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Moving Mountains Series to Host SOLDIERFIT CEO and FCC Alum Danny Farrar Nov. 9

11/01/2016

Danny Farrar, CEO and co-founder of SOLDIERFIT, will be the featured speaker at the Frederick Community College Moving Mountains speaker series on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

The series features inspiring professionals who share their life experiences and encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in all areas of their lives. 

Sessions, which are free and open to the public, take place in the JBK Theater, located inside the Visual & Performing Arts Center on campus. 

Farrar had a troubled childhood after being adopted as a young boy. He barely graduated high school, finishing 146 out of 147 students. He then enlisted in the United States Army, where he spent 13 years. Farrar was part of the first team to respond to the Pentagon on 9/11 and later served a full combat tour in Iraq.  

Following his time in the Army, Farrar found himself homeless and attempted suicide in 2011. After spending three days in the psychiatric ward at Frederick Memorial Hospital, he turned his life around. Along with business partner Dave Posin, he started SOLDIERFIT, a functional fitness program that encompasses basic training, mixed martial arts, personal training, and a fitness gym. The business has grown from one sublet location to four standalone facilities and one franchise with more than 2,000 members and 44 employees. The company has received numerous honors, but the one most important to Farrar was given by SOLDIERFIT employees last year: “Best place to work, better place to grow.” 

Farrar earned an associate degree from Frederick Community College and founded Platoon 22, an organization that combats suicides by veterans. He is currently a sought after motivational speaker and was selected to the 2013 “Top 40 under 40 V.I.P” by The Daily Record. Farrar is dedicated to revitalizing the American dream and helping veterans open small businesses.

In addition to Farrar, upcoming speakers include:
• January 11 - Kristine Yaroschuk, helicopter pilot with the Maryland State Police
• February 15 - Jason Lee, business owner and community leader
• March 21 - Amelia Draper, NBC4-Washington Meteorologist 
• April 12 - Mia Russell, financial expert and educator with University of Maryland Extension 
• May 17, Maurice Arenas, studio musician, performer, and TrueFire artist.

For more information about the series, contact Mike Pritchard by email or call 301.846.2417.

Frederick Community College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities for College-sponsored events and programs. If you have accommodation needs, please call 301.846.2408. To request a sign language interpreter, please call 240.629.7819 or 301.846.2408 (Voice) or email interpreting. Sign language interpreters will not be automatically provided for College-sponsored events without a request for services. To guarantee accommodations, requests must be made at least five workdays in advance of a scheduled event.