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.
Adam Nelson is an Army veteran with six years of service. Adam was an Airborne communications specialist and attained the rank of Sargent after his deployment to Iraq in 2010. He has extensive experience in the world of Information technology and has held positions at organizations like SAP and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. Additionally, he is also working on starting his own IT consulting firm. Adam will graduate from Penn State University with his Degree in Information Science and Technology.
Adam true passion is supporting veterans. Adam also loves spending time with his family, music and training to become a licensed skydiving instructor.
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.