President & Chief Operating Officer, Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon is a veteran-led international disaster response organization founded by U.S. Marines William McNulty and Jake Wood in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. In doing so, the organization provides veterans with an avenue to regain 3 things they lose after leaving the military: purpose, community, and identity. Since its inception in 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to more than 300 disasters in the U.S. and around the world.”
Art delaCruz served honorably for over 22 years in the United States Navy and enjoyed a career that included a broad range of assignments. Art commanded a Navy strike-fighter squadron, spent one year with McKinsey & Co. as a Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellow, served as a Topgun instructor, and made six combat deployments. After retiring, he spent two and a half years in the aerospace and defense sector in the roles of business development and strategy and planning. He maintains a honed “quick reaction” capability by attempting to keep up with his wife, four kids, golden retriever, and labrador retriever puppy. Learn more about Art & Team Rubicon here –> https://vimeo.com/314393007
If you want to have a life of rich experiences, you have to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
Learn something new for myself, teach something new to my kids.
What can I do better?
Make a difference for somebody in the world.
Contributing to Team Rubicon’s mission to help people impacted by disasters.
Don’t waste your time on things you can’t control or affect.
A Day in My Life:
What do you love most about Your City?
I love Los Angeles for its diversity.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Biscuits and gravy (eat rarely). Favorite restaurant is our local sushi hole.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Reading
10:00 AM – At work or meeting with our team or guests
12:00 PM – Favorite Lunch spot/meal? – Salad
7:00 PM – Picking up the kids from swim team practice
11:00 PM – Sleeping
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
I have to have two cups of coffee to start the day and at the end of the day I need some time alone to read and wind down.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Don’t really have one; not very active on social media.
What should everyone try at least once?
Everyone in the world should experience aerobatic flight.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Any national or state park