Joe has bootstrapped four companies that have generated millions of dollars in revenues. He has extensive experience with international business, and is often asked to speak on veteran transition, leadership and entrepreneurship. He has been featured in Philly area publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc Magazine.
Joe is a former Army Reserve Captain and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service in Iraq in 2004. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Marketing. Joe is also a proud husband and father of 5 kids.
Sean Gwinner is an Army Veteran who served two combat tours in Iraq as an Infantry Team Leader. In his four years of service, he achieved the rank of Sergeant, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. Sean holds a B.S in Exercise Physiology, AASI level 1 Adaptive and AASI level 2 snowboard certifications which allowed him to coach athletes with physical and mental superpowers.
Sean successfully engineered and managed several million-dollar experiential marketing campaigns for companies including Pepsi, NASCAR, and Energizer Personal Care. Sean also became an investment advisor operating in the commercial real estate capital market, and eventually became CEO/Team Leader of two Keller Williams Market Centers. Sean now volunteers for Veterans Court in Chester County. He remains an avid snowboarder and wakeboarder, and at 34 is approaching his 11th competitive season of Rugby with the Northeast Philadelphia Irish.
Alexis Werner attends Temple University's Fox School of Business as an Entrepreneurship & Innovative Thinking major. At age 15, she started a non-profit called Seeds of Hope. The mission of the organization is to advocate for veterans suffering from poverty and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). She has recently finished a film, Our Way Home, which reached thousands of viewers from screenings at universities, businesses, and from airing on PBS. Her work at Bunker Labs allows her to continue her passion of helping veterans succeed.
Alexis's mother is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserves, and her stepfather was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Infantry Airborne.
Aly Kuiken is a Marketing major at Penn State University's Smeal College of Business, with a minor in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. Several members of her family have served in various branches of the United States Armed Forces, including the Army and U.S. Air Force. This, combined with her love for story-telling and building communities, are part of the reason she is so passionate about supporting and engaging veteran entrepreneurs through Bunker Labs.