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Who We Are

D2R is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit currently based in Northern California, and founded by combat veterans that understand the importance of disconnecting from our everyday lives and reconnecting with nature, ourselves, and other veterans.

Transitioning from the military to the ‘civilian world’ is very exciting and oftentimes exposes how the years of military conditioning and training have changed veterans. These changes don’t just affect how someone handles day to day experiences, but also contributes to the larger toll on your mind and body.

Bottom line, veterans are different. Veterans are conditioned to be resilient to pain and weakness. We spend years building up walls to prevent vulnerabilities from the enemy, and oftentimes that leaks into our civilian life after our time served. D2R recognized the need for a relatable community that can support a successful transition to peace by reinstating kindness and love for oneself. 

Using the vast geographical landscapes of Northern California, D2R works to create fun and engaging outdoor activities that veterans would love to do.


On the Trail

Meet The Team

Casey White D2R Executive Director

Casey White
Founder/Director

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United States Marine Corps Veteran

I am Married to my best friend Hailey Michelle White and currently live in Orangevale California. I served from 2008 to 2013 in the Marine Corps Deploying to Iraq (OIF) and Afghanistan (OEF). As a Veteran, I truly believe in getting out into nature and the benefit it has on our Mental Health. Currently my favorite outdoor activities are Mountain Biking, Hiking, Kayaking and Camping. There is something peaceful about being in nature, on a trail or on the water with no distractions. The art of exploration plays a big role in why I love it so much. When you are exploring nature you get to experience that enviroment in a way that nobody else is at that moment. Only you and people with you can experience that moment. My biggest inspirations are Veterans who have established companies that support other Veterans. I see what they are doing and want to be a part of it. 

Meet the Team

board members

Cameron Smith D2R President

Cameron Smith
President

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United States Marine Corps Veteran

I am a husband, father of three children and currently live in Rancho Cordova California, where I grew up. I spent 4 years in the marines, served one combat deployment to Afghanistan and two other training assignments in Okinawa, Japan. After the Marines, I went to college to pursue a career in film, and I am now a video production professional with a full time job doing what I love. In my spare time I enjoy playing recreational sports, going to concerts, and being outdoors with my wife and kids. I also love to barbecue outside with company any day of the week.

D2R Secretary William Condon

William Condon
Secretary
(Sergeant at Arms)

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United States Marine Corps Veteran

I live in Orangevale California with my wife and kids. I served in the Marines from 2002-2006 where I deployed to Iraq in support of OIF I & II. In direct support for 1st Marine Division during the invasion in 2003 and in Fallujah in 2004. I’m an independent filmmaker advocating for Veteran Suicide Prevention. I find peace in Surf Therapy with Operation Surf and the Veteran Surf Alliance and feel this way of therapy through the healing powers of the ocean are important for veteran recovery. I believe that every Veterans life is important and will do everything possible to make sure they know that. 

D2R Board Member Austin Sihoe

Austin Sihoe
Treasurer

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United States Navy Veteran

Austin oversees the organization’s overall financial matters and advises the Board on financial strategy and fundraising.  Together, they collaborate with community members and organizations to help Veterans reconnect with themselves through outdoor adventures, recreation, and fitness activities in Northern California.  The older of two children, Austin immigrated into the United States from Myanmar (Burma) in 1989.  Having witnessed first-hand the opportunities this country has given to his parents; Austin felt a sense of duty to serve his country and enlisted into the United States Navy in 2002 after the tragic events of 9/11. 

 

After his enlistment, he received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from California State University, Sacramento in 2012 and a Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University in 2016.  Austin currently serves as the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Veterans Success at Sac State where he helps veterans access their VA education benefits.  He enjoys being outside in nature and loves to be out on the water.  He is a certified scuba diver and enjoys paddleboarding, kayaking, hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking, and snowboarding in his off time. 

 

Austin lives with his wife Shannon and their Westie Hudson in Folsom, California. 

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