Our Team

This dedicated group of volunteers puts their heart into improving the world through helping others.


Ray Brassard

Steve Aguilar

Melissa Brassard

Tracy Cutler



Ray Brassard is a teacher and track coach at Emerald Ridge High School and has coached football for 22 years. He is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, Shoreline Community College, and Walden University. He also graduated from Washington High School in Parkland, WA. Ray is the first recipient of the high school Medal of Honor Excellence in Character Education Award. He is also the 2017-18 Veterans of Foreign Wars Washington State Teacher of the Year. Ray lives in Spanaway with his wife Melissa, their new twin boys Dre and Dax (born 12/27/18) and their siberian husky Onyx.

Steve Aguilar is a teacher and soccer coach at Emerald Ridge High School. He is a graduate of Central Washington University and Grandview High School. Steve is a National Board Certified Teacher and often leads student trips to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Steve lives in University Place with his wife Katie and their three daughters Allyson, Jaquelynn, and Emma Jill.

Melissa Brassard is the Operations Specialist for the Puyallup School District. She is a graduate of Tacoma Community College and Mount Tahoma High School. Melissa is a breast cancer survivor and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at Post #2224 in Puyallup. She volunteers with various organizations throughout Pierce County. Melissa lives in Spanaway with her husband Ray , their new twin boys Dre and Dax (born 12/27/18) and their siberian husky Onyx.

Tracy Cutler is the Mission Market Analyst (S-2) for the Seattle Army Recruiting Battalion. He is also a football coach at Puyallup high School. Tracy retired from the Army in 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, Texas Christian and Columbia Southern Universities. Tracy has served multiple tours as part of Operation Just Cause, Operation Gothic Serpent, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He lives in Puyallup with his wife Tracy Linn and their son Nathen.