BOARD OF DIRECTORS
T. BAXTER STEPHENSON
Baxter Stephenson is a 25-year veteran of manufacturing in the Greater Minneapolis area of Minnesota. His tenure includes, most recently, 19 years at Fraser Steel Company, specializing in tube fabrication. Stephenson is a committed and hard-working executive leader who has risen through the ranks to President & CEO of the company. Stephenson’s education includes a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. in International Business, both from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Stephenson’s charitable interests include supporting our veterans, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, feeding starving children around the globe, and his local church. Stephenson is married with three children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time at the lake with his family.
Micah Fink has spent 10 years in the Navy SEAL Teams, both active duty and reserves. He conducted operations involving land and undersea mobility platforms in USPACOM, USCENTCOM, and a National Tasking deployment, which earned him numerous awards—including the Bronze Star. Also, Micah spent 4 years as a private military contractor where he conducted paramilitary security operations in some of the world’s most dangerous areas. Micah is an avid outdoorsman, hunter and skier, a sponsored free diver, tactical athlete, and Ironman. His experience, expertise, and passion for helping people is reflected in his devotion to the Heroes and Horses program. Micah is married and has four children. Micah Fink currently serves as Executive Director for Heroes and Horses
SAMUEL J. FREDERICK
Samuel J. Frederick is the newest member of the Heroes and Horses Board of Directors. As a business attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP in Bozeman, MT, Sam helps clients protect and commercialize their valuable intellectual property assets and minimize risk. As part of his practice he negotiates, drafts and enforces complex commercial contracts.
Sam represents enterprise and emerging growth company clients in commercialization and technology transactions, including web, mobile and gaming development, e-commerce, ERP, Cloud, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, fiber, wireless, social media and digital marketing. Additionally, Sam advises businesses in the field of tech, IP and licensing across industries and borders.
After fifteen years in Michigan and working as a partner in a large law firm, Sam and his wife returned West to raise their family. When he is not commercializing new technology, protecting brands or enforcing contracts, Sam enjoys spending time with his 5 kids in the great outdoors and imagining life through the eyes of Captain Clark and Hemmingway.
Sam strongly believes in HH’s unique and transformative process. Pressure and time combined with the timeless wisdom that “the clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness” yields life changing results. Sam seeks to support HH’s mission and veteran community as an HH Board Member.