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Vision: Create a successful future for every Service Member, Veteran and their Families by connecting them with resources that improve mental health and wellness, assist in transition and sustainment while alleviating food insecurities and ending homelessness.
About Grunt Style Foundation
Established in 2021, Grunt Style Foundation is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing life changing resources and experiences in which Veterans, Service Members, and their Families thrive.
At Grunt Style Foundation, we believe that Mental Health and Wellness are paramount. No veteran should ever go without. We are proud to assist in Military Transition & Sustainment, Food Insecurities and Housing.
No Veteran Left Behind
Timothy Jensen was born in Chicago, Illinois In 1978. He graduated from Garner Sr. High School, NC and enlisted in the Marine Corps in July of 1997. Tim attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. He served as an Assault Amphibian Vehicle Crewman with the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion until May of 2001.
After the events of 9-11, Tim joined with Wpns Co. 2nd Bn 24th Marines 4th Marine Division, where he earned a secondary MOS as an 0311 Infantryman. In September 2004 he deployed to the "Triangle of Death" Iraq.
Sergeant Jensen led a Mobile Strike Team serving as a Vehicle Commander and Dismounted Squad Leader. He participated in over 200 combat patrols in the extremely violent Northern Babil Province and is a proud Mad Ghost.
Sergeant Jensen was awarded a Combat Action Ribbon and a 2nd award Navy Achievement Medal with Combat Valor for actions against the enemy. His unit was awarded the Naval Unit Citation for actions in combat.
Tim has filmed a documentary about his personal experiences during and post combat titled The Bullet. He is passionate about helping combat veterans regain themselves in the community. He speaks regularly at the IOP Rush Hospital Road Home Program that treats PTSD veterans in Chicago, IL.
Tim also donates his time to important charities and non profits such as The Toys For Tots, Fisher House, TAPS and Burn Pits 360. Tim has also lent his time to lobbying on capital hill for veteran healthcare issues. Currently he is the Chief Strategy Officer of Grunt Style LLC, an ecommerce lifestyle brand that creates and delivers patriotic apparel. He is married to Catherine Jensen, has 3 children and resides in San Antonio, Texas.
Jerry is an Army Veteran and entrepreneur who, along with his wife Tracy, have created a national Veteran brand dedicated to empowering Veterans through entrepreneurship. Rooted in the Military values of Respect, Integrity, and Trust, the JDog®️ Junk Removal & Hauling and JDog®️ Carpet Cleaning franchise systems have become a nationwide movement, creating business and employment opportunities for Veterans and Veteran family members.
Jerry launched the first JDog Junk Removal & Hauling franchise in 2011. It was a two-person operation – Jerry hauled junk and Tracy managed the back office. As a Veteran, Jerry gained trust and credibility with customers quickly, and referrals came easy. Within a year, he had more business than one person could handle and began hiring local Veterans who embodied the brand’s values.
Through Jerry’s vision and leadership, JDog Junk Removal & Hauling has since grown to hundreds of locations, 90 percent of which are Veteran owned. To date, the company has created more than 1,000 job opportunities across the United States.
Jerry served in the Army from 1987 to 1989 and finished at the top of his class. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal. Since transitioning back to the civilian world, Jerry has committed himself to helping Veterans be successful in business. He teaches an entrepreneurial boot camp for Veterans at St. Joseph’s University, and at Boots to Business for Veterans, an entrepreneurial program offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Grunt Style, a Patriotic apparel company committed to creating a quality product while supporting the Military and First Responders communities. Jerry is also a member of the West Point Society of Philadelphia, the International Franchise Association, and VETFRAN, which provides access and opportunities in franchising to Veterans and their spouses.
Jerry also founded the JDog Foundation, whose mission is to support Military Veterans and Military Veteran-related causes – with a particular focus on suicide prevention, PTSD and higher education programs.
Jessica Lerma has spent most of her legal career as corporate counsel to various high-growth startup companies. Most recently, she was General Counsel & VP of Human Resources for Grunt Style, an e-commerce retailer, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with facilities in the Chicagoland area. She also currently serves on several non-profit boards that include the Grunt Style Foundation, a non-profit that aims to serve veterans and their communities; the San Antonio Legal Services Association, a pro bono legal services non-profit organization; Soldier’s Angels, a non-profit providing resources to military, veterans, and their families; the Association of Corporate Counsel-South Texas Chapter, where she is currently Vice President and Secretary; and the San Antonio’s Lifehouse Church Council.
Jessica was also recently voted by her peers as a 2020 Best Corporate Attorney and 2020 Best Female Attorney in San Antonio’s Scene in SA Magazine. Prior to her most recent role with Grunt Style, Jessica was VP of Legal Affairs at a pharmacy software company where she was responsible for risk management, compliance and general corporate matters. Her previous in-house roles also included a senior leadership role at an allergy services company, as well handling strategic customer contracts at a publicly traded medical device company, while supporting the company’s senior leadership team. Prior to working in a corporate setting, Jessica worked in private practice handling business transactions, civil litigation, and various real estate matters. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Minor in Marketing, and a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. When not practicing law, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband of 17 years, Rey Lerma, and their three daughters, Leana (14), Lola (12) and Lilly (7).
With military service in her blood, a 3rd generation military, 2nd generation Air Force Veteran motivated and disciplined, has transformed that rare professional passion of Serving her country into Serving the Veteran & Military Community by cultivating relationships and connections throughout the United States.
After swearing to protect and defend our Constitution, as a War Readiness Technician, Airmen Orner managed a battle-ready fleet of C-5 aircraft during Operations Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. After an arduous transition into the civilian workforce she continues to persevere. A skilled communicator gifted in fostering and strengthening relationships and mobilizing resources. A curious networker by nature, an Airman embodying the professional and personal traits of the US Air Force Core Values; Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do. A proud and honored member and volunteer of multiple Veteran and Military Organizations and Initiatives. Long story short.... She was built to serve her community as she once proudly served her Country.... She is relentless and she will not stop #UntilEveryVeteranWantsForNothing!