Stillwater Ranch
Stillwater Ranch

OUR STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wendy Buckley - Executive Director

 

Wendy starting working on the concept of Stillwater Ranch a decade before it came into being.  She loves creating an environment that is fun and healing, welcoming and safe.  She believes the entire ranch experience is therapeutic from the interactions with animals, to comradery with other Veterans and their families, to playing and getting dirty while out in the fresh air.

John Buckley - Ranch Manager

 

John Buckley is a co-founder and biggest fan of Stillwater Ranch.   After his full-time job selling cars, he comes home to the ranch to fix everything that needs his attention. It's a never-ending need and often thankless, behind-the-scenes job.  Without his loving support and endless energy, our ranch couldn't survive.  

 

Cathy Burr - Board Chair

 

My father and husband both served with the Army and my son is an Army Reservist, so it’s important to me that places like Stillwater Ranch exist to address the myriad needs of our Veterans, Servicemembers and their families - from dealing with the enormous complexities of PTSD to reintegration to simple comradery, Stillwater Ranch is a tremendous resource and I’m proud to be a part of helping our warriors with diverse programming to address their needs.

Darren Koretko - Board VP

MSgt. USAF, Ret.

 

What can I say about Stillwater Ranch other than it's an amazing place that honors Veterans.  I thoroughly enjoy being on the Board of Directors as well as volunteering on committees and getting involved any way I can.  It is an honor to work with fine people who have the same goals as I do for the Ranch.

 

Horses know!

 

Liz Stevens - Board Treasurer

 

It is heart-breaking to see our current military make tremendous sacrifices daily, yet not receive adequate medical care or community support. Stillwater Ranch is working to change that, and it is a great privilege to be a part of it. In addition, Stillwater Ranch is dedicated to honoring and serving past heroes. As I grew up hearing stories from my father, a doctor in the 44th Medical Brigade, about the bravery of the young soldiers in Vietnam, this part of Stillwater's work is also very rewarding to me.

 

 

Chad Nixon - Director

 

It is an honor to be chosen to be a board member of Stillwater Ranch. I am eager to serve those who have served our country by providing support to them, their families, and our community through my resources and my passion to help others. By joining this board, I commit to being an ambassador of the Stillwater Ranch family and to help our community in need of this amazing non-profit organization. 

 

 

PARTIAL POSSE

 

Bryce Anderson, Sharon Brown, Bobbi Scheving

 

Sharon:  For me, being involved with Stillwater Ranch started as a way to spend time with long time friends after I moved to Colorado.  I grew up with horses, so naturally that was an attraction.  As I learned more about the organization and the services provided to Veterans, I wanted to help in any way I could.  While working at a full time job, that help was initially more financial than time.  Since I have retired I am now able to spend more time volunteering at events and helping to spread the word about this awesome organization.  I look forward to being more involved with Stillwater and doing whatever I can to assist in bringing our goals of expansion to fruition.

 

Bobbi:  Once retired, I found that I was somewhat lost and looking for something that added meaning to my life.  During this time I became friends with a lady who's an ambassador for Stillwater Ranch and has been for several years.  She asked me if I would be interested in participating in one of their outreach events.  During this event, I knew that I'd found what I was looking for.  It combined two things I feel strongly about:  animals and giving back to the individuals who risk everything so that we can be safe and free.

 

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