This week in the studio a former Navy SEAL who conducted combat operations in Baghdad and Rhamadi. Upon leaving the service my guest realized that once you been in combat and are no longer in that world, nothing on the other side correlates to it. He also realized that there needs to be stepping stones to something else, because without them that leads down a road to destruction. My guest put his mind and know how to first saving the Monarch Butterfly, but he couldn’t stop there he has established an idea that will lead to healthier lives for not only veterans but to anyone that is willing to learn. He is the CEO and Founder of Guardian Grange which is a humanitarian and environmental regeneration project to protect natural resources, strengthen communities, and facilitate veteran reintegration with a renewed sense of purpose. It is a pleasure to introduce Mark Matzeldelaflor……
INTRO and OUTRO music written,performed, and provided by the band Rattle Root. Check them out below.
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Mark Matzeldelaflor is a Navy SEAL combat veteran who has committed his life to helping veterans heal, connect, and find purpose through regenerative work in nature. Driven by a vision to inspire individuals to do good works within local communities, his passion is reconnecting humans to our natural roles as stewards of the earth and acknowledging the great spirit which connects all life and empowers us to improve the environment for our children and future generations. Mark grew up in the backwoods of New Hampshire, loving the forests, lakes, and mountains as his home. After losing too many veteran friends to suicide and reflecting on the detachment of returning veterans in society, Mark had an epiphany that led him to reconnect to his roots in nature to help solve the problems close to his heart. He founded Guardian Grange to serve as a veteran-powered, regenerative healing network — helping veterans heal by protecting natural resources and growing a network of regenerative communities in line with his vision to establish a soil-based economy which values naturally balanced ways of living to improve humanity and our relationship with the earth.