MEET OUR BOARD

Acting / President

Richard Christiansen

Vice President

GEOFF WOODING

 

Treasurer & Secretary

RICHARD CHRISTIANSEN

 

Geoff Wooding has been an avid hunter, fisher and conservationist since a teenager. He has held past memberships with many outdoor groups such as Ducks Unlimited, and was a founding Director on two Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation chapters in British Columbia.   He is currently a Director on the Board of the Yukon Fish and Game Association.

Geoff moved to Whitehorse 8 years ago and recently retired from his position with Yukon Government.  He and his new bride Karen look forward to spending increased time afield.

Geoff is dedicated to the vision of the Wild Sheep Foundation - to put and keep sheep on the mountain - for the benefit of all outdoor enthusiasts.

I’ve been a “mountain hunter” since I was 16, chasing alpine mule deer in the Monashee Mountains of southern BC and have always loved to explore, and felt at home, in the high country. It’s my “happy place”.

 In 1986 a friend and hunting mentor loaned me a book that piqued my interest in pursuing sheep.  Jack O’Connor’s book “Sheep and Sheep Hunting“ sparked the fire, and the next year I took a Stone Sheep that ignited a lifelong passion.   

About 8 or 9 years ago I decided that it was time to give back. I helped form the United Bowhunters of BC society and was part of the BC Wildlife Branch’s Provincial Hunting and Trapping Advisory Team as a UBBC representative. I also joined the Wild Sheep Society of BC.  I’ve been an active director with the Wild Sheep Society of BC for the past 7 years, and now the Yukon Wild Sheep Foundation. I’m proud to be a director with both organizations.  

For the past 40 years (to quote John Muir) “The mountains are calling and I must go” and so I do, for the adventure, for the effort, for the chance to interact with an iconic animal as an observer and occasionally as a predator… and now to do a small part in trying to preserve an elemental species, and the country they call home.

 

Director

BERNARD STEHELIN

Director

MAC WATSON

Director

JOSEPH HUMPHRIES

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Bernard Stehelin was Born in Whitehorse Yukon. He gained an appreciation for the wilderness of the Yukon at an early age through hunting adventures he experienced with his parents.

Bernard has worked as a wrangler and a guide and later  became a Commercial Float Plane Pilot and started a fly in fishing Company with his wife Amanda.

His experiences have taught him that you can have a positive effect on natural resources. He comes to the Yukon Wild Sheep Foundation with the hope that  Yukoners can work together to ensure Wild Sheep populations stay strong here for many years to come.

Mac grew up in Northern British Columbia but has spent his summers and fall guiding in the Yukon for over 15 years. He is third generation outfitter and trapper. Mac loves flying in the Yukon Wilderness as well as hiking, fishing and taking Horseback trips. Mac moved to the Yukon full time 3 years ago with his fiancé’ Leona. They operate a Guiding and Outfitting business in the Southern Yukon and live north of Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. Mac is a Life Member of both the Wild Sheep Foundation, YWSF and Safari Club international. Mac believes that wild places should forever be appreciated and form a vital connection to the world we live on. Mac hopes to contribute to the Wild Sheep of the Yukon and their habitat through work with the YWSF. 

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