Our Founders


Jeremy Svejcar, Founder

Jeremy joined the military in 2000 and was served in Operations Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and was honorably discharged in 2010. He met his wife, Rose, in 2007 and married in 2012. After years of struggle, he was selected to participate in a program that used horses to help veterans find purpose. As a result, he started Charlie Five as a way to pay it forward for the gift he was given. 


Rose Garcia, Co-Founder

Rose met Jeremy shortly after he returned from his last deployment in 2007. She is the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran who bred, trained and showed cutting horses. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in Mass Communications and Spanish in 2007 and her MBA from New Mexico Highlands University in 2015.

Rose carefully handles all of the administrative details of Charlie Five, plans fundraising events and, most importantly, keeps Jeremy on task!