Board of Directors
MARTY KENNY SGTMAJ (RETIRED)
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
Sergeant Major Martin Kenny graduated from Parris Island in May 1986.
Sergeant Major Kenny mobilized in October 2002 with Bridge Company Bravo as a Platoon Sergeant in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving in Iraq he was responsible for destroying more than 75,000 lbs of enemy ordnance as well as completing several bridging missions across the Tigris River. The Company demobilized in July 2003. In January 2004 he was mobilized in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. During this time the Company was attached to the 420th Army Engineer Brigade. Staff Sergeant Kenny conducted more than 20 bridging operations as well serving as Convoy Commander on numerous convoys logging more than 16,000 miles.
Sergeant Major Kenny was mobilized in May of 2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 9.2. On 1 May 2009 Gunnery Sergeant Kenny was selected for the rank of First Sergeant. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 46 as the First Sergeant of Engineer Company. Engineer Company was responsible for route clearance and the retrograding of equipment and vehicles to facilitate the withdrawal of Marines from Iraq. In January 2010 First Sergeant Kenny was selected to train a Battalion for the 215 Corps Afghan National Army. First Sergeant Kenny deployed to Afghanistan and worked with the Afghan National Army until the end of March 2010.
In May 2013 Sergeant Major Kenny was assigned to HMH 772 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. In June of 2013 Sergeant Major Kenny was mobilized to Okinawa, Japan helping to reinstate the Unit Deployment Program (UDP).
Sergeant Major Kenny retired On August 1st, 2015. He now continues his service to service members and their families through this organization.
TIMOTHY KILGORE SGT.
As an active duty Marine, Tim achieved the rank of Sergeant. During his two tours in Iraq, he operated as the Operations NCO for Bridge Co Bravo. During his time in the Corps, he received multiple awards, including the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and multiple other commendations.
Tim transitioned to civilian life in 2006 to begin a family with his wife Alyssa. Currently they have three beautiful daughters and a newborn son. Tim is currently employed as a Union Carpenter Foreman where he uses his military background to complete complex projects in a timely manner.
JAMES O'FLAHERTY CPT. RETIRED
GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
James “Skipper” O’Flaherty is the Secretary of The Weekly Fight. As an active duty Marine, James served as a platoon commander for 3rd Battalion, 10th Marines, the Executive Officer for Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, and the Battalion Fire Support Officer for the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. James’ Marine Corps experience includes multiple combat deployments to the Middle East and he transitioned out of the military in August 2015.
Upon transition to the business world, James began using his skills to operationalize and implement large initiatives for growing companies. James has experience in the franchising and technology industries, and has earned an MBA from Villanova University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Behavioral and Decision Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.
SECRETARY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR
Andrea Esqueda serves as the Secretary of The Weekly Fight. Andrea is an engineer by education, a consultant by profession, and a passionate non-profit advocate by heart. She applies the strategic, operational, and technical skills gained through 15 years of corporate experience across multiple industries and business functions to help The Weekly Fight continue to grow. Andrea is a civilian who has experienced PTSD resulting from a car accident and concussion, and can appreciate the challenges that anyone living with PTSD may be experiencing throughout their life journey. For this reason, she is honored and humbled to support veterans living with PTSD and their families through The Weekly Fight. Andrea has 3 kids and lives in Wayne, PA with her husband. She enjoys extreme sports, including being a 70.3 triathlete and marathoner (...before kids of course)."
MARKETING COMMITTEE CHAIR
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HaLeigh Abbott holds the Marketing Committee Chair, and coaches The Weekly Fight Chapter at CrossFit Thunder Hill. With her unique perspective as a veteran spouse and mother, HaLeigh's goal is to incorporate the family unit as well as the veteran through The Weekly Fight. HaLeigh is a graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. She has planned and run numerous events for The Weekly Fight, and handles the marketing and social media as well.