Howard Hinterthuer
Writer, Musician, Vietnam Vet

Howard Hinterthuer is a Peer-to-Peer Mentor in the Organic Therapy Program at the Wisconsin-based Center for Veterans Issues and the 2012 TEDxManhattan Challenge Winner.

Howard served in Vietnam (‘69 and ’70) as a Clinical Specialist (Medic) with the 101st Airborne Division. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star. “After discharge, I discovered that gardening is good for my mental and spiritual health,” he says. “I’ve been doing it in one way or another ever since.”

Howard is the Executive Director Emeritus of the Sweet Water Foundation; a long-standing board member of Wellspring, Wisconsin’s longest running CSA; plus he is about to embark on a second season mentoring homeless veterans in the CVI Organic Therapy Program.

Howard performs and plays guitar compulsively under the name Howard Lewis, The Embedded Reporter. “ER does lowbrow music for smart people,” he says.