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EP077 - Starbucks own Matt Kress on Coffee and Supporting Veterans: Matt Kress spent 22 years in the Marine Corps – enlisted and officer, active duty and reserve.  After a special operations deployment to Iraq in 2004, he left active duty to be a firefighter in Southern California. During that time, he used the...

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Matt Kress spent 22 years in the Marine Corps – enlisted and officer, active duty and reserve.  After a special operations deployment to Iraq in 2004, he left active duty to be a firefighter in Southern California. During that time, he used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to earn a master's degree from the University of Washington and an MBA from UCLA.  He’s now the Senior Manager of Veteran and Military Affairs at Starbucks.   In this episode we discuss: • Coffee and it’s connection to the military • The tremendous work that Starbucks is doing to support Veterans and their families. • What it's like to be in position to really move the needle on veterans issues in our country in a big way. • The connection between first responders and veterans and how they share some challenges.  

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