Darrin Coldiron: President
Darrin was born and raised in Missoula, Montana. His grandfather, a USMC Colonel, was instrumental in developing Darrin’s character. The Colonel taught the grandchildren important life lessons as they helped him work his land, and as he led them on horse pack trips into the wilderness. The Colonel taught them how to care for animals and humans, to be prepared, to keep a good camp and to leave every place better than how you found it.
Andy Hail: Treasurer
Born and raised in West Seattle, with detours to the Bay Area and Washington D.C., I was heavily involved with Boy Scouts, competitive swimming, lifeguarding, volunteer fire fighting and emergency medical work until my high school graduation in 1975.During a cross-country post graduation experience, I learned about a Para-Rescue program in the Air Force that transformed my life dramatically.
Roger Vielle: Spiritual Advisor
Roger Vielle was raised by his grandparents on the Blackfeet reservation in Montana. After his grandparents passed, he went to a variety of Government Boarding Schools. He is currently an instructor in the American Indian Studies program at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho
Dawn Hayden is an international development expert with 12 years of professional experience, including recent work supporting three USAID programs in Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. She specializes in designing and managing small grants programs and economic activities that promote political, social and economic transition in both disaster and conflict-affected communities with demonstrated expertise improving gender-based initiatives.