Local Experts

Mentions on this page are tried and trusted experts in their fields. If they are on this site, you can trust them with your life and well being. I look forward to connecting you with them and more personalities here in the area, with the hopes that we can all benefit from future interactions together. Their contact information is below in their bios.

Emery Phillips

Old School Cowboy Age 59, Native Cowboy runs deep in his blood.  Considered a rough neck, Emery embraces all that is culturally significant and is a full on old school Cowboy.  Born to a Native Mother and White Cowboy Father, Emery grew up fighting for his right to be where he is, and used the […]

Mike Hawkridge

Cowboy – Big Game Guide – Rancher http://www.alphadogoutdoors.ca/home.php Cowboy/big game guide/rancher and age (no one really knows for sure). Mike grew up in a remote area of central BC and still finds comfort in things many consider wild. Horses and wilderness were the main influencers. It’s no surprise that once he finished school, Mike saddled […]

Keith Koepke

Photographer and film creator Keith is likely the most gentleman and polite individual you will ever meet and a local favorite. He’s intelligent and well versed on the lands as well as with a camera in his hands. An incredible outdoorsman, when he’s not contract working with a camera or producing his own material, he […]

Steve Quilt & Meranda Lee Ekman

Wranglers Steve Quilt Steve Quilt, 34, grew up around horses so it’s his lifestyle and there isn’t much he can’t do with or on a horse. He not only trains them but he’s an up-and-coming farrier as well. Around the corrals, he’s known as the guy that will “get on” for the sake of giving […]

Benny William

One of the last standing Elder Cowboys Age 75, Benny is a former Chief and is the most active and traditional Cowboy Elder within the Xeni Gwet’in.  He’s held in high esteem by his community, as ancient native life is steeped deep in his DNA.  He’s a gentlemen in his ways with a quick whit, […]


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