"We Achieve More Together "


Meet OUR FOUNDERS

Marjorie and Matthew Pennington

  


 Sgt. Pennington entered the US Army in 2001 and was honorably discharged in 2007, enlisting at the age of 17 to serve on airborne (jump) status in the signal corps, Ft. Bragg, NC. Matthew volunteered for three combat deployments to the Middle East, his last being a duty assignment of a convoy security detail in the Iraq theatre. During his last tour, he was injured by an IED roadside bomb on April 29, 2006, while serving with 3/321 FAR. Matthew currently resides in Maine with his wife, Marjorie. He and his wife are Founders of Freedom Team Inc. a nonprofit that helps all veteran's bond and heal by providing adventurous activities along with programs designed especially for caregivers. Marjorie is the full-time caregiver of Matthew who was severely injured on his third deployment one that left her husband with an amputation, limb salvage, PTSD and TBI. Matthew actively seeks out ways to support the veteran community in any way possible. He's blessed to be a Purple Heart Ambassador for the Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation and mentor veterans at the Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember in Southwest Ohio. Other accomplishments include successfully producing a tour “Operation: A Marines Guide” a PTSD and Suicide awareness town hall speaking tour. The name A Marines Guide is from the short film “A Marine’s Guide to Fishing.” The tour successfully brought the suicide crisis to public awareness when the NY Times interviewed Matthew. He was awarded the Acting Achievement award from Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film. He has also received many recognition's for his service to the United States and stays heavily invested in advocating the social issues of the veteran community along with general social issues such as substance abuse and mental health issues to our leaders to create a better life for everyone. Matthew currently participates in the national faith leaders conferences established by the White House Office of Public Liaison. 


  Marjorie has roughly eight years of experience in the Veteran 501c3 community serving as a Director of a specialized work at home program that employed severely injured veterans and their caregivers.  Her knowledge of resources, call center operations, management and a genuine love for those under her she fostered an environment where veterans and caregivers could grow and learn while they endured the treatments and appointments necessary for them to achieve their new normal as they recover from the wounds of war.   Marjorie had the opportunity to further her education in the non-profit sector, Marjorie attended the University of Notre Dame online to earn her certifications in Transformational Nonprofit Leadership and Management.  She has also completed a course through the Military Child Education Coalition on Serving Veterans'Children Through Transitions and completed suicide prevention and awareness training.  Marjorie Currently serves as a Peer Mentor for Caregivers through the Military Veteran Caregiver Network, an Elizabeth Dole Fellow Alumni. 



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Board Members

Ron Novak

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 As part of Segue’s Executive team, I am currently focused on supporting corporate growth, developing strategic direction and overseeing operations of Segue's corporate portfolio with the guiding principles of innovation, exceptional support, and customer value. My diverse experience in Information Technology has been formed through a consistent desire to understand the total picture with respect to information exchange, security, and the end-user experience. My customer relationship building efforts are driven by a sincere interest in working with innovative organizations to help achieve meaningful goals. Staying abreast of emergent technologies and understanding how organizations can apply them to enhance operational efficiency is how I ensure that Segue serves as a value-added IT partner to our customers.

I am a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA) and have earned several industry certifications, including the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). I am actively involved with several local charities and professional organizations and currently serve as a Board of Director for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and for the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.  

Kate Frey

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Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.


Volunteers for: Pixel Fund, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Bangor YMCA, Tuesday Forum, Good Shepherd Food Bank and serves on committees for Good Shepherd Food Bank. 

Board member of Freedom Team, Inc.


CSM ( RET.) Albert Lampkins

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Decorated Military Veteran with 25+ years of proven experience in the United States Army as well as civilian positions.



Jessica Rodriguez

Jessica is an enthusiastic Elizabeth Dole Fellow Alumni, nurse, caregiver

advocate, and full time caregiver, who resides in Connecticut with her husband and two

small children. Her extensive 13 years of nursing experience in rehabilitative care,

transitional care, and nurse case managing has been a very strong skill set that helped her care for, and advocate for, her husband, Jorge, who was a Navy corpsman

wounded in Iraq in 2006.  Jorge suffers from a debilitating closed-head brain injury,

hearing loss, memory loss, and seizure disorder, due to multiple blast exposures. 

Jessica became his advocate and caregiver due to his deteriorating condition, and as care needs became more substantial. Jessica is now her husbands’ full-time caregiver. 


In 2017 Jessica was selected to become the Elizabeth Dole Caregiver Fellow for Connecticut, and throughout her two year Elizabeth Dole Foundation Fellowship, has become a passionate advocate for caregivers. She has established 3 Hidden Hero Towns, aided by Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes Cities initiative, within her state to foster support for military and veteran caregivers. Jessica has recently earned special recognition from The American Red Cross for her assistance as a fellow in developing their first Caregiver Resiliency workshop. Jessica’s passion for being a voice for veteran caregivers has led her to speak at a press conference at the capitol in Hartford, as well as on capitol hill to speak to her elected officials. While on the Hill, Jessica advocated for, and became the first veteran caregiver to sit on a Veterans Advisory Committee for a federal elected official in the state of Connecticut.


Jessica’s dedication to caregiver initiatives, and bringing community awareness about

our Hidden Heroes, has led to a greater veteran caregiver awareness and formative

actions for change. Jessica holds an associate degree in Science from Three Rivers Community College, a current Connecticut nursing license, Traumatic Brain Injury

Specialist certification, Spanish for the health care worker certification, American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network caregiver mentor certification, and is currently obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Goodwin College in Connecticut. 

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Meet Our Team

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Chief Operating Officer

 Marine Veteran Captain Shawn Tibbetts, of MaineTunaFishing.com, has been an avid outdoors man since birth, growing up in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire and Western Maine. Captain Shawn proudly served his country in the Marine Corps. Upon returning to civilian life, he began his charter fishing business in Saco, ME. He spends the off-season hunting and driving commercial trucks. Shawn holds a U.S.C.G. 100 ton Masters License and is a registered Maine Guide. 


Shawn proudly offers veteran charters throughout the summer, and works closely with different veteran organizations as his way to give back. MaineTunaFishing.com is a family run veterans owned business, with Shawn's better half, Lindsay, and Shawn's dad, Larry, being the primary mates on the vessel. The flagship fishing vessel Miss Marian (in memorial of his mother) is a spacious 31' JC, she's well equipped with all the latest sports fishing equipment and safety gear.