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Outreach Director

Troy Dunson

Outreach Director

Troy Dunson Outreach Director

Troy Dunson is a proud Texan hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, whose journey through life has been marked by a steadfast commitment to forging connections, achieving goals, and serving others. In 1991, Troy embarked on a significant chapter of his life by joining the U.S. Navy during the first Gulf War. Since then, he has made Austin, Texas his cherished home.


With over 25 years of diverse global experiences, Troy has honed a unique skill set that seamlessly blends technical proficiency as a sales engineer with the drive and finesse of a goal-oriented salesperson and realtor. This rare combination allowed him to not only grasp clients’ intricate technical needs but also establish deep, meaningful connections with them, particularly in the realms of authentication, data, and software security.


Troy’s expertise in information security, coupled with his success as an account manager and channel account manager, positioned him as an invaluable asset, consistently surpassing sales targets. His unyielding faith, coupled with a talent for nurturing relationships, unwavering determination, and a deep-seated dedication to supporting veterans and first responders, led him to The Guardian Community.


As the Regional Outreach Director, Troy plays a pivotal role in cultivating connections with general managers and golf professionals across numerous courses. His driving force is to make a positive impact on the lives of veterans and first responders within the community, a mission he pursues with unrelenting zeal.


Outside of his professional pursuits, Troy is deeply embedded in the local community and is a well-known figure in various veteran circles. His devotion to community service is further underscored by his strong family ties. He is happily married to his wife Elizabeth, and together, they share the joys and responsibilities of raising five children. Two of their children are currently in high school, two are pursuing higher education in college, and the eldest has successfully graduated and embarked on a career as a pilot.


Through his unwavering dedication to service, Troy Dunson continues to leave an indelible mark on both the veteran community and the broader society, exemplifying the power of purpose-driven leadership and the enduring impact of genuine human connections.

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HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

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  • Malik started his law enforcement path early, inspired to serve. At 15, he joined the North Miami Beach Police as a Police Explorer and later served five years in the U.S. Navy, continuing in the U.S. Airforce National Guard.

    On March 26, 2023, Officer Daricaud was tragically shot in the neck during a traffic stop. Despite this, he remains stable and is courageously recovering. His journey ahead is tough, but he’s hopeful.

    During this time, his wife and son’s love supports Officer Daricaud. Yet, with hospital and rehab costs, plus lost income, his family faces financial challenges.

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  • Blair Didion, a U.S. Army Medic from 2001-2008, bravely served two tours in Iraq. In 2006, he sustained multiple spinal fractures in combat, marking his service with valor. Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Blair’s life post-service has been challenging.

    Recently, Blair, along with his wife and their beloved dog and cat, faced eviction and homelessness. Our organization stepped in to assist, ensuring they find a new home and regain stability. We’re committed to supporting Blair and his family during this difficult period.

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  • This is Lance Knadler. He was born in Camp Lejeune, NC December 1989 and served in the United States Marine Corps (Infantry) from 2012-2018. He moved to Montana and started working as a correctional officer at Montana State Prison in June 2018. On August 15th, 2018, he was riding passenger when his vehicle was hit by a moose at 80mph. He broke his C5, suffered a spinal cord injury, and was in ICU for a month and rehab for 4 months at Puget Sound in Washington State and McGuire Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He currently resides in Saint Pauls, NC with his wife (Jessica) and daughter (Yvie).

    100% of your donation goes to help Lance drive. Our organization will match your donation.*

    Phase 1 of the Driver Rehabilitation training has been paid for by Guardian Community, and Lance will begin with the therapist TODAY! 

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Mike Taylor Live and the Guardian Community

Shannon joins Mike Taylor Live to promote upcoming Guardian events in the Texas Guardian Community.
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  • This is Lance Knadler. He was born in Camp Lejeune, NC December 1989 and served in the United States Marine Corps (Infantry) from 2012-2018. He moved to Montana and started working as a correctional officer at Montana State Prison in June 2018. On August 15th, 2018, he was riding passenger when his vehicle was hit by a moose at 80mph. He broke his C5, suffered a spinal cord injury, and was in ICU for a month and rehab for 4 months at Puget Sound in Washington State and McGuire Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He currently resides in Saint Pauls, NC with his wife (Jessica) and daughter (Yvie).

    100% of your donation goes to help Lance drive. Our organization will match your donation.*

    Phase 1 of the Driver Rehabilitation training has been paid for by Guardian Community, and Lance will begin with the therapist TODAY! 

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Mike Taylor Live and the Guardian Community

Shannon joins Mike Taylor Live to promote upcoming Guardian events in the Texas Guardian Community.

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