Class of June 2017

We're proud to introduce our newest High Ground Veterans Advocacy Fellows!


Scott Crawford

Scott Crawford enlisted as an infantry rifleman in the United States Marine Corps in 2006. After being deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan with First Battalion Third Marines, Scott received an Honorable Discharge in 2010. Scott is currently a Juris Doctor candidate at UNT Dallas College of Law and is active in veteran advocacy and community reintegration. Read more about Scott here...


Lobsang "Mike" Salaka

Lobsang Salaka served in the US Army as an automated logistical specialist and completed three combat tours. His assignments included NCOIC of 10th MTN General Supply Branch (GSB) NCOIC, ISAF Humanitarian Relief Aid NCOIC, DoD reverse logistics Operation NCO. He obtained an MBA from the State University of New York in 2014. He is perusing an Executive MPA at the School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York. Currently, he is involved with many non-profit organizations including VSOs and MSOs. Read more about Lobsang here...

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Rollande "Rollie" Sampson

Rollie served in the Massachusetts National Guard as a supply specialist from 1994-1996 before accepting a Regular Army Commission as an Engineer Officer in the spring of 1996. She left the service in 1999 and has spent the past 20 years as a military spouse. She has volunteered in a variety of roles advocating on behalf of military families and is the Chair of the Military Family Council in Moore County, NC. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Wake Forest University. Read more about Rollie here...


Robert Molina

Robert served as an aviation supply clerk in the United State Marine Corps from 2012-2015. His duty stations include bases in North Carolina, Japan, and South Korea. Currently, he is pursuing his bachelor's at Fordham University majoring in both political science and economics. Read more about Rob here...

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Jeff Campbell

Jeff served as a U.S. Navy Journalist from 2000-2008, becoming a plank owner at AFN Naples, Italy, and covering the Olympics at AFN Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. He continues to serve as a communications assistant at the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Read more about Jeff here...


Bethany Keirans

Bethany served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years. She is a military spouse, mother, and passionate advocate for military families.