Britnee Kinard had a high profile career in business before dedicating herself to caring and advocating for wounded veterans.
Britnee is President and Founder of SD Gunner Fund which was established in June 2014 to assist veterans and disabled children with the financial expense of owning much needed service animals. In 2005 Britnee's husband, Hamilton, was hit by an IED while serving in Iraq and suffered many traumatic injuries including Complete Nerve Damage and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. In 2010 their son Blayne was born and he was later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their second son Maks was born in 2012 and in 2013 Gunner their service dog joined the family.
Britnee Kinard, a Lincoln Award Winner and one of the most influential disabled veteran caregivers in the southeastern United States, has been recognized by Georgia Senator's Hill of the 4th, Hill of the 6th, Dugan of the 30th and Harbison of the 15th in Georgia Senate Resolution 475 for her work with veterans and caregivers. She has also been recognized by Georgia Congressman Rick Allen, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs Johnny Isakson for her work with Veterans. Kinard is noted for her signature role in getting one of the first mobility service dog's approved through the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Southeast Region. It just so happens that the service dog was her husband's. Kinard is listed in the Who's Who of Distinguished Alumni, and was recently honored by her alumni with the MTSU True Blue Distinction Award for her work with veterans and caregivers. Her accomplishments have been published in the United States by People Magazine (exclusive), Good House Keeping Magazine (online), The Today Show (online), Mississippi Magazine, Oxford Invitation, Pilot Club International Magazine, Military Order of the Purple Heart Magazine, and many others. Her work has also been published in the UK by the Daily Mail and Britian Weekly, and in Australia as well as Holland. Kinard also sits on the advisory board for R4 Alliance, a non-profit organization that maximizes potential for Our Military Family through member driven Standards of Excellence, Research, Education/Training, Economic Viability and development of a Continuum of Care improving Recreation and Rehabilitation to achieve Reintegration.
Britnee graduated from the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry Business where she was an active participant with the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. She began her career in Franklin, Tennessee with Fitness Systems Inc. and during this time she won two recording deals and spent her spare time travelling and singing. Britnee was appointed to increasingly senior positions across the South Eastern USA working as a Director for the Bank of Ellijay in Georgia, as a Vice President at JP Morgan Chase Bank, a Regional Director at Hutcheson Enterprises Inc., and as Deputy President of Zoomability Inc. its all-weather ADA compliant Zoom chair within the USA after a successful test market with wounded U.S. Army veterans. She lives in Claxton, Georgia with her husband Hamilton, two young sons and Gunner. Although she maintains an interest in establishing cheerleading events most of her spare time is dedicated to SD Gunner Fund and her family.