“Both of my grandfathers served during a time when they, and their families that were left behind while they deployed, were on their own, without groups to support them. Now, there is Boot Campaign. Serving those who are risking their lives overseas for us to be free in our homeland and their families through Boot Campaign is the least we can do.”  

Lydia is part of a Gold Star family and her patriotic bloodline runs deep. Her paternal grandfather served as a pilot in the Navy and was KIA in Vietnam. Her maternal grandfather served in the Korean War. This rich heritage of sacrificial service allowed Lydia to pursue her passion to give back to those who served with keen knowledge of the difficulties her own family endured coming home from war.  A native Texan, she attended Texas State University and holds a degree in Business Administration.