It took Noah Currier all of six years to get out of his “funk.” Six years after the traumatic accident that paralyzed him from the chest down, former Marine Cpl. Currier finally found the drive to get back into competitive sports—and has been “Oscar Mike” (“on the move”) ever since.
In 2011 he officially forged the Oscar Mike apparel brand and the Oscar Mike Foundation, both of which are thriving and providing a means for anyone and everyone to get active and stay ON THE MOVE.
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Chief Financial Officer
Michael Larson AKA “The old man” at Oscar Mike has been a blessing to us from the moment he came aboard. Michael was a Captain in the Army and was medically retired after suffering a c5/6 spinal cord injury.
Michael has been instrumental in the growth and development of Oscar Mike and the OM foundation. Michael goes as far as jumping out of a perfectly good airplane with an OM shirt on just to support the cause and inspire others. Oh yeah… he does a good job managing our finances too!
Warehouse Manager, Lifeline Engineer
If you’ve ordered a product from Oscar Mike in the past you can guarantee that Andy’s had a hand on it somewhere along the line. Along with managing our inventory and keeping our product line together, Andy is also responsible for designing each of our custom Lifeline patterns which he learned how to make as an Army Sgt in the 10th Mountain Division, Charlie Co 2-14.
On St Patty’s day 2012, a short while after returning home, Andy suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and almost died. Doctors had no idea how he was even breathing and gave him mere hours to live, but by some miracle Andy managed to pull through. In July of 2012 surgeons in Madison, WI removed the affected blood vessels in his brain and he is currently on his way to a 100% full recovery. Through his brain injury, Andy came in contact with Noah Currier and the Oscar Mike foundation and has been an important part of the team ever since.
For the better part of the last decade Marky Hladish has been drawing and designing for everyone from national brands to major label music artists, so when OM Founder Noah Currier needed an artist to create the first Oscar Mike shirts, Marky was an easy choice. In 2011, Noah invited Marky to bring his dedication and experience to the Oscar Mike team to be in charge of developing the bad-ass look and feel of all things Oscar Mike.
Every team needs a little sister. Renae Felse’s ever positive attitude and willingness to do anything and everything to further the cause make her an indispensable part of the Oscar Mike team. She currently holds down the day to day operations and oversees the travel and planning for Oscar Mike missions and events. Don’t let her size fool you. Just because she’s the only chick in the office doesn’t mean she can’t handle her own!
Paul received his degree in fine arts at the California College of Art before returning to his home state of IL. to begin his career in illustration. Over the past 35 years, he has been published thousands of times and has worked for some of America’s premiere ad agencies, corporations, and publishers. When his son Elliott deployed to Afghanistan 3 years ago, his attention turned to military and patriotic themes. Paul resides in West Dundee with his wife Sharon and German Shorthaired Pointer, Meg. When Paul isn’t painting, he can be found running, hunting or fishing.
Transformation is nothing new to Sgt. Rose. In a period of just a few years, he graduated at the top of his class at the University of Wisconsin with a dual degree in molecular chemistry and biochemistry, became a lumberjack, and then decided to join the Army. But then, in May of 2011 his life (and his RG-31 Mine Restraint Ambush Protected vehicle) would be turned upside down in the Shah District of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
After the incident, his first thoughts were on his driver and his gunner who were groaning, in pain, hurt, but still alive!… “Well Dad, I got a little nick but I am ok”, is how Rose later described his injuries, which resulted in paralysis from his chest down.
D-Rose brings that same outspoken spirit of positivity and mental fortitude to the Oscar Mike staff as he assists in OM events and shows.
Tim Waterman isn’t just a good looking dude, he’s a Marine Corps Veteran and a U of I business graduate who is currently working on his masters. Tim has helped both Oscar Mike and the Foundation in many ways since day one proving to be a great asset for the mission.
When he’s not in the OM offices working on something he’s probably either running, cycling, in the gym, or playing a sport. Tim is always “on the move” in his personal life and “Oscar Mike” in his work.
Tim Vixay is a Marine Corps Veteran and was medically retired after suffering a C5/6 spinal cord injury. He hasn’t let that slow him down though. Tim is still active in a variety of sports, works out frequently, and is a killer one-pointer to have on your rugby team.
Tim has conquered his situation and is inspiring others to do the same. He was the perfect person to join the Oscar Mike team to further our involvement in athletics and competitive sports.
Thomas Sergent AKA Sarge
US Marine Corps Veteran with a background in law enforcement, private investigation and nuclear security. Also a professional scuba diver who has a passion for diving with sharks and spending as much time underwater as possible.
Chief of Sales Ops
Jesus Gallegos served in the same Marine Corps unit and Company with OM founder, Noah Currier, during Op Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jesus was around when Oscar Mike was just an idea five years ago and he was around to get Oscar Mike’s first unit order.
Jesus has literally stood in a hail storm to help make a sale for Oscar Mike. We are proud to have a guy like this that will go above and beyond to accomplish any mission for the team.