Founder and President
Jerry Walter retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army where his last assignment was managing a multi-million dollar nationwide environmental management program. Since 2005 he first worked part-time for the NFDF while he was still in the military and now works full-time since his retirement from the Army in 2011. He has over 32 years of management experience with 27 years of active duty military service. His management experience is supported by a strong background in financial management and strategic planning. One of Jerry's many assignments was as a strategic planner in the Pentagon during the tragic events of 9/11. Jerry has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy from Michigan State University, a Master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a certificate from Duke University in non-profit management. He is one of several family members with Fabry disease. Jerry has two sons and nine grandchildren. He currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife Angela and two girls, Molly a mini-beagle and Annah a Golden retriever.