Micaela Brancato is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder for Holbrook Farms Retreat. She is currently serving as an Air Force Officer in the Tennessee Air National Guard after completing school at the National Defense University. She grew up in Fargo, ND, before attending the Air Force Academy in 1996, where she studied Human Sciences & Engineering. After graduating college in 2000, she served on Active Duty in Cannon AFB, NM; Charleston AFB, SC; and at the Air Force Academy, CO as an instructor. She served in the North Dakota Air National Guard from 2008-2014, where she and her husband Matthew called Detroit Lakes, MN home. After purchasing the Holbrook Farms Retreat property in 2010, the vision for hosting retreats for military survivors began in 2011 after military-related fatalities of close friends. In 2011, she deployed to Afghanistan and 2014 had the honor of serving in the Pentagon as Strategic Communications and Executive Officer for Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. She is a business owner representing Rodan + Fields Skincare, which directly contributed to opening Holbrook Farms 5 years ahead of schedule.