Valor Board

We are a 100% volunteer organization

The following individuals currently serve as officers and members of Five Seasons Stand Down:


Donald Tyne – Veteran; captain Desert Storm, Lieutenant Colonel Army Reserve, Retired, Linn County Veteran Affairs Director, Member American Legion; Nationally Certified Veteran Service Officer.

1st Vice-President

David Schiel – Retired CW4 Marine Corp, Cedar Valley Member Marine Crops League Detachment.

2nd Vice-President

Tom Watson – Vietnam Life Member Special Forces Association, Member Special Ops Association, Member Veteran of Foreign Wars, Member Viet Nam Veterans Association, American Legion, Member Am Vets.


Joe Stutler – Army Veteran, Sergeant, Desert Storm, Life Member Disabled American Veterans.


Linda Van Niewaal – Member of Daughters of American Revolution, both parents were veterans of World War II.


Robin Miller – Daughter of Vietnam Veteran.


  • Lynda Waddington – Gold Star Family Member
  • Scott Foens – US Air Force Veteran, special assignment NORAD, awarded Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Ken Manley – Vietnam Veteran, with tours in Thailand and Germany, founder of Rockwell Collins Veteran Employee Resource Group. Started Miracles in Motion, an equine therapy center in Swisher
  • Lee Smith – Iraq Veteran, Marine Corp, served 6 years in the Infantry, Employee of Alliant Energy
  • Ann Hearn – Retired Deputy Director of Community Planning for Linn County Community Services; Co-founder of the Eastern Iowa Freedom from Hunger Food Drive