Trey Sumner has been a facilitator with Altogether Boys since January of 2015. He has a 25-year career with the US Army and US National Guard, completing four deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. His military duties included Chinook Door Gunner and Flight Operations for Medevac. Trey also served as the EO officer providing resiliency training, suicide prevention, cultural competency, and alternative spirituality support.
During the course of his career, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Grand Valley State University, with an emphasis on Masculinity Studies and Gender Equity. Trey was President of Men in Action, an on-campus organization that has a goal to educate men on equity and social responsibility and challenge masculine norms that perpetuate violence and sexual assault and led its Sexual Assault Prevention Team.
Trey and Randy Flood talk more about Altogether Boys on the Revealing Men podcast and discuss how it prepares boys and young men to be strong, successful, and healthy adults in today’s world. You can find their conversation here. Trey shares more about his life experience in the second in a series of four podcasts featuring men who reveal their personal experiences with abuse, violence, and bullying. He and Randy discuss how the roles of bully, bystander, and victim are perpetuated in male culture and how to better understand and mitigate bullying’s mindless trickle-down effects.