Who we are

Sean Winn

Board President

As the founder of Patriot Features, Sean brings a life-long passion for our military combined with years of video production experience. In his full time role with Patriot Features, Sean serves as President of the Board and a Producer of our Feature documentaries. In 2014, he also joined Heartland Honor Flight of Kansas City as a videographer, and has met, flown with, and interviewed a number of our WWII and Korean veterans.


Jeff Tudas

Board Treasurer

Jeff’s father was a WWII veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day and fought throughout Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge, until the end of the war. He has a son that is a 2nd LT in the Marine Corps., currently attending flight school. He is passionate about recognizing the sacrifices of all veterans and active duty personnel as he understands that our freedom exists only because of their service. He is a partner at Summit Wealth Advisors, LLC., a firm specializing in financial planning and investment management.


Dennis Branson

Board Secretary

Dennis is a retired LCDR of the Coast Guard, and the subject of our very first Patriot Feature (“Branson, a service story”).  Currently serving as a Radiological Hazard Specialist with FEMA out of the Kansas City office, Dennis remains highly networked in military communities, and has served in civil chaplaincy duties for various organizations. His heart for our military and the power of story has driven Patriot Features since before it’s official formation.


Gary Swanson

Retired from a successful career at IBM, Gary is the founder of Heartland Honor Flight of Kansas City, and founder and facilitator of the WWII Living History Series at the Trailside Museum, also located in Kansas City. Gary filmed the service stories of over 1000 veterans (mostly WWII) for the Library of Congress, and his heart for our veterans and their important contributions is unrivaled.


Joe Freudenthal

Joe is an accomplished entrepreneur and the owner of Freudenthal Home Health, St. Joseph Missouri’s premier home health agency. He is formerly the Co-founder, owner and CEO of Vintage Group, an independent and assisted living community in the Missouri area. His keen insight into business management, growth, and branding is an invaluable asset and benefit to those who served in America’s military, as we seek to reach many veterans through healthy growth.