Troops Direct

The Troops Direct Team

Founder & Executive Director

Program Director

Chief Operating Officer

USMC, (Ret)

Founder & Executive Director

aaron negherbon

Program Director

adina erridge

Chief Operating Officer

Jacob jones, USMC (Ret.)

Board of Directors

Where do you live, with who and how many children you have?
Yucaipa, CA Chelsea and 3 kids. Gavin, Ava, and Audrey

What line of work are you in?
Retired Green Beret that owns Range University and I dabble in the entertainment industry.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
BA- American Military Univerity, MBA- Pepperdine, Masters Certificate Harvard Business School in Business Management, Masters Certificate Wharton School of Business (Penn State) High Stakes Negotiation.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
Aaron and I were shooting in Reno three years ago at Piper Ranch… The rest is history.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
I want to continue to serve my fellow service members, by providing critical resources that are needed downrange. I know what it is like to be a young enlisted soldier with limited funds to buy expensive military gear to enhance safe as well as coabilities. On average, I would spend $625 a month on military gear need to complete the mission… I spent approximately $120,000 over my career on items that were not supplied through the bureaucratic supply chain in the military. It is my aim to help reduce that burden that is placed on our Nation’s selfless warriors.


Where do you live, with who and how many children you have?
I live in Danville with my wife Lisa. We have two children, Anthony 24, and KC 22, both ready to graduate college.

What line of work are you in?
I’m in the financial services business.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
I graduated Washington State University with a BA in Business.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
I heard about TD about eight years ago through Aaron right after my son’s best friends brother was killed in Afghanistan.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
My Why is that although I have never been in the military, I have so much respect for how they sacrifice to give me and my family the freedom and choices we have.

Where do you live, with who and how many children you have?
Wilmington, North Carolina, with my wife Liz and our four children Alden, Ella, Slade, and Rowan.

What line of work are you in?
Technology, Consulting, and Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
I went to Villanova University for my undergraduate degree in Accounting, Villanova University School of Law for my Juris Doctor, George Washington University School of Law for my Masters of International Law, Marine Corps Command and Staff College for a Masters of Military Studies, and The Air War College for a Masters of Strategic Studies.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
I learned about Troops Direct from Jake Jones. He was getting ready to retire and he mentioned how Troops Direct had supported him during his MARSOC deployment.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
I am passionate about and believe in the Troops Direct mission of providing downrange operators, National Guardsmen, and military units in CONUS and OCONUS with commercial off the shelf products when they have gaps in their kit build-out. Troops Direct makes a meaningful impact in the lives of service members.

Where do you live, with who and how many children you have?
I live in Lafayette, CA with my beautiful wife and two daughters.

What line of work are you in?
I am the VP of Sales of Certain, the leader in event automation software.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
I received a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from California State University, Chico.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
I first heard of TD years ago, through a friend and TD supporter (Justin Casas). He always spoke highly of the organization and its cause.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
Troops Direct stands out as a unique military charity because it supports actively deployed troops. As a proud supporter of the US Armed Forces and having never served, this was a small way to give back and have a direct, tangible impact.

Where do you live, with who and how many children you have?
I live 22 miles west of Tucumcari, NM. I live with my wife, Linda, and we have 2 girls, Lesley Marshall & Lindsey Pederson.

What line of work are you in?
I’m a rancher & raise Corriente roping cattle.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
Graduated from The University of Colorado with a degree in Sociology.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
We both saw Aaron on Fox and Friends one morning & decided to get involved right then. I think it was in the spring of 2014.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
As for the last one I’m sure he’d say to keep Aaron & Jake in line. But more seriously to be more involved with Troops Direct. We love the organization and what and how you do it.

Where you live, with who and how many children you have?
I currently live in Champaign Il with a wife and 3 kids.

Where did you go to college and what degree do you have?
Naval Academy then Michigan for an MBA.

Do you remember how & when you learned about Troops Direct?
Not sure how I learned about Troops I do know that Troops sent my guy down range about 4k in gear and that was all I need to know.

What is your “why” for being on Troops Direct Board?
Why I want to get more people to give and get more exposure for troops direct.