Bob & Ileen Brannon
Bob and Ileen have both been General Session mentors since the summer of 2016. They drive all the way from Sheridan, MT a couple times each month so that more kids can come be helped by the ranch. Bob holds a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Management, and is currently working on a Master of Arts degree in Ministry Studies. Ileen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. Ileen has worked for over 20 years as a teacher. 15 of those years have been in Special Education classrooms. Bob worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks for several years. During that time he and Ileen both gained extensive horse knowledge as they enjoyed taking advantage of the opportunity to ride horses on day trips and pack trips in surrounding mountain ranges and wilderness areas. A few years after retiring from Wildlife Management work, Bob became the Associate Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Dillon, MT. They both decided to volunteer at BYR after hearing stories of its effectiveness from an Altacare counselor in their congregation, and after hearing a presentation that Amanda and Jenny gave at their church. They both enjoy working with any age, and are simply glad that they can be involved in making a difference in the lives of kids. Bob and Ileen have raised two wonderful sons who are now raising their own families. Bob and Ileen enjoy the two grandkids they currently have, and enjoy spending as much time with them as possible. When Bob and Ileen aren’t working, serving their community, or visiting grandkids they both enjoy hiking, hunting, skiing, snowshoeing, gardening and traveling. Ileen also enjoys cross-stitching.