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Patriotic Hearts Board of Directors

Patriotic Hearts is a 501c3 non-profit whose primary mission is to eradicate US veteran unemployment. We also provide a host of services that assists veterans, their families and the businesses that support them.

Our “Voting” Board Members are all US veterans. They are also men of honor, truth, achievement and persons who possess a continued commitment to serve US veterans and our nation, America. We are proud to introduce the life-blood that provides vitality for Patriotic Hearts:

Tori Baird


Tom Rippy

(USAF) Treasurer

Tom Rippy owns Lighthouse Tax Services in Ladson, SC. He manages the finances, books, banking, taxes and donations for Patriotic Hearts, and serves as our Board Treasurer. Tom has been with Patriotic Hearts since 2009. In many ways he has been our Rock. Tom’s advice and assistance have been critical to the maintenance of our mission. He is a man of faith, sincerity and honor. Here is more information about Tom: 9.5 years active duty Air force. Enlisted and officer. Received commission through ROTC at Charleston Southern University. Held rank of Captain with the SC National Guard. Graduate of Horry Georgetown Tech. (HGT) and Charleston Southern University (CSU). Graduate studies at University of Maryland and Texas A&M. Here is a link to information about Tom’s Lighthouse Tax Services http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/business/2632/lighthouse-tax-service-center