2020 – 2022 Board Member Nominee Bio’s
Ron Page, President
Mr. Page is the current Club President, a long-term member of GTGC, who has been an active silhouette shooter for a long time. Ron is an active shooter in Smallbore, Hi Power, Lever Action and Air Gun silhouette, and shoots in matches primarily in Texas and Louisiana. Ron has also shot in National matches in other states and knows many people who are involved at the NRA level and state level in Silhouette competition. Ron has been the GTGC Silhouette Match Director in the past and is currently the Assistant Match Director for Smallbore and Lever Action Silhouette at GTGC. Ron has worked in the Petrochemical business and has a lot of experience with construction projects and equipment maintenance. That experience has been valuable to the Club in the projects it has been doing over the past year to build berms, install walls and do other improvements to the Range.
BJ Burton, Vice President
Mr. Burton is the current Club Vice President and has been a has been a member since 2013 when he got involved in IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) and USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) matches. BJ has been active in both disciplines shooting in local, state, and regional matches. Shooting in that many matches converts you into a serious reloader, as when BJ shoots a full match schedule he is going through about 45,000 rounds a year. BJ has works as a senior buyer for an electrical company where he is in charge of dealing with budgets and vendors.Richard Worthey, Director of Safety & Training
Mr. Worthey has over fifty years of experience in the safe use of firearms for personal self-defense, hunting, sporting, and competition events shooting pistol, rifle, and shotgun. He is a Benefactor Member of the National Rifle Association and a Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association. Richard is an NRA certified instructor in eight disciplines. He is also a TxDPS certified instructor for LTC and School Safety Certification, as well as a Rangemaster certified master firearm instructor in pistol and defensive shotgun. He is an NRA certified Chief Range Safety Officer and has completed the NRA Club Leadership and Development Course, as well as the NRA Range Development and Operations Course. Mr. Worthey is the Founder and Principal Owner of RW Defense, a company specializing in Firearm Instruction. Richard has been a member of the Club since 1978, he served on the Club’s Long-Range Planning Committee for ten years, and two terms as a Director-at-Large. He has served as the Director of Safety and Training since 2017. He currently serves as the chairman of the Range Safety and Rules Committee. Richard has been instrumental in developing and leading the Club’s Training and Range Safety Officer program that provides firearm and range safety education, inspections, and compliance.
Heather Yvonne, Director of Women’s Programs
Heather has been a member of the Club since 2016, is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and a Life Member of the Texas State Rifle Association, a NRA certified instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, CCW, and Refuse to Be A Victim. Heather is a Staff Instructor of RW Defense, is an TXLTC Instructor, a Range Master Instructor, an authorized Instructor at Golden Triangle Gun Club as well as a Chief Range Safety Officer for the Club. She is a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association and an Alumni of Beaumont's Tri-Agency Citizens Police Academy. Heather presently serves as the Director of Women’s Programs (The Pistolettes), a Member of the Range Safety and Rules Committee, the Club Budget Committee, the Club Insurance Committee, and manages the Club website and member software program. Heather also serves as the Club Secretary and Treasurer. Heather’s passion is to help students become comfortable with the safe use of firearms for personal protection and guiding them to the next level with further skill development opportunities.
Ben Wilcox, Director of Security
Ben Wilcox joined the club in 1977 and has been on the Board as Mid-Range Match Director for about 10 years and as Director of Security since 2018. Mr. Wilcox’s qualifications are: Class # 3 FFL Dealer, TX.C.H.L. Instructor, NRA Benefactor Member, NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Home Safety Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor, NRA Rifle Instructor, USMC 1973-1976, GTGC NRA High Power Rifle Match Director. Mr. Wilcox serves as a volunteer in many aspects. Some of those are to operate equipment at the club for projects like the 600 yd berm, clearing land, 50 yard /action range safety wall, setting ties on the LTC range and he and his son build our target frames.
Stephen ‘Doc’ Watson, Director of Media Relations
Doc Watson is a Certified Firearms Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and currently serves as the Firearm Safety Specialist on the Board of Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas. He frequently appears in local media to promote firearm safety, shooting sports and Club activities. He was chosen to attend the first FBI Citizens Academy in Southeast Texas as well as Beaumont's Tri-Agency Citizens Police Academy and participates in the Citizens In Action program with the Beaumont Police Department. Doc is dedicated to making our community safer and supports the 2nd Amendment by raising awareness of firearm safety and responsibility. He also serves on the Board of the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, he specializes in conflict management and alternative dispute resolution, and for ten years was a trainer and a certified mediator with the Jefferson County Dispute Resolution Center. He is a published author and writes the monthly column, "Heat And Humanity", for the Business Journal of Southeast Texas, and offers his services as a keynote speaker and trainer through his company, Certain2Win. For many years Doc has offered beginners handgun safety training and has trained hundreds on new shooters through his program, Train2Shoot. He is an NRA lifetime member, a member of the Texas State Rifle Association, an authorized trainer by Golden Triangle Gun Club, and is a member of the 100 Club of Southeast Texas.
David Cheshire, Director at Large
Mr. Cheshire has been a member of the Club since 1991. He is a Life Member of both the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association and shoots Highpower matches, Military Rifle matches, and IDPA. His interests include military history, 20th Century military rifles, and blackpowder rifles. His goals for Golden Triangle Gun Club are to increase youth participation and to increase defensive firearm training and practice.
Wil Cole, Director at Large
Mr. Cole is a retired rotating equipment analyst from Chevron Chemical in Orange. He took up shooting service rifle at the Club in late 2019, since moving on to shooting F class on the 600yd Mid-range course. Mr. Cole has served as the Assistant Match Director for Ben Wilcox for the last 4 years. Mr. Cole is an RSO and has been involved in many Club projects such as a concrete shooting pad poured on the 600yd line, repairing the 600yd berm wall, several wood working projects over the last 5 years including all new rifle racks, 600yd target frames, cabinets, and flood control pedestals.
Diana Licatino, Director at Large
Diana and her husband Danny have been members of the Club for over 30 years. Diana’s husband got her involved in shooting and they have participated in some of the pistol matches. Diana loves to shoot pistol, rifle, and shotgun. Diana started participating with the Women’s Program in 2016 and took classes to become a certified pistol instructor and RSO. Since then, she has attended 3 National Conferences and taken several classes from top professional shooters. Diana has participated in a National 3-Gun matches and a National USPSA pistol match. Diana is also a member of IDPA is an active managing member of the Pistolettes and participate in the RSO program.
John Woods, Director at Large
Mr. Woods is an NRA Life member, TSRA Member and IDPA member. He joined GTGC in 2005 and immediately began participating in IDPA. Soon after, he accepted the position of Assistant Match Director for GT IDPA, which also came with a seat on the GTGC Board. A few years later he accepted the responsibility of Match Director for GT IDPA. During this time, he qualified as an IDPA Safety Officer & NRA Range Safety Officer. In 2018 he was elected to serve as Member at Large on the Board. Mr. Woods says, “it has been an honor to be a part of the Club’s growth over the years. We have made numerous decisions that have improved our facilities, helped us attract new members, while providing us with a SAFE and enjoyable place to participate in all the shooting sports our range offers. I have shot at many other gun ranges and can say we are extremely fortunate to have the facilities, range and the amount of land we have. Our current Board is considering many improvements for our range to increase the safety, efficiency, and usability so our members will continue to have the best range in the Golden Triangle area”.