U.S. Air Force Veteran Claudia Walker Shares Her Master Plan For Success

Article By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Photos Provided By: Claudia Walker

There is an ironic twist found in the logo that represents U.S. Air Force Veteran Claudia Walker’s tutoring business.

The dollar sign that is strategically placed in the company’s name, Tutor 4 $uccess, is used as a paradox of the symbol that society holds to be true; and what she feels to be the true foundation of success – education. Continue reading

PODCAST: U.S. Marine Corps Veteran J.J. Stakem: Paying It Forward In Support Of Service-Disabled Veteran Scholarships

Story By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Photos Provided By: J.J. Stakem


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U.S. Marine Corps Veteran JJ Stakem

Armed with an undergraduate degree in economics, coupled with a resume demonstrating his proven experience in the civilian sector, J.J. Stakem thought it would be easy to find work after serving almost 9 years as an officer in the Marine Corps.

The Veteran quickly learned that finding employment on the other side of his Military career wasn’t an easy task. Continue reading

PODCAST 008: U.S. Army Veteran Alejandro Godinez: Trailblazing His Path In The Entertainment Industry Part 2 of 2

Good day to you!

Last week I posted the first part of my interview about Alejandro Godinez’s journey out of the Army and the resources he used to help him with his education.

This week is all about his experience in the entertainment industry, thus far. Continue reading

PODCAST 007: U.S. Army Veteran Alejandro Godinez: Trailblazing His Path In The Entertainment Industry Part 1 of 2

Hey there fellow Veteran!

This week you are in for a real treat.

The featured Podcast guest is a U.S. Army Veteran who is currently trailblazing a path for himself in the entertainment industry.

Alejandro Godinez has a passion for all things cinematography. He has directed 8 music videos, and has plans in the works for documentaries, a web series and his own production company. Continue reading

PODCAST 005: Diverted Military Plans Teach Amber Owens Lessons In Growth and Self-Advocacy

When things don’t work out quite as you’d planned, how do you let that setback affect you?

Do you continue to wallow in self pity and blame, or do you pick yourself up and move forward with an optimistic mindset?

Veterans In Demand went in a different direction with this week’s Podcast by sharing the story of someone who began their journey into the military, but after receiving some unexpected news, decided not to move forward. Continue reading

VID Podcast 004: U.S. Army Veteran Valeri Kyle’s Pursuit Of Happiness


By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Photos Provided by: Valeri Kyle


Valeri with her husband Spencer and daughter Camilla.

No longer satisfied with her life as a waitress in Fayetteville, N.C., Valeri Kyle knew it was time to make a change.

While working near Fort Bragg, one of the most populated Army bases in the U.S., Valeri came in contact with military personnel on a daily basis, and it appeared to her that they had a certain something that she was missing in her life. Continue reading

VID PODCAST 003: U.S. Army Combat Veteran Kurt Erickson Plans To Tip The Scales In His Run For Elected Office

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Photos Provided By: Kurt Erickson

Service, courage, leadership, and humility; these are just a few reasons why Kurt Erickson decided to join the Army as an enlisted Soldier in 2009.

With a family rich in military service, it was no surprise that Kurt’s first instinct was to volunteer and serve his country when 9/11 occurred. However, after expressing this wish to his father, the Vietnam Special Forces Veteran encouraged Kurt to finish his college education and give the civilian sector a try. Continue reading

VID 002: Sharolynn Harper Uses Lesson Learned From Army First Sergeant To Take Control Of Her Life

By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Photos Submitted by: Sharolynn Harper

The Army instilled Sharolynn Harper with the confidence to create and conquer her own personal missions in life.

The Army instilled Sharolynn Harper with the confidence to create and conquer her own personal missions in life.

Making the decision to join the Military saved her; serving in the Army taught her how to take control of her life.

Sharolynn Harper admits that part of the reason she joined the Army was to escape her turbulent surroundings and provide a better life for her children. However, she received so much more from her experience in the Military than she expected. Continue reading

VID 001: Passion Over Profit- Interview With Isiah Fowler U.S. Air Force Veteran Turned Entrepreneur

After leaving the Air Force Isiah Fowler jumped into entrepreneurship.

After leaving the Air Force Isiah Fowler followed his entrepreneurial calling.

By: Elayseah Woodard-Hinton

Photos provided by: Isiah Fowler

Creating a life of purpose and passion starts with a vision. This is an idea that U.S. Airforce Veteran, turned Real Estate entrepreneur, Isiah Fowler believes in so strongly that he has created a brand behind this concept. Continue reading