Lead with the best version of yourself.

About the Team

Joe Byerly, Founder and Director

I’m passionate about leader development and want to help others to lead with the best version of themselves. I created this site to provide a platform for leaders to help each other by sharing lessons learned. Lessons that come from our own green notebooks.

I’m a combat arms officer with over 17 years of experience in combat and training environments and a Non-Resident Fellow with the Modern War Institute. I have been fortunate to have mentors who encouraged me to read, write, and publish throughout my career. I’ve published articles in ARMY Magazine, Military Review, Strategy Bridge, Small Wars Journal, Task and Purpose, Foreign Policy, and many others. I’ve also been featured on Forbes, have been lucky enough to talk about leadership on several podcasts, and have spoken at the Annual AUSA Conference, the Future of War Conference, and Defense Entrepreneurs Forum Annual Conference.

Dan Vigeant, Editor-in-Chief

I’m an Army Aviation Officer with more than 17 years of uniformed experience. I am passionate about reading, writing, and helping aspiring leaders reach their full potential. I’ve published articles in Army Aviation Digest, Modern War Institute, Marine Corps University Journal, and The Journal of Advanced Military Studies. In my spare time, you will find me outdoors, traveling, or playing obscure board games with my wife and three beautiful children.

Gary Klein, Editor

I’m an Army officer with over 12 years of experience in training and operational assignments, including multiple deployments. I am an active reader, writer, and Military Writers Guild board member. I’ve published articles in ARMOR Magazine, ARMY Magazine, Strategy BridgeSmall Wars Journal, and elsewhere. Soldiers must be both mentally and physically strong, which leads me to my other big hobby: competing in triathlons. As such, I am a member of USA Triathlon and a race ambassador in my local community.

Editor and Social Media Manager, Connor Collins

I’m an Army officer with 9 years of experience in the Armor branch. I love the shared purpose the Army provides and I’m passionate about self-development and team building. When I’m not chasing our two kids with my wife, I love spending time outdoors and making others look good on the golf course.

Podcast Editor, Katrina Faust

I am a media producer, video/audio editor, social media manager, and writer. I am also the editor of The LEADx Leadership Show Podcast. I recently started a small business on Etsy and in my free time, I stream games on Twitch, binge Netflix, and grow my online gaming community by making content on social media. I love to travel and one of my favorite hobbies is training my rescue dog to run agility courses.


If you have any questions or feedback please email Joe@fromthegreennotebook.com or Jack@fromthegreennotebook.com.


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