Isa Marie McIntyre is an Army veteran and Army retiree spouse currently residing in California.
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Isa Marie McIntyre is an Army veteran who currently serves as Grants & Contracts Manager for Center for Land-Based Learning, a nonprofit organization that inspires, educates, and cultivates the next generation of farmers, agricultural leaders, and natural resource stewards. She specializes in managing federal awards throughout the grant lifecycle, including pre-award activities such as identifying funding opportunities, writing proposals, and developing project budgets.
In May 2019, Isa Marie graduated from Sacramento State’s Business Honors Program earning a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and organizational behavior. She also completed an international business program at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Isa Marie served in the Army for eight and a half years as a Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Repairer, completing two tours to Iraq and serving a total of 27 months in combat. During her first deployment, she conducted convoys in Ramadi, Fallujah, and Baghdad, receiving a combat action badge after coming under direct enemy fire.
In 2012, Isa Marie became caregiver to her husband, Alex, after he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) while on deployment in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both of his legs and a moderate traumatic brain injury. Several years after his injuries, Alex turned to beekeeping to provide him with a new purpose.
Isa Marie remains active in the military community, serving on various board of director roles, participating in projects that raise awareness on the prevalence of women veterans, and advocating for caregivers and their families. She even received the 2020 Shero Award which recognized her tireless efforts to break down barriers and overcome obstacles to serve her community.
She is most passionate about addressing challenges military service women and women veterans experience, identifying difficulties rural veterans experience regarding access to services and transitioning from the military, and supporting our most severely injured service members and their caregivers.
Isa Marie loves to spend her free time outside hiking, paddle boarding, and zip lining. Isa Marie, her husband, Alex, and their three children live in Northern California where Alex takes care of almost 1200 beehives. They love to travel whenever possible and have been to Alaska, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, and Costa Rica.