Born in Southern California and raised in San Diego, Jeff was in and around the military life while growing up. His stepfather, a Lieutenant Commander, flew F4 Phantoms in Vietnam and many missions from the deck of the USS Enterprise.
Jeff joined the Navy in 1974, attended the Gunners Mate Missile A-School at the Great Lakes Illinois Naval Training Center and was later shipped out to his first duty station in Subic Bay, Philippines. In January 1975 Jeff was assigned to the 5-inch gun crew as a seaman on board the USS Robison DDG-12 where his WestPAC tour sailed throughout the South China Sea, The Philippine Sea and the South Pacific Ocean at the end of the Vietnam War.
In 2012, Jeff and his wife Mary founded Pets Loyal 2 Vets to support veterans who sustained PTSD and/or traumatic brain injuries while on active duty and pair them with highly trained dogs.
Edgar Ocampo grew up in the Northern Suburbs of Minneapolis and joined the United States Marine Corps immediately after high school. As a Military Policeman and Anti-terrorism Expert, Edgar deployed with 15th MEU(SOC) as initial forces in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In 2001 at FOB Rhino and Kandahar Airfield, Edgar and his squad were responsible for the detainment, processing, interrogation, and transport of over 300 Al-Qaeda and Taliban enemy combatants.
Recently, Edgar graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and is committed to becoming a pillar of strength and an advocate for the veteran community. Edgar has two teenage sons, a dog named Bear and works at a large law firm in Minneapolis.
Liz is a recent graduate of St. Catherine University and currently works full-time at a law firm in Edina. Liz joined Pets Loyal 2 Vets in February 2018 and has a passion for dogs. Her passion for dogs was a major reason why she went back to school to finish her baccalaureate degree in business. Liz is excited to be behind an organization that not only involves and supports rescue dogs but also helps veterans suffering from traumatic experiences and injuries that are life-changing. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and her beagle (Holden) as well as traveling whenever she can.