MATTERSVILLE PACK LEADERS
Committed to The Cause because the cost of doing nothing is unacceptable...
Founder/ Executive Director
Besides being a fulltime father to his two daughters, Drew's devotion towards helping Veterans is unmatched. Prior to launch, Drew put in years of research to create the foundation of what became Mattersville. Drew is a Solar Design Specialist and studied at Solar Energy International focusing on off-grid solutions including battery banks. His motivation came from the loss of one of his best friends, Former Marine Randy Hansen, who suffered from PTSD for years leading up to his accident.
Chief Construction Adviser / Founding Level Board Member/ Vice President
Tony Guida is the owner of Mile High Window, Solar & Landscape Inc. He has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado and specializes in green building and designs that use environmentally sustainable products and materials. His company Mile High WS&L is based in Arvada, Colorado. Although Tony is not a Veteran he recognizes the sacrifice and challenges that face Veterans, as his father and uncles all served in the military. He is passionate about improving opportunities and options available to Veterans returning from service.
Chief Operations Officer
A Military Veteran, Randy, began volunteering at Mattersville in January, 2019 with the Bearded Villains Rocky Mountain organization. After a few weekends of volunteering and dedication, Randy was invited to participate in Mattersville's Civilian Training Program in February 2019; soon thereafter, he quickly climbed to volunteer coordinator within the Mattersville family, and is now the Chief Operations Officer. When Randy isn't working on Mattersville projects or taking care of our wolf dogs, he spends his time with his cat Lil Bit working on his hobbies, which includes music production, spending time with the rest of the staff, and being a positive light for everyone, guests and staff alike.
After joining Mattersville at the very beginning of 2020, Danielle has become a dedicated member of the Mattersville team. Originally, she heard about Mattersville when she heard about the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation’s closing- upon hearing the wolf-dogs were moving, she wanted to help in the transferring process. After finding out more about the organization, however, she decided to become a recurrent volunteer! She was inspired to dive into helping the organization as much as possible after knowing the goal was to help Veterans, but also take in the wolf-dogs. Since she started volunteering, she’s dedicated countless hours into helping where she can! She’s thrilled to see Mattersville continue expanding, and is excited to see where it builds in the future.
Lead Animal Care
Since I was a young girl, wolves were one of my favorite animals. I was brought up in a military family, so I moved around quite a lot, and a year after we moved to Colorado I had my first wolf tour experience at Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation in 2013. I was too young at the time to volunteer, so I waited until I graduated high school to start an internship at RMWF. My plan was to go back the following summer between semesters, but unfortunately the owner had announced the closing of his sanctuary. I found out that the animals were being transferred to Mattersville's Sedalia property and decided to join them. I'm so glad that I'm able to continue working with the pack and more so to help end the stigma of mental health!
A move to Colorado in 2019 allowed me to find a volunteer organization that inspired me and allowed me to step away from the office where I am a Corporate Accountant. Mattersville did that for me and I love being able to give to our Veterans help build a sustainable community for them to thrive.