The History:

Matt Bader and Casey Holland are the co-founders of Vetwork PDX. Both grew up in Portland and returned to the area after careers in the military.  Matt and Casey connected via good old fashioned networking and quickly became friends. As they shared their experiences, challenges, and frustrations while transitioning out of the military and into the Portland community they knew there had to be a better way for vets to connect and to build valuable relationships.​ And that is how Vetwork PDX was born. Soon thereafter they were joined by veteran Josh Jones, a passionate mainstay of the Vetwork PDX events. The organization has continued to grow and adapt to serve the needs of veterans. 

The Ethos:

The Vetwork PDX ethos is simple. We believe in an organic approach to building a strong community of veterans in Portland. We aren't associated with any professional organizations. There are no fees at our events. We don't ask for anything from our attendees. We don't want our community to feel like a chore, we just want to build meaningful and lasting relationships in an enjoyable setting.​ We believe our greatest service to veterans is as a high value connector of veterans to each other, partners/sponsors, and the business community. 


Matt Bader and Casey Holland founded Vetwork PDX with a shared passion to connect the Portland veteran community in 2013. As the organization began to grow they were joined Josh Jones. Josh attended the Vetwork PDX events and had seen the value the organization could provide veterans. His desire to take Vetwork PDX to the next level has helped the organization grow and serve veterans in new ways.


We are proud to serve the veterans in the community and are always looking for capable and driven volunteers to join our team. If you are interested in being a part of the Vetwork PDX team feel free to contact us.

Matt Bader

US Air Force

Management Consultant

The Gunter Group

Josh Jones

US Army

Program Manager