Sadly, on average, 22 veterans take their own life each day. To us, the mohawk represents the outlier – the person who is not afraid to go against the grain, rise up for what they believe in, and above all, stand tall in the face of adversity. Veterans and those who support them embody the mohawk. When you get a mohawk in support of veterans, you become a part of a movement that is greater than oneself.
22Mohawks is proud to provide assistance to veterans who need help with navigating the struggles of everyday life when they return home from duty.
Be it physical, mental, or financial support, we strive to do everything in our power to improve the lives of veterans while combating PTSD and raising awareness for the prevalence of veteran suicide among our former service members.
We are humbled and grateful to have your support.
Our slogan, “we will do this together!”, is embodied by our simple yet powerful values.
Mike is a Massachusetts native who served in the Marine Corps from 2009-2013 fresh out of high school at the age of 17.
Kelly is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Until the birth of her twins, she worked in social services
Stacey Ann is the CEO of 22Mohawks, a Non-profit bringing awareness to veteran suicide. She is an ISEI Certified Emotional Intelligence Facilitator, Certified NLP Practitioner, Energy Healer, Author and holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science.
Stacey is also the founder of Mind Body Image, a company providing both individual and corporate wellness programs to bring mental, physical and emotional education together for her clients.
In 2009, Stacey lost her father to Veteran Suicide. Knowing first hand the pain and trauma that comes along with losing someone to suicide she aims to provide awareness, support and love to all of those in need.
She is truly an uplifting visionary who has also overcome many years of trauma and although she holds many titles, her driving force and most valuable title is being a mother to her 10 year old daughter.
Dave joined the Army in 2001 and served in various light infantry units until his separation in 2016. In 2009, he passed Ranger School and was deployed with the Golden Dragons 2/14In, 10th Mountain Division to Iraq. After his honorable discharge in 2016, he attended Suffolk University in Boston where he majored in Finance and now serves as a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual and a financial planning team based in Wellesley, Ma.He currently lives with his daughter, Isabella, and dog Winston in Millis, Ma.
After his separation from the Army, David began to notice that more and more service members were taking their own lives and felt compelled to start the non-profit, 22Mohawks. The main goal of 22Mohawks is to bring awareness to veteran suicide. They sponsor multiple events each year that bring veterans and their families together. Their mission is to create and keep the bond between veterans so that everyone knows that they have someone with similar experiences they can lean on. A big part of that bond and connection is lost after separation from the military and believing fully in their mission to reinforce and maintain that sense of community.
Rachel is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston, majoring in criminology end sociology. She is bilingual in English and Arabic. She is a hardworking and passionate Realtor with NextHome Signature Realty. When she’s not selling homes you can find her slinging drinks at Limey’s Pub in her hometown of Norwood. Rachel loves to help people and is very excited to be apart of the #22mohawks team. Rachel has helped set up many fundraisers to help out the superhero’s of our nation, including Norwood Veterans and Vet2Vet Boston. Rachel is attentive in everything she does and is ready to help veterans and their families with whatever they may need.
Mike is a Massachusetts native who served in the Marine Corps from 2009-2013 fresh out of high school at the age of 17. Mike served in the Engineer and Maintenance field and deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 12.1 and 12.2.
Mike Moved to Cape Cod in 2013 and is currently a heavy equipment operator while still serving the community.
Mike volunteers his time and efforts to 22Mohawks and has expanded our outreach to a large community in the Cape Code area. Check out our 22-K9 Motorcycle Ride that Mike created to support Veteran Suicide Awareness and our Pups for Vets Program.
Kelly is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Until the birth of her twins, she worked in social services for a specialized foster care program in Rhode Island. After spending several years raising her daughters, Kelly rejoined the workforce and is currently a real estate agent for Re/Max Real Estate Center, licensed in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Veterans hold a special place in Kelly’s heart both personally and professionally. She has several family members who have served in the military. Her sister’s husband is a Marine and is a hero to Kelly’s daughters! A large portion of Kelly’s real estate clients are Veterans, and she specializes in the VA loan home buying process.
Kelly is very excited and honored to be a part of 22 Mohawks and help this community in any way possible. She is passionate about teaching our youth to give back and is very hopeful that she will be able find ways to involve them in this mission, as well.