Advisors provide coaching to teams and individuals throughout the course of the program. Advisors facilitate trainings, mentor Corps members and support community partnerships. Each team is assigned an SLC Advisor to help achieve programmatic, team and individual goals.
Matt Landis is an innovator, speaker, and engineer with a background in data engineering, complex analysis, machine learning and artificial intelligence. He served ten years in the U.S. Army as a Forward Observer and AH-64D Apache Longbow pilot, with two tours in Iraq. After separating from the military in 2009, he completed his engineering degree at the University of Pittsburgh and became a research engineer at the Human Engineering Research Lab, designing and developing advanced robotics solutions to communication, mobility and disability issues. In 2015, Matt founded and led the Homewood Platoon of The Mission Continues, working with the community to expand youth development and sports programming. In 2017, he started the Pittsburgh Chapter of No One Left Behind, which has relocated over 100 Afghan and Iraqi interpreters and their families to the city in its first year.
Sarah Plummer Taylor is an established leader in the field of resilience building, holistic wellness, and community engagement. Her experience as a U.S. Marine who deployed twice to Iraq was the inspiration for her book, “Just Roll With It: 7 Battle Tested Truths for Building a Resilient Life.” Furthermore, having felt the healing benefits of mindfulness-based practices, she was called to continue personally studying as well as research the impact of those methods and then teach them to others. This lead Sarah to earn a master’s degree in social Work from the University of Denver, graduate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, complete training as a 500hr-ERYT registered yoga instructor, and become an adjunct professor in Health Education and Promotion. Sarah lives in Colorado with her husband, baby girl, service dog, and three-legged pet dog.
- Josue Guerrero-Uribe, US Marine Corps