Mark “Matz” Matzeldelaflor grew up exploring the wilderness in the backwoods of New Hampshire, camping, hiking through the mountains, and climbing trees until the weekend after high school graduation when he joined the Navy to become a SEAL. He served in combat deployments to Baghdad and Ramadi, Iraq, and trained the West Coast SEAL Teams in combat skills before leaving active duty service in 2009. Mark would go on to co-found a fintech startup in the foreign currency space, earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from San Diego State University, and founded Guardian Grange in October of 2020.

Support the podcast by supporting our sponsors at

Shop Amazon! As an Amazon Associate We Earn From Qualifying Purchases…You Know The Deal! (Paid Link)

Help grow the show! Spread the word, tell a friend!! Subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts!

Episode Intro Music: “Prelude” by “Silence & Light” (

Photo Credit: Mark Matzeldelaflor

Leave a Comment:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.