to the SisterSisterLiveShowLets welcome
Annette is a U.S. Army veteran who served seventeen years and four
months as a Chemical Officer. During her service, she had two combat
tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She is most proud of the title military spouse of 22 years, mother
to a daughter, Haeli (20 yrs old; (college junior at Sam Houston
State University) and son, Blaze (17 yrs old; high school senior
at Robinson High School).
Annette was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as
a Chemical Officer from the ROTC Program at Arizona State University
(Tempe, AZ). She holds a B.A. in Psychology from an M.S. in
Retiring in Nov 2016 pushed her into being an Accidental Entrepreneur
to be able to make up for lost time with her children and use her
voice to share her story about real-life after the Army and living
with mental illness.
Since her retirement, she has relocated from Fort Polk, LA to
Fairfax, VA, to support her husband's military career.
Her blog, A Wild Ride Called Life ®, LLC. incorporates stories
from her post-military life. She shares how she lives life as a
mom and military spouse living with PTSD, anxiety, and depression.
Along with writing, she also hosts a podcast titled "The Truths
We Hide." Not only does she share her story, but she also has
guests who share and offer others advice, helping them realize
they are not alone.
Annette is a mentor for veterans on Veterati and military
spouses on Ementor. Annette also has a passion for volunteering.
She volunteers as a TAPS mentor, Tragedy Assistance Program for
children survivors, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
and the Trauma Survivors Network.
You can check out more about Annette at the following:
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