Darren Cooney
Director
(403) 887-3927

I’ve been involved with Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta for the last 13 years and on the board for the last 7. I started the Corporate Sponsorship Program and with help from the sponsors and some Directors we have raised $125,000 in the last 6 years.
 
I also have been known to sell between 30-40 books of Hunt of a Lifetime raffle tickets each year for the last 13 years or so.
 
I have lined up a rifle or two ( free donations from my contact ) to be drawn at the youth camp each year. 
 
Banquet time I line up around 10 items for the live auction from hunts/fishing trips to merchandise and look after the seating of 750 people and the Corporate Sponsors.
 
Sports Shows I work the booth in Calgary/Red Deer each year for 13 years.
 
Hobbies: Hunt all over Canada  and Internationally with my best friend and hunting partner my wife Barb. We have been known to take new hunters to the field young and old to mentor them on how great our hunting heritage is.

Scott Widdifield
Director
403-899-9787
Hunting and hard work have been instilled in me since a young boy. I own a Masonry company that I started at the age of 22. One of my first memory’s is sitting atop a deer on the back of my grandpa’s trike as him and my dad hauled out of the bush. I’ve been lucky enough to harvest some great animals however my two bighorn sheep are my favorite. There is something special about being in the places sheep roam that soothes the soul. After becoming a member of wild sheep foundation Alberta I look at sheep from more of a conservation prospective then just a hunter and have understood the importance in harvesting older mature rams.
Lee Martineau
Director
(403) 669-8669

I am an adult onset hunter with a passion for wild sheep. This is my first year on the Wild Sheep Foundation of Alberta board. I am a member of Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta and a Summit Life member of Wild Sheep Foundation National. I plan on using my strengths in marketing and business to help further the foundations mandate of supporting responsible wildlife management and conservation management of the wild sheep in our province. I have yet to harvest my first Alberta big horn, but like many, it hasn't been for lack of trying that has kept me from achieving my goal. 

Ryan Powell
Director
(587) 796-0925

Ryan Powell grew up in southern Alberta and now resides west of Olds with his wife Lisa and three daughters Mariah, Isabella and Aaliyah.

Darren Thomson
President
(403) 830-3958

I've been on the WSFA board of directors since 2015. During this time I have been involved on the Projects Committee, FWR Outstanding Guide Award Committee, and have also helped out with our social media platforms. I was a regular member for a number of years before becoming a Life Member in 2014. Since first starting to hunt sheep here in Alberta beginning back in 2007 I have also been fortunate to hunt Dall sheep in the Yukon as well.

Dominic Widdifield
Director
(403) 803-3698

I live in Calgary were I help run a masonry company with my brother Scott. I was fortunate enough to be born and raised as a hunter. Sheep hunting became my true passion 6 years ago. I found it amazing where my own 2 feet would take me and what my eyes would see.

John Tanghe
Edson Chapter
(780) 723-6297

I grew up in the Edson area graduating high school in 1974 and continued on to Tech School receiving a Diploma in Forestry. I went on to work for the Alberta Forest Service from 1978-1981. I left the Forest Service in November of 1981 to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry and currently still work as a Construction Supervisor for Cenovus Energy Inc.

I have been a wild sheep supporter for many years starting with FNAWS in US A and as a life member, of Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta. Currently sit as a WSFA Northern Director and committee member of the WSFA Yellowhead chapter. I have been fortunate to have been involved in a sheep trapping and tagging project studying movements and migrations of bighorns in the Cadomin area. I've also been involved with a couple of sheep trapping, tagging and transplant projects.

Hobbies include hiking, hockey, golfing, fishing and hunting with my biggest passions being sheep and elk hunting. I try and get away on a horseback trip each fall sheep and elk hunting. I have been on numerous successful sheep hunts and completed my pursuit of the four sub species bighorn, stone, dall and desert sheep in 2013. I have also enjoyed many successes over the years guiding family and friends for their trophies.

Matt Mellon
Director
403-872-7033

Born and Raised in Northern Alberta I have been an avid outdoorsman and trapper my entire life. I currently reside in Red Deer with my wife and 2 children, where I work for the city as a paramedic and firefighter. I have chased wild sheep for over 2 decades and It is my goal to preserve our wild sheep and hunting opportunities for generations to come. 

Brandon Darling
Director
403-813-1377

My name is Brandon Darling and I grew up around and now live east of Calgary with my wife and young son. I own my own painting company in and around Calgary. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to spend lots of amazing days in the mountains with great friends, making memories and I want to be a contributor towards future generations having the same opportunities as I have had and continue to have. I have been a member of WSFAB for five years and a life member for three. I sheep hunt not only for the opportunity to harvest another ram but to see over the next mountain.

W. Frank Turner
Secretary
(403) 703-9110

As an avid sheep hunter/outfitter with a passion for the outdoors, conservation, stewardships of our lands, that has been a Director on the board since March 2011. I am 47 years old and reside with my wife and two youngest kids in Cochrane on our family farm. Being involved in our family Sheep outfitting business since a young age has giving me the drive and passion to make sure we have our monarch of the mountains for all sportsman to enjoy now and in the future. I am still looking for my first and only Bighorn. 

Rob Kopecky
Past President
(780) 371-4300

I am currently in my 2nd year on the WSFA board as President. Previous to this role, I spent a number of years on the board in BC, and wild sheep have been a passion of mine since I was a kid. Hunting and generally all outdoor activities have been something I have enjoyed all my life because of an active outdoor lifestyle taught to me by both my parents.

Pat Long
Vice President
(780) 618-7861

Third generation Albertan from the north, old enough and fortunate enough to have been around in the good old days when they were the good old days! Retired from a working life, ten plus years involvement with WSFA trying to give back so that the great outdoor opportunities I have experienced are still there for those looking for them.
 

Dave Craig
Treasurer
(403) 357-8804

I've been on the WSFA board of directors since 2013, Treasurer since 2015. Was a member for many years before that. Started hunting with my dad when I was old enough to walk, started hunting sheep in 1989.
Have one dall and one bighorn under my belt, and really looking forward to watching my kids take their first rams.

Reg Prostebby
Director
Brian Bildson
Northern Director
780-831-8434

Brian moved to Grande Prairie from the NWT in the 80’s.  With a back country lodge on the Sheep Creek and a registered trapline inside Willmore Wilderness Park, Brian is in sheep country all year long.  He’s spent decades involved with “consumptive conservation” groups like the ACA and looks forward to giving back to the resource through service to WSFA.

Rob Erickson
Southern Director