Wilmot J. Collins was born, raised and partly educated in Liberia, West Africa. He fled Liberia with his wife due to a bloody civil war. Wilmot and his wife Maddie became United States Citizens in August 2002. Their union brought two wonderful children, Jaymie and Bliss. Presently, Wilmot works at the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as an Administrative Officer and is also a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves and an Adjunct Instructor at UM-Helena.
Wilmot holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Liberia, and a Masters in Human Resources Management from Troy University. During his free time (if he can find any) he is working on his doctorate in Forensic psychology and hopes to complete it in 2014.
Wilmot is a Board Member for the Montana Human Rights Network and he is also a member of the United Nations Delegation for Refugees. In August 2011, Wilmot travelled to Washington, D.C. to represent Montana in the Refugee Congress held by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). This event brought asylees and resettled refugees from every state together to discuss issues facing refugees today.