Neil’s community involvement is extensive. He spearheads the Midtown Community Collaborative Task Force and instructs the HUD Certified Homebuyer Education Course. His roles also include active membership in the Westend Exchange Club and Co-Chair of the MSU Billings Wine & Food Festival. He channels creativity into community initiatives like the Classroom Contributor fundraiser and MSU Billings ELEPHAS Civic Leadership Award.
Educationally, Neil holds degrees from San Diego State University and the University of Montana. He cherishes his role as a husband and father to Braston and Liona. For fun, Neil enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, swimming, and traveling.
“In a time and age where children are facing greater emotional and mental health challenges at home, at school, and online we need to do more as a community to create opportunities for children to receive the therapy and support they deserve,” Neil says about his reasons for joining the Chinook Horses team. “Research shows that people with both physical and emotional needs benefit from working with horses. Chinook Horses provide this invaluable service at no cost often as a last resort after receiving traditional therapy. The results and feedback from parents and children speak for themselves. Chinook Horses is a fantastic organization that is making a difference by investing in our youth.”
Approachable and sociable, Neil welcomes new connections. His story weaves global experience with local engagement, epitomizing community empowerment and human bonds.