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Board Members

Foundation President: Ed Martin, Tom's father, is retired and lives in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Kremmling, Colorado and raised in Huron, South Dakota.  Ed spent 29 years in the US Army before retiring in 1995. He recently retired again after being employed at Ft Sam Houston, TX and working in the Training, Education, and Security Division of the Army Support Activity.  "I hope to use the foundation to do good in ways that Tom would have wanted. To truly help people."

Foundation Vice President: Candy Martin, Tom's mother, is a retired Army Warrant Officer.  Born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Candy enjoys her adopted home in San Antonio, Texas, where she spends the majority of her time volunteering in the community.  “My dream is for this memorial foundation to make a difference in the life of a young man or young lady, who lives life to the fullest and wants to make a difference in our world – just as Tom did.”

Foundation Secretary: Sarah Martin Hood, Tom's sister, currently lives with her husband Jeff and their son Colt in Fayetteville, Arkansas where she works in marketing at Mitchell Communications Group and stays busy chasing a growing kiddo and cheering for the Razorbacks. "I hope this foundation lives up to his memory, and that we're able to honor Tom's fun and dedicated spirit in a way that brings our family together."

Foundation Treasurer: Erika (Noyes) Holownia, Tom’s fiancée, is an active duty Army Major. She and her husband Greg are stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.  “Tom’s greatest goal was to just do GOOD – within his family, personal life, the Army, and his Soldiers.  The foundation provides an opportunity to continue his efforts.”

Laura Martin Rangira, Tom's sister, lives with her husband Leo and their son Nelson in Dallas, Texas. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and works as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. "My goal for the foundation is to keep Tom's generous and amazing spirit alive. He lived a life of service and to carry that on in his honor is extremely important."

Becky Martin, Tom's youngest sister, is currently based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Working as a Client Account Executive for Catapult Marketing, she enjoys experiencing the culture-rich atmosphere of Northwest Arkansas and volunteering with local community nonprofits. "The pillar of this foundation, for me, is helping others while keeping Tom's memory and spirit alive. I am honored to be part of such an endeavor."

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