Our mission is to provide Veterans & First Responders with therapeutic hunting, fishing & outdoor adventure designed to expand mindfulness and peer-to-peer healing.
Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Served in the Canadian Army from 2001-2013. Graduate of the Royal Military College. Posted to 1 PPCLI, CFINTCOM, 3 Can Div HQ and 41 CBG. Deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo and Russia.
“During my 22 years with the Canadian Army as an Officer, the phrase Know your Men and Promote their Welfare stuck with me. In 2018, and after nearly six years of PTSD treatment, it was determined that I could no longer work in a traditional role; but I still felt compelled to give back to the community and help my fellow soldiers. In January 2019, The Veteran Hunters launched with a website, podcast, and social media presence and immediately connected with
BC - Bow/Rifle Big Game
Serving with the Canadian Armed Forces since 2009 initially as a Radar Technician and now as a Nursing Officer in training.
“I personally find hunting one of the pursuits in which I feel fully present for long periods of time. This sense of presence helps me feel grounded and is something that plays a major benefit in my life, both physically and mentally. I want to help others find what I have through hunting.
I started hunting later in life, but got “bit by the bug” fairly quickly. I enjoy getting out as much as I can and hunt everything from Black Bear to Stone Sheep”.
BC - Big Game/Fishing
Aaron is a serving Police Officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and has served in several different capacities including General Duties, Major Crime and Narcotics.
Served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2002-2020, as Artillery, and as an Engineer. Served two tours: in Haiti (2010) and Romania (2014).
I am an outdoors enthusiast with a primary focus on bowhunting and trapping. I have a passion for calling elk.
Success looks very different for everyone. I define mine by creating experiences in the woods, and helping others achieve their goals.
AB - Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep/Elk
Being raised on a farm my life quickly took to the outdoors, in my younger years I was fortunate enough to hunt and learn from my old man and quickly turned into my true passion. Eventually hockey got in the way of hunting and I followed that dream to the bitter end where I finally hung up my skates playing in the collegiate hockey league in Alberta. Once hockey was over I finally had the time to fade back into my true passion which is hunting and the chase of wild game from deer in the prairies to screaming bulls in the timber to mountain tops chasing big rams.
Joined the Canadian Forces in 1998 and was employed as a Vehicle Tech and then later as a Sonar Operator with the Royal Canadian Navy.
Ron is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting bear, deer, waterfowl and small game. Ron particularly loves hunting snowshoe hare with his beagles. Ron is also a Canadian Kennel Club field trial judge for beagles.
In the off-season Ron takes advantage of the numerous lakes and rivers in Nova Scotia to fish both trout and striped bass. Ron is willing to take any serving or retired Veteran either hunting or fishing.
Served in the Canadian Army from 2001-2004, joining just after 9/11. Posted to 1st Bn Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infantryman. Deployed to Kabul Afghanistan in 2003-2004 for Operation Athena with 3rd Bn Royal Canadian Regiment.
“My Father was the Lead Guide for a friend’s outfitting business so at a very young age I hunted, fished and trapped. The last few years I have returned to my roots and I have become more involved with the outdoors as it is a place of reflection and safety for me as the world we live in becomes more and more overwhelming. I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing our experiences”.
Served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1996 until 2020 as a NESOP and Ships Diver based out of Esquimalt BC. Deployed on multiple Ops: Op Apollo, Op Augmentation: Op Athena: and Op Caribbe.
"I enjoy the wilderness and helping others do the same. I’m excited to be able to host Veteran Hunters this fall and share my passion for hunting on Vancouver Island BC".
BC/MB - Archery Big Game/Fly Fishing
Served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 2009 – 2015 as a Weapons Engineer.
When out hunting or exploring a new piece of water it is an opportunity to clear my mind and be present with my surroundings. Introducing and sharing with others an experience that has a profound positive effect on myself is so rewarding.
Serving in the CAF since 2008, Donovan joined right after highschool. Spending nine years in 3 PPCLI and three years instructing at CFLRS, Donovan switched to the RCN as a sonar op. f
He's deployed on several Op Lentus' in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Recently just deployed on Op Projection and Op Neon.
"I didn't start hunting or fishing until my early 20's when a friend took me out and introduced me. Have been in love with it ever since my first deer.Never went out in Quebec unfortunately, picking it back up when I moved back to BC and going out as frequently as possible.
Still consider myself a new hunter, always learning. I'll go out for anything from bear and deer to bird or waterfowl, want to try bigger game like moose and elk. Always in for a fishing trip, from shore, boat or fly fishing."
AB - Waterfowl
Served in the Canadian Army from 2005- Present.
Posted to 1st Bn Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infantryman for 13 years, then switched to Military Police.
Deployed to Kandahar Afghanistan in 2006 & 2010, Latvia 2020.
"From a small child I loved to hunt and fish. I carried that passion all through my child hood. Fishing and waterfowl hunting hold a special place in my soul. I have volunteered with taking youth out to hunt as well with Soldier On in the past. I enjoy taking people out and sharing the experience with them".