- Mark Haney
- Michael Mathews
- Jason Cardinet, CPA
- John Henderson
- Richard Botkin
- Todd Flowers
- Stacey Haney
- Joe Sinner
Chairman of the Board
- Proud American
- Married 27 years with two children and three grandchildren
- Father of Active Duty Marine
- Works vigorously on multiple business ventures
Allegiant Founder and Placer County community leader Mark Haney has been on a long-term mission to create opportunities for family, friends, and members of the community. This is especially true for those who protect and serve our country in the armed forces. Mark believes that as those around him succeed, he also succeeds. Mark has been putting this philosophy to work for over two decades.
Over such time Mark has found repeated success as a business leader of both local and nation-wide companies, most of which were born from or headquartered in Placer County. Past accomplishments include; serving as President & CEO of a highly successful 12 store regional retail chain, founding a profitable catalog & online electronics reseller subsequently acquired to create a larger entity which Mark now sits on the board for, and building a large national electronics distribution business as President & CEO which also was subsequently acquired and thus created the largest independent national distributor within electronic security market.
Mark currently directs a host of projects and business ventures. The list includes a highly regarded national video security and access control integrator, a customer-focused concrete/construction & landscaping company, and multiple real estate investment and management firms. Each entity is locally (Placer County) based, providing both employment opportunities and tax benefits for the respective community.
When not participating in business or serving various philanthropic endeavors, Mark takes pleasure in spending time with his family including two children (son now serving in Afghanistan), grandchildren, and members of his large extended family. Mark also enjoys sports, human networking, and occasional trips to the lake for an afternoon of wakeboarding and skiing.
You can get more background and connect with Mark via LinkedIn through this link.
Director of Development
Board Member & Chief Financial Officer
- Plays guitar, piano, and trombone
- Grills the best salmon on a cedar plank and is known for stuffed mushrooms
- Married 33 years with 3 children and a granddog
- Father served as a Captain in the United States Air Force
- Jokingly referred to as; Et Al
Michael has an extensive business background dating back to 1978 experienced in all aspects of commercial property management and partnership management. Michael started in this field with a business suit and a plunger.
From 1994 to 2009, Michael was sole proprietor of an automotive detailing business restoring salvage vehicles for the auction yards. Michael was famous for being the lead junkyard dog working successfully in the retraining of those individuals who have had experience with prison, drugs, alcohol, and other related problems.
In 1998, Michael developed a nonprofit called Golf Klubz Fore Kidz outfitting many of the local programs with donated golf equipment. Some of the golf clubs and a driving range worth of balls have made their way to Camp C3 Warhorse in Baqubah, Iraq. The Golf Klubz Fore Kidz banner is still in a sports bar somewhere in Iraq. This nonprofit played an integral role in the development of what is now known as Allegiant Battle for Veterans.
Michael is sole proprietor of College Funding Advisor Group, a company dedicated to helping high school students and parents navigate the college admission and funding process. Website
Michael is a co-originator of the nonprofit Battle for Veterans, currently serves as a board member, and Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation.
Michael has a beautiful wife of 32 years, loves his family, has twin daughters, a son, two son-in-laws, and a black lab named Sydney Vicious.
Jason is a Partner with the accounting firm, Gallina, LLP and former Managing Tax Director for Sacramento Deloitte & Touche having a Master’s Degree in Taxation. Over 25 years, he has consulted with some of the most prominent companies in Northern California. Jason volunteers with Boy Scouts of America, Lincoln Youth Soccer and is a former elected School Board Trustee.
1) Graduate of UCLA ;
2) Graduate of UOP/McGeorge School of Law;
3) Civil trial lawyer for 26 years serving the Sacramento metropolitan area, office in Granite Bay/Roseville;
4) Past President of the Casa Roble Ram Booster Club;
5) Vice President of Rancho De Los Amigos, a non-profit organization focused on youth music development in northern California ;
6) Co-founder, and first President of the Orangevale Huskies Youth Football and Cheer Program;
7) Baseball, softball, football, and wrestling coach;
8) Lifetime sponsor of youth sports and enrichment programs.
Of me, my wife and three kids, four of us will be Bruin grads as of June 2013; the black sheep is a UC Santa Barbara Gaucho.
A former Marine Corps infantry officer (active service with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines and 1st Reconnaissance Battalion), Rich Botkin served 15 years of combined active and reserve duty. A graduate of the University of Michigan undergraduate School of Business, he is a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Roseville, California.
Rich and his wife have been married for 29 years and they have two adult sons. He is also the author of the book “Ride the Thunder—A Vietnam War Story of Honor and Triumph.” The book is currently on the Commandant’s Reading List.
Since 1998 Rich has been involved in annually leading short-term dental/medical missions to Cambodia where they work with Agape International Missions—an organization dedicated to ending the sexual trafficking of young children—and other in-country Christian missionaries to provide basic relief for the poor and hurting of that country.
In addition to the notion of aiding those who have selflessly served our nation, Botkin subscribes completely to the Allegiant Battle-concept of not just giving assistance to our veterans, but helping them to become the successful, productive members—and business LEADERS–of society they were created to be. He refers to the old proverb: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. TEACH a man to fish and you feed him for life.” This idea and model—combining entrepreneurial opportunities with strategic mentoring– brought to the table by Mark Haney, is something which will not only resonate with the veterans we intend to serve, but also the larger American public which will support and bless these efforts.