Who We Are

Meet the outfitting team.

Meet our team of experienced and knowledgable individuals who will help make your hunting adventure a memorable one.

Our company is made up of a team of four owners with widespread experience in both the outfitting and hospitality industries. We have all founded and operated a number of successful business operations prior to our latest investment in Gros Morne Outfitters & Tours. Together, we own eleven hunting lodges, making us one of the largest outfitters in Newfoundland. High quality hospitality is very important to us and as owners, along with our support staff, we will ensure personal contact with each and every hunter. It also worth mentioning that a few of us here at GMOT are trained paramedics providing an added level of security as wilderness guides. What truly sets up apart is our intimate knowledge of the surrounding hunting and fishing grounds, the ease of our transportation methods and our commitment to quality from the moment you get here to the moment you leave.

Leonard Payne

Leonard is a formally trained Emergency Medical Responder and works for Mackenzie and Tryco Ambulance Services. When needed, he also volunteers with the Daniel’s Harbour Community Ambulance service. In addition, he represents the hunting operation at various trade shows in the United States and has supervisory experience in the private sector as foreman of mill operations at the Nfld. Zinc Mines Ltd.

  • Gros Morne Outfitters & Tour, Director
  • Portland Creek Outfitters, Owner/Operator
  • Tryco Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • McKenzie’s Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • Point Leamington Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • Portland Creek Aviation, Owner/Operator
  • Faron’s Aircraft Maintenance, 50% Owner

Paulette Wentzell

Paulette is a project administrator with Procon Mining in British Columbia and is also involved in the administrative aspects of ambulance and outfitting operations. She has extensive experience in human resources, record keeping, data processing, and office practices as an inventory control officer at Nfld. Zinc Mines Ltd. Paulette is also working director at the beautiful Mountain Waters Resort (also located in Portland Creek, NL). There is no doubt that she has the skills essential for overseeing an outfitting operation and ensuring it runs smoothly.

  • Gros Morne Outfitters & Tours, Director
  • Ledonis Ltd. (Mountain Waters Resort), Director/Co-operator
  • Trico Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • McKenzie’s Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • Point Leamington Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator

Steve Carey

Steve is both a paramedic and operations manager for the Mackenzie, Tryco and Point Leamington Ambulance Services. During the hunting season, he oversees outfitting operations; and works as a guide at various camps.

  • Gros Morne Outfitters & Tours, Director
  • Tryco Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • Mackenzie’s Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator
  • Point Leamington Ambulance Service, Director/Co-operator

Dave Kelly

Dave has been a hunter and a fisherman for most of his life. With over 35 years experience in this industry, his vast knowledge of the outdoors is a great asset to this business. Born and raised in an outport of Newfoundland, Dave is not a stranger to hard work.  As the owner of a fishing enterprise for many years, he acquired the necessary skills needed to manage and maintain a business.  As the head guide of a hunting lodge, his hard work and friendly nature earned him both the respect and friendship of many previous clients in the hunting industry.