Administrative Assistant for Gold Star Teen Adventures.
Trina is a military/wounded warrior spouse and a mother of two. Trina has a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Exceptional Student Education. Trina works as a Special Education teacher and has over 17 years of experience in education. Trina has had the opportunity to teach in many different school districts within the United States and has also taught in Korea. Trina’s teaching experience has provided her the opportunity work extensively with military children and their families. Trina is actively involved in the Gold Star Teen Adventures Foundation founded by her husband Kent Solheim. Trina is the Secretary and Treasurer for the Foundation as well as helping to plan and implement the Adventures of the program.
Public Affairs and Fundraising Coordinator for Gold Star Teen Adventures
Celia Wolff is a mother of four, a competitive Masters’ swimmer, coach and a military spouse. Her 25 years of volunteering within the military community during her husband’s many assignments has allowed her to touch many of our Army families. Taking care of our families and soldiers is a top priority for Celia. Her energy has been focused on Family Readiness and support through her Army Family Team Building instruction, unit Family Readiness Group leadership positions, mentoring and continued efforts with the Army Family Action Plan program as both a delegate and as support staff. She also served as a member of the Military Officers’ Association of America’s Current Service Spouse Advisory Council. Celia is the Head Coach of the Ft. Bragg Masters’ Swim Team. She has coached the Ft. Bragg Fighting Fish and several high school and club teams at the Wolff family’s ten different duty stations. Celia has an extensive competitive swimming background. She began competing when she was nine and continued through college where she swam for Western Illinois University and Purdue University. Celia took a 23 year break from the pool but came back and joined Masters swimming in 2011. She now holds three NC Masters’ State relay records and one USMS National record. Celia continues to train and compete at the national and international level and is ranked on the US Masters’ Top ten list and is also a Masters’ All-American.
Mentor and Public Relations Coordinator for Gold Star Teen Adventures
Jacob is a Special Operations Gold Star Son. His father, SCPO Daniel Healy, was killed in action while aboard a quick reaction force helicopter during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan, June 28th, 2005. Jacob has experienced the support of our military community over the last eight years and has grown to appreciate the time and efforts of all involved in healing Gold Star Families. Jacob has found solace and inspiration in playing a greater role within the community of children who have lost a parent as a result of service. He formed his own effort, Children of the Fallen, and continues to search for new ways to make a greater impact on his community. Jacob graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and has had the privilege to study abroad in Paris, Istanbul, and Madrid. Jacob currently serves the Gold Star Teen Adventures as the Mentor and Public Relations Coordinator.
Advisory Committee Chairman for Adventure Outdoors
Dan Rogers is the Chair for the Gold Star Teen Adventure Outdoor Advisory Committee. Along with his work with Gold Star Teen Adventures, Dan and his family are active serving the Wounded Warrior community. Dan holds a single and multi-engine instrument pilot license and has flown over 170 Wounded Warrior missions transporting our Nation’s heroes as a volunteer for the Veterans Airlift Command. –
Dan also brings a vast range of experience and expertise as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Duotech Services Inc., a privately held company. Duotech Services began operations in 1982 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Duotech Services has achieved an outstanding reputation throughout the Department of Defense, and major defense contractors, for delivering high quality products and services on time. Duotech performs reverse engineering, repair services and manufacturing legacy and proven military electronic and electromechanical equipment for the US military as well as twenty two foreign FMS customers. In addition, Duotech Services maintains an engineering and technician staff which is highly trained in current technologies. As a result, the Company has the capability to deliver state-of-the-art electronic products and services.
Dan’s education includes training in the electronics field at universities and Technical Institutes in Florida as well as electronic equipment manufacturers’ technical training programs. Dan has also worked at the National Security Agency NSA and the US Army security detachment in Warrenton, VA.
Dan has also served on the board of Macon Bank a 1.2 billion dollar North Carolina mutual institution and was co-chairman of the Macon Bancorp, a financial holding company.
Advisory Committee Chairman for Adventure Sailing
Patrick Powers is a U.S. Army Green Beret with over twenty years of service. He served multiple combat tours commanding both US and Coalition Special Operations Forces. After four combat tours, he considers himself lucky to be alive, healthy, and with his family. Patrick is dedicated to the Gold Star Teen Adventures Foundation and their mission to provide the children of our fallen comrades the types of adventures these children’s fathers would have provided if they had survived. Today, Patrick enjoys time with his own children skiing, sailing, riding, swimming, shooting, surfing, and traveling. He feels a calling to ensure the Gold Star Teens are afforded similar opportunities to experience these adventures and to understand the men of Special Operations, their values, camaraderie, and sense of adventure. Patrick previously raised money for SOF Warrior Foundation as well as the SEAL Foundation. This year he joins the Board of Directors of the Gold Star Teen Adventures Foundation and serves as the Sailing Committee Chairman. Patrick holds a bachelors degree in History from Ohio University and a masters degree from the US Army Command and General Staff College.
Darlene Meginnis has been married to a retired Special Forces officer for 27 years. A significant training accident for her husband Bob gave Darlene a lifelong perspective on how different life could have been for their son had Bob not recovered. Bob and Darlene’s 24 year old son is currently serving with 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Darlene earned a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and works as a middle school media specialist.
Bob Meginnis is a retired Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel, having served 27 years in SOF as both an officer and an NCO. His service includes enlisted time with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), detachment commander in the 1st Battalion / 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Okinawa and service in a Special Mission Unit. He’s got a Bachelor’s from Campbell University and a Masters degree from the U.S. Naval War College. He and his wife Darlene enjoy time with their granddaughter when visiting their son, 1LT Meginnis currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.