November 10, 2015
Delegate Scott Taylor
Former Navy SEAL, Iraq War Veteran and Author
Scott Taylor was raised in the small town of Hebron, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where a single mother, with the added guidance of both his big brothers' and big sisters' mentor, Andrew Jones, raised him. He enlisted in The U.S. Navy and became the youngest SEAL in the program at the time.
As a SEAL sniper, his area of service was initially focused in Central and South America, and then in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the latter area of operation, he was injured during a mission in Ramadi, Iraq.
Taylor is well versed and has been a Fox News contributor in foreign policy, national security and military issues. Since leaving the Navy, Taylor has earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Harvard University, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from Old Dominion University. He has worked as a security consultant, protecting American corporate interests in Yemen. Taylor is the author of the new book Trust Betrayed. He currently sits as the Delegate for the 85th District of Virginia, elected in November 2013.
December 7, 2015
Former NFL Player and Coach
Steve Wisniewski is a former All-Pro offensive guard with the Oakland Raiders. Over his 13 year professional career Wisniewski won many honors such as being named to the NFL Pro Bowl eight times, named NFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, named to the Team of the Decades for the 1990s and named team captain for seven seasons. Following his playing career, Wisniewski served in various roles with the Raider Organization including as an assistant coach, a team ambassador and as a sideline reporter for the Oakland Raider Television Network. He also coached football at Stanford University under then Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
While in college, Wisniewski was a member of the 1986 national championship football team at Penn State. He was twice named to the All-America football team and was a team captain for the legendary coach Joe Paterno.
Wisniewski is a husband of 25 years and a father of three grown children. He and his wife have recently relocated to Austin, Texas. Prior to the move, he served as a minister at The Well Christian Community in Dublin, California, for 11 years. Professionally, Wisniewski is an active private equity investor, business consultant and speaker.
Steve has donated hundreds of hours of his time in a multitude of community service events; speaking, teaching, coaching and serving the needs of others. Steve has just released a book entitled Hand on the Line: Challenging Men to Follow God's Call available through Destiny Image Publishing.