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Steve-Wooten-Veteran CEO and Founder of Woo10-LLCSteve Wooten, CEO, and founder of Woo10 LLC, is a former Army Interrogator who specializes in creating, managing and delivering learning content that enhances performance for organizations and individuals. Steve is a certified techno-enthusiast who has dedicated over 20 years to combating industry stagnation by challenging the expectations for what can be accomplished.

A pioneer in digital design, Steve’s company specializes in creatively developing, optimizing, and enhancing all types of instructional content. They take calculated risks to go beyond current boundaries to create wildly successful clients. Building quality systems and genuine relationships with clients’ long-term growth is their focus. They are creative, using their drive, commitment, and passion for encouraging, energizing, engaging, and inspiring others is how they do their thing ‘really well’ so that you can do your thing ‘really well’!

Steve’s expertise spans from Dept of Defense, Dept of Education, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Healthcare, to Biopharma drug development platforms. He is a thought leader for “what is next” and continually optimizes his operations to stay at the top of his field.

He is a lifelong learner who stays exceptionally active.  He’s been married 21 years with a 20-year-old and a 16-year-old.  His family moved to the Space Coast five years ago to experience rockets, beaches, and perpetual sunshine. He volunteers with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society flagging new nests along the beach. He enjoys hiking, riding bikes, and trying new things that gets his blood pumping.  He’s developed augmented reality experiences, polished stones, made beer, hiked the Grand Canyon, taught himself Braille, mastered Arabic, hatched butterflies in his flower garden and learned to play the guitar. Steve quips, “I totally dork out over rocket launches, new technologies, and Krispy Kreme donuts…although I’m trying to be gluten-free, so that’s a struggle.”

Steve attended JULO Strategy’s CEO Mindset™ course to switch his mindset from employee/business owner to actual CEO. “I hoped to learn some effective techniques for growing my business and networking in my community.” He continued to the Phase II course to further his knowledge effectively engaging his target market while increasing confidence as a CEO. By the end, he learned the necessity of documenting processes so he could position himself to outsource tasks later. It gave him the focus to sort out the competing priorities and helped him identify time-wasting customers.  Steve Wooten Veteran CEO A-ha moment

We love seeing how much you and your business have grown, Steve, and cannot wait to see you thrive as CEO!

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

 Jay Wirth D'Ogee Pet Waste ServiceJay Wirth, CEO and Veteran Business Owner of D’Ogee Pet Waste Service, was raised in Pensacola, Florida. He joined the US Navy in 1993 and was an Air Traffic Controller until separating from service in 1997. Jay attended and graduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in Communications. He worked at FSU for 12 years, then left to pursue the life of an entrepreneur.  

That’s when he decided to start D’Ogee Pet Waste Services in 2018. The idea was to help dog owners keep their yards, and the environment clean.  “Dog waste can be hazardous to people, dogs, and the water we drink. I saw a need that people either don’t like to remove the dog waste, don’t have the time, or can’t because of physical restrictions.” 

Since starting, Jay and his company have removed more than 4 tons of pet waste from residential, apartment buildings, condos and commercial buildings. They are currently looking to expand into government contracts. By keeping people’s yards, community and general green spaces clean of dog waste, they reduce the chance of spread of bacteria that can cause sickness.  

“My business is a conversation starter! I get the best laughs out of people when I tell them about my company… We are the #1 in your dog’s #2 business! It is very unconventional, but people like to know about it!” He currently resides in Tallahassee, FL with his wife Aimee and two daughters, Ansley and Eliza, and their dog, Wally. Ja Wirth D'Ogee Pet Waste Services A-ha moment

Jay attended JULO Strategy’s CEO Mindset course to expand on opportunities and seize new growth. He learned that talking with the other veterans and hearing he’s not alone in how he was running his business was a rewarding experience. He continued into the Phase II program and learned how to grow his business and run it like a CEO, and not as an employee, by following processes and steps to get shit done! He increased his clientele by 10% and revenue by 5%.  

We think you are a Rockstar Jay and we look forward to seeing how you and your business grow! 

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

True CEO Jim Lane Lane Technology Solutions image

As President and CEO, Jim has positioned Lane Technology Solutions as the top provider of managed services, cloud services and cybersecurity in the Orlando, Florida market. He has a proven track record for assessing clients’ needs and formulating strategies to best meet those needs, as well as educating clients on upcoming trends and business technology challenges. 

Jim’s vision aims to provide the best service to meet all their clients technology needs. In a world of rapidly evolving technological innovation and challengesthey base their business success on theiclients’ success. 

In January 2013 he applied for and was awarded a GI bill grant to re-train in the field of IT. He completed the certification program and received full time employment in January 2014 with Asystech, Inc. He was then promoted to COO in January of 2017 and purchased the company by July 2019. These are really impressive accomplishments! 

Jim’s success in developing partnerships with local colleges has allowed Lane Technology Solutions to invest in the education of young IT professionals by employing interns. Through this program, students get the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences and build a resume while still working towards their degrees and certifications. Jim serves on the advisory board for the Orange Technical College as well. 

Jim joined the U.S. Air Force while in his early 20’s and was stationed in England when he lost a son not long after the baby was born. Being far from home and managing his and his family’s grief, he continued to meet the demands of military life. That experience opened his support for fellow servicemen and servicewomen along with their families.  “Most military families are far from their loved ones — moms, dads and siblings, not to mention extended family members,” he said. “As civilians, we sometimes forget about those enormous sacrifices from military families. It is important to lift them up and recognize their contributions to our country.”  

In his spare time, he enjoys studying mid-century modern architecture, traveling to small towns across the country and classic muscle cars.  

Jim Lane a-ha momentJim attended JULO Strategy’s CEO Mindset course to learn how to delegate tasks so he can make more time for himself to focus on client retention and leading the overall business operations… to become the true CEO. A big a-ha moment for him was learning he cannot be the ‘everything’ of the company. He must ask for what he wants and for the help he needsWe are excited to see what the future holds for you, Jim as you continue on with JULO Strategy. 

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

Angela Tormey Ally Legal Estate and Firearms Plannin Head ShotAngela Tormey is the CEO and founder of Ally Legal, P.A. in Lithia, Florida. Her practice area is Estate and Firearms Planning where she helps families protect their loved ones, their wealth, and their firearms. (Talk about a cool profession!) She is well-versed in addressing the needs of traditional, blended, military and civilian families and individuals at all stages of life from heading off to college to providing a nest egg for great-grandchildren and other loved ones.

Her philosophy for her business is simple. If you just want to buy paper with some basic legal terms on it, she may not be a good fit for you. There are attorneys and services out there who will do exactly that for you and, most likely, at a price point that will make you smile. On the other hand, if you are looking for a long-term estate planning professional who will walk with you through life’s many changes all while applying a holistic and guiding approach to the process of legacy and wealth protection, then you are in luck.

As Air Force Retiree and North Georgia native, Angela moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2014 with her husband (who is also an Air Force Retiree), their children, and dog to enjoy the Florida sunshine and reconnect with the area’s numerous Veterans.

Attorney Tormey has been featured at Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Panel Series, Bay Area Legal Services Pro Bono Spotlight, Women of the Military Podcast Series, Great American Teach-in Presenter, and at Bell Creek Academy’s Financial Literacy Panel. She also volunteers her time as Secretary/Treasurer for Business Networking International’s (BNI) Prosperity in Action Chapter, board member for the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses Tampa Chapter, Deputy Chapter Captain-Riverview of Team RWB Tampa, and Bell Creek Academy’s Inaugural School Advisory Committee.

Angela holds 2 associate degrees and a Professional Manager Certificate from the Community College of the Air Force, an undergrad certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and B.A. in Homeland Security from American Military University, and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Angela attended our CEO Mindset™ Phase I course to figure out strategies to streamline her processes in her Estate and Firearms Planning business. “It’s not something that will happen overnight but through consistent application, the lessons will become habits.”Angela Tormey CEO Mindset a-ha moment

She is currently attending our Phase II course and we cannot wait to see how her business thrives!

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

Curtis Kelley The Culture Marauders PodcastWho loves a good podcast? Look no further than Curtis Kelley, Co-Owner of The Culture Marauders LLC. They are a crew of friends and family with diverse backgrounds and a passion for life. They draw on their experiences to connect to different cultures, take away the best they have to offer, and bring it back to the masses with the intent to enlighten and entertain. Curtis started The Culture Marauders Podcast in Sept 2019 after being encouraged by his wife to leverage his military experience into creating a podcast (wives obviously know best! ????).

Unsure what “culture marauding” is? Read more here: What is “The Culture Marauders”

Curtis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but grew up around the world as a military brat. He is a 20-year military veteran with combat experience that has earned him The Bronze Star Medal for Leadership in Combat.  Curtis possesses a B.A. in Logistics Management and an M.A. in Organizational Management. He currently resides in Tampa, Florida where he is a devoted father of 3 and husband to his wife Corinna for 13 years.

Curtis loves good music, food, traveling, sports, movies, cooking, hanging out with his family, good rum (who doesn’t!), and getting out and immersing himself in different cultures.

He has met 3 Secretaries of Defense (William Cohen, Donald Rumsfeld, and Ashton Carter), Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, and President Barack Obama. He has an uncanny ability of meeting famous people in random places so next time you are wanting to meet the celebrity of your dreams, this guy is your wingman!

Curtis attended our CEO Mindset™ course to gain the tools to become an effective, respected business leader, better manager, and CEO for his business.Curtis Kelley The Culture Marauders a-ha moment

After completing the course, he realized he was taking on too much in the operation of the business and lost focus of what his role was. “It made me take a deeper look into what I want to accomplish with my business and what resources I’ll need to do so.”

We are excited to see what the future holds for you Curtis, and look forward to your success!

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida

Bryan Jacobs - Vets 2 Success Navy veteran, and founder of Vets 2 Success, this Chef gives back to his fellow veterans and the community every day. Bryan’s and Vets 2 Success’s work supports homeless and displaced Veterans. They help them find passion and purpose through food and brew programs. He is humble, kind, and super talented! Please do check out Vets 2 Success online and sponsor a military veteran or 2, shop amazing products, and donate to support up-and-coming veteran chefs! 

Bryan is also the founder of Reveille Meals. This is a food delivery service located in Bradenton, FL. He and his team prepare chef inspired meals using local farmers and markets. A portion of the proceeds goes to Vets 2 Success to help them to continue their non-profit mission.  You can change a military veteran’s life for the better by doing what you love to do…EAT! ORDER UP!! 

He enrolled in the JULO Strategy programs through Veterans Florida to refocus his mindset and actions to growing his business from the inside out. His most rewarding experiences have been the networking and new relationships that he’s building as well as his newfound ability to focus, hold himself accountable, and set deadlines only for the things that will help him to reach his goals. 

Some of Bryan’s “A-ha” moments:  Bryan Jacobs - Reveille Meals Strengths A-ha Moment

They (the programs) really opened my eyes and helped me to understand and embrace my strengths and overcome my weaknesses. I also learned that we should celebrate even the little accomplishments!

Chef Bryan successfully completed the JULO Strategy CEO Mindset™ programs Phase I and II recently. His other “claim to fame” so far is that he’s been featured on Guy’s Grocery Games – with Guy Fieri! Bryan Jacobs - Salute the Troops Grocery GamesWe can’t wait to see where Bryan’s missions will take him and all the veterans he serves! 

Bryan, thank you for your continued service! We are so proud of you and love watching you BE THE CEO! 

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida