Charlie Linville is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan. While serving as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Technician (EOD), he was severely wounded, losing his right leg. He is now a Warriors 2 Wellness Ambassador and Board Member who is currently training for his climb of Mt. Everest.
Trevor Schaefer is a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2002 at the age of 13. Trevor is the founder of Trevor’s Trek Foundation and has been instrumental in implementing the Kids for Wish Kids program for the Make A Wish Foundation of Idaho. Trevor also sits on the Advisory Board for the Tug McGraw Foundation. Trevor can attest to the feelings of isolation that come with a diagnosis of childhood cancer. It was his shared vision to break down these barriers of isolation that exist by bringing together childhood cancer victims and veterans. Both courageous groups of warriors face very similar obstacles and can draw a lot of strength and inspiration from each other, two things that are crucial to a healthy recovery and positive coping experience.
Charlie Smith is an advocate for children battling cancer and the mother of a childhood cancer survivor. Her son Trevor was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2002 at the age of 13. Charlie is co-founder of Trevor’s Trek Foundation and also served on the St. Luke’s Health Foundation board and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Idaho board. Charlie is a former member of the Comprehensive Cancer Alliance for Idaho and the Childhood Cancer Task Group. The Childhood Cancer Task Group was instrumental in developing Idaho’s Childhood Cancer Strategic Plan 2008-2010. Charlie is a board member of Trevor’s Trek Foundation and is currently on the Advisory Committee for the Tug McGraw Foundation.
Dr. Sean Burlile
Sean Burlile is a veteran of the Gulf War. After sustaining injuries while on active duty in the U.S. military, he completed graduate studies in rehabilitation counseling. He has worked with both children and veterans, and is a strong advocate for people with disabilities. He has published numerous articles and gives frequent presentations on issues related to military veterans.
Dee Burlile is an Idaho native who is passionate about working with children. She completed degrees at Boise State University and the University of Idaho. She has dedicated her life to working with at-risk youth and advocating on behalf of children with special needs.
David Maxwell is a veteran of the War in Iraq. While fighting in Fallujah, he was severely wounded and earned a Purple Heart. Since separating from the military, he has pursued a career in research and is advocating on behalf of military veterans. He is currently a researcher in the Psychology Department at Northwest Nazarene.
Scott joined Warriors 2 Wellness this year as a new Board member. He has worked for the last 19 years in the Financial Services arena specializing in High Net Worth and Family and Community Foundations. Through this process Scott has worked with other nonprofits to help organize and grow their organizations. Scott and his wife, Devonne, and their son, Nathan, came to Boise in the summer of 2013 and haven’t looked back. They enjoy every aspect of this wonderful state; camping, fishing, bike riding, backpacking and skiing.
Fletcher will retire from the Idaho Air National Guard October 2015, after 30 years of service. Fletcher earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from ITT Technical Institute in Boise, Idaho, in 2002 and is currently a student at Boise State University, studying Elementary Education. Fletcher is from Las Vegas, Nevada. After a 10 year active duty career, Fletcher was summoned to Boise, Idaho, by his best friend and current wife Kerrie Harris to whom he has been married for 20 wonderful years. Fletcher has four amazing children, Amber 30, Keyasa 27, Taylre 23 and Micah 16. After committing to Warriors to Wellness Fletcher was paired with an amazing young man, Dante Rock, and his life has not been the same since. Dante has touched Fletcher’s life and they have forged a forever friendship. That friendship has brought two amazing families together in an incredible way. Fletcher hopes to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone he comes in contact with.