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Jack Gartley

Director of Operations

Jack Gartley is a lifelong Oregonian, having graduated from Sheldon High School and later earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Orgon. For over 10 years, he directed wildland fire suppression crews and promoted best practices, on both private and Federal forest lands, in his role as a Forest Officer with the Oregon Department of Forestry.

This role of serving the greater good, flowed into his career with FedEx, working his way up to Operations Manager. He went on to become the Logistics Supervisor at Ferrellgas, where he played an essential role in gaining and maintaining the title of #1 Service Center on the entire West Coast. These experiences allowed him to work closely with those from diverse experiences and develop his style of service leadership. Ready for a new challenge serving Veterans and using these developed skills, he initially became Camp Supervisor for Camp Alma and now is the Director of Operations for the entire organization. He continues serving his community through church activities and officiating youth through high school football games. 

Warren Colbert

Peer Mentor/Camp Coordinator

Bio coming soon.

DAN BUCKWALD

Peer Mentor

Bio coming soon.

JAMES MILLER

Peer Mentor

James G. Miller brings a wealth of experience and dedication to our team. With a background in emergency services, including roles as a Firefighter Paramedic and Emergency Department Technician, James has honed his skills in crisis response and healthcare. James served honorably as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter and EMT with the United States Marine Corps from 2003-2007 and deployed to the Al-Anbar province of Iraq in 2005. Upon returning from his service, he dedicated himself to a decade of as a firefighter Paramedic. His professional roles have varied from serving as a congressional Aide and staff assistant to Representative Peter DeFazio, focusing on veterans’ affairs, to impactful positions in healthcare settings, such as Injury prevention coordinator at Peacehealth Medical Center where he developed numerous community health initiatives.

Beyond his professional endeavors, James is committed to community service, serving in
leadership roles with organizations such as Vice-chair of the Whiteaker Community Council and volunteering for initiatives like Eugene Sunday Streets and the Veneta garden club. James and his wife are raising their four children in Elmira and enjoy spending time in the sun, camping and afternoons at the lake.

As the Co-Owner of Sunwave Farms in Elmira, Oregon, he focuses on breeding and cultivating dahlia tubers, cuttings, seeds and blooms, along with many fruits and vegetables. With a multifaceted expertise, coupled with his passion for community improvement, make James an asset to our organization as we strive to make a positive impact in the lives of other veterans.