MEET THE TEAM
Meet the Founder and CEO of Military Crashpad, Jonathan C. Buckingham, United States Air Force Veteran. Johnny flew for the USAF at various locations around the world. He served in six total deployments, over twenty TDYs, and supported many more refueling missions across the world during his time in service. Johnny is proud to serve his country through the Air Force and his fellow service members through Military Crashpad®.
Johnny started the very first Altus Crash Pad in 2013 with his friend and business partner, Capt Chris Fei. Together they built the foundation for future Crashpads in Altus.
“Because it was difficult for me, I want to make it better for the next guy” – JCB
License No: 119854
Dan Fulcoly is Military Crashpad’s, Chief Strategy Officer. Dan is a distinguished Air Force Academy graduate where he earned degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from MIT. After his initial commitment to the United States Air Force where he served as a Physicist for the Air Force Research Laboratory, he went on to join the Air Force Reserves while also working as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Dan is currently the Director of Operations Strategy at QTS, a publicly-traded data center company.
Dan’s dedication to his commitment to service is unwavering, and he is proud to continue his service through Military Crashpad®, Inc. and the Air Force Reserves.
Meet Military Crashpad’s Director of Operations, Stephanie Rose Buckingham. Stephanie recently graduated from Lewis-Clark State University in Lewiston, ID where she majored in business with a minor in marketing. In addition to achieving a 4.0 academically, she was the captain and 4-year starter on the LCSC Women’s Tennis Team.
Her training on the court and education in the classroom is passed on to our customers through attention to detail and her pursuit of excellence. She prides herself on the quality, accuracy, and friendliness that she provides to servicemen and women through Military Crashpad®.
Meet Military Crashpad’s Head of Business Development, Tim Weber. Tim is in his second year at Columbia University in New York, NY. Prior to entering the Ivy League, he served in the United States Air Force as a KC-135 Boom Operator. During his time in the service, he served in the largest tanker unit in the world, deployed several times to the Middle East, and flew many missions across the world in support of various operations.
His training and real-world experience in the cockpit, in war zones, and now the prestigious Ivy League school have shaped a very professional and impressive man that Military Crashpad is more than honored to have on their team. We’re excited to have Tim because he not only brings his skills and talent but he also brings a very warm and inviting personality to the team. Tim prides himself on the quality, accuracy, and friendliness that he provides to servicemen and women through Military Crashpad®.
Meet our most impressive and hardest working members of our team, Arleen Valles. Arleen joins the Military Crashpad family after 36 years in the finance industry. She recently retired from her job as the Director of Finance at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico.
Arleen joined the MC family back in June 2017 and she quickly made an impact by transforming our accounting systems by using the experience she gained from her many years in her previous job. Her job as the leader of our accounting department means she handles all bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, and handles all tenant billing issues. She truly is an amazing person with a great heart and we’re happy to have her on our team.
Brandi comes to the Military Crashpad® team with a lot of experience in the military as a spouse and plenty of work experience in related fields. She worked a few different jobs as her husband was moved around the country for new assignments. She’s worked as a substitute teacher in the Baltimore School District, a Customer Service Representative for HBI Priority Freight, and most notably a Clinical Medical Assistant at Ohio State University.
Brandi Latina is a proud mother and an Air Force spouse. She’s been through many PCSs & TDYs and experienced both the enlisted and officer life.
Brandi brings a new level of organization and warmth to our team. She has unbelievable people skills and her attention to detail is amazing! We’re very excited to have her on our team.
Alexa comes to the Military Crashpad® team with a lot of experience in the customer service and other related fields. She worked a few different jobs in between her school work and she brings both formal education and real-world experiences with her.
Her main duties involve answering all incoming communication as well as taking care of any tenant issues and questions. Her ability to be part of our 24/7 on-call support has enabled us to decrease our response time down and better serve each of our customers.
Alexa brings a new level of organization and warmth to our team. She has unbelievable people skills and her attention to detail is amazing! We’re very excited to have her on our team and we’re already seeing the positive results from her presence.
Hatton Updike is a partner/investor of Military Crashpad. After helping set up the first few crash pads during his time at his first duty station, Hatton has transitioned to a passive role within the company.
He proudly serves his country through the Air Force and is currently on a flying assignment in Washington State. He and his wife are stationed together along with their dog.
Michael Boyd is a partner and investor of Military Crashpad. He manages the crash pads we have in the San Antonio area along with his property management team.
Michael is a proud veteran of the USAF where he worked as a mechanic on several airframes. After his time in the Air Force, he joined a major airline and continued his maintenance career there before transitioning into real estate.
Michael proudly served his country through the Air Force and continues to serve military members through housing and relocation services with Military Crashpad. He and his wife live in San Antonio with their family.
License No: 670226
HOW IT WORKS
No out of pocket costs
Military members won’t have to pay anything out of pocket when they stay with us! Our crash pads are $60 per night – currently the same rate as the on-base visiting officer quarters (VOQ). The only things you need to bring are your clothes and food (Check out our FAQs to learn more). We’ve thought of every detail to make your DoD Lodging experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
GSA Approved for Federal Travelers
The Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 encourages fire safety in places that offer lodging to the public. Use the Hotel-Motel National Master List to find hotels and motels that:
-Have at least one single-station and hard-wired smoke alarm in each guest room.
-Are approved for U.S. federal government employees while on official travel.
“My husband has been deployed 5 times (all of those were in Wichita, KS) on top of countless of TDY’s so it felt like we hardly saw each other. I have really enjoyed the times he’s had training where we were able to go with him (Altus, OK – Montgomery, AL – San Antonio, TX). We were able to spend more quality family time in those places than we did in Wichita, KS. The military lifestyle is hard, especially with kids, so it’s nice when you can find a Military Crashpad to accommodate all your needs so all your spouse has to focus on is their training and spending quality time with their family.” April 7, 2018, Randolph AFB
"Stayed at one of the several houses during my training at Altus for PIQ. Amazing amenities and very spacious. Plenty of room for numerous people (ie the wife, kids, pets) and very well maintained. Highly recommend utilizing these guys for any TDY to Altus." January 27, 2018, Altus AFB
"I would recommend this company to anyone. They have always met any needs we have needed in a timely fashion. If you are looking for a trustworthy company this is the one you’re looking for! 5 stars all the way." March 6, 2018, Randolph AFB
"Excellent stay at Military Crashpad in Montgomery! We loved the huge fenced backyard with the firepit and outside seating/grill area. Our bedroom was huge, spacious, and had a comfortable bed. The kitchen was updated with all new appliances and I really felt like I was at home. Everything imaginable came with the kitchen – rice cooker, slow cooker, blender (a super nice Ninja one too), dishware, grill ware, etc. Anytime we needed something, they were very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend the Poplar St house in Montgomery if you are coming for SOS!" February 7, 2018, Maxwell AFB
"Nice house, great location to base. Plenty of room and extras like a pool table. I had a 2 car garage and really nice kitchen. Anything we asked for we got, they were really concerned with making sure we had what we wanted. There was even a time where the Air Force said they weren’t going to pay us for lodging and the company told us they would take care of us and I could focus on my training. This was a huge deal and a huge stressor that was taken off my plate. That put this company in my top list of companies for customer service, highly recommended. Very military friendly." January 28, 2018, Randolph AFB