Gretchen is a New York native and graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. After graduation, she began an internship with the New York Football Giants in Community Relations. Through supporting a variety of community initiatives, particularly military appreciation efforts, she became motivated and inspired to do her part to give back.
Following her internship, Gretchen joined Wounded Warrior Project, where she was a member of the fundraising department. She was responsible for collaborating across the organization to raise funds and awareness which fueled life-changing programs for wounded warriors. In an effort to continue to serve veterans, Gretchen joined FourBlock, where she will foster relationships with strategic partners who are helping to inspire and shape a new generation of veterans as they enter the civilian workforce.