Tim Sheehy is the founder and CEO of Bridger Aerospace, a Belgrade, Montana-based aerial firefighting company. He also founded Ascent Vision Technologies, a Bozeman-based optics company that he sold in 2020. Prior to founding Brider Aerospace, Tim graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He served 10 years in the U.S. Navy as a Navy SEAL Officer and team leader, completing several combat deployments worldwide. He was wounded in action, discharged, and subsequently settled in Montana. He is married to Carmen Sheehy and has four young children.