“Righting the Ship” is a naval term that refers to correcting a process that is not proceeding properly.

I recently took back the reins as CEO of SOFREP, but let me explain how I got here. 

Transitioning from 13 years of active duty in the SEAL Teams and going from a regimented schedule to no schedule, no identity on the outside, no Navy SEAL alumni (just SEAL vs. SEAL on the outside typically), divorce, losing my life savings on my first start-up…then SOFREP saved me. 

We created a community where veterans could share their stories, a membership base, and a community that supported the site and each other, and then we started to lose our way a bit. We started Crate Club off the SOFREP community, and then it became a pet Godzilla in a tiny New York apartment…just got out of control, and we had to sell it during COVID. Then some more challenges for me personally.