Joyce Corley is an award-winning photographer and journalist, living in Montrose, CO. Her love of photography evolved as part of her career as an educator where she used her photographs to illustrate concepts and emotions. Joyce helps veterans create their stories as composite posters through art and photography. Joyce is an active volunteer in many organizations when she isn’t traveling and taking photos with her husband Ron, a Korean War Veteran.
Emily Smith is a military spouse. She has been through having her husband away a year at a time for multiple deployments. She intimately knows how this life divides and challenges marriages. She understands the workings of the Veteran’s Administration and the military culture. When her husband Sheldon was deployed to Fort Carson, Emily helped set up and served as the coordinator for the Warrior Support Group for 3 years. She knows the needs of military families when distance separates them from a predominantly military community and became the first Executive Director for WHM (2012-2017) so she could improve the lives of military families here.
Randy Havens served in the United States Navy and spent four years, including six months in Da Nang, Vietnam in supply, and six months in the Gulf of Tonkin aboard the USS Sterett. After returning to the States, he spent most of his career in banking and economic development in Wyoming and Colorado. Randy moved to Montrose in 2002 and soon 1st National Bank asked him to open a new bank in Montrose. After 2-years of building a new bank and a strong customer base, 1st National Bank sold to Alpine Bank. Then in 2006, he was approached to build and establish Timberline Bank in Montrose. Today, Randy has recently stepped down from his responsibilities as President of Timberline Bank, allowing him more time for volunteering with different organizations helping Veterans and local non-profits. Randy was one of the founding board members of Welcome Home Montrose, Inc. and we are grateful that he has recently returned to serve with us again.
Colorado Department of Labor, Montrose Workforce Center
Executive Director, Montrose Economic Development Corporation
Community Business Owner
Montrose City Manager
Former Mayor, Montrose
Former County Commissioner, Montrose County
Former Executive Director, Montrose Community Foundation