Our Team

Steve Santich

Steve is Co-Founder and CEO of Veterans Alliance.  Steve is a staffing industry executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, development and launch of staffing company start-ups, business operations, and strategy.  As CEO of Veterans Alliance, Steve directs the company operations, manages the company’s fiscal activity, oversees quality control, and develops business strategies that align with Veterans Alliance’s mission.  The company mission, to provide a service to the brave men and women who served our country, is the reason why Steve founded Veterans Alliance.  During his tenure in the staffing industry, Steve has led companies that have helped over 10,000 veterans find employment within the Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense industries.  Steve enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as camping, hunting, traveling, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs. 

Email: steve@veterans-alliance.com

Amy Justice-Apley

Amy Justice-Apley is Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales at Veterans Alliance.  After graduating from Sacramento State University in 2006 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Amy began her career in staffing.  With over 12 years of experience in sales, Amy is responsible for establishing client engagements and leading the national recruiting team to make sure quality and delivery exceed client expectations.  Amy had always wanted to start her own business, so with her passion for supporting the veteran community, her dreams became a reality when she co-founded Veterans Alliance.  Amy has over four years of experience specializing in the aircraft maintenance sector, during which time she has built multiple onsite programs and has developed a diverse background in both fixed and rotary wing military platforms.  Amy loves spending time with husband and two young girls, Piper and Ryder, as well as camping, fishing, wine tasting, hiking, and enjoying time with family and friends.   

Email: amy@veterans-alliance.com 

Nathan Ogden

Nathan is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Staffing at Veterans Alliance. A Veteran of the USMC, Nathan takes immense personal pride in that he has found employment for over 1,000 veterans in support of our nation’s Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense industries.  This level of recruiting success places Nathan in the top 1% of recruiters in the Aviation industry for the last decade.  Nathan has a passion for providing top-quality people with employment opportunities worthy of their unique skillsets, training, and life goals. He works one-on-one with his clients, helping them find a career that brings true happiness and fulfillment.  A proven motivational leader, Nathan trains and develops highly skilled recruiters and assists in establishing and maintaining client relationships.  Nathan lives in Oregon with his wife and enjoys spending time outdoors in all the seasons the Pacific North West has to offer.  Staffing is not what Nathan does, it’s who he is, so feel free to reach out to Nathan anytime!

Email: nathan@veterans-alliance.com

Marie Rogers

Marie is a Senior National Recruiter with Veterans Alliance. Marie has a diverse background with six years of recruiting experience and nine years of military service as an Aerospace Maintenance Technician on Heavy Cargo Aircraft in the United States Air Force. Marie worked on the C-5, C-17, and KC-10 while she served in the USAF. She achieved accolades in the USAF to include NCO of the Quarter, Security Manager of the Quarter, and Outstanding Performer during major aircraft inspections. While serving in the military, Marie completed her Bachelor in Social Sciences and went on to complete a Master in Psychology and a Master in Business Administration. Upon being honorably discharged from the military, Marie began her career in recruiting. Marie is passionate about helping her fellow veterans find career opportunities that align with their skills and experience. Marie enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, Zoe and Jacoby, as well as cooking and running.

Email: marie@veterans-alliance.com

Cecil Harwell

Cecil is a Senior National Recruiter with Veterans Alliance. Cecil was a collegiate athlete and graduate from Southwest Baptist University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Cecil has specialized in recruiting professionals within the Aviation, Aerospace, and Defense industries since 2017. He is determined to help find opportunities to those who have served our country, as well as helping other aerospace professionals find employment opportunities. Through his tenure, Cecil has developed great communication skills, exceptional customer service focus, as well as an ease of establishing and maintaining great relationships. Cecil currently resides in Dallas, Texas where he enjoys watching football, hunting, fishing, and the big Texas country music scene.

Email: cecil@veterans-alliance.com

Evan Helyar

Evan is a National Recruiter with Veterans Alliance. Evan has been in the aviation industry since 2007, with experience in aircraft maintenance, operations management, and sales. Evan was a Sergeant in the United States Army, serving six years as a CH-47 Chinook Mechanic and as an Aviation Life Support Equipment NCOIC. During his time spent in the military, Evan devoted himself to helping his fellow soldiers and he continues to remain devoted in helping those who have served. Evan resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife Ashley and their three dogs. In his free time, Evan enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding/skiing, boating and hiking.

Email: evan@veterans-alliance.com