About Dallas Safari Club Georgia Chapter

 Dallas Safari Club Georgia Chapter (DSC GA Chapter, Inc) was registered in 2019 as a domestic nonprofit 501C3 corporation . We are a chapter of the National Dallas Safari Club.

DSC Georgia  promotes wildlife conservation, education and shooting sports through proper funding, education and resources. Serving Georgia’s wildlife and its habitat, hunting heritage, teaching outdoor education, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources. We are dedicated to preserving the future of conservation through youth mentoring programs and education.

 
 
 

BOARD MEMBERS

EMANEUL KAPP

President

Being involved in the film and video industry for over 30 years, I get to share my knowledge and love for conservation with an amazing non-profit. One of my main goals is to document all the projects we embark on, so that we can share our information and experiences with the general public. Media can be a powerful tool for educating both the masses here in the U.S. but also the local communities. I believe that providing a platform to what conservation organizations and captive breeders do here in the U.S. is paramount in shifting public opinion and fostering an environment of success for the ex situ populations. Likewise, I believe that garnering the local communities support and motivation through media content and “boots on the ground” education is one of the best means of protecting the in situ populations. Social presence is extremely important in today’s society, but it is also important that it is done correctly. We recently launched our new website and social media pages, and the growth and interaction has been tremendous. One of the most exciting media projects for me has been the installation of the live feed cameras, where the public can view our Red Ruffed and Black and White Lemurs and Reticulated Giraffes 24/7 on our website. Filming and releasing short videos on what we do and why we do it has shown to be very effective in educating the public and raising funds for our projects. Being involved in both in-situ and ex-situ conservation, I look forward to sharing all we do with the world.

LISA FRIEND

Treasurer

My name is Lisa Friend and I am married to my "professional hunter" husband Lee. We have been married for 34 years and have been traveling and hunting together the entire time. I personally don't hunt but I love the adventures we take while he hunts all over the world. I'm right along side him when he takes the shot! I guess you could say I love to hunt for the opportunity to just view the game in their environment and watch them go about everyday life. I have been a Life member of the Dallas Safari Club since 2013 and I am a Life member of the Georgia Chapter of the Dallas Safari Club. I have experience in the Health Care industry and Lee and I have our own Tree Removal and Trimming company and we are going on our 31st year in business! I wanted to be a part of my home state Chapter so that I could be of help to pass on the message of wildlife conservation and getting the youth involved and interested in the great outdoors and hunting. I am excited to be a part of this wonderful organization and look forward to the difference we can make in GEORGIA!!

MICHAEL COPPERSMITH

Board Member

Board Member

DEVIN SWEENEY

Director

Experienced Performance Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. Skilled in Retail, Retail Category Management, Sales Management, Purchasing, Product development, Design, and Sourcing. Specialized in Outdoor Space, Hunt, Fish, Apparel. Strong well rounded professional graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic and Western Carolina University.

MATT HAUN

Board Member

Board Member

Glenn Ridge

Vice President

Born in Tennessee lived and raised throughout Texas, Missouri and Georgia, now residing in Canton, Georgia. Ex-Custom home builder an Entrepreneur with a background in Business and Marketing. Has been involved with the hunting and outdoor industry for 40 years, the last 10 with the safari industry. Owner & Operator of a safari concierge & booking agency Wild Safari Africa Adventure’s, where they work side-by-side in and out of the field with safari outfitters throughout Southern Africa and Host of Wild Safari Africa YouTube Channel. He’s been an avid Hunter for over 40 years and a firm believer that awareness of wildlife conservation begins with the youth through hunter’s education programs and the involvement in the outdoors with Family. A strong supporter of conservation thru sustainable hunting, Life member of Dallas Safari Club National and DSC Georgia Chapter and supporter of SCI, NRA and CPHC-SA He is proud to have this opportunity to be a part of the new Georgia chapter for DSC along with the opportunity given him to help it grow.

JEREMY WILLIAMS

Board Member

A proud Life Member of DSC and a new Board of Directors for DSC of Georgia, Jeremy has spent nearly 30 years following his passion for hunting. At the young age of 18, he began his career as an entrepreneur in the private sector with his father. Ever since then he has found the driving force behind his professional passion has been inspiring others for the conservation of our natural resources. Jeremy is the Founder/CEO of Hunt360. His drive and passion for the outdoors has found a home working in the outdoor industry. Jeremy's extensive hunting background coupled with his insatiable interest in meeting new people and experiencing memorable outdoor adventures drives his passion and to help others find pure enjoyment for hunts. Jeremy's core values are honesty, integrity & innovation to provide the highest levels of quality and satisfaction in the customer experience.

NAPOLEON HOWELL

Board Member

Napoleon Alfred Howell, Jr. was born and reared in Tennessee. The proud father of two boys, ages 16 and 27, he is an alumnus of Middle Tennessee State University, holds an Associates of Arts in Law Enforcement, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration/Pre-Law. Currently retired from law enforcement, Napoleon has over 20 years of public safety experience. Napoleon is an avid hunter who loves bowhunting trophy white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and hunting various North American wild game. For more than a decade, he served as a pro staffer for Knight & Hale game calls and Bass Pro Shop. Napoleon has been a frequent guest and co-host on ESPN’s Hunt Fish Talk Radio show, featured in Deer & Deer Huntingmagazine and a contributing writer for Tennessee Outdoor News publication. Napoleon’s involvement in conservation spans two decades. A former hunter education instructor, he feels outdoorsmen should participate in conservation organizations as much as possible in order to protect the integrity of ethics and traditions in the outdoors. Our youth are our future.

BRANDYN O'DELL

Board Member

Board Member