Piston is responsible for the coordination and support of O2O-VCTP installations across the country. Prior to joining the IVMF staff, he worked as a student employee with the Community Engagement and Innovation Team responsible for researching future programs and funding, grant writing, curriculum building and social media/marketing. Piston is also a veteran of the United States Navy. He served from 2007 to 2013 as a Helicopter Crewchief and Aviation Rescue Swimmer, while also filling roles as a program manager, aircrew flight instructor, and quality assurance representative.
Piston holds a bachelor’s degree from the Syracuse University School of Education in Health and Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. In his free time, he coaches and participates in CrossFit, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and dog, Finn.