Who We Are
Our Board of Directors
We believe we are saving lives and providing second chances – for the human and the dog.
We believe we are saving lives and providing second chances
– for the human and the dog.
Steve Corey is an Army veteran, serving as an M88 operator and heavy equipment mechanic. He was also a local business owner for 13 years. His desire to help veterans in our community came through his many interactions with those who were struggling with PTSD and other chronic illnesses, and seeing their difficulties finding the services they need.
Kim Corey is Steve’s wife, the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, and an elementary school teacher. She has seen first hand the effects of PTSD. She is also a life-long dog lover, and has always recognized the value a dog can add to a person’s life. She has also seen the positive effects dogs can have on children with disabilities such as autism or other physical, cognitive, or psychological impairments. She joins Steve in his vision for Victory Service Dogs.
Sara Simon began volunteering with nonprofits while still in high school. She worked in telecommunications for 20 years, while continuing her volunteer work. After being laid off during the recession seven years ago, she took the opportunity to work in the nonprofit realm full time. She is currently the PR director for a local nonprofit, and does consulting work as well. Sara’s passion to “change the world” is evident in everything she does.
Jerry Brown is a sixth generation Coloradan. Jerry recently retired from the National Park Service where he was the visual information specialist for Rocky Mountain National Park. Jerry brings his knowledge of graphics and marketing to the board, and is excited to volunteer his time to VSD, working to make a difference in the lives of others.
Andrew Hoisington is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, currently stationed at the USAF Academy. He is an assistant professor and head of the environmental engineering division. He is also a founding member of the Military and Veterans Microbiome Consortium for Research and Education (MVM-CoRE). Lt. Col. Hoisington is passionate about helping our veterans through his research, and supports the use of service dogs to help reduce the anxiety and other effects of PTSD
Don Martin is a realtor with RE/MAX Elite in Castle Pines, CO. He moved to Colorado from Minnesota to be a part of the exciting growth and development in the Denver area. He is involved with the Patriot Guard, Legion Riders, and the Sons of the American Legion. Don serves on the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation board, is the chair of the Elizabeth Stampede Community Rodeo, and serves on the Douglas County Fair and Rodeo committee. He is a true patriot, and dedicated to helping our veterans.