Brian Von Herbulis
Director of Rural Initiatives
Brian “Von” has spent over 25 years helping people and organizations maximize their potential and achieve consequential results. For nearly 17 years he led reconnaissance and special operations units while serving as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an original U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command member. He was also the first Marine Special Operations Officer to command two special operations companies and lead Marine Raiders, Navy SEALs, and Army Green Berets in combat. After relinquishing battalion command in 2014, he retired from active military service as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Since retiring from active military service, Brian has become a successful entrepreneur, leadership coach, consultant, and non-profit executive. He has optimized the performance of people and businesses across various industries including startups, non-profits, and well-established corporations.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree from Hampden-Sydney College, a master’s degree in business administration from Boise State University, and a certificate in executive leadership coaching from Georgetown University. He is also a President George W. Bush Veteran Leadership Scholar. Brian is a dedicated family man and avid outdoorsman. He loves to spend his free time backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and climbing mountains.
He currently resides in Idaho with his wife, two children, and their menagerie of pets. His personal mission statement: Be an honorable man and patriot; seek adventure; and enrich the lives of others.