OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Peregrine L. Wolff, DVM
Chair | Moorpark, CA
TERM EXPIRES 2022
Peregrine’s is a veterinarian who has focused her career on the health and conservation of wildlife. After graduating from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 she worked for city and state agencies, large corporations and owned her own practice. She has spent the last 10 years as the veterinarian for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Peregrine has recently taken a new position as the Executive Manager of the Wildlife Disease Association, an international organization focused on wildlife health and conservation. Passionate about sharing her knowledge and advancing the field of conservation, wildlife medicine and welfare she has taught students and colleagues around the globe and volunteered her leadership skills and experience for numerous organizations and committees. She is a past president of the American Associations of Wildlife Veterinarians and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. She has served on the boards of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners and the Wildlife Disease Association and chaired committees for the American Veterinary Medical Association and the US Animal Health Association. As Nevada’s wildlife veterinarian, Peregrine was involved in wild sheep disease research and conservation programs. She worked with agency biologists, managers and veterinarians across western states and provinces to develop standardized handling and disease testing protocols and conduct hands-on trainings for capture, handling, translocation and disease investigation in wild sheep. During her tenure in WSF she has served on the Executive Committee as secretary as well as on the following committees: Budget and Finance, Bylaws, Chapter and Affiliates, Compensation, Legislative Affairs, 1 Campfire Initiative, Conservation Committee – Disease Initiative and the Women in Hunting. Initiative. She has been active in both the North American and International Conservation Visions. In 2017 she was the recipient of the WSF State Statesmen Award.
Treasurer | Osceola, Iowa
TERM EXPIRES 2021
An Iowa native, Tony Caligiuri has had a passion for the outdoors and conservation since childhood. He fulfilled a life long dream of becoming an outdoor writer at an early age, earning national and international awards for writing, photography and film production.
He has been president and C.E.O. of Boyt Harness Company since 1993. Boyt is a long time supporter of the Wild Sheep Foundation and is one of the oldest names in the hunting industry operating multiple brands worldwide.
“ I have a tremendous passion for North American sheep in general and WSF in particular. I believe that my passion for sheep and sheep hunting combined with more then 20 years of volunteering in various grass roots and national conservation leadership positions gives me a background that would benefit WSF’s roles as a conservation leader for wild sheep and as an advocate for hunter conservationists across North America.
I would be proud and honored to serve on the foundations’s board of directors and would dedicate the time and resources that the position deserves”
Caligiuri has served in various volunteer roles for several conservation organizations and is a past Chairman and board member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and a regular member of the Boone and Crockett Club, currently serving on the club’s board of the directors. He is also a director for the Jack O’Connor Center, Bear Trust International and the Iowa Preserves Advisory Board. He serves on the WSF conservation committee, the Iowa FNAW’s chapter’s auction committee and donates his time as a columnist for Wild Sheep magazine. He is WSF Summit Life member and a member of the Chadwick Ram Society.
He went on his first sheep hunt in 1989 and has since hunted sheep in Alaska, British Columbia, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Arizona and Mexico. Past hunting awards include a WSF Gold Medal Ram award along with multiple SCI major awards and top ten awards for North American big game animals.
He lives on a farm near Osceola, Iowa with his wife Ginny, also an avid hunter, and their 12 dogs.
TERM EXPIRES 2022
Jann Demaske from Windsor, Colorado was born in Wyoming into a hunting family, predominantly antelope, deer, and elk. She is married and has two daughters who are all hunters and conservationists. She was elected to the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society [RMBS] Board of Directors in 2014. She served as the RMBS secretary for four years and continues as banquet chair. Jann is a life time member of the RMBS and the Wild Sheep Foundation, as well as a member of the WSF Marco Polo Society. She serves as chair for the WSF Ladies Luncheon and the Artemis Award Committees.
Jann has a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Northern Colorado. She started her career in occupational health at a large corporation in Fort Collins, Colorado. From there, she helped her husband found real estate related businesses in northern Colorado. Jann became a Realtor before dedicating her time fully to raising their family. With adult children, she spends her time gardening, decorating, and volunteering for sheep conservation organizations.
Las Vegas, NV
TERM EXPIRES 2022
Brett Jefferson grew up in Boulder City, Nev., where seeing bighorn sheep was a daily occurrence and marked the beginning of Brett’s passion for wild sheep. Brett attended Denver College, where he received an Associate of Science degree and later attended California State University-Fresno’s Surveying and Photogrammetry program. Brett is a licensed professional land surveyor in Nevada, California and Arizona and for the last seventeen years has been the executive vice president/chief operations officer for Tri State Surveying, Ltd., with offices in Reno/Sparks and Las Vegas.
When Brett relocated back to Southern Nevada in 2013, he became more involved with the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and was elected president in April 2015. Brett has served on the banquet committee and participated in water developments, trap and transplant projects and disease investigations in Southern Nevada. Since 1998, Brett has been a member of Nevada Bighorns Unlimited-Reno and served as a director and treasurer for his last three years on the board. Among his highly active service, he was chair of the Membership and External Relations Committees, volunteered at youth outreach events and edited the NBU Journal.
Brett has served as secretary to the WSF board of directors and chaired or vice-chaired several key committees, in addition to working on several initiatives vital to WSF’s growth and future. Brett is a Summit Life member and a member of the Chadwick Ram Society.
Glen Pyne, DVM
Yorba Linda, CA
TERM EXPIRES 2023
Glen Pyne was born and raised in Southern California. He received his BS in Animal Science from Cal Poly, Pomona and his DVM degree from Ross University. Although primarily a small animal surgeon today, Glen began his career as a mixed animal practitioner in Ohio. Glen and his wife Caroline, also a veterinarian, opened Paws n Claws Veterinary Hospital in Yorba Linda, California. They have been working side-by-side for over 20 years.
Southern California is not known to be a hunting mecca, either politically or from opportunity, but his uncle introduced him to hunting in Utah the last year of high school. College and work separated him from the outdoors for many years, but the intrinsic draw that nature provides brought him back to the sport he now holds dear. Today, Glen is able to call himself an avid hunter. He has hunted most of the western United States as well as Canada, Europe, and Africa. Retrospectively Glen realized the lost opportunities from an absence of hunting tradition normally passed down from generation to generation. Trying to right the wrong Glen introduced his 3 children to hunting. Regretfully, Caroline has also become a hunter. Now getting time away from the practice takes a challenging game of Rock-Paper-Scissors although Caroline usually lets Glen win. Glen also realized other forces were encroaching on his beloved sport. From political and societal shifts to diminishing game and habitat external forces were chipping away the very foundation of hunting. To further make things right he started getting involved.
Today Glen is a member of the board for the California Chapter of WSF and serves as the Youth Committee Chair. He is a Life Member of the Midwestern Chapter, a Distinguished Life Member of the California Chapter, Summit Life Member and Chadwick Ram Society Member. He has served on the Wild Sheep Foundations Solicitation and Ethics Committees.
TERM EXPIRES 2021
Kyle Stelter grew up in a farming and ranching community and was always connected to the land and wildlife. At a young age he was in the field with his father and grandfather looking after the land and the animals it inhabited. During that time, wildlife was abundant and Kyle had a strong connection to both the wild and domestic animals that shared the landscape.
Coming from the rolling hills of Southern Alberta wild sheep were something that were only seen on the rare drive through British Columbia. Moving to the west coast and embarking on his first sheep hunt in 2011, Kyle fell in love with the mountains and in particular the curly horned inhabitants nestled ominously in the craggy peaks towering above.
Kyle’s passion for wildlife conservation began to manifest itself with the Wild Sheep Jurassic Classic. Focusing on collaborative efforts to raise wild sheep awareness, advocacy and fund raising became a priority. This led to greater involvement at the affiliate level particularly with the Wild Sheep Society of BC. Kyle has served as a Director and President for the Wild Sheep Society and has chaired the Membership and Communications committee. He is also WSSBC’s representative on WSF’s Chapters and Affiliates Committee.
Kyle is a Wild Sheep Foundation Summit and Life member as well as a Chadwick Ram Society member. Kyle is a Wild Sheep Society of BC Life and Monarch Member as well as a Life Member with WSF Yukon, WSF Midwest, Eastern WSF and WSF California. Kyle is currently Chairman of Wild Sheep Foundation’s Membership Committee and the WSF 1Campfire Initiative Committee and serves on the Chadwick Ram Society Committee.
Professionally Kyle is an Airline Captain that is often on the other side of the world thinking about wild sheep conservation. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife Melanie and two sons.