• Veteran-Owned and Operated.

    Boots to Board specializes in providing customized tools, training and career support for military members transitioning from active duty service into both the civilian workforce and top graduate programs.


    Boots to Board distinguishes itself from other organizations because it is run BY veterans FOR veterans.

    Our consultants are service academy grads and former military officers who have successfully navigated Fortune 100 companies around the country. We possess a wide breadth of work experience, academic and business networks. Our understanding of what it takes to excel as a veteran in today's market will make your journey smoother.

  • It's Great to Meet You!

    We are veterans who have successfully navigated both graduate school admissions and the job hunt across top companies and want to pay it forward: we are passionate about helping veterans transition smoothly and land their ideal jobs.

    Lis Reed

    MBA, Google Recruiter

    Lead Consultant


    Lis was raised in Atlanta, GA. She is an Annapolis graduate and former Naval Aviator. Lis transitioned off of active duty and into the workforce in 2012. She is a recruiter at Google by day and spends her time helping individuals find jobs. By night, she is passionate about working with veterans on their job search to help them find and land their dream roles post-military. 


    Lis earned her MBA at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business in Austin where she was an active member of the McCombs Admissions Committee. She also has a wide breadth of experience in the technology sector: operations experience in supply chain and fraud prevention at Apple, program management and sales at Dell, and most recently, industry recruiting at Google.


    Lis has personally worked with over 350 individuals on their resumes and career development strategies. She has also led career transition seminars for a variety of top MBA programs and businesses around the country, including the Next Step Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and also at Google.




    Luke Schamel


    Law Consultant​


    Luke grew up in upstate NY. He is an Annapolis graduate who transitioned to the workforce from active duty in 2012.


    Luke has work experience in federal- and private-sector management consulting, having spent several years at a boutique consulting firm and then at Booz Allen Hamilton.


    Luke holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a MA from Columbia University. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Texas Solicitor General, a summer associate at BakerHostetler, LLP, and a judicial intern for the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. he currently serves as a law clerk for Justice John P. Devine on the Supreme Court of Texas.



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