Heartland DSC Team

Founding Board Members: Jeremy Suiter (Chapter Vice President), Dianna (Chapter Treasurer), Chuck Kopocis (Chapter Secretary), Corey Goss (Chapter President), Darin Kotil (Director at Large)

Our Mission

There are many very worthy outdoor organizations that encompass youth activities as part of their overall mission.  But Heartland DSC has identified youth as our primary mission. We want hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities are to remain a viable part of our society. It will be the youth that have to preserve them into the future.  We will work towards this goal by educating them on the benefits of embracing the outdoors.  We do this by introducing them to all the outdoors has to offer. It will be these next generations that will become voting citizens and determine the future. For outdoor activities, wildlife and wild places.

Corey Goss | Heartland DSC Chapter President

The best days in my life are when I see my kids smile.  My favorite moments are when they catch a fish, shoot their first deer or make a perfect shot at an archery tournament. So, what could be better than forming a chapter under DSC that has a primary focus on youth. I think I speak for all our members, the board of directors, and officers when I say the only thing we want or expect out of the Heartland DSC Chapter is to produce smiles on the faces of the youth of today. When we do this, we will have done our part to ensure there is a future and freedom in the great outdoors.  Whether they want to hunt, fish, shoot, or just go for a nature walk.

Jeremy Suiter | Heartland DSC Chapter Vice-President

Growing up a child of a single mother, I had few strong male role models. The most impressionable was my Grandfather. He taught me the respect and the values that shaped me into the man I am today. My fondest memories as a child were hunting and fishing with him. Little did I know he wasn’t just keeping me entertained, he was teaching the life lessons I would need in the future. Now it’s my turn to do the same for as many kids as I can. These days there are more and more kids that could benefit from even the smallest interaction, which could spark something amazing.  My passion for the outdoors has become a way of life. Our future lies in our youth.

Chuck Kopocis | Heartland DSC Chapter Secretary

I have been fortunate to spend a great deal of my life outdoors hunting, fishing and enjoying nature. While I am able to pass these traditions on to my own children and grandchildren, I wish to expand this influence to other youth that may have not been provided the same opportunity. Heartland DSC provides me the ability to share my appreciation for wildlife and nature.  These things can only be fully understood by experiencing quality time outdoors.

Darin Kotil | Heartland DSC Chapter Director at large

At the age of 8, my father began sharing his passion for the outdoors with me. We spent many days out hunting for small game and sitting by ponds, fishing for anything that would bite our hooks. I am now enjoying passing this passion onto my own children.  I feel fortunate to be part of the Heartland DSC.  It allows me to help the youth of today realize their dreams, goals, and aspirations by including the outdoors as part of their lives.