Our Mission

The mission of Life Skills for Soldiers is to improve service-members' lives through life skills education. Our vision is to create a platform and leverage the train-the-trainer methodology to make it easy for all military leaders to teach their troops valuable life skills.

How We Do It

EDUCATE

We make easy-to-understand classes on vital life skills that are tailor made for military audiences

By teaching our courses, troops win through learning vital life skills, and leaders win through building camaraderie and lowering disciplinary issues.

EXCEL

We provide military leaders with everything they need to learn about and teach their troops life skills.

EMPOWER

Meet the Team

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Brendan Duebner

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Brendan started Life Skills for Soldiers in 2019 while on Active Duty as a Field Artillery Officer. He is currently a Captain in the Army Reserves and a first year MBA candidate at the Wharton School of Business.

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Kyle McCormick

Chief Community Officer

Kyle is a former Active Duty Army Artillery Officer who has been working with Life Skills for Soldiers since the beginning. He is an MBA candidate at Fordham's Gabelli School of Business.

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Bill McNamara

Chief Operating Officer

Bill has led the Life Skills for Soldiers Operations team since early 2020. He is a former Army Active Duty Officer and a current MBA candidate at UNC's Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

Pablo Arroyo

Chief Marketing Officer

Pablo is an active duty Psychological Operations Officer in the US Army. He joined Life Skills for Soldiers as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2019. He ensures LSFS's brand is always focused on encouraging military leaders to help their troops grow. 

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Peter Paychev

Chief Technology Officer

A technology driven organization needs technology first leadership. Peter brings over five years of growth company technology leadership to Life Skills for Soldiers and leverages his experience to keep LSFS ready to keep scaling.

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Marley Redd

Head of Community Outreach

Marley Redd joined the Life Skills for Soldiers team in the fall of 2020. Prior to that, she was a program and community outreach coordinator for a Michigan-based nonprofit, provideInc. She has a passion for connecting communities and creating cohesive content and outreach materials. Marley plans to bring a different perspective to the table as a young professional female. 

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Curren Kulkarni

Head of Growth

Bio coming soon!

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Joebie Mijares

Head of Finance & Accounting

Joebie is a global Finance expert. He has over 5 years of Financial experience under his belt. He takes what he's learned from EY and his current role at Whittaker's as a Financial & Commercial Analyst and adapts it to serve LSFS's non-profit needs.

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David Knoll

Head of Product

David joined the LSFS team in November of 2020 and serves as the Head of Product. He brings practical knowledge to the product as he has taught LSFS courses to his Marines as a Captain in the Marine Corps Reserves. David also serves as a VP at J.P. Morgan where he works in business banking.

Joshua Winston

Partnership Analyst 

Bio coming soon!

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John Teh

Analytics Specialist

Bio coming soon!

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Brian Bell

Project Manager

Brian currently serves as an active duty officer in the US Army, and gives his free time to help Life Skills for Soldiers grow. He enjoys investing and learning about smart financial options. He joined LSFS to help his soldiers do the same. 

Ellie Duebner

Social Media Volunteer

Bio coming soon!

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Brian Holahan

Brand Specialist

Brian is a 2021 graduate of Temple University with a BA in Finance who utilizes his graphic design and financial modeling expertise to further LSFS's educational mission. He leads landing page design and builds module assets for Life Skills for Soldiers.

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