BOZEMAN, Mont. (Sept. 19, 2019) – The Board of Directors of Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) has accepted the resignation of WQW Executive Director Faye Nelson, effective November 1, 2019.

“It’s hard to express what an honor it has been to be a part of the WQW community since 2013,” Nelson said. “I’ve sincerely enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to represent WQW nationwide, work so closely with an amazing team of board, staff, donors, and volunteers, and particularly the privilege to get to know our nation’s resilient post-9/11 combat veterans and their families.” Nelson added that she will be spending the next couple of months giving consideration to her professional future.

The WQW Board of Directors, under Chair Brian Finnan, has formed a transition team to guide the search for a replacement.

“We want to thank Faye for her exemplary service and wish her well in her future endeavors,” Finnan said. “Under her six-year tenure, WQW has gone from serving 64 veterans and some of their spouses a year to serving nearly 125 annually. Within that growth, Faye oversaw the purchase, renovations, and funding of Quiet Waters Ranch as well as the diversification of program offerings such as the Military Caregiver, All-Women, and Coaching Fishing Experiences.”

“We look forward to continuing the organization’s long tradition of excellent leadership,” Finnan said. “WQW is a strong and vibrant organization, and, as board members, we know well the valuable contribution it makes to our work on behalf of the well-being of America’s post-9/11 combat veterans.”

About Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation: Established in 2007, WQW is known as the “gold standard” in therapeutic recreation programs for combat-wounded veterans from recent wars. To date, WQW has helped nearly 500 of our nation’s warriors and their spouses in their recovery from seen and unseen injuries. For more information on Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation, please visit


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