Monica was raised in Northern Minnesota and is the 3rd eldest of 8 children. She has been Married to Shaugnessy Reynolds (USMC Col Ret.) for 32 years. They have 3 adult children and reside in Poway. Monica has devoted the majority of her free time to volunteer work most recently at her church managing the gift shop (5 years) and with Rady Children’s Hospital as an auxiliary member. She has chaired or been on the committee of several large fundraising events which have each raised a hundred thousand dollars or more. As a Marine wife she was active in the spouses club and has always taken on leadership roles wherever they were stationed. She has a great appreciation for the military and it’s profound sacrifice and is eager to support the PROUD Foundation and their cause.
Major (Ret) Staci ReidingerA Southern Louisiana native, Staci joined the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and is a 24-year U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran. She is President of Reidinger Public Relations and is an active philanthropist offering support to nonprofits assisting military veterans, individuals and families experiencing homelessness and at-risk youth. Staci also serves as HomeAid San Diego’s Board President and Public Relations Society of America’s National Voices 4 Everyone Committee Co-Chair. Her military service included deployments in Afghanistan, Kuwait, the Republic of the Philippines, Japan and Australia. After retiring from military service in 2017, Staci joined The UPS Store, Inc. as Director of Public Relations and Social Media Marketing supporting over 5,000 franchise locations across North America. She also served as Team Rubicon’s Southern CA Communication Director in 2019 and in 2020 Co-Founded the San Diego Business & Nonprofit Crisis Support Network during the surge of COVID-19. Staci and her husband Bradford Lackey reside in Poway, California, have two beautiful daughters and are committed to helping improve the lives of people in need around the world. #dowhatyoucan
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Victoria immigrated to the United States as a young child. After her mother re-married to an Army Officer, Victoria grew up near various Army bases across America. Falling in love with Colorado, she attended Colorado State University, studying Business Management and Biomedical Sciences. While in college, Victoria started her career in hospitality services. After, she continued moving up the corporate ladder, serving as the General Manager for several hotel and hospitality groups in Colorado, and then as the Director of Human Resources for an expanding services company with over 400% growth in less than 3 years. In addition, Victoria has a diverse background working in Emergency Services and Restaurant Management, all while serving over 10,000 volunteer hours, working to run a camp for children with cancer and their siblings. During this time, Victoria met her spouse, who has served in the Navy for almost 21 years, and has provided contract services for small businesses, including Human Resources, Social Media Management and Marketing, and remote Bookkeeping services. Since 2014, Victoria has committed much of her time to volunteer work with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, where she now is employed as a Relief Services Assistant. Being a proud Navy spouse, Victoria is committed to using her background and experiences to contribute to the P.R.O.U.D. Foundation.