HighlandFrog Project is a veteran for veteran 501(c)3 that provides fellow veterans with a renewed sense of team, support from other veterans of similar backgrounds, as well as a platform to network, and build relationships.  We believe that there is no greater way to center your mental, physical, and emotional well-being than experiencing the tranquility of pristine backcountry.  By facilitating excursions with fellow veterans through deep woods, over alpine passes, and along desert canyons, HighlandFrog Project assists veterans with connecting and gaining the basic needs of support and community to live a healthy life outside of the military. 

Board of Directors

Cory Zigmund

Cory served over eight years on active duty as a Special Warfare Operator, and is a veteran of OIF.  An avid outdoor adventurer, he prefers to spend his time in deep woods, atop alpine ridges, and anywhere without a cell signal.  Cory created the HighlandFrog blog to assist fellow adventurers in their wilderness pursuits.  Personally understanding the profound beneficial impact of nature, he later founded HighlandFrog Project to provide a community for veterans through the tranquility and challenge of backcountry athletics.        

Founder - Executive Director

Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan is a former Special Warfare Operator. He has conducted numerous SOF missions throughout the world including OIF, and continues to serve in the reserves.  Jonathan earned a degree from George Washington University.  He is the founder and president of Life Saving Consulting Group, LLC, which equips law enforcement with the knowledge and ability to provide first responder trauma care. As an avid mountaineer and climber (both rock and ice) he spends as much time in the mountains as possible. He is currently working to become a certified AMGA mountain guide.

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