Since January 2020, Tristan has led his non-profit, 22 Jumps, from ideation to an organization with a bi-coastal reach that has raised $150K+ in small donations across five fundraising events. Tristan is a Senior Analyst in the consumer banking industry, the principal of Morpho Capital, and co-lead for ENRICH: Brain Health After TBI — a four-year Congressionally Directed Medical Study Research Program being led by the Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center. Tristan recently earned an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently pursuing a MS in Analytics through Texas A&M University.
Prior to his current ventures, Tristan: worked in commercial real estate as a project manager and principal; designed, implemented, and led physical security solutions for the US Department of State; volunteered as a SAR tech and AEMT for Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association; served as a scout sniper team leader, infantryman, and weapons instructor in 2nd Battalion 1st Marines.
When Tristan is not working or doing something athletic outdoors, he is usually swinging a hammer on gentrification projects, reading non-fiction books while drinking French press coffee, traveling with his wife and daughter, or being a mentor for other veteran entrepreneurs.
Adam graduated with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Akron. He has spent the entirety of his career with Swagelok Company, an industrial fluid system provider. Based out of Washington State, Adam is currently a regional field engineer for Swagelok Northwest, supporting Oregon, Washington and Alaska. For fun Adam enjoys BASE Jumping, hiking and remote camping.
Elliot Kim is an experienced finance professional with a background in M&A, corporate finance, and supporting early-stage startups. He is currently an analyst at Cascade Partners, a middle market investment bank based in Detroit. Elliot cofounded BandSavvy LLC, an EdTech startup, which was recently acquired by J.W. Pepper, the world’s largest distributor of sheet music. Prior to working in finance, Elliot was an environmental geologist at Rex Energy providing technical support for oil and gas operations. Elliot holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is completing his Master of Business Administration in Finance & Strategy from the University of Pittsburgh.
As 22 Jumps’ Chief Communications Officer, Meghan does more than wrangle commas. With an M.A. in Journalism, she brings to the team more than a decade and a half of multimedia content creation and editorial experience. Meghan has worked as a graphic designer, photographer, managing editor, branded content writer and more for some of the largest news providers in Pennsylvania. Meghan currently owns her own business, Prismatik Media, and loves helping her clients share stories in the most compelling way. Her most popular services include writing and media consulting.
When Meghan isn’t working with words, you can find her traveling, underwater teaching SCUBA diving or baking delicious homemade pies that she and her husband Tristan swear they’ll “run off” the next day.
Adam Krum is the Chief Safety Officer for 22 Jumps, as well as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served two tours in Iraq. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in professional aviation at Utah Valley University and works part-time as a skydiving instructor. Adam is certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration as a parachute rigger and a private pilot. Adam has been instrumental in managing and maintaining the 100% successful safety record for 22 Jumps since its founding in 2020 and has a strong drive to help the nonprofit succeed in honor of the many active-duty and veteran friends he has lost over the years to mental health and suicide.
Corinne graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a Master of Nursing Degree. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2008. She is completing her Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice in May 2022 from the University of Utah. She is a part owner of a private pediatric practice in Twin Falls, ID. Corinne also seems patients at The Wellness Tree, a free clinic, and serves on The Wellness Tree board. 22 Jumps holds a special place in Corinne’s heart, as she helped her daughter Savannah organize the 2021 event at the Perrine Bridge for Savannah’s senior project. Corinne wants to continue to be involved as she is passionate about the mission of 22 Jumps, her brother’s experience in the Army, and her daughter’s goals to join and fly for the Navy. For fun, Corinne likes to skydive, be outdoors, and spend time with her husband, daughter and puppies.
Ben Pitassi is active duty military currently serving with the Navy Parachute Team. He has deployed 7 times to various parts of the world during his career. Ben is passionate about helping his fellow service members and founded The Uplift Union in 2019, a non profit centered around adaptive paragliding. Ben is 38 years old and is married to his wife Jen, who serves as a firefighter for San Diego City Fire Department. With retirement approaching, Ben plans to make working for non profits a main focus in his life.
Ben’s hobbies include BASE jumping, speed flying, paragliding, skiing, surfing, muay thai, BJJ, paramotoring and motorcycle riding as a way of spending time with friends and family.
Jonathan (Jon-o) graduated from New York University with a degree in Finance and has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He has spent most of his career in the secondary financial markets for residential mortgages having been a Director at MCT Trading and the Chief Risk Officer of Mortgage Country. Jon-o is currently a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. In his spare time Jon-o skydives, BASE jumps, flies planes and runs with the Back On My Feet organization.
Matt Abramson is currently a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. He was previously an Engagement Manager in Aspirant’s Strategy & Transformation practice. Matt helps clients to design and then implement their future states through strategy development & strategic planning, transformation strategy & road mapping, organizational & operating model design, and more. He has a background in chemical engineering and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Matt is a 2021 Pittsburgh 30 under 30, receiving the honor from the Pittsburgh Business Times and Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. who each year recognizes 30 leaders under the age of 30 who have demonstrated outstanding professional successes while also contributing to the broader community.
Theresa Nafis graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. She is an active-duty Marine Corps pilot and flies the F-35B for VMFAT-502. Before flying F-35Bs, Theresa spent five years as a Weapons and Systems Operator in the F/A-18D. She was stationed in Japan and deployed to various countries throughout the Pacific. She is also one of the first women to ever earn a Combat MOS; she served a year in the infantry as a Forward Air Controller with 1st LAR Battalion before transitioning to the F-35B. Theresa is passionate about improving the mental health care that is provided to active duty military and veterans and is excited to be a part of the 22 Jumps team. Theresa’s hobbies include BASE jumping, skydiving, snowboarding, surfing, road biking and spending time with her dog Josie.
Drew Thomas is an Award Manager with the Geneva Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is the advancement of military medicine through its supported research programs, program management capabilities, and dedication to our Nation’s service members and their families. He has spent the last 7+ years coordinating and managing research at Madigan Army Medical Center, located in Washington State, with research programs ranging from Urologic Oncology to mTBI assessment and treatment, but his primary work focus has been Austere Telemedicine and Medical Simulation development. He is currently in the process of completing his Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree, with the expectation of graduating this fall and applying for admission to MBA programs shortly thereafter.
Drew has always held a close proximity to the military growing up with parents who served in both active duty and contractor positions within the DoD for 25+ years leading him to seek ways to give back through research and volunteer work. In his free time Drew’s hobbies include BASE jumping, hiking, cooking, and spending time with his wife Eden and their two dogs.
Dr. Nicole Harmon is a PhD-trained therapist with over 20 years of experience in psychology, philanthropy, patient advocacy, public health, and clinical research. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB), a non-profit 501(c)(3) biomedical research and technology organization dedicated to advancing brain health by fast-tracking precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics..
Prior to joining CVB, Dr. Harmon served as a leader for several non-profit organizations focused on health advocacy and improving research standards and care. Her most recent role as Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC), a global consensus-based standards development organization and the FDA’s partner for data standards. During her tenure there she transformed CDISC’s financial roadmaps, program management and global brand. Additionally, she developed and managed complex partnerships with leading U.S and International governmental funding partners.