About Moving Forward

"We should never stop rocking, just because we roll!" Starla Hilliard-Barnes - Ms. Wheelchair Montana 2014

Moving Forward Foundation was started in 2014 by Bruce Semler, Shannon Barnes and Starla Hilliard-Barnes. The mission of the Moving Forward Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the differently able or those who have been through a tragic event by breaking down barriers and providing adaptive recreational activities.

Activities include Sled Hockey, Skiing, Zip Lining, Kayaking, Boating, Handcycling and Horseback Riding. We have also added modeling and acting courses with our dear friends RMEA. Stay tuned for future public speaking events.

During Christmas we also have the Gifts of Love Program, bringing food, gifts and love to families in the valley. Our biggest project though is working with the city to bring an Inclusion Playground. to Kalispell so everyone can play.


Who We Are

Founders, Coaches, Volunteers and Program Providers

Starla Hilliard Barnes

Starla Hilliard Barnes

Starla Hilliard Barnes, Moving Forward Co-Founder

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Shannon Barnes

Shannon Barnes

Shannon Barnes, Moving Forward Co-Founder

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Bruce Semler

Bruce Semler

Bruce Semler, Moving Forward Co-Founder

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