OUR TEAM

Nick Jones
Nick JonesFounder/President

Nick has been an active duty military member of the Marine Corps for eleven years and most recently worked as a Critical Skills Operator at Marine Special Operations Command for seven years. He grew up just outside of Kansas City, Kansas, where he graduated high school early to join the Marine Corps in January 2010. Immediately after his boot camp and school of infantry graduation, Nick returned to Kansas to walk with his high school graduating class. Nick was assigned to 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and deployed on the 31st MEU and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. In 2013 Nick went to MARSOC assessment and selection and was selected. After the MARSOC Individual Training Course he attended a basic language course for Modern Standard Arabic, and was eventually assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Hotel Company. Nick was deployed to Iraq twice and Jordan once with Marine Special Operations Team 8232. On Nick’s last and final deployment to Iraq in 2020 he was wounded in a combat operation. His injury has resulted in a long and grueling recovery process—which during his hard days and dark nights he formed Talons Reach Foundation.

Fletcher Jones
Fletcher JonesHead of Puplick Relations

Fletcher is Nick’s right hand man. He has only been with Nick for a short time but is already earning his title of Head of Puplick Relations. Fletcher is from Jefferson City, Missouri and before coming to Nick he attended the service dog training program. Fletcher was just 8 weeks old when he began his 6-month training to become a service dog and receive his certification through the ADA. He is very excited to be a part of the team and completely understands the difference between work and play. He is very passionate about playing fetch and chewing up anything in site in his off time. But when it is time to work, he is obedient, generous, loving, supportive, and looks out for his team.

Matt Davis
Matt DavisVice President

Matt has been an active duty military member of the Marine Corps for fourteen years and most recently worked as a Critical Skills Operator at Marine Special Operations Command for seven years. He grew up on the Central Coast of California where he played baseball and golf. After graduating high school, Matt joined the Marine Corps in 2007 at age 18 and was stationed on the Island of Oahu with 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines upon graduating basic training. Matt has deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. In 2013 he decided to attend MARSOC A&S and after baseline training he was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion (now 2nd Marine Raider Battalion). He then deployed to Lebanon and Afghanistan with Marine Special Operations Team 8214. In 2020 Matt decided to apply to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Aviation Program where he was selected, and has now begun his journey to the world of Army Aviation.

Alex Neill
Alex NeillTreasurer

Alex has been an active duty military member of the Marine Corps for nine years and most recently worked as a Critical Skills Operator at Marine Special Operations Command for five years. He grew up in Southern California, in a city named Thousand Oaks. His high school years were spent north of Salt Lake City, Utah, in a city named Syracuse where he played baseball, snowboarded, and finished his high school education. Alex left the university he was attending to join the Marine Corps in February 2012 when he was 19 years old. Upon completion of boot camp, and the School of Infantry, he was assigned to 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, where he deployed twice, graduated Scout Sniper School and became a Sniper Team Leader. He then attended Assessment and Selection(A&S) for the Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) followed by the baseline required training. Upon completion he was assigned to 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. Alex last deployed with Marine Special Operations Team 8232 in 2020 and is currently transitioning out of the Marine Corps.

Alex Schnell
Alex SchnellBoard Member

Alex is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 2012 to 2019. He was a Multi-Purpose Canine (MPC) Handler for Marine Special Operations Command for five years. He was born and raised in Rapid City, SD where he enjoyed playing sports and outdoor activities during his childhood. After a semester in college, Alex decided to leave academics and enlist in the Marine Corps. During his career he deployed three times, all with his MPC Bass, to Iraq (2016), Somalia (2017), and Afghanistan (2019). He was honorably discharged in 2019 and currently lives in San Antonio, TX where he owns and operates a dog training business. Since his separation, he has stayed in contact with many people that currently serve in the Special Operations community. Serving on the board of directors for Talons Reach Foundation is a tremendous honor and a great way for Alex to give back to the community that he once served.

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