Coordinator, Program Operations

Maddy Buzby

Office Location: San Diego, CA

Top Character Strengths



Personality Profile

What character strength do you value the most and why? 
It is my personal mission to always lead with kindness. I try to remind myself daily that my actions may have unforeseen effects on someone's life, so I do my best to leave a positive impression! I like to believe even a small act of kindness has the potential to help a person in a monumental way.

How do your top character strengths support your work at TMF? 
In my position it is important to have an open and honest line of communication amongst all of our program managers, in order to keep our amazing programs running smoothly. I also believe showing kindness and courteousness in my work and in my actions towards others, makes for a more genuine work environment. Humor, like kindness, can help brighten anyone’s day and keep our work uplifting!

What do you enjoy most about working with veterans, survivors, and inspired civilians?
I believe serving our country is one of the most selfless and respectable things a person can do. Growing up in the military and in a military town, I had immense respect for those who have served. I am honored to be able to give back to those, whose service to our nation, has had such a profound impact on my life.

More About Maddy



B.S. Advertising Management, Michigan State University; pursuing a M.S. in Dietetics


Skills and Expertise

Organization, communication, empathy, and creativity


Passions and Interests

I love skiing, surfing, hiking with friends, running, cooking, learning about nutrition, and giving back to our veteran community.


Military Connection

My boyfriend is active duty serving in the Navy, my father is a Marine, as well as my grandfather, and my great-grandfather was a Captain in the Navy.

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