Muley Fanatic Foundation Team
JOSHUA W.D. COURSEY - President/CEO/Co-founder
Joshua W.D. Coursey is a Wyoming native who upon graduation from Rock Springs High School in 1992 served in the U.S. Army as a Photo Journalist. His education includes an Associate of Science from WWCC, a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University, a graduate of Leadership of Wyoming with the Class of 2019 and currently serves as an At-large Supervisor on the Sweetwater County Conservation District. A successful businessman and avid sportsman, Josh’s reverence for God, Family, & Country embodies the passion that spurred his efforts to co-found the Muley Fanatic Foundation in 2011 and put his sole focus on growing and leading MFF to be an organization that makes a difference. Besides his love of hunting, fishing and anything outside, Coursey is a fan of competition and cheers for the University Wyoming, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Cubs and LA Lakers. He also enjoys and likes: Amateur Radio (KF7PDP), National Parks, building things, hiking, starlit skies, Taekwondo, mountain biking, dark beer, tasty grub, rummy, military history, a well-made knife, campfires, wood working, Dad jokes, the smell of sage brush, fresh haircuts, black coffee, a good pair of boots, CJ Box books, ALL music from George Strait to Steve Miller Band (and everything in between), medium rare steak, the sound of a banjo, looking for arrowheads, Chivas Regal, his cow-less cow dog Kimber and his favorite movies: Christmas Vacation; Dances with Wolves; Tombstone, Patriot, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge and Field of Dreams. Coursey makes his home in Green River, Wyoming with wife Dawn and has two adult daughters Dallas and Mykenna and two adult step-children Brayden and Alexandra.
JOEY FAIGL - COO/CFO/Co-founder
Joey Faigl was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming and still resides there. He is a graduate of Rock Springs High School in 1992. Hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad in 1997 and was employed there for 16 years accomplishing great things in their safety program and achieving awards from Union Pacific and an overall award among all railroad companies, which was accepted in Washington DC. Co-founded the Muley Fanatic Foundation in 2011 and is now currently the MFF’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, as well as many other positions within the organization. Joey strives and works hard for the organization to make a difference. Faigl has a passion for mule deer and has been for over 40 years. His first mule deer shed at the age of 5 may have a small part influencing that, but the time spent in the winter ranges since the early 1990’s filming and photographing the species has definitely increased his love and knowledge for the critter. In addition to his passion for mule deer and enjoying everything that is in the outdoors, Joey also finds time to create pencil drawings of his favorite subject (wildlife), volunteer for community projects, be involved with local youth sports, enjoys graphic design, and video production. Joey loves to laugh, bring joy to his surroundings, and trys to be laid back. Joey is a down to earth guy and wouldn't change his ways for anything. He wants to be the good ol' Wyoming boy. Although everything above is great, his real priorities is Faith & Family. God comes first and his wife Nikki and three sons Brady, Brendan, and Hunter are second to anything he does on this world. Creating memories with his family in God’s creation is what he loves the most.
CHRIS STEFFEN - Director of Operations
Chris Steffen was born in Rochester, New York in 1969. His parents had visited Wyoming on their honeymoon and decided they wanted to move out west and buy a ranch. When Chris was very young, his family carried out that dream and purchased a ranch in northern Wyoming, where Chris spent his childhood days helping the family raising cattle, working the fields, bombing around the dirt roads and doing all things outdoors. Hunting and fishing were a huge part of his life. Growing up, Chris spent a lot of time in the Big Horn mountains and mountains of the Cody area. Chris graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in 1987 and attended college for two years at Northwest Community College before transferring to Montana State University to finish up his schooling. Chris then took an about-face and rather than going into what he studied in college, he sought out a career in law enforcement. Chris entered the Pre-Service program at the Wyoming Law Enforcement academy, as it was in its beginning stages, and was the first civilian in the state of Wyoming to attend the WY Law Enforcement Academy and become a certified law enforcement officer, graduating with the class 91C69. Chris applied with a few different law enforcement agencies around the state, but found his home with the Green River Police Department in February of 1992. Chris worked a variety of positions within the GRPD, starting with patrol officer, Juvenile Detective, Patrol Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant and lastly Chief of Police. Chris attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2005. The years serving and protecting the community of Green River were some of the proudest moments in his life. Chris retired from the Green River Police Department in November of 2017 and immediately went to work for the Muley Fanatic Foundation. Prior to working for MFF, Chris had gotten involved with Foundation as a volunteer with the Southwest Chapter, having felt it was important to give back to the outdoor world that he loved and to try to help the icon of the west, mule deer. He served on the Allocation Committee, took over as the Chairman for that group and then moved to the banquet committee. Chris served as both chapter co-chair and later, chapter chair of the SW Wyoming Chapter. Chris is a devoted family man and loves spending time with his wife Andrea, son Easton and identical twin daughters, Chloe and Clair doing everything they can in the outdoors. Summer camping, fishing, archery and of course, fall hunting, is what keeps Chris going! Chris is also a Wyoming Game and Fish Hunters Education Instructor, further assisting getting kids and other perspective hunters to get into the field. Most weekends Chris can be found with family or friends hunting or fishing in Southwest Wyoming, enjoying the outdoors and all of God’s creation.
JANET CROFTS - Office Manager
Janet Crofts is the Office Manager for Muley Fanatic Foundation. She joined the MFF team January 2020. Janet was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Her family moved to Green River, Wyoming where she graduated from Green River High School (Go Wolves) in 1993. Janet left for college in Colorado after high school. Returning to Wyoming to later hire on with Dowell/Schlumberger in 1996 where she worked for 19 years in different Administrative roles. In 1995 she met her Husband Jay, and they were married in 1996. Janet’s husband is the one that introduced her to the Outdoors…hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities! It didn’t take long for her to realize her love for the Outdoors and wildlife. In 2016 the Crofts’ Family took a 3-year hiatus to South Carolina, where they realized a couple things…1. You can take the person out of Wyoming, but never Wyoming out of the person. 2. You don’t know what you have until it is gone. In 2019 they moved back to the wide-open spaces of Wyoming. In 2020 Janet and her husband purchased their dream property in the Mountains outside Kemmerer, Wyoming where they spend all their free time making it into what will be a full-time home one day! Janet has many passions some of them include being a SUPER Josh Allen fan, crafting, spending time in the outdoors, outdoor photography, encouraging and helping women get outdoors, but her biggest passion is her four dogs (Matah, Ishatay, Wahku, and Hakela) and her husband!