Grant Coffey - Director
I have been involved with Tribute to Honor since its inception in 2002. My involvement began again in 2012 after 37 years as a Portland Fire Battalion Chief with the Hazmat Team, when my 22 year old son, CPL Keaton Coffey USMC, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Since then, we have expanded our mission to include our US Military heroes. We have doubled in size each year and provide needed support to local responders, military veterans and their families.
More than 90% of the funds we take in go to help these heroes and their families because of the generosity of our sponsors, supporters and partners, and we do this with NO PAID STAFF. Our mission is simple; Honor them and be there for them, because they were there for us first. NEVER FORGET!
Josh Bolton - Vice President
I am a US Marine veteran K9 handler and served with CPL Coffey in Afghanistan as part of 1st MEF K9. Being a part of Tribute to Honor allows me to positively influence the lives of our team and the US military communities. Supporting them and forming new relationships and friendships is important, as their experiences are life altering. With Tribute to Honor, we can assist in filling gaps in needed assistance and outreach to our heroes.
Jeff Keller - Secretary Treasurer
I became involved with Tribute to Honor not long after our oldest son PFC Andrew Keller was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012, while serving with the US Army. After he was killed, I became involved with local veteran organizations and causes. I now work with the USO NW and my wife Kim and I have a heart for raising and training support dogs for veterans with PTSD and other service related needs. My son Andrew made a difference on this earth and as the coordinator of our K9s SAVE program, I hope that we can make a difference in the lives of the men and women who serve our great nation.
Suzanne Dove - Board Member
I am the wife of a Portland Fire & Rescue Hazmat Team Firefighter and when CPL Keaton Coffey was killed, I was instrumental in the creation of social media memorials in his memory. I currently assist with our media outreach and fund raising activities. It is a privilege to be part of such an amazing group, honoring our first responders and military heroes.
Doug Jones - Board Member
I served for 35 years with Portland Fire & Rescue, retiring in 2016 as the Assistant Fire Marshal. Now I serve on the Civil Service Commission for the Sandy, Estacada and Hoodland Fire Districts. CPL Coffey grew up with my children and I have worked many years alongside Grant, as a member of Portland Fire & Rescue. I wanted to be a part of Tribute to Honor because supporting and giving back to those who serve and protect us, is something extremely important to me. These heroes put everything on the line for our safety and freedom. My relationship with Grant and his son’s ultimate sacrifice awakened me to the mission of Tribute to Honor. It is a wonderful way for me to give back to those amazing men and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us.