Board | The Valkyrie Initiative | Pelham Alabama

Officers and Board Members

The Valkyrie Initiative Officers

Sheila L Stephens – Founder & CEO – Former Police Officer and Federal Special Agent Retired

(see further info under Sheila’s name, under the About tab)

Willis Parr – Vice President

Navy Veteran, Corpsman assigned to Marine units.




Christy Parr – Secretary/Treasurer


The Valkyrie Initiative Board Members

John Rea –

Plank owner U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six. Director of Security, NAVSEA





Mark Gillespie – Gillespie Investigations

Former Army CID, creator of the Austin Forensics Lab, speaker, author, cold case expert, and host of the Mark of Innocence Podcast.



Lawrence Stoney Stone

Author, speaker, Owner, CEO & Founder at BLUNTTRAMA COMBAT, Owner/Lead Instructor at the “ELITE WARRIOR” SEMINAR’S, Show Host: A Warriors Wisdom at Next Century Studios

Dee Rock – Desi Rock Hilliard

Director of Entertainment & Activities

Seven-time Josie Award Winner in Nashville, Entertainer Extraordinaire, donor of songs on BATTLEFIELD HOME: Songs of America’s Heroes, published by Pacific Records. Patriot and supporter of the military and police!

Organizer, Producer and Entertainer for Valkyrie Fundraisers and Events.



Advisory Board



MSGT Billy Howell Jr.,

Green Beret, Horse Soldier whose response to 9 – 11 is depicted in the movie 12 Strong, along with his team. Billy and several of his team began Horse Soldier Bourbon, an award-winning corporation for which Billy is a spokesman.



Mike Barbour,

Owner/Inventor of the Microlight ML830 Cold Laser