Meet Our Board Members

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Matt Mellon

Position: President
Phone: 403-872-7033
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

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.

Matt Mellon

President

Rob Kopecky

Position: Vice President
Phone: 780-371-4300
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

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.

Rob Kopecky

Vice President

Cameron Ware

Position: Treasurer
Phone: TBA
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

Biography coming soon.

Cameron Ware

Treasurer

Mike Smith

Position: Southern Director
Phone: 403-700-7746
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

I have been a part of the Board of Directors since 2021, and have served as the Chair of the Projects Committee since 2022. I have enjoyed my time giving back to the community that I am incredibly proud to be a part of, and appreciate the relationships and life long friendships that have been forged as a result. Outside of my time volunteering with WSFAB I can be found at my day job as a Forestry professional, hunting, fishing, or in the saddle chasing cows or riding the hills.

Mike Smith

Southern Director

Paul Chambers

Position: Northern Director
Phone: 780-817-8101
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

Living in Hinton Alberta, right in the heart of some of Alberta’s premier outdoor places, I have deep roots for all things outdoors. My drive for conservation comes from a desire to have our future generations enjoy it as I have and those who were before me have as well. I was elected to the board in 2020 and will continue to strive to make a difference for our wild sheep and preserve our hunting heritage.

Paul Chambers

Northern Director

Jordan Bargholz

Position: Secretary
Phone: 403-837-5156
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Top Level

Biography coming soon.

Jordan Bargholz

Secretary

Alex Elliott

Position: Director
Phone: 403-627-9170
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Growing up in Pincher Creek, trips to the mountains and foothills with his dad and older brother were a regular occurrence. These outings grew into a passion of conservation for all things wildlife, especial Bighorn Sheep, following generations of sheep hunters in his family before him. Al is committed to ensuring Bighorns flourish in Alberta for years to come.

Alex Elliott

Director

Brian Scott

Position: Director
Phone: 403-844-6973
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

My name is Brian Scott and I have lived my whole life in Rocky Mountain house. I run a mixed farming operation with my wife and my parents. I am also a guide and outfitter and have guided bighorns in the past. As a past board member and treasurer, I look forward to once again serving on the WSFA board with the other hard-working crew.

Brian Scott

Director

Carson Wronko

Position: Director
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Carson Wronko

Director

Chelsey Bigelow

Position: Director
Phone: 780-603-5229
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Chelsey is a well rounded outdoors women who’s passion for conservation developed at a young age. Chelsey is very active in the Alberta hunting world focusing her efforts on the teaching and business aspects of the industry. When she isn’t in the bush or travelling the world, she can be found at her full-time aviation job as a Director of Safety Management. Chelsey resides in Calgary with her two pups.

Chelsey Bigelow

Director

James Bartlett

Position: Director
Phone: 403-471-4754
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

James lives in Bragg Creek, Alberta with his two great pyrenees dogs. During the week he is a corporate lawyer in Calgary. On the weekends he is working at his lifetime goal of summiting every mountain in Kananaskis. He joined the WSF board in 2022 and has a special interest in boring things like governance and accountability.

James Bartlett

Director

Jessie Young

Position: Director
Phone: 403-813-8589
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Biography coming soon.

Jessie Young

Director

Luke Vandergust

Position: Edson Director
Phone: 780-728-8403
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Biography coming soon.

Luke Vandergust

Edson Director

Richard Mellon

Position: Director
Phone: 780-228-0973
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Richard Mellon

Director

Roy Getson

Position: Edson Director
Phone: 780-517-2432
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Biography coming soon.

Roy Getson

Edson Director

Todd Tkach

Position: Director
Phone: 780-933-9284
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Others

Biography coming soon.

Todd Tkach

Director

About WSFAB.org

Wild Sheep Foundation Alberta was started in 1999, and is a proud member of Wild Sheep Foundation (National). We are a volunteer run organization dedicated to the promotion and funding of sound wildlife and habitat management practices necessary to maintain viable Bighorn Sheep populations in our province, and ensure the preservation of our hunting heritage for today’s youth and tomorrow’s hunters.

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