It takes a dedicated team to make this dream come to life. Meet the volunteers who make American Heroes Network what it is today.
Jim KlugFounder, Owner
Jim is the very foundation of American Heroes Network, dedicated to serving the Veterans community and those that support and love them.
Jim is a Purple Heart Vietnam combat Army Veteran and a second tour Vietnam Battalion Chaplains Assistant. He is also a Past National Officer with the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Brandon BehymerLead Audio Engineer
Brandon Behymer served as a vehicle gunner on Combat Patrols, Combat Logistics Patrols and Combat Recovery Missions during deployments to Baghdad, Iraq in 2008 during the Iraqi Surge and Iraqi Sovereignty campaigns. Then on Combat Patrols in Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2010 during the Consolidation III campaign.
Sergeant Behymer was awarded the Combat Action Badge, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medals w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/ two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4th award), NATO ISAF Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation.
Connie HillWebsite Manager
Connie served in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Maintenance technician from 2001-06. Using the GI Bill, Connie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Web Development & Administration and has since become a freelance Web Developer focused on security, accessibility, and sustainability.
Connie is also the owner/operator of NCW Veterans Info, a resource hub for veterans in North Central WA.
Stephanie Johnson-KlugSecretary, Treasurer
Stephanie Johnson-Klug has spent nearly five decades in education as a teacher, counselor, and principal in elementary, secondary, and charter schools. In 2004, Steph led Washington Elementary School on to National Blue Ribbon status. With the firm belief that the only way out of poverty is education, Stephanie became a founding board member Gordon Elwood Foundation and Kids Unlimited of Oregon and is a member of the Latgwa Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Medford Rogue Rotary. Steph has been my true North in everything. Steph keeps the pathway clear and the goals defined for me.
Mary CrozierTechnology Consultant
Mary is multi-talented and with a resume that will amaze all. Mary is a true patriot and supports Veterans as well as their families and loved ones. Mary was more than ready as well as able to create the initial “New Look” for American Heroes Network. In addition, she fought off hackers and led the way when updating and implementing the new site. We are most thankful to Mary for all her efforts in the web transition and now as a Board Member.
“As the website now morphs to serve the needs of the Podcast and Veterans, I am pleased to have contributed in some small way at the very beginning.”
Past Team Members
Pete BlumFormer Podcast Host
Veteran Career Readiness & Entrepreneurial Trainer ✯ Veteran Outreach & Retention ✯ Transition Expert ✯ Podcast Host ✯ Navy and Marine Veteran ✯ Christian