Ali McClung | Development Associate

Office: St. Louis, Missouri

Hometown:

St. Louis, MO

School:

University of Missouri – St. Louis

Job Prior to The Mission Continues:

Corporate Marketing at Centene Corporation

Military Service:

Did not serve; wife of a Purple Heart recipient

My proudest moment:

Seeing my husband show off his prosthetic leg to a child who had just received her first prosthetic arm. The girl’s mother kept saying (in Spanish) “look my love, you’re not the only one.” This melted my heart a little bit.

Favorite summer activity:

Overlanding, self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal, with my husband and our two rescue dogs.

Book on my nightstand:

“Tough as They Come” by Marcus Brotherton and Travis Mills

Favorite Sports Team:

St. Louis Cardinals

Most rewarding thing about working at The Mission Continues:

All of those on the team are truly passionate about helping veterans and achieving our goals. That passion is contagious and I cannot wait to see where it takes us!

Song that describes me:

You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon

Item on your bucket list:

Visit all 58 National Parks in the United States – 8 down so far.