Allegiance Ranch is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.
Dan Timmons Allegiance Ranch was co-founded by the Timmons family in March 2017. Dan is a Navy veteran whose career was in information technology with an emphasis on supporting scientific research communities. Dan is a fierce advocate for veterans. Dan works on the ranch caring for the horses, making improvements to the property, and brainstorming ways to have a positive impact on veterans and first responders. Dan also hosts the monthly Veteran Muster.
Gloria Timmons Gloria is a career human resources professional who worked at CU Boulder before retiring in 2014. She currently serves as the Executive Director for Allegiance Ranch while also working as an Executive Recruiter for CPS HR Consulting. The discovery that thousands of horses each year are sent to slaughter drove she and her family to take action. In addition to her passion for horses, Gloria loves her cats, spoiling the miniature donkeys, and tends to her flock of chickens.
Lindsay Neitenbach Lindsay was born and raised in Boulder County and has been riding horses since the age of 5. Riding young horses on the show circuit as a teen led her to pursue a degree in Equine Science and Business Administration from Colorado State University. During her time at CSU she completed the Legends of Ranching “Colt Breaking” program and discovered Polo. After college, Lindsay went on to start colts, ride sale horses and give riding lessons for a local trainer and then for the Colorado Horse Rescue. After starting a family and working as a real estate agent, Lindsay felt a calling to return to horses and landed at Allegiance Ranch. Lindsay now lives in Erie with her husband Jeff and two kids, Eva and Colton, and most of her free time is spent at Allegiance Ranch, playing polo, or in the CrossFit Gym.
Dr. Tammy Wilson was raised on a ranch in central Wyoming. Her relationship with animals began at a young age with a variety of household pets, and participation in 4-H showing horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and rabbits. She attended undergraduate school at Casper College and the University of Wyoming earning bachelors degrees in Animal Science and Medical Technology/Pathology. She attended vet school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins before starting her first job at a mixed practice. She enjoys hiking, riding horses, snowshoeing, yoga, cooking, travel, and spending time with her husband and teenage son. Dr. Wilson met the Timmons in 2017 and has been the Ranch volunteer veterinarian since shortly after the arrival of the first rescues.
Todd Heirls Todd was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, living there until graduation from Kent State University in 1989. Having lived on the shores of Lake Erie and with a Grandmother who owned an Arabian and a Quarter Horse, Todd developed a love of horses. This part of life was put on hold while developing a career in Architecture and moving west with wife Tina and starting a family. Currently the Heirls family consists of wife Tina, daughter Ainsley, and Connor. Todd is a Partner Owner of Arcwest Architects. Having a daughter with a fierce love of horses re-kindled his love of horses as well as the outdoors. Discovering Allegiance Ranch has provided a unique opportunity to provide assistance with the ranch infrastructure, volunteer with the variety of animals, give back to the Veteran Community, and spend quality time with his daughter Ainsley who also volunteers. If Todd had his way, every horse would find its forever home.
Russ McNear Russ was raised in central New York on a dairy farm surrounded by large and small animals. He became familiar with the care of animals and the operation of a large farm. He left for college and participated in Army ROTC while earning a degree in engineering, eventually commissioning into the Active Duty Army as a combat engineer officer. Russ has served overseas in Germany, South Korea, and Romania. He’s also been deployed for two combat tours to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. He is still currently serving for the Army and planning on moving into nonprofit work upon his retirement from the military. Russ and his wife Molly, along with their adopted dogs Teddy Roosevelt and Annie Oakley, fell in love with the mountains in Colorado after meeting Dan and Gloria. They have a passion for rescuing animals and supporting Veterans and hope to help expand animal rescue and Veteran support efforts in Colorado.