Director of Leader Development
Eddie’s military resume includes service with some of the most storied infantry combat units in the U.S. Army, and he’s been a professional leader since 1995. He joined the Solutions 21 team following a career in the Army as a combat arms officer.
Eddie has directed combat organizations ranging from 25 to 1,000 people, and his experience includes numerous combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Eddie’s work with U.S. and coalition soldiers, domestic and foreign military agencies, and local populations helped him develop a greater understanding of team building, organizational planning, strategy, and managing relationships across a diverse spectrum.
Earlier in his career, Eddie served the institutional Army as an instructor and coach. In this role, he gained greater respect and a deeper understanding of leadership principles and their practical application to diverse organizations in challenging environments. Most recently, Eddie served as an assistant professor in the School for Command Preparation in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he coached hundreds of senior-level and deputy directors in effective organizational leadership, establishing an intent-based leadership vision, team building, and strategic planning. Eddie has planned and executed countless training exercises designed to develop organizations to respond under pressure by harnessing strengths and past lessons learned.
Eddie earned his bachelor of science degree from The Ohio State University. He is currently pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in industrial and organizational psychology from Grand Canyon University.
Eddie resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, three children, three dogs, and a floppy-eared rabbit. Along with his work with Solutions 21, he is the owner/operator of Agape Community Farm, where he produces micro-greens and vegetables with a focus on educating his community on the healthy value of locally grown foods.
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