About

Severely wounded and disabled service members often return home to confront extreme hardships, from physical and emotional disabilities to financial ruin, joblessness and homelessness. Dismayed by their plight, the founders of Operation FINALLY HOME decided to make a difference. Operation FINALLY HOME was created in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to provide Americans the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our freedom and values.

Our Mission

At Operation FINALLY HOME, we provide custom-built, mortgage free homes to America’s Heroes and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and our way of life. We bring together corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help these Heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs – a home to call their own.

Our Vision

With faith in God and determined action, we will have hundreds of homes built annually across the nation for our Heroes, those who have sacrificed while wearing America’s uniform in defense of our freedoms and our way of life. It’s our way of helping them get their lives back on track after the hardships they have faced. We want Operation FINALLY HOME to be a nationally recognized charity and a household name that inspires others to help in our cause.

Our Management Team and Staff

Russell L. Carroll

Executive Director
615-969-9988 615-732-6143 Rusty.Carroll@operationfinallyhome.org

Daniel Vargas

Vice President Family Matters and Community Outreach
830-214-4224 830-632-6702 Daniel.Vargas@operationfinallyhome.org

Lee Kirgan

Vice President Construction
903-644-1788 Lee.Kirgan@operationfinallyhome.org

Lisa Bergen-Wilson

Vice President Advancement and Donor Relations
615-507-0697 Lisa.Bergen-Wilson@operationfinallyhome.org

Molly Halliday

Vice President Marketing
615-414-9004 615-732-6142 Molly.Halliday@operationfinallyhome.org

Ashleigh Chesser

Controller
806-441-5712 Ashleigh.Chesser@operationfinallyhome.org

Jennifer Brown

Family Matters Coordinator
Jennifer.Brown@operationfinallyhome.org

Ruth Coffman

Family Matters Coordinator
Ruth.Coffman@operationfinallyhome.org

Ronnie Lyles

Project Manager
469-387-3292 Ronnie.Lyles@operationfinallyhome.org

Our Board of Directors

Carol and Dan Wallrath

Founder/Board President
Owner Champion Ranch

Russell L. Carroll

OFH Executive Director
Vice President of the Board

Terry A. Collins

Board Treasurer
Dynamic Builders

Ashleigh Chesser

OFH Controller
Board Secretary

Murphy Yates

President/Owner
Harbour Classic Builders

Toni Collett

Owner
Hurricane Construction

Chris Larson-Mazyn

Kiva Kitchen & Bath

Scott Mixon

Bay Way Homes

Ian P. Faria

Legal Advisor
Coats | Rose

Aaron Wallrath

Champion Ranch

Lt. General Rick and Sarah Lynch

United State Army (retired)

Lt. General Willie Williams

United States Marine Corp (retired)

Major General Jerry Icenhower

United States Army Reserves (retired)

Victor Sansone

Founder/CEO
Radio Xmen

Lana and Gary Henley

President/Owner
Henley Homes Inc.

Charles Arnold

Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Westbound Bank

J.R. Martinez

Actor, Motivational Speaker, United States Army (retired)

Ken Smith

Senior Vice President/Chief Credit Officer
Luminant

Financial Information

Operation Finally Home maintains a system of internal accounting controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly executed and recorded in all material aspects. Assets are safeguarded and established policies and procedures are carefully followed. 990s are filed with the Internal Revenue Service and are available upon request. Contact Ashleigh Chesser at 806-441-5712 or by email at Ashleigh.Chesser@operationfinallyhome.org for more detailed financial information on our organization.