Victoria “Tori” Miralda hails from Northern California. Childhood experiences in 4-H, and seeing first-hand the power of “camp” and the outdoors instilled in her a deep respect for nature and a desire to help others experience its many powerful and free gifts. Tori graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1990 and is a combat veteran with 29 years in the Army as a communications and space officer. A life of service built upon her rooted love of the outdoors inspired her to establish a “camp with a purpose” for Veteran’s and First Responders to reconnect and share experiences with each other in the freedom of outdoors. Her goal is to maximize access to those who have served, thus, Operation “Reconnect-Recreate- Rejuvenate.” She established Moon Eagle River Ranch along the Bitterroot River outside of Sula Montana in 2020, and dedicated this special place to those who have served and for those who are to follow. Tori still works as a corporate leader in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and when she is not leading change in the satellite communications industry, Tori is also an avid skier and hiker; she and her service dog Luna can be seen at the Ranch walking the land and listening to the River’s song every chance they get.
Mary Miller served in the US Army, both active duty and reserve, as a Military Intelligence Officer for 30 years, and currently is employed by US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Upon retirement from the Army Reserve in 2011, Mary poured her passion for continued service to the military by volunteering with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for 8 years, serving as the area chair for the Pikes Peak region in Colorado. As the Veterans Victory Alliance moved from concept to reality, she was honored to be asked to serve on the board. She is excited about the future for Moon Eagle River Ranch and the many veterans who will benefit from time spent at this beautiful place. Originally from Fremont OH, she has called Colorado Springs CO home since 1989 and lives there with her husband John, also a veteran. She is the proud mother of three sons, all veterans.
Bo Balcavage grew up in Tamaqua, PA and enlisted in the US Army in 1983. He attended the United States Military Academy where he first met our founder, fellow cadet Victoria Miralda, and their lifelong friendship took root. He graduated in 1989 and served on deployments/assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Jordan, The Sinai, and Kosovo. Colonel Balcavage retired in 2017 and began post-Army life in Kennebunkport, Maine with his wife Kim. Together they established and continue to grow a leadership development company, helping leaders realize their full potential at any stage of their career. Additionally, Bo coaches U.S. Army brigades on planning techniques at Fort Polk, LA. Bo and Kim are active in Maine non-profits to include Boots2Roots, ESGR, and 100 Men Who Care. Bo and Kim jumped at the opportunity join the Veterans Victory Alliance team, and are excited for another opportunity to support those who have given so much to others. Bo and Kim have two children, Jared, and Kaleigh, and a dog Carli, and are outdoor/travel enthusiasts.
Rob “Race” Roberson grew up in Central Florida, visiting his relative’s horse ranches often. A beach bum by heart, he recognizes the peaceful and intrinsic healing of the Montana Bitterroot River wilderness and what it offers Veterans and First Responders. A 1987 United States Naval Academy graduate, Race spent 30 years in Marine Corps Artillery, at Headquarters Marine Corps, and in Department of Defense assignments. Race met our founder Tori Miralda when they were classmates at the National Defense University in 2010-2011. They stayed in touch and became good friends despite the strong Army & Marine Corps / Navy rivalry. When she reached out to him about the VVA concept, he was eager to join the team. He looks forward to this remarkable journey of growing the capabilities for the Veterans Victory Alliance with Tori, the staff, our partners, and our incredible volunteers. Race works as a Project Manager for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, supporting the Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center, located in Portsmouth, VA. Race and his wife, Máire, live in their forever home in Virginia Beach, VA. They have two adult children, Conor and Shannon.
Bill served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, culminating his military career as the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He most recently retired as Vice President of Healthcare Services at BizFlow Corporation, where he successfully led the company to rapidly develop several critical software and process solutions in response to stringent regulations set forth by Veteran’s Affairs. Prior to BizFlow, he served as an executive for TriWest Healthcare Alliance and for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), providing professional expertise in operations, strategic planning, and project management. Bill has always felt blessed to have served our country and the military in all his endeavors, to include being on the Arizona Board of the USO, where he chaired the board for two years. Committed to selfless service, Bill looks forward to continuing his service by being a part of this great program.
Brandy Moralez serves in the US Army Reserve, and is diligently working toward her military retirement. She spent over a decade on Active Duty with two deployments in Iraq, and is currently employed by US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. She is passionate about the outdoors and helping veterans, and was excited to be asked to participate in the creation and running of Veterans Victory Alliance. When she is manages to find free time, Brandy is also an avid backpacker and hiker, and believes in the healing powers of the wilderness. Originally from Texas, she has called the mountains of Colorado home since 2004, and lives there with her husband Mark and her two rescue dogs.