John “J.P.” Purser
John “J.P.” PurserPresident / Co-Founder
J.P. is a Technical Sergeant in the Air National Guard. He served as a crew chief on A-10 Warthogs for six years for the United States Air Force at Pope and Nellis AFB. He joined the guard after leaving active duty and cross-trained to become a Command Post Controller. J.P. has been in since 2001, and served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and currently supporting Operation Noble Eagle. He graduated with a Bachelors of Business Management from University of Phoenix in 2011 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2017.

James Mietling
James MietlingVice President
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.

Nathan “Nate” Ramos
Nathan “Nate” RamosExecutive Director / Co-Founder
Nate entered the Air Force in January of 2000. He was assigned to the 23rd Maintenance Squadron/23rd Fighter Group at Pope Air Force Base, NC, a 4th Fighter Wing Tenant Group. At Pope AFB, Nate served on the base Honor Guard from Oct 2001 to Feb 2003 and performed over 150 details, supervised 75 ceremonies, and participated in four active duty funerals from those who served in Operations Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Nate was deployed to the Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, in February 2003 for OIF. In April, he pushed forward into Southern Iraq performing courier shotgun duties cargo truck convoys. In 2004 Nate transferred to the Air Force reserves and served with the 459th Air Refueling Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. In 2007 he then transitioned to the 113th Wing Command Post, District of Columbia Air National.  There he pursued a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and graduated from the University of Maryland in 2011. Nate has participated in several activities to help wounded and disabled veterans. Serving the military since January 2000 has given him a unique perspective of the needs of these heroes.

Heven Davis
Heven DavisSecretary
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.

Michael Godwin
Michael GodwinVolunteer/Club Liaison
Michael Godwin enlisted in the US Navy in 1993.  In June of 1993, he was stationed aboard the USS Richard E. Hawes (FFG-53).  Michael was the 1st BMSN (Boatswain’s Mate) qualified to be a small boat coxswain for search and rescue and the lowest ranking member to be qualified to stand Boatswain’s Mate of the Watch while at sea.  While aboard the USS Hawes, his command was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, and Black Sea in support of various Joint Operations.  Following his dream of being a Law Enforcement Officer, after his second enlistment, Michael moved back to his home of Tallahassee, FL and became a Deputy Sheriff with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.  In 2014, Michael and a couple of other TJL members joined 4W2H at Jeep Beach, and he has been very active since that point.  Michael was selected as the Bryan LaVelle Volunteer of the Year Award for 2015 for his hard work and dedication to 4W2H.
Nathan (Bear) Hannan
Nathan (Bear) HannanWarrior Liaison Director
Hannan joined the US Army in 2004. After completing OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Hannan joined the 1st Armored Division in Friedberg, Germany as a member of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment (Bandits.) In 2005, During his assignment with the 1/37 Bandits, Nathan was diagnosed with cancer and transferred to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, for radiation treatments. He was returned to active duty and his unit in Germany cancer free in May of 2006. In 2007, Hannan was honorably discharged from active duty and joined the North Carolina National Guard (Delta Company, 1/252 Combined Arms Battalion). During his next 7 years of service with the Guard, Nathan deployed with his unit in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009 to 2010. Upon his return from deployment, Hannan returned to college to finish his Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition. He currently works in armed security as a Lieutenant.

 

Brent Christiansen
Brent ChristiansenCommunications Director
Brent is married and has two sons and a daughter. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, he joined the Army in the year 2000 shortly after graduating high school. He is still on Active Duty and has served one tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and two in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). He has a 2010 Jeep 4 door that he bought after his first tour in Afghanistan. Brent became a volunteer after meeting one of the Warriors in early 2013 through a friend at Fort Belvoir. He saw something he could do that would benefit others while having fun in his Jeep. Brent currently serves at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Windows Systems Administrator. Brent was awarded the first annual Volunteer of the Year 2014, for his efforts with 4 Wheel to Heal.
Steve Troutman
Steve TroutmanPublic Relations Director
Steve Troutman is a father of 3 amazing boys who love sports including baseball, basketball and football. He spends his free time coaching their teams. Steve is into hunting and archery, and also coaches his local high school archery team. Steve is a former Marine MOS 0351, Infantry Assault. After the Marines he became a nurse for the Army. Steve came across 4W2H on Facebook and saw it as a way to give back to Veterans. To him it is all about giving back to all those who have given so much already. 
Michelle Showalter
Michelle ShowalterPublic Relations Director
Michelle is the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and granddaughter of a WWII Veteran. She became interested in the organization through her involvement with an off-road club seeking to become involved with 4W2H in 2014. Due to her family’s military background, interest in off-roading and her desire to give back, she felt that 4W2H was the perfect match. She was approached about becoming a Facebook media volunteer and she gladly accepted. Throughout 2014 and 2015, Michelle was an active social media advocate. In the spring of 2016, she was asked to become lead Facebook administrator. In the fall of 2016, she was promoted to the position of Public Relations Director. Michelle enjoys spending time off-roading with her son, promoting 4W2H and sporting “offroad therapy” with other like minded individuals.