Passionate about serving veterans and first-responders, Bill brings 25 years of non-profit leadership to the team. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer.
Randy RamlerDirector of Administration and Finance
With over 30 years U.S. and international experience in corporate accounting, finance and general management, Randy oversees the financial area of Heroes on the Water. He is a CPA with a Master’s Degree in International Management.
Nathan FranksChief Operations Officer
Before becoming the COO, Nathan was involved in launching the Northwest Washington and Fort Hood Texas chapters. An avid kayak fisherman, he is as Army Officer and brings over 10 years’ experience in finance and program management.
Amber HelmsOperations Manager
In addition to her responsibilities as Operations Manager, Amber and her husband Rusty lead the Northeastern Oklahoma chapter. During her 20-year military wife career her and Rusty lived and fished all over the United States and in several countries.
María CastañedaArea Coordinator
Before Heroes on the Water, María was a Federal Agent, Computer Lab Manager and Assistant Community Outreach Patrol Officer. She and her husband Rudy lead the Rio Grande Valley Texas chapter.
Joe WinstonArea Coordinator
As one of the volunteers who worked in the early days of HOW alongside founder Jim Dolan, Joe has a long-time passion for Heroes on the Water. His current role allows him to do two things he loves – support others and kayak fish.