The Overwatch Collective Podcast

The Overwatch Collective Podcast

The Overwatch Collective Podcast (T.O.C.) is run by Jesse and Greg, who are both prior U.S. Marines and are currently in the U.S. Coast Guard. Also, Greg is a current police officer. T.O.C. Podcast hosts guests from the first responder and veteran community with the ultimate goal of sharing traumatic stories in order to normalize mental health amongst our community. In addition, our Podcast provides resources for those in a dark place and all guests are available to be contacted if needed. T.O.C. is also a 501(c)(3) Non Profit connecting and financially assisting our community to our therapists. As of 3/9/2023, T.O.C. has financially assisted 30 people in our community to attend 214 therapy sessions. Find an episode you may connect with and enjoy! Thank you for listening and stay safe.


March 24, 2023 56 min

In this episode, Greg and Destiny discuss the sex scandal involving Meaghan Hall, a former Tennessee Police Officer, and 5 other male officers. After breaking silence, there have been an abundance amount of insulting memes, lengthy news articles, and personal information shared. 

Greg and Destiny discuss cyber bullying, the mental health aspect from all parties involved, the Police Chief's involvement, and the potenti...

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A relationship with a First Responder or Active Duty/Reserve Service member is not normal and is extremely difficult. Ranging from the brutal schedules, traumatic calls/missions, and the risk of getting seriously injured or killed in the line of duty on any given day, is a full time job. On top of just of the few challenges listed above, there are several more and if you fall into this category, you can probably agree. 


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March 9, 2023 55 min

Enjoy this episode as we give you a complete up to date run down on where T.O.C. is currently at in regards to therapy sessions paid for and the process to obtain therapy through T.O.C., past/future events, buddy program, grants, fundraising, phone application, sponsors, therapists, etc. 

After listening to this episode, you'll be 100% up to speed on all that is T.O.C.! Enjoy the episode and getting caught up to speed...

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Greg was recently a guest on Real Talks On The Rocks Podcast hosted by Michael Acosta. Michael is a fellow Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) and has worked a few details with Greg on the Police motorcycle. 

During the episode, Michael and Greg talked about our mission at The Overwatch Collective (T.O.C.) and a quick update of where T.O.C. is at currently in regards to podcasts and therapy sessions being funded. In addition, we...

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Introducing Lena, the Associate Director of First Responder Therapy Dogs and her amazing therapy dog, Birdie. Birdie is trained to bring comfort to our first responder community during difficult times that we endure on a daily basis. Birdie is well known in the community after having attended several departments, communications centers, funerals, events, and large fires. 

Founded in 2020 in San Rafael , CA, First Responder...

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Donna's husband, a California Highway Patrol Officer, died by suicide one morning after displaying zero signs of depression or making any suicidal statements/cries for help. 

Donna shares what life was like being a Police Dispatcher, relationships with an LEO, and breaks down the days leading up to him dying by suicide and following.

This is the first podcast with a spouse/significant other of a first respond...

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The last episode of SZN 3 is with two U.S. Marines, Dana and and Dan, mixing it up a little bit with the content. 

In this episode, Dana and Dan discuss a mission while serving in Iraq on July 6, 2006. During the mission, their convoy was struck by multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's). The most senior U.S. Marine, SSgt. Victor Quinones, was wounded by both IED's and suffered a broken back and miscellaneo...

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On this podcast with Hieu, a retired San Jose Police Officer, we discussed the stigma behind mental health amongst first responders and his healthy coping mechanisms, which involved cooking. 

Hieu shared his personal story of a vehicle collision, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury, and discussed the medical retirement process which followed. Also, Hieu shared a story in great detail involving a deceased person on a...

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The Nothing Off The Table Podcast is hosted by a United States Navy Retired Chief, Andy, who talks about anything and everything under the sun. Greg explains where The Overwatch Collective (T.O.C.) is currently at and provides a full summary of how T.O.C. started, how many therapy sessions we'd paid for, and future plans. 

We also discuss healthy coping mechanisms, the best therapy in the world, peer support groups, w...

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The Lighthouse Experiment Podcast hosted by Jim Parkin had Greg on as a guest in order to discuss what T.O.C.'s mission is and how we can work together to help our community in times of distress. 

Jim Parkin (a Veteran) has been a Paramedic in Michigan for several years and understands what our first responder community experiences on a day to day basis. We discusses critical incident debriefs, comparing one's tr...

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Tyler Graves has been a firefighter for about 8 years and started at the age of 20. At the young age of 20, the new firefighter was finally ready to be in a fire engine and do the job. Tyler didn’t know that only 4 weeks into the profession, he would experience a major critical incident that was an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) where he performed life saving measures on the wounded Deputy, who ultimately passed away. 

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Destiny is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist primarily working with first responders and spouses/significant others of first responders. She is trained in EMDR and specializes in trauma. Destiny hosts her sessions via zoom out of her residence with her puppy along side of her. 

Destiny hosts a First Responder Partner Group Therapy via zoom with patients in the state of CA. In addition, Destiny hosts one on one ses...

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Get safe is a non profit with the mission of helping our community interact with our law enforcement. Community and vice versa. There are courses individuals can attend to ensure there are less negative interactions with the community and law enforcement. 

In addition, Get Safe raises awareness and assists with burnout, emotional and physical self-care, and substance abuse to name a few. 

Thank you Stuart for shar...

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Let’s talk about sex!!! On Episode 13, Destiny, a marriage and family associate specializing in trauma amongst primarily first responders and their spouses, discusses the challenges our first responder community faces when it comes to intimacy, communication, and how the stresses of the job affect relationships. 

Kelsey, Greg’s significant other, openly shares the challenges of being in a relationship with Greg as an LEO and in the ...

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September 26, 2022 21 min

We raised $65,935 at our 2nd Annual Fundraiser!!! We are BLOWN away by the amount of support from all of you. Thank you for working alongside with us as we are working our butts off to help our first responder and veteran community. 

Thank you to Brian at Old Princeton Landing for donating the venue for us. Thank you to our guest speakers Tim Lodgen and Sue Farren for speaking and sharing their stories. 

Also, our...

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Thank you to Dashon for tuning in from Texas to share her story of her suicide attempt at a young age. Dashon explains the signs and “cries for help” to her friends and family in person and via social media, yet no one caught on. Also, she wore a mask hiding said emotions and feelings, which we see far too often. 

Unitedd Fighters is a mental health awareness organization dedicated to the fighters, the survivors and the su...

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Mike, a current LEO, retired U.S. Military, author of his new book, goes into great depth in regards to the challenges that come along with being a first responder, in the military with multiple deployments, in a relationship, losing close friends to suicide, and losing a friend to being killed in the line of duty. 

Mike specifically goes into detail about two of his close friends who died by suicide. He explains the signs...

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Tony was diagnosed with a terminal diagnosed of one of the most difficult diseases that weakens ones muscles in your body so much that you can’t complete simple life tasks anymore. Thankfully, his wife Karen provides for him with just about every task from eating, to showering, and even using the restroom. 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurological disease that attacks the nervous system. This terminal dis...

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As September is Suicide Awareness Month, it is extremely fitting that we release this powerful episode with Angelo Martinez @barracks_legend who is a United States Marine Combat Veteran, who served in Fallujah and other area’s where he lost several fellow Marines due to fighting for our County. 

There were never any debriefs or down time to grief with his fellow Marines as the mission had priority. In addition, Angelo neve...

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“Everyone has Post Traumatic Stress following a trauma PERIOD”. 

Deana has been a psychotherapist for over 11 years with experience in CISM and EMDR, who can assist our audience within the state of California upon request. 

We were able to catch up with Deana following her time at the McKinney, Yeti, and Alex fires assisting our first responders.

Deana breaks down the categories of PTSD, discussing the no...

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