Board of Directors

  • John Oglesby

    Executive director

    John graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1992. After serving 12 years active duty in the navy as an F-18 pilot, he flew F-16s with the Air Force Reserve until retiring in 2014. He has done four tours of duty in Iraq and now works as a pilot for Southwest Airlines. John tries to maximize his time with his wife Holly and two sons Matthew and Cosmo. 

  • Dawn Rowe


    Dawn lives in Yucca Valley, CA where she raised her two children, Blake and Caitlin.  Her late husband, Captain Alan Rowe, was an active duty Marine stationed in 29 Palms when he was killed action in Iraq in 2004.  She is involved with local non-profit organizations, off-road desert racing, camping, and skiing.  Dawn also works for the US House of Representatives.  Dawn and her children have been a part of the Knights of Heroes family since 2008.

  • paul huffman


    Paul served 28 years in the United States Air Force as a commander and F-15/F-16 fighter pilot.  He retired as a Colonel in 2014 and now serves as General Manager for OrePac Building Products Denver.  Paul is a 1986 USAFA graduate and holds an MBA.  He lives in Monument, Colorado, with his wife Angela and two daughters, Madeliene and Aubrey.  Fly fishing, skiing, golfing and classic are his favorite pastimes.

  • Eric Eaton

    member at large

    Eric has a passion to guide people to live a better adventure.  He is a speaker and author of The Thrival Guide and The Raging Sloth.  Eric enjoys spending time with his wife Erica, and their children; Dylan, Jude and Presley. They reside in Crested Butte, Colorado where they enjoy any outdoor activity that they can find. Eric is the co-founder of the Knights of Heroes Foundation.

  • Jason Ausdemore

    Member at large

    Jason is a Dallas based First Officer for Southwest Airlines and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve stationed in Fort Worth, Texas. He loves spending time with his wife Sara, and their daughters Savanna and Siena. They reside in Dallas, Texas and enjoy getting together with nearby family and exploring all of the activities the region has to offer.

  • Charles Huber

    member at large

    Charles is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve and a First Officer at Southwest Airlines. He lives in in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and two young daughters. He is a 1997 Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership. Charles enjoys spending his time outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, and skiing. 

  • heather reilly

    Heather is the mother of 3 young military men, 2 Air Force (Johnny and Ray) and 1 Army (Billy).  She has been a realtor in Colorado for 24 years and currently resides in Larkspur, CO with her husband Mark.  Heather loves all things outdoors, especially fly fishing, camping, hiking, travel, golf and skiing.  She loves to serve the Lord by serving others and reflecting in his love.