I started “The DarkSide of Elite” Podcast, because I want to educate and help others learn and grow. I would like to share my life experience thus far and as I move forward to help others accomplish whatever their hopes and dreams are by sharing my story and that of my guests. I WAS a United States Naval Officer, and I WAS and Navy SEAL. I am not those anymore, it was a job and it was awesome. I don’t believe all that BS about “Once a something something, always a something something.” Yes, if the enemy comes over the walls I will have some training and experience to handle that situation better than most people, however the people that I was around and the Teams I led have given me a wealth of knowledge and experience to help others. This is what we try to do on “The DarkSide of Elite” Podcast and associated digital materials. The United States Navy and SEAL Team are epic organizations and I am very proud to have been a small part of them, and to have served my country and the people of the United States. Frankly, in my time or “The Global War on Terror” years, we served the entire world and I hope history will show we “did good”. The SEAL Teams gave me more than I ever gave them, and my teammates and mentors shaped me into a much better version of myself 20 years later after signing up, and everyday. As I move forward in life, I feel just as passionate to share my story from my time in the Navy, but also the lessons I have learned outside the Navy. Stories from my childhood, marriage, fatherhood, and all the F^ck ups along the way. WHY? Cause I don’t know another way to help others, other than to share experience, strength and hope. That is why Scott and I are here. Stay Calm, and Stay Classy DSOE Crew.