VSS Bios
Tami Donaldson
Co-Founder / President

Accomplished and innovative results-focused international operations and human/organizational development executive who utilizes top tier business acumen to spearhead organization-wide operations and training/development performance improvement initiatives through implementing industry leading programs and human capital/total business resource solutions to solve key organization-wide challenges.  Responsible for delivering comprehensive Veteran Transition Services to Veterans in need of career, healthcare, and housing transition assistance.  Assist in developing new veteran housing services and solutions to help address emergency, transitional and long-term housing needs for Veterans in Colorado, and eventually nationwide in partnership alliances with several emerging "Veteran Village"‚Äč initiatives.

Real Estate Capabilities:

To assist VSS in its long-term goals for the development of VSS/Villages, and supportive housing for Veterans… I became a Real Estate Broker for the State of Colorado. After attending Real Estate School for 6 months I received my Real Estate License in April 2019.

Today we are working with local Veteran assistance agencies and organizations in the creation of emergency and transitional housing programs and services to help create an inventory of available and suitable lodging properties for homeless Veterans and their families.

Veterans Support Solutions, L3C
2001 – Present (17 years) Colorado Springs, Colorado Area
Business Owner
Suri Ridge Coffee House
July 2013 – July 2017 (4 years 1 month)

Francine A. Wilson
Community Outreach Coordinator

Francine grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and graduated from West Mesa High School.  She entered the Air Force in 1989, and served faithfully for 26 years in a critical role as a Knowledge Operator who planned, coordinated, managed, and controlled the organizations data assets.  After retiring in 2015, Francine was hired as a Department of Defense Contractor for the Missile Defense Agency. She is a Risk and Opportunity Manager for the Information Technology Services Directorate. Francine is married and has two children. She is involved with New Life Church and has a passion to help others, especially our country’s homeless Veterans.


Ann M. Altman
Treasurer/Alternate Secretary

Served in the United States Army for 25 years, retiring in 2006.  Started career as a medic then went on to Officer Candidate School graduating as a Medical Service Corps Officer and then transferred/completed her military career as an Army Nurse Corps Officer.  Graduated from Creighton University, in 1986, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Graduated from University of Pennsylvania, in 1997, with a Master of Science in Nursing and became the first Critical Care Nurse Practitioner in the Armed Services.  Has been doing different nursing jobs and volunteering, off and on since retirement.


Mike Schmidt
Co-Founder/ General Manager
A Strategic Business Development and Tactical Marketing and Sales Professional / Entrepreneur with integrated skills in new company formation, technology adaptation and go-to-market sales and distribution channel development.  With a career spanning over 30 years of international start-up company experience in numerous technology industries and management-level consulting engagements with a wide variety of clients.    Mr. Schmidt is a proven “thought-leader” in the area of entrepreneurial innovation, and seed-stage start-up company formation after launching or participating in the creation of numerous technology companies in diverse Industries.  Past products and services include; Pioneering Video Teleconferencing Systems, Speech Synthesis Telephony Automation Platforms, Industrial Data Acquisition and Control Systems, ATM-Fiber and Wireless Internet Services, Digital Satellite Audio and Data Services, Terrestrial Broadband Wireless Networks, Data Broadcasting based Credit Card Fraud Solutions, Parallel Processing Chips, Internet Service Providers and numerous SaaS/Cloud/Internet startups spanning hardware/software backup, e-commerce web sites, CMS and CRM Solutions.  Mr. Schmidt is the CEO of Ensemble Ventures, LLC (See Below)

About: Ensemble Ventures, LLC

Ensemble is a 17+ year old Business Development Venture Ventilator based in Colorado Springs assisting seed stage and development oriented companies with strategic business development and product/market positioning tactics, and services.  Ensemble helps develop capital formation plans, solicits funding and partnership alliances for clients and company-owned ventures, and develops strategic business models; technology adaptations plans, and go to market strategies for its clients.  

For more info on Ensemble:  http://www.ensembleventuresinc.com