About OFOH

We are an all-volunteer organization who honor service-connected disabled veterans, active duty and first responders by providing burden-free outdoor adventures to help improve mental health and quality of life.

Mission Statement

Outdoors For Our Heroes mission is to help service disabled vets build hope, confidence, and family strength through quality outdoor adventures.

Why We Serve

Outdoors for Our Heroes (OFOH) offers therapeutic outdoor experiences for disabled veterans, active duty and first responders, focusing on guided hunting, fishing trips and rod building classes. Our programs are designed to foster healing, build friendships, and enhance the well-being of our most deserving heroes through meaningful connections with nature and likeminded individuals.

Services and Programs:

  • Hosted and Guided Hunting Trips: Professionally organized hunts tailored to individual’s needs, providing peaceful and invigorating experiences in nature.
  • Guided Fishing Trips: Fishing excursions that offer individuals a calming and rewarding environment to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Rod Building Classes: These classes are at no cost and offer the opportunity for individuals to learn a lasting new skill that gets them outdoors and experiencing a new hobby.
  • Community and Support: Building a supportive network among like-minded  individuals through shared outdoor experiences.
  • Holistic Healing Approach: Addressing physical, mental, and emotional well-being through engagement with nature and community.

Impact on the Community:

  • Healing and Recovery: Providing therapeutic experiences that promote emotional and physical healing.
  • Building Camaraderie: Creating lasting bonds and a sense of belonging among participants.
  • Skill Development: Offering opportunities to gain new skills and confidence.
  • Support Network: Establishing a supportive community for veterans, enhancing their overall quality of life.

OFOH’s programs have been described as life-changing, helping participants forge lifelong friendships and develop a renewed sense of purpose. Our dedicated volunteer team, including disabled veterans and retired first responders, ensures that these experiences are impactful and supportive, making a significant positive difference in the lives of so many participants.

Meet the Team

Our team of dedicated volunteers are committed to ensuring the organization is able to continue to serve our most deserving heroes and proudly donate their time and resources to ensure its success.


Tony Leingang



Ron Vessey

Vice President


Tanya Joblonski 



Stephanie Carpenter



Mike Arns

Board Member


Bob Carpenter

Board Member


Neil Foster

Board Member


Jeff Gibson

Board Member


Eric Sowers

Board Member


We believe in transparency and responsibility when it comes to how this nonprofit is governed.

Here are our Bylaws and Policies, and our last three years of Finances (2023, 2022, 2021).