In our written posts, we will explore a wide range of topics including modern issues surrounding masculinity and male identity, how men can connect more deeply with themselves and others, and daily, actionable steps that any man can take to transform themselves and their lives.

On our podcast ‘Tales That Tethr’, tethr Founder & CEO Matt Zerker interviews entrepreneurs, experts, thought leaders, and regular people about what is means to be a man, the challenges that modern men face, and how to overcome challenges and live life in a more connected and authentic way.


Are you planning on joining us for tonight’s WFWF Virtual Community Event? (it’s not too late to register). If we haven’t already convinced you, read on to learn about our two incredible guest speakers.

Heston Russell

Russell is a veteran who served for 16 years, the majority of this within the Special Forces. He served multiple combat and peacekeeping deployments around the world including living in & serving within the US Special Forces.

In 2018, he led the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion in Australia and Singapore. Then, in January 2019 he officially discharged from the military. In the year that followed, he isolated himself from the military in an attempt to discover himself as a newly openly gay man. He struggled with the ‘super human image’ he felt he carried as his responsibility to the Special Forces service. After hitting rock bottom, he began speaking out on the issues he’d faced and the stigma surrounding his experiences. This led to founding his platform, Voice of a Veteran, which fights to stop veterans from suffering in silence.

Jacob Moore

Jacob Moore is the founder of NoStigmas and creator of the 5 Bridges to Wellness system. He has been internationally recognized for his speaking, writing and advocacy work in mental health and suicide prevention.

As a childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob's work is focused on trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness.


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