Who we are
HIGH COUNTRY VETERANS ADVENTURES is a State and Federally recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit charitable organization. We were founded and incorporated in April of 2016 in Summit County Colorado and received Federal Internal Revenue Service recognition as a non-profit in September of 2016.
We are driven and committed to serving the U.S. Veteran. This small slice of the population has selflessly sacrificed in service to our great nation. Their commitment comes at a great cost to the Veteran, who must endure sacrifices and hardships along the way. We recognize that
not all wounds are visible and we have found a great way for Veterans to enjoy some time off, reconnect with nature, and socialize with fellow Veterans. Our initial goal is to provide the Veteran a tailored outdoor adventure at no cost.
Take a look below at our passionate team.
I am the founder and current Board of Director President for HCVA. I found great value in exploring our great nation and want to share these adventures with my fellow veterans!
I’m retired military and now serve our veterans as the Board of Director Vice President for HCVA. Communing with nature’s rich offerings is powerful and grounding, sharing this with others is our mission.
After graduating Kansas State University with a degree in Economics, I relocated to Summit County Colorado. My passion for the outdoors kept me here, and I currently reside in Silverthorne, CO. I work for an outdoor retailer at Keystone and spend as much time outdoors as possible. You can find me chasing my husky dog (The Bandit) through the forest, up the mountain, and down the river.
I am a Masters level psychologist, veteran, and currently work as a crisis responder for the Veterans and Military Crisis Line. Helping others and preventing suicide is not only my job, but my sincere passion.
I have been married for 36 years, proud father of three adult children and three grand children. Licensed as a Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist (LCMFT). Thirty years of continuous mental health work experience, 100% work with military families since July 2009 to present. Prior service in army Guard, 1972 to 1978.
I'm willing to roll up my sleeves for confidential support of any veteran/families with trauma derived as a result of military service to this great country.
I have been living in Summit County CO for over 12 years spending most of my free time snowboarding, hiking, climbing, and floating down our rivers. I currently work as an EMT and am finishing up paramedic school. I am avalanche level 1 certified, high angle and swift water rescue tech, and have taken numerous courses on wilderness medicine and rescue. Besides my passion for the outdoors and medicine, I love catching our local music scene.
I have been a part of the Summit County community for 8 years. I moved from Fort Collins after earning an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University. Since arriving in Breckenridge, skiing and ski mountaineering have become my passions. I have completed my NREMT certification, AIARE Avalanche Level 1 and 2 certifications, an AIARE Avalanche Companion Rescue certification, and a Technical Ropes Certification from CMC. This season I will also be completing coursework in Alpine Rescue and Wilderness Emergency Medicine. When I'm not skiing you can find me mountain biking, rafting, climbing, or playing the violin in the Summit County Community Orchestra.