Our Team

True North Leadership

Our instructors have over 75 years of combined Military and Civilian Leadership experience.

JIMMY BURGESS

Director / Senior Instructor

Task Force:  Nightstalker

Service: Army Veteran

The empowerment of people is why True North exists. Whether its helping companies find Veterans for employment or doing leadership training. I just want to leave the world better than I found it, and True North is that catalyst.

“THE GENERAL” JIM BURGESS SR.

Senior Civilian Instructor

Service: 35 years Banking and Finance Community President

For me, I love seeing that ONE participant during team building that figures out they can do things they didn’t believe was possible.

CHRIS “BRODI” PURSLEY

Senior Instructor

Task Force:  Shadow Warrior

Service: Army Veteran

I love seeing the before and after transformation with our clients. Seeing their skills shine and come to the surface makes it all worth it for me.

MATT HAY

Instructor

Task Force:  Delta

Service: Marine Corps Veteran

I enjoy helping people face and overcome challenges and seeing them become stronger leaders.

BRIAN ROGERS

Instructor

Task Force: Devil Dog

Service: Marine Corps Veteran

When a person who doesn’t think they can lead, realizes they have what it takes is my favorite part about being an instructor.

ADRIAN HOPPER

Instructor

Task Force:  Wolfhound

Service: Army / Army National Guard Veteran

My favorite thing about training is seeing people from diverse backgrounds coming together and accomplishing the mission while overcoming their own personal weaknesses.

Dustin Windle

Instructor

Task Force:  Ranger

Service: Army Veteran

LONA PURSLEY

Logistics and Veteran Services

Service: Army Spouse/Marine Corps Mother

Being in a position to help people is amazing. I love assisting Veterans to find jobs and making the community better.

BILL CHENNAULT

The Tech Guy

Jimmy Burgess

Jimmy Burgess

Director / Senior Instructor

Task Force:  Nightstalker

Service: Army Veteran

The empowerment of people is why True North exists. Whether its helping companies find Veterans for employment or doing leadership training. I just want to leave the world better than I found it, and True North is that catalyst.

"THE GENERAL" Jim Burgess Sr.

"THE GENERAL" Jim Burgess Sr.

Senior Civilian Instructor

Service: 35 years Banking and Finance Community President

For me, I love seeing that ONE participant during team building that figures out they can do things they didn’t believe was possible.

Chris "Brodi" Pursley

Chris "Brodi" Pursley

Senior Instructor

Task Force: Shadow Warrior

Service: Army Veteran

I love seeing the before and after transformation with our clients. Seeing their skills shine and come to the surface makes it all worth it for me.

Ted Carns

Instructor

Task Force:  Sua Sponte

Service: 21 year Army Veteran

Keith Kay

Instructor

Task Force: Kilo

Service: 8 year Army Veteran