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Action Zone was created by the Veteran community for the Veteran community. Our services are designed to help Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, Guards and military spouses and dependents build businesses. We provide education and advocacy for the entire military community seeking an alternative to traditional employment. We support military spouses and dependents who create businesses that are impervious to the nomadic nature of military life for families. We connect Veterans to advocates and assets in the region to provide the most comprehensive system of support to develop and launch a business. 

Our niche is specialized: it is a Veteran-owned business hub helping the military community put their business ideas into action.


Rosie Lee

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

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Diane Agudelo

Marketing Director

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Bruni Oquendo

Office Manager


Valerie Ellis Lavin

Co-Founder and Chair of the Board

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Dr. Russ Barnes

VP of Education


Kishima Garcia

Executive Director



To help the military community find personal success post service through entrepreneurship.


To expose the military community to entrepreneurship as a pathway to their personal success while fulfilling their desire to serve their communities.


Action Zone is an entrepreneur service organization created by veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. As such we are able to recreate the camaraderie we experienced in the military to your entrepreneurial journey. Along with our proprietary programs we leverage a network of collaborators and industry leaders across the nation to deliver a unique entrepreneurial experience that takes you from idea to exit.

Action Zone delivers innovative programs  Veterans & Military Spouses need to succeed in business

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