Last Out travels with trained specialists at every performance to provide assistance and support to audience members struggling with PTS.



Neuro Linguistic Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Trauma Specialist and Coach


Mary Millsaps, co-founder of Operation Angel Wing and a member of the Transition Support Team with The Heroes Journey, dedicates her time to supporting the psychological and emotional needs of our nation’s heroes. Mary is a 20-year retired Paramedic and continues to serve through crisis intervention, counseling, suicide prevention, and education. She is certified in the RTM protocol and is a Diaphragmatic Breathe Coach.

Through Operation Angel Wing’s Peer Advocacy Program, Mary serves our nation’s veterans, first responders, and their families by using several teachings and techniques, including Equine Therapy, Psychological First Aid, and guided imagery.  

PHONE: 865-352-6699





Traumatic Stress Interventionist, RTM Counselor


Zeke Vanderpool has dedicated his life to serving and protecting others. After serving 23 years with Army Special Forces, Zeke went on to work as a deputy sheriff, a federal police officer, a federal agent, a federal intelligence operations specialist, and a law enforcement liaison officer.

As a co-founder of the non-profit organization, Operation Angel Wing, and a member of the Transition Support Team for The Heroes Journey, Zeke continues to serve our nation’s warriors by providing Question/Persuade/Refer (QPR) training for suicide prevention, Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) protocol, and PTS intervention services. He is a talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and he uses music as a vehicle for story to bridge the gap for transitioning veterans and first responders.

As a public speaker, warrior storyteller, and coach with Rooftop Leadership, Zeke shares his scars and lessons learned with business leaders, veterans, first responders, and civilians, and he teaches them to harness the power of story.


Alliy Vetzel

Alliy Vetzel

Certified RTM Counselor


In addition to being the Deputy Director of The Heroes Journey, Alliy Vetzel is a tour manager and logistics coordinator for “Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret”. Alliy comes from a long line of veterans and honors their legacy by serving her community as a volunteer EMT.

As a certified Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) counselor, Alliy is also a member of The Heroes Journey Transition Support Team. Alliy is an Army spouse and is passionate about helping veterans, first responders, and their families.


LAST OUT is produced by The Heroes Journey and made possible by Semper Capital Management