Scott is a resilient individual with a rich background in both military and law enforcement. Having proudly served for a decade in the United States Army as a Combat Engineer, Scott achieved the rank of Sergeant before his honorable discharge in 2004. His military journey included deployments to Kosovo, Kenya, and Panama for critical peacekeeping missions. After transitioning to civilian life, Scott embraced a career in law enforcement, accumulating nearly two decades of experience. Today, he channels his passion towards advocating for the mental health of Veterans, Police Officers, and Fire Fighters. Scott's mission is driven by a personal commitment to improving the well-being of those who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our communities. Scott finds joy in spending quality time with his loving family—his wife Leslie, son Cregg, daughter Marissa, and loyal service dog Junie. During his off time, Scott indulges in comedy relief, appreciating the lighter side of life. Another favorite retreat for him is decompressing at the lake, where he can unwind and find moments of relaxation and connection with loved ones.
Chris is a community-driven individual with a lifelong dedication to making a positive impact. Having majored in Criminal Justice Administration at Salem State University, he currently serves as a dispatcher in the Communications Division for the Massachusetts State Police. Chris's commitment to community service dates to his volunteer work from early childhood. His professional journey includes valuable internships with various police departments, further solidifying his passion for serving and protecting the community. Outside of work, Chris indulges his interests as a public safety memorabilia collector and a fervent supporter of Boston sports teams. Alongside his wife Janice and their golden retriever Sam, Chris calls Tewksbury, MA, home, creating a haven of shared experiences and cherished moments.
Ice Mike is a dedicated advocate and practitioner of mindfulness, whose mission is to share the transformative power of living in the present moment. As a seasoned Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Mike extends his expertise to first responders nationwide, conducting presentations that bring mindfulness to the forefront of their daily lives. Mike, who also served for 21 years with the Massachusetts Army National Guard as Military Police, completed three deployments, and retired as a Sergeant First Class, understands the demands of professions that require constant
orientation to the present moment. He emphasizes the value of mindfulness as an effective tool for managing everyday stress, a practice he continues to integrate into both his professional and personal life. Mike is the founder of the Specialist Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund, established in honor of his fallen soldier, Matthew. This fund was created to assist heroes in need. Mike calls Westford home, where he resides with his wife Courtney, sons Nathan and Duke, and daughter Maya.
Founder and President of Hidden Battle Foundation (est 2017)
Retired Law Enforcement and Retired Army Veteran
Christopher “Chris” Hurst
Law Enforcement Communications
Board of Directors Hidden Battles Foundation
Mike “Ice Mike” Petterson
Law Enforcement Officer and Retired Army Veteran
Board of Advisors Hidden Battles Foundation
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