CHANGING LIVES - ONE DAY ON THE WATER AT A TIME
Heroes Tour provides a unique opportunity and experience for Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Emergency Response personnel, Military, Veterans and their family members, to gather and participate in on-water activities. We strongly believe that these on-water experiences have the ability to heal an individual’s mind, body and spirit while allowing the family and group to live, laugh and love together.
To provide a relaxed place for healing and support for local law enforcement, firefighters, emergency response personnel, military, veterans and their family members.
MEET THE TEAM
Jeremy - Founder, President & Coach
As a Retired and 100% Disabled Veteran, I personally understand some of the mental challenges these individuals and families go through. I myself, have struggled through mental health issues. I find peace and tranquility when I am spending time with others who experience the same challenges. Time spent with family out on the water takes those who struggle away from the distractions and sometimes chaos of life and simplifies it. Water is a natural relaxing element that calms the nervous system and mellows out the fight or flight responses. For me its been life changing to watch my fellow Veterans, local heroes and their families spend time together connecting, laughing, cheering each other on as they learn a new sport all ages and create memories of a lifetime.
Devin – Driver and Coach
I have been competing in wakeboarding, and teaching wake surfing for three years. I grew up on the water. I also grew up with two parents who were in the military. They were gone for months and sometimes a years at a time. It wasn’t easy but the lake is what makes me happy and brings me peace. To be able to share this experience with others brings joy. to my heart. I enjoy witnessing families coming together to enjoy a sport that I love. Whether it’s driving the boat or coaching others on the sport of wake surfing, I feel honored to be in the presence of these heroes. It is humbling to hear their stories and watch them physically and mentally overcome their challenges.
Kaelyn – Board Member, Driver
I joined the Military to serve our Soldiers. As a Human Resource Manager with the Minnesota Army National Guard, I assisted thousands of Soldiers and had a direct impact in their lives from taking care of their personnel issues, to assisting their families while they were deployed. I have a strong passion for taking care of our heroes, but I am also a firm believer that without a strong family support, our Soldiers cannot complete their mission. Being able to give back to our heroes by providing them a stress-free experience with their families is important to the mental health of our heroes. If I can bring heroes closer with their families and see the smile on their faces, it is a win in my book.
Patrick - Board Member, Volunteer
As a young kid, I knew I wanted to serve others, I spent 10 years in the military, I am a Purple Heart recipient, I was a firefighter and I am now currently serving as a Police Officer. I have lived and experienced the challenges of these careers. It is my goal to never leave a fallen comrade. I want to provide them an experience where they can mentally unwind from the stress of their jobs and enjoy an activity that is fun for the entire family. Family is important to me and without them, I would not be able to conduct my job effectively.
London – Driver and Coach
At a very early age, I grew up watching my parents serve in the Military. I also experience a close friend to the family serve as a Police Officer. I have watched the challenges of these two careers unfold before me on live television and social media. As a military kid, I was a recipient to many military programs that help frame me to be the person I am today. I want to reciprocate it back to our heroes and their families. I love wake surfing and wakeboarding and love to teach our heroes and their families the art of wake surfing. Wake surfing is a sport that any age can do and it brings smiles to my face when I get someone up on the board for the first time.
Duane - Board Member, Volunteer
My entire career has been centered around serving others. I joined the Minnesota Army National Guard during high school, went to school to become a Police Officer and now I am currently serving in the Air National Guard. Whether it’s through a physical disability or a mental health issue, it gives me gratification when I see a fallen comrade accomplish something they never thought they could achieve. Witnessing first hand on how a wake surfing event can heal people’s souls and bring families closer is truly a gift to these heroes. I am very passionate about serving those who serve.