Careers. Connections. Resources.

HKY4Vets assists Servicemembers & Military Families make a successful civilian transition to the Hickory, North Carolina region

Live where you love......

After your military service, you truly can live anywhere.

  • Live where you love connection, not congestion.
  • Live where you love making a future.
  • Live where you love live music.
  • Live where you love making an impact.

...& more to love in the Hickory, North Carolina area.

One of the things that helped was someone at your organization contacted the hiring official directly. As he is also a Veteran it helped me immensely.
I have been turned down for so many jobs because of my disability status and truthfully I was losing hope that I would ever find employment again. Your work matters.


US Army Retired, hired by Catawba Valley Health Systems

Diversity of Opportunity

The Hickory region maintains a unique blend of careers - with everything from a national hub for advanced manufacturing to leading location for logistics firms and even a large, regional healthcare cluster.

Our Team


Lindsay Keisler

Co-Founder & Chief of Strategy and Relations
Lindsay helped create HKY4Vets in 2016 and remains active in the long-term strategy of the organization. She also develops and maintains key partner relationships and funders. Lindsay did not serve within the military (daughter of NC National Guardsmen), but is incredibly passionate about giving back to this particular community. By day, Lindsay is the President and CEO of the Chamber of Catawba County.
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Nathan Huret

Co-Founder & Chief of Veteran Engagement
Since 2016, Nathan has co-lead HKY4Vets - managing much of the daily operations, communications and direct service member engagement for the organization. Though he never served, he is extremely passionate about serving those who have served our country. Nathan is the Economic Development Director at Catawba County Economic Development Corp, where he assists companies on a daily basis.
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Adam Sides

Director of Operations & HKY4Vets Fellow
With over 24 years of experience in strategic operations and team building, Adam brings a wealth of expertise to our team. As the Director of Operations at HKY4Vets, he is dedicated to supporting transitioning military members and their families by connecting them with economic opportunities in the Hickory Metro region. His passion for resilience coaching, problem-solving, and veteran advocacy drives him to foster key partnerships and enhance professional networks for veterans. Adam is excited to contribute to the growth and success of our community.