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Bomb Disposal Specialist: Ken Falke!
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Our guest this week is Ken Falke:
Ken is a veteran who spent 21 years in the US Navy as a bomb disposal specialist and author of Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma, is also the founder of Boulder Crest Institute, the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families. Ken is now helping veterans and civilians alike who are suffering from PTSD --- in other words, numerous challenges that can be given one of many different names, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, even cancer a car accident or the like. After retiring from the Navy in 2002, Ken started and later sold A-T Solutions, a counter-terrorism company. In 2004, Ken founded the EOD Warrior Foundation to support the families of severely wounded military bomb disposal personnel. This work inspired Ken and his family to donate 37 acres of their estate in Bluemont, Virginia and millions of dollars to build Boulder Crest Retreat Virginia in 2013 – the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families— and go on to establish Boulder Crest Retreat Arizona and the Boulder Crest Institute in 2017.