Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

State: California

Bio: Edward grew up in Thermal, California, and loves being outdoors, spending a lot of time in the desert riding motorcycles and horses. Edward joined the Navy in 1999, becoming an aviation ordnance technician. After the Navy, he attended community college where he started to understand that he was not the same person he was before. Edward realized he had some issues he needed to address and thanks to the support of several other veterans, he was able to earn his degree.

Edward started working at the VA after college and has been working as a peer support specialist helping veterans who are dealing with mental health-related challenges. He is extremely grateful to the veterans he works with who support him as much as he supports them.

Through this expedition, Edward hopes to talk with his fellow teammates and rebuild the sense of camaraderie he feels he has lost.