Our Team & Board
Mandy Duguid has been on the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation board of directors for 11 years. She has served as co-chair and secretary during that time.
Mandy is married with 3 beautiful spirits that call her mom. She and her husband Jim have instilled a strong sense of God and country in their children and hope that they will always understand that the freedoms thy benefit from have been hard-fought.
“It is a privilege to be asked to serve on the Operation Command board. Having the opportunity to show our local veterans/heroes that they are important, that we see them, hear them, and are grateful for them and the sacrifices that they and their families have been made.”
Matt Shuey is the CEO of Command Construction Services and a licensed North Carolina General Contractor. He has worked in commercial construction for over 15 years and prior to that was a City of Henderson police officer, LE academy instructor, and the departments’ accident reconstructionist.
Matt has always been a supporter of our armed forces and remains motivated to be able to give back to the community for their sacrifices. Utilizing construction expertise and assembling a remarkably talented and capable board has been a pleasure to see come together in commitment to the operation.
Matt, and his family, believe we should honor our veterans and accepts the challenge inherent in the mantra; ‘An honorable society takes care of its warriors.’
Mick Michael brings 20 years of home building and real estate experience to Operation Command. After 14 years of leading public and private home building companies, in 2014 Mick and his two partners, started Envision Homes.
Prior to his home building career, Mick served as an Infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division.
Mick and his wife Kelly live in Wake Forest and have 4 children. Luke, Tanner, Lexington, and Taylor.
Glen Blumhardt is a partner with the Raleigh-based law firm, Chambers & Ennis. His practice focuses on estate planning.
Prior to entering the profession of law, Glen served as an Infantryman in the United States Army for over 20 years.
Glen and his wife, Felix, also a former Army Veteran, have both worked with charitable organizations that support our Veterans since leaving the military. He and his wife have two children (four, if you count the two yellow labs) and live in the Chapel Hill area near the family farm which pre-dates the Revolutionary War.
Barbara Shuey is a CPA with over 25 years of financial accounting experience. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University. Her passion for supporting US Veterans comes from her love of her country and the knowledge of what those men and women sacrifice to keep the rest of us safe and free.
Barbara is the wife of Matt Shuey, President of Operation Command, and they have 3 children, Kolt, Sierra and Kaede.
“Matt and I have talked about this day since he started his own commercial construction company and we are very excited to finally be able to put things in motion. We are surrounded by strong leaders that share our vision and we are honored to be able to serve those who have served us.”
John has been providing commercial real estate services to this region since 1983.
Prior to beginning his career in commercial real estate, John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973 to 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Gardner-Webb University. Linderman was recognized six times as a national top performer with the Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence Award, and he has been recognized by his peers with the top local award in commercial real estate—the Pillar Award.
He has served as President of the Cary Rotary Club and as President of the Triangle Area YMCA Board of Directors.
Paul Shuey is currently a Project Coordinator for Command Construction Services Inc. He played MLB baseball from 1994-2007, eight of those years for the Cleveland Indians, and was a professional angler for five years proceeding that.
Paul is a passionate supporter of his local community. He has coached women’s soccer, provided pitching lessons for local baseball youth, and broadcasted multiple baseball games for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the North Carolina Youth Football Club, and North Wake Baseball where he currently serves as a board member.
“I am humbled to be on the board for Operation Command and have the opportunity to give back to the soldiers who have given so much for our freedoms.”