WHO WE ARE

Veteran-Adventures, Inc., is a non-profit organization headquartered in Oroville, CA.

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Veteran-Adventure, Inc. was established to promote a therapeutic recreational environment

for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress and other disabilities, to connect (or reconnect) with family, friends and nature, in the Northern California foothills of the Sierras.

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Founders, Ron Lansdon & Oliver Perry

In 2016, we put together a Labor Day weekend camping and fishing trip at Bucks Lake in Butte County, CA.  We rented two campsites, and used Ron’s boat. We sent messages out to 20 Veterans that we got to know from the VA Men’s Trauma Program, at VA Menlo Park, CA. Eight  veterans responded that they would attend, and everyone shared how beneficial it was to reconnect after our initial meeting the year prior, as well as reminiscing about being able to engage in activities with people the can relate to meaning their fellow Vets.

During our time at the VA program, we had the weekends free to do activities.  Many of us went on day trips hiking, caught a movie, or simply going to the local flea market. Needless to say that being able to bond with others within the program based on our experiences, and learning how to cope was very beneficial.  Being able to get together outside of the program and support each other was equally (if not more) beneficial because most of us had gone back to our own environments without remaining connecting to those close to us.

 

For the past 2 years we have been able to successfully establish day outings on the lake, where veterans get together or bring their kids for a day of fishing and boating.

MEET OUR TEAM

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President,

Mr. Oliver D. Perry

  • U.S. Army Combat Veteran

  • BA Behavioral Science/AA Substance Abuse

  • Counseling who has over 11 years of experience working with Veterans with PTSD, Substance

  • Abuse, Homelessness and other disabilities.

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Vice President,

Mr. Ronald R. Lansdon

  • U.S. Army Combat Veteran

  • Construction Contractor for over 30 years

  • Ran construction sites with crews of 200 plus personnel of various ethnicities and backgrounds in the US and overseas

  • Actively involved in local recovery programs for men and women, seasoned camper, boater and avid fisherman

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Mr. Steffan Blaser

  • Board Member

  • Mentor, California Realty Partners of Oroville, CA

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Mr. Hal Bain

  • Honorary Board Member

  • CPA

  • E-Tax Pro

  • Saratoga, CA Non-Profit Developer

  • Mentor and Advisor

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Mr. Jay Lansdon

  • Board Member

  • Lead Online Developer

  • Head Fundraising Agent

  • Assistant Event Planner and Staff Organizer 

  • Water Sports Vessel Operator

  • Fishing Guide

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Mr. Bryan Williams

  • Board Member

  • Avid Oroville Levee Community Walk Participant

  • Destination Traveler 

  • Scuba Dive Master 

  • All Around Waterman, Specializing in Water and Snow Sports

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Mrs. Stephanie Holstein

  • Board Member

  • Avid Oroville Levee Community Walk Participant

  • Community Interpreter For The Deaf

  • Floral and Event Designer

  • Destination Traveler

  • Skiing, Surfing, and Scuba Diving Trainer. 

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Ms. Jae Duvall

  • Board Member

  • 25 years hospitality industry 

  • 20 years case managing Veterans, homeless, women, and children

  • 27 years in recovery, actively working to help the community

  • Outdoor enthusiast, landscaper, good cook!

Reach out to  us to find out how to participate

in the next adventure!