasen is a Florida-based artist, businessman (retired), and ardent Family man. Raised and Educated in Minnesota, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Arts and education K-12 +. After a short experience with the US Army (draft and enlisted), Steve went on to serve the community through education with 8 years of program design and classroom teaching. Transitioning to business in 1979, Fasen Arts Inc. & Fazen Arts Enterprises in 1979, grew to locations across the US. Always dedicated to community and education he has held positions as an Orange County Partner in Education, arts programs/scholarship support patron, along with 20 years (and Past President) in Rotary. He remains active in community programs and projects, among them the design of the iconic Veterans Memorial around the central flag plaza in the Town of Windermere, FL.
After 40 years in Martial Arts, Steve is Chief Instructor of Shindai Aikido Dojo in Orlando. He continues to function as a working visual artist in design, marketing and ceramics, now mostly using this to further the work of charities and non-profit community organizations. Through a
series of fortunate associations, this led to becoming a member of the (now) Warrior Riders MC ( Sensei), which is focused on the mission of “Warriors Helping Warriors”.
Married over 50 years to a remarkably patient woman, together actively involved in a passion for family and traveling the world, the focus of discretionary time continues to be service. There is no greater honor or service than to help “Unite, Honor, and Support” the Warriors of our country and our communities through the Warrior Shield Foundation.
Sherri graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Risk
Management/Insurance. After working for 10 years in the insurance industry, she returned to college to further her education in Elementary Education. Working with special needs children fulfilled her heart’s desire until she had children of her own. She and her husband, Andy, have two wonderful teenage boys. She was a stay-at-home
mom until they began school. At that time, she became a volunteer at the school they attended for the next 5 years. Since then and for the last seven years, home-educating their two boys has been her full-time job. They are members in a local homeschool co-op, where Sherri has served as an Art teacher.
Sherri has been a member of First Baptist Church of Boulougne for 15 years, where she was co-chair of the Welcoming Committee and has enjoyed serving as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Clerk and singing with the choir.
She loves her family, our great country and all who serve to protect her. She and Andy have been honored to be event sponsors for the Warrior Shield Foundation as its’ mission is close to their hearts. They love helping people, especially those who have served to protect us all. Sherri considers it a great honor to serve as Secretary for the WSF.
Tina Jaeckle, Ph. D. is a LCSW in Florida and has over two decades of mental health and intervention experience with law enforcement, fire rescue, and military.
Dr. Jaeckle has presented nationally on issues of crisis/trauma/stress/critical incidents, officer involved shootings and resiliency, and suicide (law enforcement). She serves as the mental health/training coordinator for several CISM/Peer Support and crisis hostage/negotiation teams.
Dr. Jaeckle is also the current EAP counselor for the Jacksonville (Florida) Sheriff’s Office. Dr. Jaeckle has extensive experience in the development, coordination, and training of law enforcement and fire rescue CISM programs.
She is board-certified in emergency crisis response and bereavement trauma through the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; a member of American Board of Critical Incident Professionals; a Fellow with the National Center for Crisis Management; a former visiting professor at the FBI Academy (Behavioral Science Unit/National Academy) in Quantico, Virginia; a past instructor the US DOJ; and certified in force science analysis (Force Science Institute).
She completed a fellowship as the FBI’s Futurist in Residence for 2008–2009 and conducted research on illegal immigration, culture, and future policing implications.
Dr. Jaeckle received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Criminal Justice Institute at Nova Southeastern University and the Commitment to Social Change Award from Walden University for raising awareness on PTSD issues for first responders.
Dr. Jaeckle received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology from Florida Southern College, completed a master’s in social work from the University of Houston, a second master's degree in criminal justice, with a specialty track in the behavioral sciences from Nova Southeastern University and earned a Ph.D. in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis in conflict analysis and resolution (specialty in crisis management), from the same institution.
Current graduate faculty affiliations include Walden University, Nova Southeastern University, Martin Methodist College (The University of Tennessee), Capella University, and the University of Texas Permian Basin. Active research agendas include police and resiliency studies in collaboration with Walden University, Yale, and Columbia University.
Dr. Jaeckle also serves as the National Education and Outreach Coordinator for Responder Support Services in Asheville, North Carolina and regularly authors articles on mental health and first responders for several publications and provides media interviews as requested.
Lynda Garvey currently resides in Winter Park Florida; she was born on the East side of Cleveland Ohio and relocated to Florida in 2004. Lynda had been fortunate enough to have relocated/lived all over the
globe. Her eldest daughter was made and born in Portugal, while her son is a Georgia peach. She proclaims herself to be an artist “as you are never wrong in art”. She enjoys a plethora of art medians not limited to decorating “the world-famous sparkle cookies” to decorating space and herself.
Lynda is an accomplished meetings and event professional with over 25 years of inspiring and delighting attendees while using best practices to mitigate risk, create efficiencies, and cost savings. Lynda has worked at Disney World as director of meetings and tradeshows, American Express as a subject matter expert for meetings and events, and AETNA/ING as director of meetings.
After 25 years of meetings and events, the universe decided that Lynda would take a year plus sabbatical and became a yoga instructor and re-invent herself. She currently is the general manager of an executive office suite in Lake Mary Florida and has been there almost six years.
Lynda had attended a couple of the Warrior Rider Motorcycle events before becoming involved in the planning and execution of the events. Lynda is a patriot, and believe once you find your meaning in life,
then your purpose of life is to give it away.