Blain Tomlinson has two decades of medical device experience and holds three U.S. Patents in the field. Prior to founding WalkJoy, Inc. he was Executive Director of St. Joseph Health System’s Mission Innovation Institute, Executive Director of AW Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation and Vice President Healthcare for O’Melveny & Meyers Consulting. Blain consulted to Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA), co-founded the Orange Country Life Science CEO Roundtable and a lecturer series on Entrepreneurship at the UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Blain worked for U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, (Montana) and did Government Relations for Tenneco’s Newport News Shipbuilding for development of the Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carrier (CVN-76). Blain graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carroll College in Helena, MT and was in the Platoon Leaders Course USMC Officer Candidate School. Blain serves on the Board of the Orange County Licensing Executives Association, USVI Marine Vocation Program and is Assistant Program Leader for the Long Beach, CA Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Program. He is also the PHWFF California Representative for the National Advisory Committee of Veterans Administration Voluntary Services (VAVS).