Our Board of Directors
Officers & Board Members
Tracy Finn, Secretary
I grew up in Whitefish MT on a small ranch with horses and many other critters. We were always riding, if not with my other siblings, with the neighbor kids. After graduating from Northwest Nazarene University, I felt the calling to serve my community. I have been a 911 Dispatcher since 1991. I dispatch Police, Fire, EMS, and other miscellaneous agencies, along with answering 911 calls. I am married to a Viet Nam War Air Force Veteran, my father is a Veteran of the Korean War, and I had an Aunt and two Uncles serve in WWII.
I come for a long line of patriots who served my country and I am proud to have the opportunity to serve them by being a part of Valor.
Shelby Nash Hunter is the Principal Broker/Owner of Westward Bound Real Estate LLC. She’s been serving the Flathead Valley as a sales executive and business owner for over 35 years. Shelby is very involved in community and has served in leadership positions of many local associations and organizations. She especially enjoys working with non-profits. “My participation in serving on the board of directors for VALOR (Veterans Equine Therapy Services) has been beyond a blessing and truly life changing to see and experience how horses can heal broken people. As the daughter of a
veteran and having a sister in law enforcement, I consider it an honor and privilege to work with this amazing program and be a small part of helping veterans and first responders heal. The horses are the real heroes of Valor!” I come for a long line of patriots who served my country and I am proud to have the opportunity to serve them by being a part of Valor.
Jesse was born and raised in Northwestern Montana and in 1994 began a career in Fire/EMS which he still enjoys today. Jesse attended two Herd 2 Human programs in 2021 and has recently become a Valor board member. He is very thankful for this opportunity to be a part of such a great organization and for the chance to continue serving his community, fellow 1st Responders, and Veterans. Jesse is an avid outdoorsman spending as much time hunting, camping or fishing as possible and his favorite pastime is attending Rendezvous and shooting muzzleloaders.
My background is in Aircraft. I owned and operated a FBO (fixed base operation) business where I rebuilt ex military planes for private individuals. I ride, race and build GP motorcycles. I have previously owned and operated a motorcycle parts business. I was also a LAPD Reserve officer. My passions are motorcycles, aircraft, hunting and my family. I think the true heroes are our veterans and first responders and I do what I can to help these brave individuals.
Carolyn is a Veteran Service Officer in the Flathead Valley. She has been helping Veterans for over 15 years, between filing claims and assisting at the VA Clinic. Carolyn enjoys helping and volunteering in our community, to include her previous role, as a First Responder.
Carolyn has two children with Autism, and has experienced firsthand, that Equine Therapy helps heal people with disabilities. It is an incredible experience for First Responders, Veterans and Families, with proven results.
There is something about a horse, that really digs into your heart and soul.
Carolyn Strongly supports Valor Equine Services, to help heal our Veterans and First Responders.
Carolyn is very proud to be able to help and give back, to the Hero’s that protect and keep us safe!