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Meet The Team


Bret Cortright

Chief Operating Officer

Bret Cortright is a former law enforcement officer of 12 years and is the Chief Operating Officer at War Horses for Veterans. Bret came to War Horses in February 2019 as a participant in the First Responder Program and began employment in 2020. Bret and his wife Jessica, raise their three daughters in Gardner, KS. Bret’s passion is for the success of others in their personal or professional lives. Bret is involved in classroom instruction, hands on instruction, and overall logistics for programs. Bret prides himself with honesty and loyalty to the organization with the desire to make a difference in the lives of War Horse participants.

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Jake Greenlief

Ranch Manager

Jacob Greenlief is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the infantry from 2008 to 2017. Jacob was medically retired after a helicopter crash and is now working at War Horses for Veterans as the Director Equine Management. Jacob has been married to his wife Cecilia for 11 years and has 3 children.  Jacob hopes to meaningfully impact Veterans lives through horsemanship and continue to grow through horsemanship himself.

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Kendall Gammon

Chief Development Officer

Inspirational Speaker, Author, NFL Veteran

Kendall is a Kansas native and attended Division II Pittsburg State University where he was a captain for the 1991 National Champion Gorillas. He was also voted most inspirational by his teammates. There followed a 15-year NFL career as the Kansas City Chiefs’ long snapper, and Kendall played in both the 1995 Super Bowl and a 2005 Pro Bowl. Today, Kendall is the Color Analyst for the Chiefs Radio Network Broadcast team, a role he fits in alongside his increasing speaking engagements. A sought-after keynote speaker, he has an unexpected stage presence for an NFL veteran who’s known for his physical strength. Drawing on his own challenges, Kendall delivers a message threaded with vulnerability.

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Jay Williams

Media Director

Former US Army, Jay found his way to the ranch in Stilwell by way of hosting a veteran radio show. Having a knack for creativity he decided to pick up a camera and quickly found a passion for equine sports photography.  His work has been featured world wide however, he loves capturing the “change” in his fellow veterans on horseback at the ranch. “I spent my young adulthood destroying, so I made an oath to myself to spend the rest of my life creating”. 

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