Holes for Heavens Heroes was founded in 2019 to honor our Veterans, First Responders, and Gold Star Families. The premise was to support organizations that give back to the Heroes who keep us Safe and Free. The concept came from a Gold Star Father whose passion is to never let those who Serve Us be forgotten. We Honor our Heroes in name rather than sponsored golf holes or Tee boxes.

Our vision is to remember and serve those who Serve us. Our mission offers our Heroes the opportunity to enjoy weekends of great food, many fun activities and events, and the camaraderie of the incredible people who keep us Safe and Free.

We pay homage to Veterans, First Responders, and Gold Star families. If we can give them even a fraction of the love and honor they give us, our mission is successful. The H4HH men and women who make this possible understand what it means to give a hand up. We are indebted to those who have given their all and to those who are continuing to march on.

Our Team

Danny Robinson

Danny Robinson

Dan is a native of Michigan and still resides there yet today. The third of four sons he was fortunate to grow in a family that respects our country. His father is a WWII Veteran who served in the Pacific theater, and his mother served as a Rosie Riveter making large shell casing for Battleships. Dans education Analytical Business and Communications has given him a way to tell his story. He proudly hails from a long line of Military service, with Uncles, his brother, nephew and his three sons who all are Navy Chiefs, Heath being a Senior Chief.

Dans life forever was altered on 6 August 2011, when a Chinook helicopter was shot down in the Tangi Valley, Khandar Afghanistan, killing all 30 men aboard including his son Heath Robinson. That incident thrust Dan into what he learned later was a family of Gold Stars. This prompted him travel across the county as a Keynote speaker.

Dan founded his program, “H4HH” to give back and pay forward for those who’ve given so much. H4HH INC. is the program founded in 2019 which is respectfully named “Holes for Heavens Heroes.” Dans passion is say THANK YOU for all who keep us Safe and Free. H4HH continues to offer a small part for our Veterans, First Responders and Gold Stars, with Our mission statement is: “To Serve those who Serve Us.”

Alex Pung

Alex Pung

Alex Pung was born and raised in the Lansing, Michigan area and went on to become a Master Electrician with 24 years of experience and is a business owner. As children of veterans, Alex and his wife, Kelly, are passionate about giving back to those who selflessly serve our nation and communities. In 2023, Alex was asked to serve on the board for H4HH, giving him the opportunity to take a more active role in an organization that supports his passion. Alex played competitive ice hockey and now enjoys spending time with friends and family, hunting, and playing softball.

Michael Salquist

Michael Salquist, President

Michael has been a registered Pharmacist for over 40 years. He has held positions with Kmart Corp. as Director of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Manager for Rite Aid Corp. Michael has been owner of pharmacies in the Lansing area for over 10 years. He was a National Sales Manager for RM Sales and is presently founder of M&A Dynasty with Purvii Health and Wellness.

Michael is a Christian, husband, father and proud grandfather of 19. With a family of military service including father, uncle, father in law, brother in law and nephew. We feel honored to serve Veterans, First Responders and Gold Star Families thru Holes for Heavens Heroes.

Steve Theofanous

Stephen W. Theofanous

Steve is a Detective (retired) from The New York City Police Department and had worked in various assignments and locations throughout The City during his tenure. Upon retirement, he became active in private investigations, personal security for high profile individuals, families, and their guests. These positions often included extensive surveillance, threat assessments, travel itinerary, coupled with pre-travel clearance for temporary lodging and coordination with local government agencies as well as arranging for complimentary contractors within The U.S. and other countries to assist when needed.

Throughout his lifetime he has always felt that serving others has been a priority and if there is a need, he will always try to contribute to the cause. He is keen to the recent difficulties faced by our military members and first responders and although there are various individuals having to take action to protect and care for our citizens, their assignments can vary tremendously. Except for the dedicated personnel recognizing each other from within, they are often left to accept all of the negative press and meager praise for going above and beyond regularly. Although Steve has been lucky enough to cross paths with many folks who did say simply, thank you or offer a hug for a job well done. In joining the volunteer team at H4HH, he in fact wants our military and all first responders to know that they are heroes to people that don't even recognize it all the time. Without those who stand and raise their hand to support and protect us, our country and way of life would be just an idea and not reality. Heroes do walk amongst us yet sadly, many are taken way too soon; leaving families, friends, co-workers, and our citizenry with voids that can never again be filled. Support them in any way you can. They deserve it, and did what they did for all of us.

Gary Houghton

Gary Houghton

Gary Houghton is from Michigan attending school in Addison Michigan.

After graduation from Addison High School he joined the United States Air Force where he Served in the US Air Force from 1988 until 1996. His time as an Airman was during Operation Desert Storm.

Gary’s MOS was in the Meteorology.. His training was in the USAF Meteorology School at Keesler AFB 1992-1993

From there he went onto more specialized training at USAF Meteorologist for the USAFA in Co Springs, CO 1993-1996. After he was retired from the military his career took him into the Civilian program, Meteorologist USAFA 1996-1999  

Gary worked with the Quality Assurance Specialist for DOD weather contract at the USAFA from 2000-2005.

In 2009 Gary went onto college after he was out of the Air Force attending Spring Arbor University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education, with a major emphasis in Biology and Minoring in Exercise and Sports Science. 2009.  

Once he finished his BA he was an Adjunct Professor at Spring Arbor University in Organic Chemistry and Introductory Chemistry labs from 2009-2013.

Gary’s worked went on taking him into coaching staff within the Mason Michigan High School Football program from 2007-present.

Gary was awarded the Head Varsity Football Coach Mason High School 2017-present.

Gary’s success in the football program is one of the best in state.

We are pleased to have him as a board member for H4HH.