Jamie Summerlin is a Gulf War era veteran, having served in the United States Marine Corps for six years. Currently, he serves as the president of the board of directors of Operation Welcome Home in Morgantown, West Virginia, and is involved in other veteran- focused programs, such as CamoToCap. He is also an inspirational speaker for business and professional organizations, schools, veteran groups and the running community.
David Pargman is emeritus professor of educational psychology at Florida State University, where he served as program leader for educational psychology and coordinator for graduate studies in sport and exercise psychology. Prior to his 31 years of service at Florida State University, he taught at Boston University and the City College of New York. Dr. Pargman received the master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from New York University.