T. J. West serves on Miracles’ board of directors as the veterans’ representative. He began with the MVECS program in spring 2018 and joined the board in the summer of that year. T. J. is a medically retired 14-year Army veteran holding the rank of staff sergeant and served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also assists with MVECS classes, barn maintenance and fundraising. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he now lives in Alburnett with his partner, Hilary, daughter, Haiden and son, Connor. T. J. is a member of the Alburnett fire department.