Meet Our Team

Executive Director and Secretary – Anna Fuller:  Anna Fuller took over as Director in 2016. She graduated from Buena Vista University in 2007 with an English/Literature degree.  Anna is a substitute teacher in the Grimes and Johnston Community School Districts.  She and Zack have two daughters, Emma(12) and Gracie(10).

President  – Amanda Justice-Petersen:  Amanda moved to Iowa 16 years ago to attend Drake University. While there she met her eventual husband, James. After graduation, James and Amanda moved to Grimes in 2007 and had a daughter, Caydence. In April 2011, James was one of the three Iowa soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. Currently, Amanda runs her own clothing boutique and is a work-at-home mom to Caydence(11), Cruz(4),Coraile(3) and Camilla(1).

Vice-President – Zack Fuller:  Zack currently serves in the Iowa Army National Guard full-time as a Sergeant First Class.  He was first stationed in Ft. Campbell, KY as a Sniper with the 101st Airborne.   Although he travels a lot for work, he enjoys playing soccer and going to the gym.

Treasurer – Karry Sweeney:  Karry joined Iowa Remembers in 2016.  Karry  lives in the Des Moines area and works at Athene. Her late husband, Andrew Bauer, passed away in August of 2016. He was a proud Veteran and together they had a son, Peyton who is now 3.   Karry recently married Zach Sweeney.

Board Members:

Matt Petersen: Matt works as a Sales Manager at Willis Auto Campus and is a big supporter of our military. Amanda and Matt live in the Des Moines area and have four children- Caydence, Cruz, Coralie and Camilla.  In his free time, he enjoys working out in his home gym.

Zach Sweeney:  Zach recently joined Iowa Remembers.  He is a Science teacher and the football coach in Winterset. Zach enjoys fishing and hunting in his free time. He also has a son, Jayden, who is in high school.

Updated:  January 5, 2019