Recording Artist, TV Host, Veteran Activist
Amy Scruggs is a nationally known recording artist who has opened for many country music greats. Amy has been featured in numerous country music magazines including radio and press while she was on tour. From 2009-2012 she was honored to be the spokesperson for the American Veterans of California (AMVETS) and performed at hundreds of military and veteran events. Amy has a high energy show with her country band the “Ghostriders”, led by her son Ryan Scruggs. She is also an accomplished jazz/pop vocalist and pianist. Amy is the current co-host for "The American Dream" national TV show and the main host of "Veterans One" TV show which celebrates our nations heroes.
After years of serving and performing for the military and veteran community, Voice For Heroes was founded to use Media, TV and Music outreach to highlight our nations best. Amy has been passionate about serving our nation and continues to empower others to support the men and women of our armed forces. She is a wife and mother of 6 with a full time career. Through the use of her extensive network and resources, from both her music and business careers, she is able to bring together professional world class talent and media to help tell their story to America.
DR. ELIZA BIGHAM
Eliza has had a keen interest in serving in a meaningful way since she was a little girl, helping her mother, an active volunteer in the Orange County Harbor Key, and continued on to serve as a “Keynoter” (youth member). The Harbor Key was a charitable organization that benefitted Fairview State Hospital for persons with disabilities. Eliza did not know at the time that these experiences, both related to diversity and volunteer service, would serve as the framework for the rest of her life.
As a young adult, Eliza became the proud parent of a lovely daughter with Down Syndrome. In raising her daughter, she became personally aware of the strong connections of mind and body, as do many parents of persons with disabilities, along with the unique discrimination that this population faces. She was determined to find a role in helping and so she returned to school to pursue her bachelors, masters, Ph.D. in Health Psychology and license as a psychologist.
At California State University San Marcos, Dr. Eliza Bigham is a member of the faculty in the Department of Human Development. She has served as a Counselor, Lecturer, Program Director, Advisor, and Member of numerous committees since joining the campus in 2001. She has presented her work on the interactions of mind and body at numerous conferences and leads hundreds of students through community research projects. Her involvement and support of veteran projects, such as the healing arts and mental health projects, are close to her heart as her husband, like her father, served in the U.S. Navy. Between semesters, she leads groups of undergraduate students on humanitarian trips around the globe – and is inspired by how many of them go on to serve in meaningful ways.
ANGELICA “ANGIE” HENRY
Broker/Owner New Palace Realty
Angie first became interested in Real Estate at the age of 15 when she helped negotiate the sale of her parent’s first home. Her oldest Brother had joined the U.S Navy and dedicated himself to saving up all his money for his mother to use as the down payment on a home purchase. His dedication was able to get his family out of the tiny, crammed house they lived in and into home ownership. This transition shaped and molded Angie for years to come, and it created a passion and understanding for Real Estate. As Angie worked hard, she became an entrepreneur at 25 years old and eventually pursued a career in Real Estate in 2006 and achieved great success. In 2014, she opened her doors to her own Real Estate Brokerage Firm New Palace Realty.
With her Brokerage, she is able provide the opportunity to do more for others through inspiration, mentorship and education. Her success has been documented in Nely Galan's New York Times Best Seller book "Self Made" where Angie's story is featured. Angie Henry was also selected by Coca-Cola as a 5by20 Global Women Leader and was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 by SDCH Chamber. She was also a former President and Founder for the NAHREP North County San Diego Chapter. Angie currently has multiple offices, has hired many agents and continues to grow, achieving Top 5 % of Sales for San Diego County in 2016 and 2017. Her main goal is to continue to help families through opportunities knowledge and patience. Angie is a strong believer of the American Dream and values. Angie’s son is a former U.S Marine and her husband is a 20 year U.S Navy Retiree.