Brian Moulder, Hunt Director: Brian is a life-long resident of Marten River, Temagami and North Bay and is a retired director with the MNR’s Forestry division. He is a highly knowledgeable and experienced bushman, hunter and firearms expert and is extremely helpful to hunters, particularly first-time hunters. Brian’s affiliation with Marten River Lodge dates back at least 20 years. He also acts as lead tracker when the need arises.
Ray Sapiano, MRL Owner and Program Administrator: Owner and operator of MRL since 2012, Ray has hosted and administered six bear hunts, upholding MRL’s long tradition of success under mentorship of his team of experts. Ray has raised the bar on professionalism in the management of the hunt and level of service provided to hunters. He has invested in new equipment including mutli-passenger UTVs, an Argo, trailcams, etc. and implemented policies, guide protocols and developed MRL’s Hunter Orientation program.
Sam Rose, Lead Guide: Sam hails from Gananoque, Ontario, has fished and hunted in Ontario all of his life and has spent a lot of time fishing in the Temagami region. Now in his third year at MRL with two successful bear hunts, his take charge approach has improved our operational efficiency and program success. He has hunted large and small game, including bear, moose and deer and guided successful Whitetail and Black Bear hunts in Northern Saskatchewan. Fully proficient at tracking, retrieving and processing large game, Sam works closely with the MRL team in upholding our high standards and best practices.
Sean Costello, Associate Guide: Sean joins MRL for 2018 and will be a valued asset to both our fishing and hunting programs. A true northerner from North Bay, Ontario, Sean has spent his life in the bush and on waters throughout the region. He has hunted and guided large game hunts in the Koko Lake and Nipissing regions of northern Ontario, the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia and Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Working closely with Sam, Sean will to add local insight and value to our hunters’ experience.
Bill Tregenza, Senior Guide (Retired): Bill is also a life-long resident of Marten River and a highly respected trapper, bushman, angler and hunter. Bill developed the bear hunt program at Marten River Lodge over 25 years ago and guided at the lodge for 20 years. Today he mentors our team, provides oversight and council on program planning each year and will occasionally help in processing game.
Dave Simpson, Senior Guide: Dave has guided at Marten River Lodge for over 17 years and trained under the tutelage of Bill Tregenza. Dave built many of our stands and has helped in training new guides each year in conducting an effective baiting protocol and has assisted in processing game. A trapper, hunter, angler and renowned knife maker, Dave no longer guides full-time but remains a strong proponent and mentor to the MRL Bear Hunt program.
Ken Tregenza, Gunsmith: Ken is Bill’s son and a long-time friend and associate of MRL. Also raised in Marten River, Ken could not help but become a wilderness expert and hunter under the influence of his father. Ken has also schooled and trained to become a licensed gunsmith in the province of Ontario and has many private and commercial clients. Ken often lends his assistance to MRL’s Bear Hunt program.
Tyler Moulder, Tracker and Associate Guide: Tyler is Brian’s son and has helped and worked along-side his father on MRL bear hunts for years. An avid and enthusiastic outdoorsman, Tyler is a great complement to the MRL team and often tag-teams with his dad to help track, retrieve and process game.
Phil Beauchamp, Butcher: By day, Phil is the store manager at No-Frills, Sturgeon Falls. In his off time, and from his home-based professional butcher shop, he specializes in wild game processing and is well known throughout the region for his work. Phil has become our go-to butcher at MRL and provides quality, professional work and very quick, reliable service.