Kris "Tanto" Paronto

Team THADDEA: 5/22/2017 - Current
Kris Tanto Paronto, is one of the surviving members of the 2012 Benghazi attack and subject of the best seller book and movie, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, known as 13 Hours. Mr. Paronto joins THADDEA as a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment whose service in the US Army National Guard propelled him to reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. Mr. Paronto started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 until 2013 before contracting directly with the State Department and Central Intelligence Agency. He's an extraordinary patriot with the courageous and brave attributes THADDEA hopes to inspire others to achieve for themselves. His courage and bravery are unquestionable and his passion for life and fitness are a true inspiration that embodies the core structure of THADDEA.

Nate Boyer

Team THADDEA: 12/11/2017 - Current
Nate is one of the great men and women who have served our country in the U.S. Military Forces. To many he would be regarded as a renaissance man but we see him as more...a unifier. Nate joins THADDEA as a former Green Beret, collegiate football player with the Texas Longhorns and professional athlete with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2005 he enlisted in the Army and earned the coveted Green Beret status in 2006. Nate served his tour of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan and completed a number of JCET (Joint Command Exchange Training) missions in Israel, Bulgaria, and Greece. Nates background is one of many accomplishments that have not only been achieved through his courage and bravery but with his belief that Anything is Possible. This belief is a key reason Nate has continued his success as the Co-Founder of the organization Merging Vets and Players. The organization is helping to unite Military Veterans and athletes, two areas Nate has first-hand knowledge though uniquely different experiences. Nate is the personification of the THADDEA brand.