We are Shane and Cynthia Hicks, the founders of RebootVA. Early in my military career, during hand-to-hand combat training, I sustained two torn retina, a concussion, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After four surgeries, I was unexpectedly medically separated. At the time, my spouse was unemployed, we’d just taken on a $200K mortgage at what we thought would be our duty station, and I faced the very real concern of not being able to pay our bills nor put food on the table. We had to engage with numerous Veteran’s Service Organizations and retain an attorney to fight for our benefits. We also had to learn what employment and business opportunities were available to us, as I struggled with the daily symptoms brought on by my injuries. For the past 10 years, I’ve worked with various startups and established businesses to help them grow. The intent of RebootVA is to focus these efforts on Veterans and their supporting families, by surrounding them with the proper people and resources, to enable them to find employment or start their own businesses, just like we had to do many years ago.