About Us

Shadows of Hope is an international humanitarian movement operating in some of the most conflict laden parts of the world including the Middle East, Central and South East Asia, and Africa. Our core of permanent staff and rotating volunteers work with indigenous groups as much as possible, in order to provide versatile medical care, education and defence and co-ordinate aid in difficult and inaccessible situations.

Beyond the provision of immediate help, the crux of our work involves investing in local leaders, students and communities to create a sustainable future. Our members have varying talents and qualifications that they are able to employ efficiently and creatively to solve diverse problems whilst fostering independence and self-sufficiency in communities that have been devastated physically and mentally by ongoing conflict. Versatility in meeting numerous challenges and filling varying roles is the key to our success in difficult and demanding environments.

Command Structure

Command Staff

Our Command staff consists of our field operatives, leading all operations and working tirelessly and courageously to ensure that no matter the circumstances, our mission comes first.

Admin Staff

Our Administrative staff serve as our unsung heroes, making sure that all field operations have the proper logistics, paperwork, and funding to ensure smooth deployments

Director of Operations

Captain Robert 'Doc' Hoey

Original founder of Shadows of Hope, Doc has spent years operating in some of the worst situations on earth. He uses his unusual and diverse experience to oversee all SoH operations, acting as a force multiplier for all roles and responsibilities within the organization.

President

Douglas Noble

 Original founder of Humanitarian Defense Abroad, which merged with Shadows of Hope in 2018. Douglas is a 11B combat veteran of the US Army. He works tenaciously to make sure his veterans and volunteers are given everything they need in order to succeed. 

Director of Security

 SSgt. Connor Walsh

Connor uses his expansive military background to direct and organise SoH personnel during combat operations. As a former UN Peacekeeper and combat veteran of the Irish Defense Forces, his experience is a vital aspect of field success.

Director of Communications

SSgt. Andrew Armstrong

Andrew has served as one of SoH's chief networking agents for many years, helping source volunteers, veterans, and conflicts. He is a veteran of the Royal Australian Army and continues to serve SoH back home and in the field. 

Director of Social Media

 Kelly Eagle

Kelly's administrative and social media skills provide SoH with executive support. She divides her time between Europe, Australia and the field, which allows her to facilitate operations both behind the scenes and in our vanguard. 

Director of Medicine

Vacant Position

This position is currently open and we are seeking to fill it as soon as possible. If you are interested, please visit our volunteer page and send us an email stating your intentions and your contact information and we will contact you soon.

Director of Finance

Vacant Position

This position is currently open and we are seeking to fill it as soon as possible. If you are interested, please visit our volunteer page and send us an email stating your intentions and your contact information and we will contact you soon.

Director of Marketing

Vacant Position

This position is currently open and we are seeking to fill it as soon as possible. If you are interested, please visit our volunteer page and send us an email stating your intentions and your contact information and we will contact you soon.

Senior Staff

Our senior staff are our most distinguished service members, having proven themselves countless times with their bravery, loyalty, and expertise. 

Pathfinding Specialist

Sgt. Josh Middleton

Sgt Middleton specializes in recon, both in the field and during administration. He is a Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) veteran. 

Company Sergeant 

Sgt. Darren Klaus

Sgt Klaus is our general company sergeant and handles on-boarding in the field and disciplinary matters. He is a RAR veteran. 

Graphic Designer

Savannah Kirsh

Savannah handles all of our graphic design needs and is a staunch supporter of veterans advocacy. 

Shadows of Hope is an official 501(c)(3), headquartered in Lakewood, Washington. 

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