Desiree served in the United States Navy as an Aerographer’s Mate from 2003-2009. Her first tour was on the USS Essex (LHD-2) partnering with the United States Marine Corp on missions in the gulf supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After her honorable discharge, Desiree has worked for government contracting companies to support leadership development programs for different government clients and her company’s Talent Management team. She has her MBA from University of Maryland and a M.S. in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State University. While she can’t reach the pedals in the Shelby, she enjoys being Donnie’s navigator.