Our Board of Directors has a strong commitment to serving our Veterans.  

  • Julie M. (Lane) Tudor. Ed.D.
    Julie M. (Lane) Tudor. Ed.D.

    Julie has had a passion for supporting the under-served since she was a child. Growing up, Julie would reach out to the new kid in school and seek out the child who had been ostracized. However, it was not until after an 11 year success career as a professional harpist in Southern California that her passion was truly ignited. Katie was a young harp student with significant learning disabilities, and in teaching Katie how to play the harp, Julie found her purpose and joy - serving the under-served. For 25 years, she has served as a special education teacher, administrator, and non-profit consultant in K-12 education. After working for eight years on Fresno Pacific University's main campus as an associate professor, she now works remotely - supporting graduate students in the field of education. Julie is well-acquainted with the journey through PTSD, and in witnessing its impact on her stepson, an Iraqi veteran, she understands how PTSD can impact one's ability to function in daily life. Julie holds an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy from Pepperdine University.

  • Pamela Dance, M.S., LCSW, LAC
    Pamela Dance, M.S., LCSW, LAC

    Pam’s first word was probably “horse.” She competed on the East Coast hunter and jumper circuit as a junior rider and transitioned as an adult to professional coach, facilitating able-bodied riders and riders with special challenges. Noting the therapeutic benefits of the human-horse relationship led to a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Montana State University, a Master’s in Social work from University of Montana, and Addictions Counselor licensure. She achieved Advanced Instructor certification with American Riding Instructors Association and earned their national Instructor of the Year Award. Additionally, she holds Advanced Instructor certification with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (“PATH”), and their Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning designation. She has been a counselor for the Veterans Administration in Homeless Recovery, Trauma Recovery, Rural Health, and Substance Use Disorders, combining traditional counseling with Equine Assisted Activities.

  • David M. Tudor, MBA, MSA, EA
    David M. Tudor, MBA, MSA, EA

    Dave has always had an interest in the military and military history. Having been an ROTC Member at the University of Notre Dame, Dave hoped to have made the military a career. Witnessing how the Vietnam War affected his classmates and peers and watching the changes in his younger son upon his return from Iraq, Dave knows the needs of our veterans. Dave was active in Boy Scouts for 34 years starting as a Cub Scout and his continued involvement in adult leadership. He was a Hunter Education Master Instructor for the State of Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife for 27 years. Each year that he draws a tag, he returns to the Colorado Rockies with his older son for the annual hunt. Dave also has equine experience, gentling his own yearling colt, an Arabian stallion, and continuing to train him over the following 16 years. Dave holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Accountancy. Through his accounting practice and as an Enrolled Agent, Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in budget and fiscal management.

  • Chavis Nicholls, USMC (Ret.)
    Chavis Nicholls, USMC (Ret.)

    Member At-Large
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  • TBD

    We hope to announce our remaining board members by fall 2018.


Whitetail Ranch Center is currently seeking advisory board members, including an attorney, psychologist, college VA Coordinator, VA Representative(s), general contractor, nutritionist, veteran(s), rancher, farmer, insurance specialist, marketing expert, veterinarian, horse trainer, and community member(s).  We need you to help us shape Whitetail Ranch Center by sharing your expertise and keeping us abreast to best practices in your industry. Please contact Whitetail Ranch Center if you are interested in sharing your expertise and passion.

  • Jeri Anderson
    Jeri Anderson

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  • Ben Kruppenbacher
    Ben Kruppenbacher

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  • Brenton Melton
    Brenton Melton

    Brenton is a native of central Montana where he was raised on his family’s farm and ranch. He started banking in 2009 after completing his degree in Agriculture Business and is now employed with Stockman Bank as the southwestern ag market manager and Manhattan branch manager. Brenton enjoys spending time with his family, flower gardening, and serving at his church.

  • Dennis "Denny" Nelson
    Dennis "Denny" Nelson

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  • Ann Prunuske
    Ann Prunuske

    Born and raised in Wisconsin, Ann grew up among the dairy farms, oak prairies, and marshes there. At age 26, she moved to Montana and continued her work with community groups as an organizer, administrator, and director. Along the way, she took a detour and spent 17 years working as a nursery manager gaining competence with growing plants both in and out of greenhouses. She is a Certified Plant Professional and Certified Integrated Pest Management Practitioner. Ann currently works for Rural Employment Opportunities, a statewide non-profit dedicated to providing career and job training for seasonal agricultural workers.

  • Richard Ridgeway, USMC (Ret.)
    Richard Ridgeway, USMC (Ret.)

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  • Anthony J. White, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)
    Anthony J. White, Colonel, USMC (Ret.)

    Colonel Anthony J. White, USMC (ret.), is a 32 year career veteran with extensive active and reserve service to our Nation. Early in his career he commanded infantry units and later served on staffs at all levels. In the private sector, Tony has pursued successful career within the medical and defense industries.
    Since retiring from military service, Tony has served as the President of a Veteran Service Organization, assisting transitioning veterans and their spouses, and is on the USO Pathfinder Leadership Council, in San Antonio, TX.