Anna Fuller (Director)
Zack Fuller (Vice President)

Anna took over the position of director in 2016 after being on the board of Iowa Remembers, Inc. since the inception. She graduated from Buena Vista University in 2007 with an English/Literature degree and is a substitute teacher in the Grimes School District and coaches the 9th grade volleyball team. 

Zack grew up in Maryland and joined the US Army in 2002. He was first stationed in Ft. Campbell, KY as a sniper with the 101st Airborne.  He currently serves in the Iowa Army National Guard full-time as a Sergeant First Class. Although he travels a lot for work, he enjoys playing soccer and going to the gym. 

Anna and Zack live in Grimes with their two daughters, Emma (15) and Gracie (13); plus their dog, Saylor.


Amanda Petersen (President)
Matt Petersen (Board Member)

Amanda is originally from Wisconsin and moved to Iowa 18 years ago to attend Drake University. While there she met her eventual husband, James. After graduation, they moved to Grimes and had a daughter, Caydence. In 2011, James was one of the three Iowa National Guard soldiers who lost their lives that April in Afghanistan. Amanda enjoys photography, crafting, and shopping.

Matt grew up in Grimes and went on to play college football at Central College in Pella. He now works as a Sales Manager at Willis Auto Campus and is a big supporter of our military and their families. In his free time, he enjoys working out, fishing, hunting, and traveling.

Amanda and Matt  live in Grimes with their four children, Caydence (14), Cruz (7), Coralie (5), and Camilla (4); plus their dog, Khloe.


Karry Sweeney (Treasurer)

Karry grew up in Humboldt, Iowa and moved to the Des Moines area to attend AIB where she majored in accounting. In 2013 she married Andrew Bauer, an OIF veteran. In 2015, her and Andrew welcomed a son, Peyton, into their family. Sadly Andrew passed away in 2016 from a service related illness. She currently works at Athene USA as a Senior Financial Analyst and enjoys watching football, working out, and camping when she has spare time.

Karry lives in Winterset with husband, Zach and their three children;  Jaden (19), Peyton (6), and Aubree (2); plus their dog, Ge.


From left to right: Zack Fuller, Anna Fuller, Matt Petersen, Amanda Petersen,
Kaylee Durham, Zac Durham, Karry Sweeney, Zach Sweeney, Rob Dobek, Ben Doyle