Each new idea, every new technology is built upon someone else's labor. We are forever indebted to the innovators and entrepreneurial leaders who came before us and built DEF into the organization that we now lead.
Board Member

Nathan K. Finney is an officer in the U.S. Army.

Annual Conference Director

Jen is a passionate pursuer of beauty and the elegant mix of unmatched people, new ideas, and relentless energy that she found in DEF pulled her in immediately.

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Ben is a naval officer and in his spare time, wonders what the world would be like if the status quo was just a bit different.  Intellectual influences include…

Board Member

Micah is a full-time Naval Officer, husband, and father, who in his "spare" time enjoys connecting with and encouraging people who are pursuing their passions…