OUR CASTED VISION

 

Veritas Life Adventures provides youth with an unconventional, holistic experience that rejuvenates and reawakens the mystery and joy that comes from seeing and experiencing God.

This will be accomplished through a program that does the following:

Teaches, develops, and strengthens habits and practices of physical conditioning through varied outdoor activities such as hiking, team sports, yoga, rock climbing, etc.

Educates and develops a balanced nutritional lifestyle focusing on portion size, essential vitamins and minerals, and all-­‐natural buying and food preparation.

Develops, encourages, and rejuvenates the spiritual, intellectual, and emotional states of participants, while guiding their search for truth.

 

THE ORIGIN OF VERITAS

 

ve·ri·tas: noun Latin – truth.

The origin of truth goes back to the foundations of the universe, when God, who is truth embodied, created the truths of our reality in His infinite wisdom. He created the way food brings nourishment to your body. He even created the truth of His unconditional love for you... yes, you.

Veritas Life Adventures was forged to create challenges and adventures for fellow travelers to find, embrace, and apply God’s truths to enrich lives to their greatest capacity.

 
 

MEET OUR TEAM

OUR STAFF


 

Grant Boatwright

President/Executive Director           GrantBoatwright@veritaslifeadventures.com

Grant Boatwright is the visionary and founder of Veritas Life Adventures, and he brings a lifetime of outdoors education to the organization. With a passion for healthy living and a deep-seated faith in Christ, Grant strives to encourage VLA participants to explore the wonders of God’s creation and push beyond their comfort zones toward a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Grant graduated from Texas A&M in 2006 with a degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism, and gathered experience working with outdoor education in Alaska, Australia, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Grant currently lives in Arlington, Texas, with his wife Jashley.


Zach Boatwright

Business Financial and Fundraising Administrator/Board Member zachboatwright@veritaslifeadventures.com

Zach Boatwright graduated from University of the Ozarks in 2004 with a degree in International Law, Business Marketing and Administration. Formerly a semi-professional soccer player and personal trainer, Zach has eight years of experience in developing and managing business and personal ventures. He is head of business administration, marketing, development and fundraising for Veritas Life Adventures. Zach likes helping young minds develop life skills through being outdoors. Based in Fort Worth, Zach is Grant’s brother and is married to Abigail. Zach enjoys traveling, trying new food and drinks, athletics and playing with his son Wilder.

 
 

 

Ashley Mitchell

Women's Director ashleym@veritaslifeadventures.com

Ashley Mitchell is the newest member of the Veritas Family. She is passionate about Christ, people and living a healthy and balanced life. In 2012, she graduated with her bachelors in Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University; and since, she has worked in various roles from counseling women in Detroit, MI to teaching English in China. She now lives with her grandfather in Fort Worth and her current passions include creating the perfect home office, gardening, coloring & trying new cauliflower recipes.


Cory Troup

Youth Director          coryt@veritaslifeadventures.com

Cory is a believer in the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ. He is also a husband to Jabrielle and a father to their son, Logan (2). Cory graduated from the University of North Texas with a BS in Kinesiology. He then taught middle school and coached boy’s high school basketball for 5 years. Cory also serves with the student ministry at his local church, Redeemer Church of Denton, as a volunteer. Cory believes that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him, and part of what satisfies us is enjoying His glory throughout creation. He has a passion for helping students build a foundation on living a balanced life physically, nutritionally, and spiritually. When Cory is not working or spending time with his family, he enjoys playing any sport, hanging out with friends, and reading.

 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Jeffery L. Montgomery

Vice President                                   

Jeffrey is thirteen-year veteran in retail banking. His experience ranges from commercial and consumer lending to retirement, estate planning and branch management. He is currently a Vice President of Business Banking in Fort Worth and serves seven branches from Downtown Fort Worth to Cleburne.  Jeffrey is a Fort Worth native and has a heart to better the Fort Worth community. He studied at the University of Denver and received his Master in Business Administration from Texas Christian University, graduating at the top of his class. He is married to Valerie Montgomery, also a Fort Worth native, and has one daughter, Eliana.


Abby Boatwright

Secretary/Treasurer        abigailboatwright@veritaslifeadventures.com

Abigail Boatwright is a freelance writer, photographer and social media consultant. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she graduated from Texas A & M in 2006 and has lived in Dallas/Fort Worth ever since. Abigail is married to Zach Boatwright and is a new mom to their first child, Wilder. She enjoys horses, reading, being active, traveling, savoring good food and spending time with loved ones. She supports Veritas Life Adventures because she believes that the mind, body and spirit can be nourished by the great outdoors and, more importantly, by a relationship with its Creator. Abigail is currently at the helm of the Veritas social media team.


Jashley Boatwright

Board Member

Jashley is Grant Boatwright’s wife and biggest fan. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is currently a kindergarten teacher and is in grad school for art therapy.  When she’s not busy being a teacher, student, or supportive wife, she is an artist and does photography on the side.  She is also very passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and honoring God in every aspect of her life.  Her life’s goal is to be an exemplary steward of the blessings, gifts, and talents that have been given to her and to use those gifts to bless others.  Jashley loves to be active and play sports, playing collegiate volleyball for DBU and running her first marathon while in Korea in 2009.  She is an avid yogi and practices whenever and wherever she can.  She strives to live life to the fullest every day, attempting to glorify God in her efforts! (Well that about sums it up…what a blessed man I am! -GB)


David Valentine

Board member

David is the co-founder of Rethink Creative Group, which exists to empower businesses and non-profits with innovative ideas across multiple mediums. He has a background working with non-profits and Fortune 500 companies to hone their message, streamline efficiency, and create a brand identity. He loves to challenge the 'traditional' ways of doing things. He believes that his experience with fundraising and sales, along with the current trajectory of my business will allow me to play a role in increasing Veritas financial capability. A recreational painter and lifelong learner, David lives in Arlington with his wife, Rachel, their daughter, Hadassah, and their two dogs, Mumford and Twix.


Cameron Chandler

Board Member

Cameron attended The University of Texas at Arlington where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and also competed on the track and field team running the 60 meter hurdles, 110 meter hurdles, and 400 meter hurdles. He is currently the Vice President of The Chandler Roofing Company, a family owned business that has serviced the Dallas/Fort Worth area for the past 14 years. He enjoys trying new outdoor recreations such as bowfishing and catfish noodling. Cameron seeks to follow Christ in helping VLA in its mission and vision, while continuing to make yearly missionary trips to Haiti.