SGT Ret. Wess Brown, FLO Executive Chairman
Wess joined the U.S. Army in July 2006. Through his time in the Army he was an Artilleryman, Military Police, and retired as a K9 Handler. Wess has spent a total of 24 Months in a combat zone, 12 months as an MP and 12 months as a K9 Handler. During his last deployment his K9 MWD Isky was injured and ultimately Iskys leg had to be amputated. Shortly after the retirement and adoption of Isky Wess was medically retired due to injuries sustained during his time in service.
Wess has incredibly deep roots in the outdoors growing up hunting, fishing, and camping in Michigan. Tradition in the outdoors is important to him and he takes the knowledge he has and gains and passes it to his family that also appreciate the outdoors as much as him. Wess is constantly gaining knowledge and experience in the outdoors to better serve FLO, from guide schools and photography schools, to college courses in business and stretching his limits in the outdoors in general. Wess is also avid in the community participating in the American Legion and VFW along with belonging to many outdoor clubs and organizations.
Wess created FLO due to the hand he was dealt in life. He struggled and struggles with PTSD along with other Physical ailments and through the outdoors he's found a way to manage his pain, mental and physical. With those road blocks he found outdoor programs and was able to see a light at the end of what he thought was an endless tunnel. Wess seen a void in Veteran/First responder care, which was the outdoors was not being utilized in the capacity it can be to help veterans and first responders heal. So FLO was created to help give educational tools and opportunities to help build families, confidence, a purpose in life, and an opportunity at trip/retreats of a lifetime.
Steve Edwards, FLO Vice President
Steve began his hunting career on the heavy pressured whitetails of state land in the great state of Michigan at the age of twelve years old. At a young age he grew the love for chasing mature bucks and has never looked back. He's grown the love for habitat management and building his properties to hold mature whitetails when the pressure heats up. Teaching his 3 kids the love for the outdoors is his passion and hunting is the way of life. His family, friends and country are most important to him. He strives to give back to the men and women of our military that keep them all safe and have made it possible for everyone to pursue their dreams.
Scott Frazier, FLO Secretary
Scott is a proud husband and father to a patriotic family. He began his law enforcement career in 2008 and has served in various capacities including patrol, dispatch, and his current position as a K9 handler. Prior to attending Police Academy, he was a volunteer fire fighter for his local community for several years. Scott graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. His beliefs in helping and giving back to his community developed in his childhood years and continue to be demonstrated through his devotion and loyalty to his career and community. He believes that by connecting veterans and first responders with the outdoors.
Scott has always been an avid outdoorsmen. Growing up on the coast of Southern New Jersey, he will proudly tell you that he has saltwater in his veins. While outdoors, he enjoys inshore/offshore fishing, clamming, hunting, boating, kayaking,and hiking to name a few. He hopes to be able to pass on his love of the outdoors and giving back through FLO Foundation’s mission.