Matthew Simmons, Navy Veteran, is the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center and the Warriors and Wolves program. Matthew is the COO of both LARC and Serenity Park and has been volunteering his service since 2008. Matthew co-created the WolfGuard Program and is dedicated to helping veterans through innovative means. Matthew understands that there isn’t a cure for PTSD, survivors guilt, and many combat related injuries, but over the years he has come to realize that working with the animals at Serenity Park and LARC can make all the difference in a veteran’s life. He wants to be sure more veterans are helped to thrive not just survive after their military service. Matthew also created the Veterans’ Day Extravaganza which is held every year at Serenity Park.