Jesse Garner spent 10 years as a Navy SEAL, during which time he earned prestigious awards such as the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit from overseas operations. After separation, Jesse was accepted into Columbia University. He is pursuing higher education in the field of Computer Technology. Jesse became involved in Heroes and Horses early in its conception because of his desire to give back to the veteran community. Jesse is married with one young son. He is a member of the Heroes and Horses Advisory Board.


David Alter, PhD is a psychologist with 30 years of experience in the corporate and private practice worlds. His experience with trauma recovery has been brought to the Heroes and Horses program to help design and evaluate the program so it can achieve the greatest benefit for the vets involved. He is a member of the  Heroes and Horses Advisory Board.


Lila is a longtime Bozeman resident and a native South Carolinian. She has spent over 35 years in the healthcare industry and now focuses on compassionate and contemplative care. Her lifetime love of horses and Micah’s compassion drew her to Heroes and Horses. She feels deeply privileged and excited to serve on the advisory board and advance this important work.