Name/Alias: Tyler Jones
Branch of Service: Army
Time Served: 5 years
Why I joined the Military: I joined the Army in 2007. I had grown up in a small town and always enjoyed talking to the veterans there. I wasn’t ready for another four years at college and decided to join the Army. I have always been very patriotic and felt that the military would be a great way to give back.
Why I joined Handmade By Heroes: After getting out of the Army, I spent a couple of years volunteering at a horse rescue and going to school. When I moved to Colorado I had a few different jobs and nothing was ever really a good fit. I missed being around veterans and the comaraderie that I had. I applied for the position at Handmade By Heroes and instantly realized that it would be a great opportunity.
Message to customers…I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the customers of Handmade By Heroes. Your support and purchases mean a great deal to myself and all the other veterans here. It is good to know that veterans are supported by the community. Your support gives veterans jobs and the ability to connect with other veterans.
My favorite sports team and why…My favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers. I grew up in Illinois and the rest of my family were Bears fans. I didn’t want to follow the crowd, so I latched onto the Packers. I always enjoyed watching Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers play and have never looked back. Eventually I hope to go see a game at Lambeau Field.