Where we Find Direction

We are influenced by a community of trusted advisors with diverse experience. Advisors have a genuine interest in ViaTrustUSA’s mission to provide exceptional service while helping Veterans to connect with meaningful and rewarding employment. Each Advisor serves as a sounding board, offering expertise and providing honest advice. We are always looking for new Advisors, diversity of opinions and experience, and a balance of cultural, racial, age, and gender representation. 


Advisors of ViaTrustUSA: 

  • Provide informed input as to plan new activities or develop policies and procedures. 
  • Recruit members that fit with the ViaTrustUSA’s mission. 
  • Attract like-minded people with
 specific skills
 and connections that can 
help support the veteran community. 
  • Advocate for ViaTrustUSA and increase its visibility, both internally and externally.

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ERIC AND ROBIN FARDELMANN

Charles Eric Fardelmann 

Served in the U.S. Army for 20 years - 1974 -1994. 

Held various Command, Staff and Training positions to include Company Commands, General Staff Positions, Assistant Professor of Military Science, Command and General Staff College Instructor for Joint and Strategic Operations, Logistic Officer and Operations Officer. 

Stationed in numerous State side locations as well as on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea and in Stuttgart, Germany. Deployed for shorter periods of time to Alaska and Germany. 

Awarded Parachute Badge, Ranger Tab and Expert Infantry Badge. 

Employed by Metro Park Warehouses, Inc. for 24 years from 1994 - 2018. 

Held positions as Manager of Industrial Engineering, Safety Officer, & Director of Warehouse Operations. 

Responsible for four different warehouses located in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Responsible for over 60 accounts to include General Mills, E&J Gallo, Sara Lee, Sears and Ciba Vision. 


United States Military Academy, West Point, NY - BS, 1974 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Masters in Industrial Engineering, 1986 Websters University, St. Louis, MO - MBA, 1993


Robin Fardelmann

"As the wife of a career Army officer, fourteen moves presented numerous challenges for me.  Today’s workforce has the unique advantage of being able to work remotely from home, no matter where in the world you are stationed.   In this new global market, the ability to do so, opens up many new opportunities and avenues of employment that can easily transfer with you to each new duty station.  ViaTrust is committed to facilitating employment opportunities not only to the veteran, but to the military spouse." 

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JAY AND SUSAN SLOAN

Jay Sloan

Mr. Sloan has worked with local, state, federal and foreign governments to help them set and achieve bold goals, build constructive organizational cultures, improve performance, and enhance individual quality of life.  He has studied and directly interacted with a broad array of cultures and forms of government to succeed in accomplishing challenging missions. The wide range of organizations and communities that he supported is a reflection of his distinguished professional career at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and work at The Pacific Institute (TPI) with a broad array of non-corporate entities.


Jay has more than 30 years of professional experience in the U.S. Intelligence Community, spending most of that time at the DIA.  He retired from DIA at the Senior Executive Services (SES) level in 1997.


While at DIA, Jay served as the Director for Policy Support.  He was accountable for satisfying the intelligence needs of the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary’s policy and planning offices, as well as managing DIA counterpart relations worldwide.  Prior to that, he served as Director of Estimates, responsible for mid and long-range forecasting.  Earlier, he was the Defense Intelligence Officer for East Asia and the Pacific, overseeing major intelligence functions concerned with that region.


Jay has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Presidential Meritorious Executive Awards, conferred by President Reagan, “for sustained superior accomplishments in the management of the programs of the United States Government and for noteworthy achievement of quality and efficiency in the public service.”


He holds a B.A. degree in International Affairs and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations, both from The George Washington University.  He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute.


Susan Sloan

Mrs. Sloan has an outstanding record of empowering students and clients from a wide variety of challenging environments to unleash their human potential.  In addition to her full careers as an educator, Susan has served as a part-time consultant in the design of business coordination of major projects in both social service and corporate arenas. Susan has worked as a Teacher for the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Consultant with The Pacific Institute (TPI). 


During her highly successful career as an English Teacher, in the Fairfax County Public School System, Susan taught at every grade level and across the spectrum of student classification (Advanced Placement, Honors, Learning Disabled, and Alternative Education).  Her areas of specialty were world literature and the teaching of writing.


While at TPI, Susan worked as a Project Director, focused on leadership development efforts in the government sector at the federal, city, and international levels.  Her particular forte is in helping individuals to self-discover how personal limiting beliefs, attitudes, expectations, and habits often carry over into performance in their professional and organization realms.  


Susan received a B.A. degree in American Studies, with a minor in Chinese Language from The George Washington University and a M.A. degree in English from George Mason University. 


During their time with TPI, Susan and Jay partnered on major projects for Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, the Washington National Guard, the Maryland National Guard, the Department of Energy, the General Services Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Cucamonga Valley Water District, the Montana State Fund, and the City of Fresno.


Together, Jay and Susan generously volunteer their time serving a diverse group of local, national, and global organizations focused on enhancing compassion, peace, and justice.  They currently reside in North Carolina and enjoy spending extra ordinary time with the families of their two grown sons.  In their spare time, they can be found fishing, rose gardening, and travelling.