Board MembersJames Bellanca
James Mietling enlisted in the US Navy in 2000. In December of 2000, he was stationed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75, the newest aircraft carrier at the time. During the 4 years stationed there, he deployed to the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, and rose to the rank of DC2 (SW). Wanting to fulfill his aspirations of becoming a full time fire fighter, he returned home after his enlistment, where he obtained his Fire Fighter and EMT certifications. He also enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard for 2 years as a SGT assigned to the 1439th Firefighters out of Grayling and State Medical Command in Warren. He is currently a firefighter at the Detroit Arsenal and a paid on call firefighter in Imlay City. He also is on the board of Michigan Jeepers and enjoys taking his Wrangler out as much as he can with his wife Stacey.
Heven’s comes from a Navy family. She married in August 2005 after her husband finished boot camp for the Army. They spent 6 years in the Army before he was medically discharged. It was at this point she knew she wanted to give back and serve veterans like her husband and family. She sought out organizations with integrity, that were willing to help others in unique ways to help find themselves, help veterans learn to live daily with PTSD, and also help the spouses of these veterans living with PTSD. She joined one of the local Jeep clubs and started off-roading. We were getting better and stronger. That was when they found there really was truly something to the meaning of Off-road Therapy. Heven genuinely want to help and serve those heroes 4W2H has the honor of hosting at events.