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.
Dante Rumore: Vice-President
Dante grew up in a small town in the foothills of the Cascades of Northern California where he had constant access to the outdoors. The majority of his youth was spent exploring the woods and canyons, swimming in creeks and rivers and sleeping outdoors as much as possible. Dante enlisted in the United States Marine Corps prior to graduating High School through the delayed entry program and after enjoying one final Northern California summer with his buddies, he shipped to MCRD San Diego for boot camp in the fall of 1999. Dante served five years in the Marine Corps as an Aviation Radio Repairman. During his service, Dante was stationed in 29 Palms, California, Okinawa, Japan and Aurora, Colorado.
David Baird: Secretary
DAVID M. BAIRD is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has worked with Veterans, military members, and their families since 1995. Dave is a 21-year Navy Veteran, having served on submarines and in support of Operation Desert Storm and as a Navy Seabee in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired from the Naval reserve in July 2009 as a Chief Petty Officer.
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.