Lydia is a tried and true Texas girl, growing up in Mansfield and spending four and a half years in San Marcos to attend Texas State University. In addition to her Lone Star allegiance, Lydia’s patriotism runs deep. Both grandfathers served our country: her paternal grandfather was a pilot in Vietnam and was sadly killed in action, and her maternal grandfather was a soldier in the Korean War. Her giving spirit, admiration for our nation’s heroes, and heritage from a Gold Star family led her to Boot Campaign. She started as a part-time event coordinator but knew the stars had aligned when she was able to join the team full-time as the Event & Volunteer Manager. Lydia lives near the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels and spends her free time hunting, attending four-wheeler rallies, and getting entirely too emotional watching “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” even though she knows they’re mindless and entirely unrealistic.