Volunteer Spotlight: Nathan
Volunteers with Hire Heroes USA often meet veterans and military spouses in the process of making major life decisions. Some of them may be anxious about the future or nervous trying to imagine what a career in the civilian world will look like. Understanding the impact of decisions made at these crossroads in life, Nathan Gray was drawn to Hire Heroes in 2019 and continues to serve clients today as a mentor and coach.
“Each and every one of us has a unique story to tell, with our own unique challenges to overcome, and our own goals, dreams and journeys,” Nathan said. “I love getting to know each client, hearing their story, and helping them figure out the next leg of their journey.”
As former Army Ranger, military intelligence officer and small business owner, Nathan gladly shares his secrets to success and expansive network with Hire Heroes USA clients. One client experienced this firsthand when she connected with Nathan for a mock interview in preparation for an opportunity with a federal agency.
“I sensed she was not overly enthusiastic or engaged during our session,” Nathan said. “We discovered she was not overly excited to continue on the career field she had been working successfully in for the last several years. Instead, she realized she wanted to start a business of her own.”
Nathan shared that he finds these conversations, the ones focused on the client’s dreams and true ambitions, to be the most rewarding. As someone who spent 21 years serving his country in the Army, he also recognized the need and felt a responsibility to support veterans as well as their spouses and families.
“Veterans are among the best citizens our country has to offer and they need YOUR help and support. It is one of the most gratifying things you can do.”
Volunteers like Nathan allow us to empower veterans and military spouses. Nathan, thank you for supporting our clients in their civilian careers.
If you would like to make a difference in the lives of veterans and military spouses, please click here to learn more about volunteering with Hire Heroes USA.