Meet Our Team Members

Tobiah Mogavero

Trail Crew Lead

US Army Veteran

Cecilia McMullen

Hike Lead

US Army Veteran

Rusty Lininger

Outdoorsman and Vermiculturist

Co-Founder, US Army Veteran

Jake Putzel

Agricultural Intern

US Marine Corps

Meet Our Board Directors

Anthony Griffin


Anthony is an Attorney at Law in Roseburg and grew up here. After high school, Tony joined the U.S. Navy, where he maintained naval nuclear reactors for nine years. He served on two Los Angeles class submarines stationed at Pearl Harbor, and was also certified as a navy scuba diver. Anthony received his law degree in Albany, New York, and then returned to Roseburg and founded TK Law, LLC. He is part of a Star Wars club, and is a board member of Shriners International.

Sam Gross 


Sam is a serial entrepreneur and is currently CEO of Loggers Tap House, Inc. Loggers consists of two restaurants, three food carts and a brewery called Old 99 Brewing Co. He is also a business advisor at the Umpqua Small Business Development Center and serves on a few other boards. Sam spent fourteen years in the U.S. Army, starting off as a private in the infantry and ending as a quartermaster captain. He spent a year in Afghanistan as a part of the global war on terrorism. His undergraduate business degree focused in entrepreneurship and was earned at the University of Oregon. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Babson College. Sam also holds a graduate certificate in Public and Non-Profit Leadership from Chapman University.

Elena Lininger

Pro tempore Secretary and


Prior to this new endeavor, Elena worked in sales and customer service at the international company, Parts Europe in Germany. Elena received her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business at Østfold University College in Norway, and a German diploma in Environmental Business Administration at the Trier University of Applied Sciences.

While being a part of the largest U.S. military community in Germany with her husband, Elena saw the harsh impact of combat, not only on him but on many other soldiers and their families. These experiences made her aware of the need to treat the health issues of veterans.

Benjamin Hanks 

Board Director

Ben Hanks earned his BA in Psychology from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and his MA in clinical psychology from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He is currently studying for his Doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology at George Fox. He has a service-connected disability from combat experiences in Iraq that fuels his desire to help other veterans find peace and healing. He is an avid outdoorsman having grown up deep in the Sierra Nevada foothills and spending much of his life immersed in nature, hunting, fishing, camping, backpacking, mountain biking, and long-distance cycling. His survivalist spirit along with a strong desire to help others suffering from PTSD provides Source One Serenity with some great personal experience, education, and passion that helps achieve the overall goal of reduced suffering through a healthy, mutualistic relationship with nature.

Paul C. Eckel

Board Director

Paul Eckel owns and operates Steadfast, an injury recovery and human performance small business. Paul served nine and one-half years in the U.S. Army and spent four years in diplomatic and personal protection for a variety of private military companies. With fifteen deployments (910 days on the ground), Paul understands the pain of loss and the need for connection. He finds peace and harmony in the raging waters of the North Umpqua River with his four beautiful children. He believes the rivers of Oregon provide the spiritual and physical refreshment that can nurture and heal the veteran community.