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Who We Are

 

We are a team of leaders from a variety of industries, interested in adding meaning, adventure and connection in our lives by pooling talents and funds to complete interactive philanthropic missions throughout the world. We are intentionally a diverse group, represented by all religions and ethnicities from various business, professional and arts backgrounds. We are business owners, accountants, lawyers, artists, musicians, actors, writers, athletes, scientists, mathematicians, architects, and builders, among others.

Founders / Leadership:
Troy Mikulka
Founder                                

Troy Mikulka is the Co-Founder of the Band of Brothers Foundation. He was born in Connecticut moving to California 20 years ago.He currently lives in Corona Del Mar with his bride of 15 years Yuri and their two girls Mira one and Kaia five. Troy ’s passion for starting Band of Brothers was fed by his experiences of living a very modest childhood and his eye opening view of the real world during his world travels as helicopter crew in the United States Marines. Troy believes that with success comes a responsibility to balance your privileged life with a serious effort to put your scratch on improving the world for others.

 Troy is responsible for Band of Brothers’ strategic direction, project operations, brand and marketing, online and offline community and working on fund raising.

Troy also specializes in helping small companies develop practical solutions to drive their business and acts as an investor and syndicator of financings for emerging growth companies and commercial real-estate. His companies include Oxford Partners a business consulting firm, Oxford Property Investors a commercial property investment company and Nautilus Financial a boutique home and commercial property lender.

He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg, Northwestern University.

"View LinkedIn My Space" : Troy Mikulka Troy@bobf.org
 
Eric Snyder
Founder                                  

Eric Snyder is the Co-Founder of the Band of Brothers Foundation.  He was born and raised in Southern California and currently resides in Newport Beach with his wife Dana and his son Landon.  Eric enjoys exploring different cultures with his wife which motivated him to start the Band of Brothers hoping that it will make the world safer by giving back to less fortunate children around the world while promoting a positive image of the U.S..

Eric focuses on developing organizational leadership and identifying international needs while specifically being responsible for fund raising, documenting projects and financial accounting.

Eric Snyder is also with Buchanan Street Partners which is an investment management company investing in commercial real estate.  Eric has been involved in commercial real estate for over 15 years and contributes frequently to the industry through speaking engagements, article publications and active involvement in ULI.  Eric earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning.

"View LinkedIn" : Eric Snyder Eric@bobf.org
 
Robert Pagliarini
Co-Founder

Robert Pagliarini is obsessed with improvement and making the most of the other 8 hours to create an ideal life. He’s also obsessed with sharing what he knows, inspiring others to achieve their ideal life, and learning from others who are improving their lives.

Unfortunately, there are millions of children around the world that do not get the chance to create or live their best lives. Robert’s mission is to ensure that each child be given a chance to grow and succeed. He is thrilled to be on the board of the Band of Brothers and to help grow the organization.

Robert is the author of the #1 national bestseller, The Six-Day Financial Makeover and is the president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, Inc., a boutique wealth management firm recently ranked one of the top firms in the country. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has a master’s degree in financial services.

Robert lives with my beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and his nearly four year-old daughter, Alexandra “Bean,” in Orange County, California. On most Sundays you’ll find them at Saddleback Church and occasionally at Disneyland.

"View LinkedIn" : Robert Pagliarini robert@pacificawealth.com
 
Alec Glasser
Board Member

Alec Glasser is a member of the Board of Directors of the Band of Brothers Foundation. He was born and raised in New York City, New York, but has been a long time resident in Orange County, California.

Alec started his professional career as an attorney with a major regional law firm, where he specialized in securities and real estate law. Thereafter, he became a member of the faculty of the University of Southern California Law Center and, in addition to teaching responsibilities, his duties included providing a wide range of legal services to the Conference of California Judges, the association of all trial judges throughout the state. Several years later, Alec returned to private practice, but his entrepreneurial nature eventually brought him to form his own real estate investment and development firm. Over the years, his company and its affiliates sponsored numerous private and public real estate partnerships investing in many different types of commercial and multi-family real estate ventures; organized and directed an investment banking network generating significant capital for real estate investment and development projects; designed and implemented real estate investment programs for over 50,000 savings and loan depositors; and, engaged in numerous real estate joint venture projects with banks and other institutional investors.

Throughout his life, Alec has learned the importance of achieving a balance between receiving and giving back to others. In this context, he views his role in the Band of Brothers Foundation as an important opportunity to "pay forward" some of the benefits which he is grateful for in his own life. This important lesson was inspired in part by his extensive travels and experience with other cultures throughout the world, especially the plight of children in "third world" countries. He focuses his Band of Brothers Foundation efforts on both fund raising and finding new opportunities to provide facilities and support which improve the safety and lives of children in these cultures.

"View LinkedIn" : Alec Glasser Eric@bobf.org
 
JIM DAVIES
Board Member

Jim Davies has a 28 year track record in commercial real estate with experience as a direct lender, advisor and property acquisitions specialist including the past 8 years as both a shareholder of Buchanan Street Partners and as a principal of Buchanan Storage Capital. Jim has arranged several billion dollars of capitalizations in all phases of the investment cycle including bridge loans, permanent loans, mezzanine debt, joint venture equity, construction financing and property dispositions.

At Belgravia Capital Jim is responsible for sourcing and executing structured finance assignments for experienced commercial real estate operators. Jim has also developed an expertise in the financing and disposition of self-storage facilities during the past 15 years that includes the closing of over $3.5 billion of transactions while with Buchanan Storage Capital, and Belgravia Capital. Jim is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and serves on the Board of Directors for the California Self Storage Association. Jim is a passionate music lover, holds a degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and lives in Newport Coast with his daughter Paige and his son Dylan.

 
Founding Donors:
 
• Adam Gordon • Alan Brandenburger • Kim Rief
• Alec Glasser • Bob Francis • Gerardo Fernandez
• Brent and Colleen Wessel • Chris MacDonald • Brent and Joy Davis
• Chris Sonne • Craig Johnson • Todd Leigh
• Cynthia Thomas • Dale Williams • Tami McDonald
• Eric and Dana Snyder • David Crook • Deren Baskurt
• David and Nena Traina • Dean Keller • Stephen Hagerman
• Young Hong  • Dr. Campbell • Carolyn and Don Lowe
• Ed Olson Foundation • Steve Rucchin • Chris and Charles Warden
• Geiler Family • Gerry Santos • Reiko and Christian Stauss
• Greg Wells • Jared Rogers • Jeff Truong
• JD Montgomery • Jim Davies • Charlene and Marko Barker
• Jim Hammer • Jim Madia  Rod Baker
• Jim Meservey • John Caskey  
• John McMonigle • Joe Ehret  
• Kelly Gallagher • Ken Nitzberg  
• Kristin Olson Panehal • Mike Perisi  
• Nik Chillar • Ray Bayat  
• Richard Hanna • Rita Ling  
• Robert Brunswick • Robert Pagliarini  
• Sean Byerly • Steve Clark  
• Terry McGrath • Tim Ballard  
• Tim O’Brien • Tom Sherlock  
• Dee Fhoehlich • Wes Sierk  
• Mark Kern • Troy and Yuri Mikulka  
     
 
Advisory:
 
• TBD, Spokesperson
 
Partners:
 
• Giving it Back to Kids, Robert Kalatschan  (Indochina -Orphanage Operator)
• Free Wheelchair Mission (Central-America Wheelchair operations)
• Partners Relief and Development (Burma)
• Peace Corps (Central-America School Project Management)
• Do It Foundation (Costa Rica School Operations)
 

 

Projects

 

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How We Are Different

  • Membership Philanthropic Club
  • Shared Missions & Camaraderie
  • Access to Grass Roots Projects
  • Travel to Adventurous Places
  • Promote a New Foreign Policy
  • Inclusive of All Religions

Heroes Needed in Burma


$500 field medicine for 100
$10,600 Home for 40 children
$20,000 UN Resolution to Save Kids

Why Burma?

Heroes Needed in Vietnam


$375 Orphan Care 360 days
$800 Heart Surgery
$1400 Family Home
Why Vietnam?


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