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.
R. GAREY MARTINEZ
Garey retired from the Marines as a Captain. His business career included management positions with Avon Products and RJ Reynolds Food and ownership of a camping and equipment supply company. Garey knew the homeless and disadvantaged needed basic services 7 days a week. He was the driving force in starting Shepherd’s Hand, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to feed the hungry, in Montrose in 2011. He is a leader and an innovator. Garey is new to this board, his extensive contacts in the community will benefit WHAFV in many ways.
Ann was born into a military family. Her father served in WWII and Korea. She chose our organization to honor the memory of her father and his service as a veteran. When she learned of our mission, she asked how she could help and volunteered to join our team team as our
accountant. Ann has an extensive background in finance, cash management, accounting and tax support to small business and non-profits in Colorado. She knows how to navigate all things related to taxes and has experience writing and managing grants.
Former Marine airplane mechanic Mike Trickey took the helm as WHAFV Executive Director in late September 2017 after serving as volunteer fundraising coordinator. After his time in the military, Mike spent his career as an Environmental Specialist for the Cherry Creek School District in Denver. Mike’s keen sense of our mission, his skill in community relations and his personable leadership style make Mike a valuable asset to our board of directors.
DR. DAVID GOOD
Dr. David Good, who is on the Board for the first time, is 65 years old and lives in the county outside of Olathe, Co. He is in a relationship and does not have children. Dr. Good was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and was raised there until leaving for college at the University of Virginia. Following college he attended the University of Arkansas Health Science Center for medical school. Afterward, he moved to Denver, Colorado to attend the University of Colorado Health Science Center for his internship and residency in psychiatry. He practiced in Longmont, Colorado, Little Rock, Arkansas and Montrose, Colorado where he has been for 26 years. Dr. Good continues to practice in psychiatry and sees a number of veterans in addition to the general population.
Vickie is Navy veteran. Her passion is serving other veterans on the
western slope. As VA Western Colorado Health Care System
Outreach Coordinator, Vickie is a welcome addition to our board of
directors. Her professional knowledge of VHA process for enrollment
of veterans into the WCHCS will positively affect veterans via the
Warrior Resource Center and our outreach programs.
Abbie Brewer is a collaborative community-minded
thought partner who focuses on equitable community
strategies, programs, and infrastructure to improve the
lives of all community members. Abbie was the previous
Executive Director of Valley Food Partnership a 501c3
organization focusing on increasing the consumption of
healthy, local foods. She has worked as a Community
Energy Coordinator a project that was funded by the
Governor’s Energy Office in the Montrose and Delta region
developing strategies and action plans to reduce energy
consumption among local governments, utilities, and
homeowners. Abbie is a graduate of the National
Renewable Laboratory Executives Program. She has
experience in workforce development with the Colorado
Department of Labor and Employment, has co-authored
and managed multiple grants from The Colorado Health
Foundation, Colorado Trust, Governor's Energy Office, and
United States Department of Agriculture. While serving the community and facilitating multi-sector programs and strategies that have reduced barriers for low-income families, Abbie has gained knowledge regarding the current housing and mental health crisis in this region and feels passionately about using her skills, past experiences and connections to help build an affordable safe, sustainable housing solution for vulnerable populations in our community. Abbie currently works with Housing Resources in Montrose.