Zac is currently an Active Duty Army Infantry Major with over 21 years of service to his country, both as an enlisted man and officer. He has combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, participated in multi-national operations in Macedonia, counter drug operations on the Mexican border, and taken part in numerous emergency response efforts in the United States. He has served as a Company Commander three times, giving him a wide range of experience within Operations, Sustainment, and Leadership. He has been decorated on many occasions which consist of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for wounds received in Afghanistan.
Zac was also nominated and selected as the 2016-2017 Military Times Army Soldier of the Year and was the first National Guard Officer to ever win this prestigious award.
Sarah Corry is the Executive Director of Purple Hearts Reunited, bringing a wealth of experience in business development, innovative strategies, fundraising, event planning and much more from an extensive career in the non-profit sector. She joined Purple Hearts Reunited in January 2016 as the Development Director, assisting with fundraising campaigns, public relations and outreach, along with countless other needs of the organization.
Sarah’s father, Paul Mayer, is a two-time Purple Heart recipient after being wounded twice in combat as a Marine in Vietnam. As such, she understands the direct impact the organization can make with regard to veterans and their families.
Prior to joining Purple Hearts Reunited, Sarah served as the Director of Strategic Services for the Spencer Group and as Partner with Giving Tree Partners.
Born and raised in Vermont, Sarah has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and currently resides there with her children Andrew and Claire.
Jessica Fike is the Administrative Director of Purple Hearts Reunited and is the first person of contact for individuals with questions, lost heart inquiries, and found medals. Although technically the newest member of the team, Jessica has been working behind the scenes supporting Purple Hearts Reunited as the Founder’s partner (referred to usually, as “the better half”) and has been supportive of Zac’s vision and work over the last ten years.
As Jessica and Zac’s kids have grown, Jessica has now taken on responsibilities of her own in the organization. As a wife of a Purple Heart Recipient, Jessica brings empathy and understanding to the families in search of Purple Heart medals.
Jessica’s background is in the social services and sciences sectors, she obtained a bachelors of science degree from the University of Vermont.
Jessica resides in Georgia, VT with her husband and two small children.