Project managers reflect on Army Ten-Miler experience
Jeb Brewer was one of 17 Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, LLC (Sevan) team members who participated in the 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C. on Oct. 7 in support of The Fisher House Foundation.
As a Veteran Owned Small Business, Sevan proudly supports the endeavors of The Fisher House Foundation and worked hard to raise funds and awareness for Fisher House. In total, Sevan Veterans were the top donors with a total contribution of $26,425. Jim Evans, Sevan’s President and CEO, was just a couple hundred dollars short of being the first-place contributor with $8,600. Proceeds from the Army Ten-Miler support the lives of service members, veterans and their families when they need it most.
For more than 25 years, the Fisher House program has provided a home away from home for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. These homes offer free, temporary lodging to military and veterans’ families, allowing them to be close to their loved one during a medical crisis and focus on what’s important—the healing process. There are more than 75 Fisher Houses located in the US, Germany and United Kingdom.
Brewer, a senior project manager at Sevan, ran his first race ever for a few reasons. First, he used the event as a goal for a new health regimen.
“I’ve never been a runner, and having a goal like this is a great way to force yourself into working out,” he said. “While I still don’t claim to be a runner, I have established running as part of my regular routine and am losing weight and getting in better shape.”
Second, Brewer said that as a remote employee, he thinks it’s important to find ways to connect with others at Sevan.
“Participating in an event that supports a great cause is a perfect opportunity,” he said. “While it was more of a trot/walk than a run, it was a great day talking to Sevan people and achieving a goal together.”
Sarah Everson, an assistant project manager, also enjoyed the comradery aspect of the run.
“It was very enjoyable to be a part of a team,” she said. “Besides the Sevan teammates, you felt like you were a part of the Fisher House team also. It was always neat to be right there in Washington D.C. in the middle of everything.”
Lastly, Brewer is an American patriot.
“I consider myself a patriot and believe that it is hugely important to do anything we can to support our veterans who protect our country,” he said.
Senior Project Manager Tyler “Ty” Thomas agreed.
“It was my way to say thank you to the selfless men and women of our military and their families for all that they sacrifice,” he said. “It was a great time to bond with fellow employees and pull together for a common goal.”
Brewer’s experience was excellent, and he greatly appreciates the sense of accomplishment he got after completing the run.
“My legs are still a bit sore,” he said, “but still not too bad.”
Other Sevan team members who participated in the Army Ten-Miler include Ashley Brown, Ron Deffenbaugh, Max Evans, Sarah Everson, Trevor Havrilka, Tim Kratz, Stacy Roye, Scott Poole, John Schneider, Michael Simone, Chris Souther, Chris Truschke, Erika Truschke and Thomas Tyler. The team’s fan club, who cheered for Sevan’s team members instead of running, included Jim Evans and Angelica Poole.