The Core of Impact Montana


Montana's service members, veterans, first responders and families THRIVING, during and after service. 


Help service members, veterans, first responders and their families define their purpose, connect with health and community solutions, and strive for what they value.


Service | Respect | Harmony | Growth-Minded | Community | Collaboration

It's Time to Invest in Montana.

Impact Montana was created to subsidize existing SMVFRF support with new and integrative solutions to promote one's ability to thrive. Our “Thrive Factors” have been developed based on personal service and professional work experience. Working through the scope of these factors allows opportunities to build individually and as a unit (family or peer group). Impact Montana understands that a strong peer-to-peer support network and a more knowledgeable community can address the existing challenges that those who serve or have served face. We also believe that there is not one organization that can take on the lone responsibility of this support.

Board Members


Gary Brewer

Vice President

Aaron Jones


Taralyn Fisher-DeCock


Currently Not Filled

Family LIaison TO THE BOARD

Debora Hansen

First Responder Liaison to the Board

Mike Hayes

Team Members


Ryan Luchau

Ryan is a native Montanan and retired in December 2020 from the Montana Army National Guard after 21 years of service, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 with the 639th Quartermaster Company and in 2018/19 as the Battalion Chaplain for the 495th CSSB. Ryan has worked in many military and veteran support capacities in the military, state government, and private sector. Ryan has a BA in Social Sciences (minor in Business Management) from Washington State University and Masters in Divinity from Liberty University.  He resides in Helena, Montana with his wife and five children.

operations and administration

Chantelle Russell

Volunteer Development Team Lead

Christa Holcombe

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