Building a Stronger Nation by Helping those who have protected it!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RICHARD WYMAN

Founder/Exec. Director
Combat Service Disabled Veteran USMC

Putting Country First

As President and CEO of Veterans for LIFE Foundation (VFLF) Richard oversees the general operations of VFLF. Mr. Wyman is a "Disabled Veteran" who served our country for over six years and upon being honorably discharged dedicated himself to helping people realize "The American Dream".

Mr. Wyman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, and a California Department of Real Estate sales person's license.  Mr. Wyman is a visionary, he developed a very advanced user friendly tool in an online Real Estate auction platform to help bring distressed assets to current and past distressed or displaced home owners and "entry level" home buyers to minimize financial losses of the asset holders and maximize opportunities for all parties.

Mr. Wyman's vision has now started to become reality and realized he needed to focus on Veterans for the purposes of both revitalizing communities and supporting military veterans’ and their families’ successful transition back into civilian life by providing affordable housing to veterans and their families through transitional housing, support services, counseling, education and paths to permanent, affordable homeownership.

This is accomplished by acquiring distressed assets so as to create more opportunities for veterans, displaced home owners and get back to helping the "entry level" home buyer.

In addition VFLF will Educate, and support research bringing solutions to Military Veterans and their families, Active Military or Inactive Military and their families, as well as Americans, providing them transitional assistance products, programs to improve their quality of lives, from the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Auto Immune Disorders such as Diabetes, Depression, and Suicide.



PAUL GLAAB
Chief Financial Officer

As a Member of the Board Paul is a 30 year veteran of state and local public affairs, legislative advocacy, politics and policy development with special expertise stemming from many years in Sacramento with the Governor's office, the Legislature and within State government departments. He is considered an expert in Southern California and Sacramento government relations, advocacy. and legislation, with a special expertise in the transportation and infrastructure arena.

He has spent six years as an elected official, serving on the Laguna Niguel City Council since 2004, serving as Mayor in 2008. He serves on multiple regional policy making bodies, representing the City of Laguna NIguel, as well as Orange County, California, with a focus on transportation and infrastructure issues.

He has spent 11 years building and running his Orange County government relations firm, serving a wide range of clients, from cities and other government entities, to corporations to non-profit organizations.



VICTORIA WYMAN
Member and Secretary

Making a Difference

Victoria is a highly productive professional with over 20 years experience in all phases of real estate sales, business development and customer/client relations, including prospect/qualifying, presentations, proposals, negotiating, and closing.

Victoria graduated Golden Key Honor Society Bachelor of Science in Aero Space Science and a minor in communications from Metropolitan State College Denver Colorado. Victoria is a California DRE broker and licensed general engineer/contractor.

Victoria has been a key role in project management assistance to staff, asset managers, realtors, Government Sponsored Enterprises on acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable housing projects; escrow closing, contract review, relocation plan review, draw request review, inspect rehabilitation work.  Victoria has worked on major housing projects using Redevelopment, HOME and National Stabilization Programs.  She meets with developers regarding inquiries on affordable housing development opportunities and completes various annual and quarterly reports. Victoria brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to VFLF in order to fulfill its mission.

Victoria is a keen observer of human behavior and motivation. Major strengths in problem solving, marketing and building long term business relationships applying her exceptional interpersonal skills and communication, resulting in outstanding rapport with clients, colleagues, and professionals at all levels.



Steve Vargem
Member and Director
Army Veteran

As a Director Steve Specializes in the following:Underwriting, portfolio management, commercial real estate contract purchase & sales negotiation, loan and asset modifications, defeasance, variance analysis, excellent written and oral communication, Monitor portfolio performance for 30 national commercial properties. Review and interpret monthly facility operations, escrow account administration and workout/disposition analysis. Review lease covenant compliance and lender reporting requirements. Prepare property and portfolio sensitivity analysis, as well as valuations, debt refinance and special projects.

Analyze and prepare accurate receivership termination and liquidation business plans for a portfolio of 24 Receivership’s with assets in liquidation totaling $2.8 billion. for the Chairman of the Western Region and Receivership Oversight Committee.

Analyze and discuss the disposition strategies of the various assets classes including: Owned Real Estate, Commodities, Structured and Mezzanine Finance Assets, Securities, Subsidiaries and Trust/Credit Assets. Emphasis on financial modeling and disposition projections.
Have a thorough understanding of FDIC regulations, business structure and corporate culture.



Tamorah Hoffman-Weiss
Member and Treasurer

Tamorah is responsible for the Organization's vision, strategic direction, and management of personnel and assets in various locations.

Tamorah, who possesses two decades of mortgage industry experience and real estate sales, brings extensive executive and leadership experience to VFLF.  Tamorah served as Branch Partner of First American Capital, a full services mortgage Lender in multiple states and as a senior level manager with other prestigious lending firms.

Tamorah is a dedicated individual who cares about communities and neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest during the foreclosure crisis; she is dedicated to helping those low to moderate income households and Veterans obtain financing to purchase a permanent affordable home. Tamorah has a B.S. in Business from California State Fullerton with experience in marketing and management.  Tamorah is COMMITTED to Veterans for LIFE Foundation, her family, and her participation in numerous local area community activities.