We’re on a mission to
streamline access to thousands of key benefits earned by the military and veteran community.
Our Founder’s Story
MyVetBENEFITS is built on the strongly held belief that it’s the “military family” that takes care of our own, ingrained into our founder over 5 years while leading the fight to change U.S. Public Law to provide equal survivor benefits for Guard and Reserve families who lost loved ones in the line of duty.
Meet Our Team
Founder and CEO | Air Force Veteran
Todd Ernst is an Air Force Academy graduate with more than twenty-two years of service. He flew the T-38, B-1, and U-2 on missions in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
His passion for helping military families called him to lead the fight for Guard and Reserve families to establish equal survivor benefits for everyone who dies in the line of duty. The changes were signed into law in 2016. Todd’s civilian experience includes residential and commercial real estate as a real estate broker, landlord, and entrepreneurial business owner. Todd currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife Stacey. They have two grown boys. During 14 years of active duty, their family relocated eight times due to a PCS.
VP of Marketing | Army Spouse
Sally began her career as a teacher, earning the Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award. She later served as a Principal in D.C., leading her school to earn recognition as a “Reward” school, the highest level of distinction based on outstanding student achievement and growth.
Sally later founded a yoga center outside of Fort Bragg. She managed the marketing efforts of the studio while launching partnerships with 10+ community and corporate organizations. Given her studio’s proximity to Fort Bragg, she organized numerous classes tailored to servicemembers and veterans. Sally brings compassion and dedication to those in her community, along with an ability to empower change. She holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and a B.A. in Music from the University of Virginia, in addition to 2 advanced yoga certifications. She has experienced 2 PCSes, and that was enough for her!
Chief of Staff | ANG Spouse
Whether as a middle school teacher, a business owner, or now at PCSgrades, Teresa has always had a passion for serving and educating others. Before joining PCSgrades, Teresa and her husband owned a successful CrossFit business for almost a decade.
Teresa holds a BA in Health Science and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology. Her hobbies include competing at an international level in the sport of CrossFit and singing. She is wife to an Air National Guardsman of 15 years, and mother of two. Teresa just completed her first PCS, and thankfully, she had her PCSgrades team to get her through it. 🙂
Engineering Lead | Air Force Brat
Jacob is passionate about engineering tools which engage people in new and interesting ways. As the Lead Developer at PCSgrades, Jacob helps build the experiences which power our mission of serving the military and veteran community. Jacob is a professional software developer with five years of experience, and an Air Force brat for life.
Software Engineer | Air Force Veteran
Fondly known as “Izzy,” Isaiah spent more than six years in the Air Force as a Fuels Accountant responsible for tracking hundreds of thousands of fuels transactions daily. After his enlistment ended, he continued in this role for a period of time as part of the Air Force Civil Service before going to school to pursue his goal of becoming a software developer.
Director of Marketing | Army Spouse
Jenah began her career as a dental hygienist with a focus on pediatric dentistry. While her love of all things dental is still alive, frequent PCSing and licensing hurdles made it hard to keep up with this field as a military spouse. Jenah pivoted to social media and marketing with PCSgrades in 2015.
Data Analyst & Graphic Design | Air Force Brat
Josh Ernst is a Fighting Texas Aggie graduate of the class of 2020 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the Mays Business School. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in European Business Management from the EM Strasbourg Business school in Strasbourg, France.
Senior Content Editor | Marine Corps Spouse
Lizann is the Content Manager at PCSgrades, where she enjoys gathering information about military bases across the country and sharing helpful information with readers. She has always enjoyed writing and storytelling. Since founding the Seasoned Spouse blog in 2016, Lizann has written extensively for numerous military magazines and websites, and has published 3
Project Manager | Navy Spouse, Navy Mom
Tammy began her career in the Property Management and Real Estate industry. She has 8+ years of experience and worked for one of the most innovative and leading real estate companies in the country. She then transitioned into accounting and lent a hand to a Veteran owned startup before joining the PCSgrades team as a Project Manager.