Active Heroes – Staff
Troy Yocum is an Army OIF Veteran who served in the infantry and is a certified EMT. From 2010-2011 he walked 7880 miles across America to raise funds to help military families in need. He volunteered from 2009-2011 in support of 3 military charities and is accredited with creating Active Heroes. He was awarded with the 2011 National Volunteer of the Year award, Kentucky Colonel, the distinguished Phoenix award and The Citizen Honors Medal from the Congressional Medal Of Honor Society.
Vice President, Operations
Scott oversees financial operations, human resources, as well as overall operational and technology strategy. In additon, he oversees event logistics for Active Heroes’ largest events both in the Louisville area and across the nation.
He was a volunteer since the beginning of the hike across America, providing event and technology support to the cross country hiking team. Originally from Chicago, Scott studied at DePaul University and has worked producing some of the country’s largest running events, including the Chicago Marathon and a national running event series that takes place in 15 major cities.
Vice President, Centers
Mareike has a background in Tourism Management and Event Management. She has been organizing events since she was 16 years old and has contributed a lot of knowledge to Active Heroes Events across America, making them as successful as they are today. Mareike also gives her talent in photography to the charity. Mareike is the Co-Founder of Active Heroes and hiked across America with Troy in 2010 – 2011. She walked 4017 miles making her the woman with the 3rd most miles walked across America! As a team Mareike and Troy have raised over 2.5 million dollars for our military families since 2010. She currently develops programs at the Active Heroes Community Center and helps with operations
Manager, Events & Volunteers
Jeremy Sneed is an Active Challenges Program Manager. A graduate from Western Kentucky University. Jeremy was one of the first four students in the state of Kentucky to graduate with a college degree while still in high school. Jeremy is a native to Kentucky and now holds a B.A. in Public Relations with an emphasis in sales.
Coordinator, Retreat Operations
Activity Coordinator, Community Center