Dr. Boyd’s experience includes over 30 years of technical training and leadership development. He holds a Doctoral degree in education from UNT in Denton with a major in applied technology, training and development and a minor in computer education and cognitive systems. He is an Air Force (AF) veteran who developed his passion for teaching while assigned as an instructor to the AF civil engineering school from which he graduated as a power lineman. After separating from the AF in 1980, Steven worked off-shore in the oil and gas industry for five years. He returned to the AF as a civilian employee in the same technical school where he had taught while enlisted.
He served in most every position within the military technical training career series at Sheppard and Randolph AF bases and completed the last two years of his AF experience at the Pentagon in 2008. From there he transferred to the VA to run their supervisory and leadership training programs and served as the lead succession planner for the network. He retired from the VA in 2012 and recently moved to Dallas to be close to his two grandsons and two sons who are both veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Having grown up on a farm, Steven knows first-hand the value of “dirt therapy.” He is excited to be a part of the F.A.R.M. team and to have the opportunity to serve Veterans.
JC Elliott brings more than 30 years of global corporate marketing expertise from Fortune 50 companies in the high-tech, telecommunications and hospitality industries. She is currently Director of Marketing for location-based services provider PoLTE Corporation. Ms. Elliott has served on numerous non-profit boards, volunteers frequently with food related projects, and has a passion for eliminating food waste and hunger in the US.
Janet M. Brooks' experience includes more than 25 years in for-profit, and non-profit sectors. She is owner and CEO of Fortitude Health & Wellness, Inc., a wellness company based in Dallas, Texas. Fortitude is DWOSB/MBE/HUB Certified, and an SBA 8(a) program graduate.
Janet's clients include Veterans Administration, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Aetna, Inc., United Healthcare,
City of Desoto, Black Women’s Health Imperative, SCAN, City of Cincinnati, the National Urban League
of Greater Dallas, and Head Start of Greater Dallas.
She also served as Vice President of Cultural Health Initiatives for the American Heart Association, where she created a nation-wide health initiative to reduce cardiovascular disease. Ms. Brooks developed a nation-wide ecosystem strategy to build/sustain relationships with community leaders, national media, elected officials, social services, and healthcare partners.
Her background includes Educational Consultant for KCET Television; Financial PR, published abstracts and white-papers, and lectures and interviews across the United States. Ms. Brooks earned her B.A. in English from the University of Southern California, MSEd from National University, and a Strategic Management Action Planning Certification from Harvard Business School.
Jeff Hensley spent 21 years as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy. He completed two combat deployments to Iraq before retiring from the military and pursuing a Master’s in mental health counseling from the University of North Texas.
Today, Mr. Hensley is the Director of Counseling and Veteran Services at Equest in Dallas, Texas where he runs an equine therapy program for veterans and military families called “Hooves for Heroes”. In addition, he serves as a Leadership Fellow for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), a Fellowship Alumnus for The Mission Continues (TMC) and a Squad Leader for TMC’s Dallas 1st Platoon.
In 2013, Mr. Hensley was honored with a Congressional Veterans Commendation Award from Texas’ 3rd District.
Mr. Hensley resides in Frisco, TX with his wife, Colleen, (also a USN veteran), three children, and four dogs.
Zach runs the law firm of Herbert Law Group PLLC, a firm that specializes in personal injury litigation.
After graduating law school from Pepperdine University, Zach joined the Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate, or JAG. He served as a Defense Counsel in one of the busiest trial shops in the DOD on board Camp Lejeune, NC.
Upon leaving the Marines as a Captain, Zach moved back home to Dallas and began work as a litigator for a large personal injury law firm. He is passionate about being a voice for those that have been wronged or mistreated by those in power.
F.A.R.M.'s mission is very close to Zach's heart, as he knows first-hand how hard the transition to civilian life can be for many returning Veterans. When he isn't at the office, Zach enjoys duck hunting, woodworking, and hanging out with his wife and three kids.