Mandi Thomas was born in Minot, ND but grew up in New Mexico. An Air Force brat turned Army Airborne Interrogator/Russian linguist veteran, Mandi Brett in language school in Monterey, CA. They were married in 2005. They have two daughters, aged 12 and 9. Mandi has been a personal trainer for 11 years and is a Crossfit Level 2 coach. She is currently a probationary firefighter with St Johns County.
Brett was born and raised in Orange Park, Fl. He served in the Marine Corps as a Russian Cryptologic Linguist from 2002-2007. He immediately went to EMT and fire school after leaving the Marine Corps and began working for Gainesville Fire and Rescue in January 2009. Brett also has been a SWAT medic for four years.
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield
Bravo Two Zero - Andy McNab
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
The Mission, The Men, and Me - Pete Blaber
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy - D Michael Abrashoff Captain