Who we are

Welcome to the Home of Record Project, a passionate initiative dedicated to honoring and empowering our nation’s veterans. Our journey began with a profound commitment to the well-being of those who have bravely served our country and addressing the crisis that can occur after service. Inspired by principles of compassion and service the Home of Record Project is more than a non-profit; it is a community-driven sanctuary for veterans seeking support, understanding, and opportunities for a successful civilian life.

Our Origin Story

Founded in 2023, HRP was a result of its founder Gary Schell experiencing his own crisis. Confronted with a simultaneous cancer diagnosis and divorce, Gary found himself in a dire situation and compelled to seek resources for support. After navigating his own journey Gary was inspired to help assist other veterans dealing with crisis. Gary spent a year speaking directly with veterans in Arizona to understand their needs and challenges.

Armed with the insights gained from this experience, Gary established the Home of Record Project. With a steadfast dedication to assisting veterans at their most crucial juncture—home—the nonprofit stands as a beacon of support and resilience. Uniquely positioned through Gary’s firsthand understanding and real estate background, HRP is committed to addressing the pressing needs of veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk of facing such challenges. In essence, The Home of Record Project represents Gary Schell’s transformative journey into an unwavering commitment to serve those who have served.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive housing assistance, financial stability grants, and social support services to veterans in need. We aim to fill the gaps where state and federal resources fall short, helping veterans regain stability, improve their overall well-being, and reintegrate into society as valued and empowered individuals.

Board Members

Alexis A. Jugan

Vice President

Alexis Jugan is an attorney located in Orange County, California, where her expertise spans business litigation, consumer litigation, and real estate law. Despite being based in Orange County, Alexis has deep roots in Arizona, having grown up there. Her upbringing in the Southwest has imbued her with a unique perspective that she brings to her legal practice. Graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she further honed her skills at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. During her time there, she actively participated in various student associations and forums, showcasing her leadership abilities and commitment to diversity and social justice. Licensed to practice before the California Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Central District of California, Alexis applies her legal acumen and diverse background to serve her clients with excellence.

As Vice President of the HRP, Alexis is deeply committed to addressing veteran homelessness, drawing inspiration from her personal connection as the granddaughter of two distinguished army veterans who served during WWII and Vietnam. With a profound familial appreciation for their sacrifice, she channels her dedication to making a tangible difference in the lives of veterans in need. Leveraging her passion for real estate and legal affairs, Alexis plays a pivotal role in the organization’s efforts to provide support and assistance to those who have served their country. Her leadership and passion exemplify a steadfast commitment to serving the veteran community and advancing the mission of the HRP.



Joseph D. Warhol

Director of Operations

Joe Warhol is a 13-year Marine Corps GWOT combat veteran. After his time in uniform, both active duty and reserve, Joe started working in the military and veteran space with multiple non-profit organizations ensuring that service members and veterans had the resources available to them and their families for successful transition out of service.

Joe continued his career in higher education at his alma mater Arizona State University as a School Certifying Official and benefits advisor with the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and then as the Military and Veteran Recruitment Coordinator where he successfully built relationships with the military community around the country to provide education opportunities. Joe now serves as the Military Outreach and Business Development Manager for American Military University, American Public University System and the Director of Operations for the HRP. Joe is a service member and veteran centric pragmatic leader and champion.

Whitney Hale

Director of Finance

Whitney is a GWOT Marine Corps veteran and Arizona native who works as a real estate agent in the competitive Scottsdale market. In the three years since he began his real estate career, Whitney has become known for his strong work ethic, dedication, and a passion for client service. His upbringing in Scottsdale fuels his love for the Arizona lifestyle, enriching his insights into the area’s distinct neighborhoods, schools, and lifestyle opportunities – offering the HRP a comprehensive, insider’s perspective on housing and the real estate market.

However, what truly distinguishes Whitney is his military service, where he led diverse teams of over 50 Marines and Sailors. This experience honed his communication skills and ability to thrive under pressure. He applies this military precision and leadership to real estate, leveraging his negotiating skills and global network to benefit stakeholders across the region.

Beyond real estate, Whitney’s commitment to the veteran community shines through. He volunteers as the Chapter Captain for Patrol Base Abbate Phoenix, a non-profit aiding veterans’, and serves as the Director of Finance for the Home of Record Project, helping secure transitional housing for unhoused veterans and their families in Arizona.



Our Core Values


Fostering partnerships and cooperation with other organizations, government agencies, and the community to maximize resources and impact.


Maintaining transparency, responsibility, and ethical practices in all aspects of our organization's operations.


We advocate for the rights, well-being, and inclusion of veterans in society, striving to eliminate homelessness, poverty, and barriers to their successful reintegration.


Treating all veterans with dignity, honor, and valuing their service to the nation.


Equipping veterans with the tools, resources, and support needed to regain stability, self-sufficiency, and a sense of purpose.

Our Collaborative Spirit

The Home of Record Project is not just a nonprofit; it is a collaborative endeavor fueled by the passion and commitment of friends, supporters, and like-minded organizations. We understand that fulfilling our mission requires a collective effort, and with your collaboration and support, we aim to ensure that every veteran is afforded every opportunity to have their home of record.

As you explore the Home of Record Project, we invite you to be a part of this transformative journey, standing shoulder to shoulder with us as we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Together, we can create a brighter future for our veteran warriors and contribute to the narrative of resilience, strength, and success beyond the battlefield. Welcome to a community that honors the past, supports the present, and envisions a thriving future for our veterans.