ABOUT OUR TEAM

Nick Moutos

Born in Austin, raised in Houston, the older of two children. Nick joined the Navy and served six years on active duty from 1986-1992 on four ships, including Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) during Desert Storm. Nick left active duty and moved to Lubbock, Texas to attend college at Texas Tech while also continuing to serve in the Navy Reserve.  He received his BA in Political Science in 1996. During school the Navy Reserve Unit he had been assigned to was decommissioned and in 1995 he transferred to the Army Reserve with the 413th Civil Affairs Battalion.  Two months after his college graduation, the 413th was mobilized and deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina from November 1996 – July 1997. While there he worked with multiple multi-national military personnel as well as non-governmental entities to write and distribute voter registration manuals for the 1997 Municipal Elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the first democratic elections in their history.  

Returning from that deployment on July 3,1997, Nick began law school in August. He graduated in 2 ½ years by taking full course loads each fall and spring as well as during each summer session and graduating in December 1999. He had interned and clerked with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office during school and was offered a full-time position in October 1999 even before graduation or taking the Bar Exam. Nick worked his way up through the Intake Division, Misdemeanor Division, Felony Division, and spent his last year there as the Appellate Chief.  During that time, in 2003, Nick was commissioned into the US Army Reserve JAG Corps. In June 2006 Nick left the DA’s Office and opened his own law office in Lubbock.

After two years as a solo practitioner, in June 2008, Nick was mobilized once again by the Army Reserve and sent to Ft. Stewart, Georgia on back-to-back one year mobilizations. Then in 2010 Nick applied for and received a commission into the Regular Army JAG Corps. He served another year at Ft. Stewart and was then transferred to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he was assigned to the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate for the United States Army Special Operations Command. Nick served at Ft. Bragg from 2011 to 2014 where he left active duty in July 2014 and moved to Chandler, Arizona where he had become licensed to practice law while finishing his tour of duty at Ft. Bragg.  

Nick worked for the Pinal County Attorney’s Office in Florence, Arizona (about halfway between Phoenix and Tucson) as a Deputy County Attorney assigned to the Organized Crime Bureau. He was there from 2015 – 2017 when he accepted a job with the Texas Office of the Attorney General in Austin working in the Criminal Prosecutions Division where he has been since April 2017. He has remained in the Army Reserve and will retire on December 1, 2019.  

 

M I L I T A R Y  A S S I G N M E N T S

U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1st LOD, TM 1, Austin, May 2018 – December 2019

BREAK IN MILITARY SERVICE JULY 2017 – APRIL 2018

U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, OSJA, Ft. Huachuca, AZ. July 2014 – July 2017

U.S. Army, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps., OSJA, USASOC, Ft. Bragg, NC.,  July 2011 – July 2014 

U.S. Army, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps., TDS Ft. Stewart, GA., July 2010 – July 2011

U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, TDS Ft. Stewart, GA., July 2008 – 2010 

U.S. Army Reserve, Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 22nd LSO (TDS), TM12, February 2006 – July 2008

U.S. Army Reserve, 1st Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 16th LSO, TM3, March 2003 – February 2006

BREAK IN MILITARY SERVICE 2000-2003

U.S. Army Reserve, Administrative Sergeant, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, 1995 – 2000

U.S. Navy Reserve, Electronic Warfare Technician, 1992 - 1995

U.S. Navy, Electronic Warfare Technician, 1986 – 1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Carruth

CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Raised in Texas and the third of four children. Carrie is sister to Shane, John and the oldest of her fraternal twin, Caleb, by 36 seconds. She is the proud mother to her only son, who she attributes as her drive to fight the good fight. Carrie graduated with honors from George Mason University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. A recipient of the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship program, she proudly served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 2008-2012 and 2016-2019. She has a life-long passion for serving others. Her military career was spent serving time at Walter Reed in Washington, DC, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, VA, Weed Army Hospital, Fort Irwin, CA, and Camp Bullis and BAMC, Fort Sam Houston, TX where she medically retired in 2019. She is an advocate for domestic violence and has proudly supported the A21 campaign for years in effort to end human trafficking. This year she set up Team Victory to join in this global movement in the A21 Walk for Freedom event in San Antonio, October 19, 2019. 

 

 

Rachel Kading

TREASURER

Rachel was born and raised in Colorado. In 1993 Rachel married her husband Kasey and they moved to California where Kasey was stationed in the Navy. Rachel and Kasey had three children. Rachel moved back to Colorado in 1997. In 2002, Rachel enrolled at Metropolitan University in Denver, and majored in Behavioral Science and minored in Criminal Justice. Rachel graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2004. Rachel then began her career in law enforcement with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s office where she worked until 2012. Rachel worked in several units within the Sheriff’s Office, including the Impact Unit, a pattern crimes and narcotics task force.

In 2012, Rachel and her family moved to Austin where she began working for Child Protective Services as a Special Investigator. Shortly after she moved on to the Texas Inspector General’s Office as a Sergeant Investigator. In 2016, Rachel joined the Texas attorney General’s Office as a Sergeant and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, Special Investigations Unit.