The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation – Board of Directors
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”
– John F. Kennedy
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
– John Quincy Adams
“Vision with action can change the world.”
– J.A. Baker
Scott Casey – Founder / Director
Road Name – Bronco
At the age of 17 he signed his first Will & Testament as an infantryman with the Royal Canadian Regiment. The next 10 years would provide him with some interesting adventures; some scenic, others harrowing, dangerous and tragic. In 1992, he served as a peacekeeper in Croatia and Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. He was awarded the Commander in Chief’s Unit Commendation for actions while in Sarajevo.
Those times etched a pathway to a life after service which include, becoming the President of Military Minds Inc., dissolved in 2021, it was the worlds largest PTSD peer support organization for combat veterans and first responders of it’s time. Casey is also the founder of The Rolling Barrage. An annual cross Canada motorcycle rally also in support of veterans and first responders living with the effects of trauma.
A published author, Casey penned the biography, Ghostkeepers which enjoyed two #1 awards in Canadian Military History and Historical Biography in Canada. With his knowledge of PTSD, his work as a veterans advocate, and author, he is often called upon for public speaking engagements.
At the age of four, when he threw his leg over his new Keystone 50 minibike, he was irreversibly hooked on two wheeled everything. His personal riding exploits include crossing both Europe and North America numerous times, with a short stint in the amateur superbike world within Germany, having raced at both Hochenheim and Nürburg Rings.
Scott Casey lives in Merritt BC with his spouse, Leslie, where they enjoy riding motorcycles, golf, and sport shooting.
James Gordon – Director / COO
James joined the military in 1985. After TQ-3 Battle School (Petawawa) he was then posted to 2 RCR CFB Gagetown. He was then posted to 3 RCR CFB Winnipeg (August 87) and from there to 3 RCR Baden Söllingen Germany in 1988.
After the closure of CFB Baden, he was then posted CFB Lahr Germany (Base Security). On closure of CFB Lahr, he was posted to 10/90 Battalion CFB Borden (1994), and then subsequently to 3 RCR in CFB Petawawa.
Tours – NATO – CFB Baden Solegen and CFB Lahr. United Nations (UNPROFOR) Roto 0 – Former Yugoslavia and Sarajevo with 3 RCR N- Coy as part of the Royal 22nd Regiment (Vandoo) Battle Group.
Medically released March 1998 from the CAF (shrapnel injury, Sarajevo).
My first time on TRB was in 2018. After my 3 legs in Alberta I went to see a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with PTSD in January 2019.
I’ve been on every TRB since 2018. Full Pull in 2019 as Tail Gunner, 2020 Western Bubble (Covid), and Lead Bike 2021 & 2022.
I joined the TRB Board of Directors in 2021 with the goal that if I could help just one person like TRB helped me in 2018, I would be happy.
Warren Cave – Director / Riding Groups
Road Name – Nutjob
Warren started to see posts from his old RCR Buddy Scott Casey in 2016 about some far fetched idea to start a Coast to Coast motorcycle ride. At the time Warren didn’t even have a bike but the more he saw, the more he knew he needed to be part of it.
After finding the same Make, Model & Year bike he last owned, a 1987 Honda CBR 1000 Hurricane he joined the inaugural run from Lloydminster Ab to Kamloops BC and rode an ever increasing distance each year culminating in back to back Full Pulls in 2021 & 2022 in the role of Deputy Lead Bike.
A Veteran of The Royal Canadian Regiment, Warren remustered to Vehicle Technician in 1993 after a tour in the war torn Former Yugoslavia with UNPROFOR. 3 more tours of Bosnia were in Warren’s future, Velika Kladusa, Zgon and Glamoc.
-3 RCR Winnipeg 1986.
-3 RCR Baden Germany. 1988
-2 RCR Gagetown 1991
-Canadian School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 1993.
-1 Service Battalion Calgary 1993.
-1 Service Battalion Edmonton 1996.
-1 Combat Engineer Regiment 1998.
-1 Service Battalion Edmonton 2002.
-Lord Strathcona Horse (Royal Canadians) 2006.
-1 Service Battalion Edmonton 2009
Highlights of Warren’s military career;
1- Prep and deploy to Afghanistan with B Squadron LdSH(RC) in the first deployment of Canadian tanks since the Korean War as the Maintenance Sergeant 2006.
2- Deploy to Afghanistan with A Squadron LdSH(RC) Maintenance Sergeant with Leopard 2 tanks 2008.
3- Commander’s Commendation – Camp Julien in Kabul Afghanistan.
4- Commander’s Commendation for prep, deploy and maint of the aging of Leopard 1 Tanks in 2006-07.
To quote Warren “Leading Troops on Operations in Afghanistan was the honour of my life. Misery loves good company and I was among the best in the world”.
In 2011 Warren retired from the CAF and works as a Maint Supervisor, Light Vehicle Shop in Fort McMurray.
He accepted a position on TRB PTSD Foundation BoD in November 2022 and has committed to a 3rd Full Pull in 2023.
Carola Singer – Director / CMO
Road Name – “Blitzkrieg”
Carola started to volunteer with TRB beginning of 2019 as the Okotoks organizer. She graduated as the Alberta Lead in 2022. She participated in the ride from 2019 to the present either as a passenger or as a rider.
She is the spouse of a Canadian Forces Veteran and retired Calgary Firefighter who served in those capacities for 35 years.
Carola understands the impact of PTSD from a family member’s perspective. She is honored and loves her brothers and sisters who adopted her into The Rolling Barrage and feels immense gratitude for what TRB has provided for her family and so many others.
In her “spare” time outside of TRB she works full-time as a mortgage broker, rides her bike and tries her best at golf.
Elected as the CMO for The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation in November 2022, she is currently serving as a Director on the Board and is looking forward to working with the other Directors and the CEO, to help more veterans and first responders and their families.
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But People will never forget how you made them feel.
The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation – Executive
Christian Carter – CEO / Chief Executive Officer
Road Name – “Opie”
Christian has volunteered with The Rolling Barrage since its inception in 2017. Working as the Ontario Lead from 2017 – 2020. In 2021, he participated in The Rolling Barrage by providing transport in Ontario to Marcie Erick of Quilts for Valour (Canada) to present quilts to deserving Veterans.
After TRB 2020, he decided to focus on education studies in Emergency Management at George Brown College and Enterprise Security Management at Sir Wilfred Laurier – Department of Public Safety.
He is a veteran of the CAF having served in all 3 regular force battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment with a tour in Germany (NATO) and UNPROFOR – Roto 0 in the former Yugoslavia.
On retirement from the service, he worked in Commercial Property Management in senior security management roles, primarily multi-tenant, office tower complexes in the downtown core of Toronto.
He has been a member of BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) while employed at Avison Young (Canada) as Manager of Risk (Physical Security) and Corporate Security. He is also a 20 year member of ASIS International, a global security management organization, and has served on the ASIS Toronto Chapter – Executive in various capacities over a 5 year period. He maintains credentials and certifications in Security Enterprise Management, Emergency Management, Life and Fire Safety, and Health and Safety. He now works as the Operations Manager in a private security firm in the Greater Toronto Area.
Selected as the CEO by the Board of Directors for The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation in November 2022, he assists in the governance of the organization with the Board of Directors and the Executive. His position in The Rolling Barrage PTSD Foundation is unique in that he reports to the Board of Directors but also has BoD Members in the Executive working with him.
He has also helped Renos for Heroes and Hits for Heroes charities in their efforts. He looks forward to his tenure as CEO, meeting as many volunteers, communities, supporters, riders, and sponsors during The Rolling Barrage. He is supported in his efforts by an ever tolerant spouse Sue. In his spare time he likes to watch movies, read, spend time with family and close friends.
Leslie Atkinson – Co Founder / CAO
Road Name: Lastly
Leslie is not only the Co-Founder of TRB, but she is also our Chief Admin Officer. Bringing years of experience from working in executive positions as a member of The United Steelworkers.
She is currently employed as a nationally certified Millwright, aka Industrial Mechanic, employing her trade near Kamloops BC.
Many have learned that her slight stature belies a skilled heavy equipment operator with machines like D10N Bulldozers and 24M motorgraders on her list of qualifications.
Atkinson found the love of riding motorcycles when she was 5 years old when her father took her for rides throughout BC. She’s raised a son and had to hold her dreams of riding till he was of an age; finally purchasing her first motorcycle in 2009, she has been in the wind every chance since. This includes crossing our country twice as a member of TRB’s, Full Pull Crew. She will add a third time in Aug of 2023 to her collection, crossing North America to St John’s NL and back.
The Rolling Barrage has been an integral part of her life since before its birth during discussions with her husband and our Founder, Scott. She enjoys golf, cooking fine cuisine, shooting sports and of course all things motorcycles.
The Rolling Barrage – Provincial Leads
My name is Ian Hutchings, I did my first ride with “The Rolling Barrage” (TRB) in 2021. I rode 3 days and was immediately accepted as family.
I initially felt like a outsider, as I ‘m not military, nor a first responder. I simply ride for my brother who was both. His good friend told me about the ride and we road the first year together.
My brother road many years to help his PTSD but was never aware of TRB. I know if he was, he would have supported this amazing group of riders. I also know he would be proud of his little brother for helping this great cause. My job now is to spread the word and help this ride progress.
In early 2022 I also was asked if I could help organize the Nova Scotia legs, I was very happy to do more than just ride to support the group. So in August 2022, I again road the first three days on the east coast to New Brunswick. I was very proud we had our best number of participants depart Halifax in 2022, it was a great kick-off to the cross country run. From Legions donating lobster dinners in Yarmouth to the Windsor Legions incredible lunch stop, Nova Scotia showed their hospitality. I also secretly decided to rejoin the ride again in Alberta and ride another three days to Vancouver (checking out how the west coast showed their hospitality – it did not disappoint).
I flew to Calgary and rented a bike there. It was also retracing the route my brother and I road in 2018 before he passed. It was a very special few days of riding, with a group of very special people. I really needed to be there for the finish of the ride, as I wanted to see it through. So perhaps the first “split puller” in TRB’s history as I was able to be part of the finish. One day when work allows, I will cross this great country with the Barrage as a true “full puller”.
I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2023 and ride again to support those in need.Come out and join in for a leg, a day or all the way!!! You will not be disappointed to have this group “as” your new extended “family”.
My name is Rick LeBlanc and I am honoured to be able to support my fellow veterans, and the broader first responder community, to raise money to combat the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress by finding ways to live with the experiences that affect them. I started riding late in life, just a few years ago at age 40, and I haven’t looked back since.
I stumbled across The Rolling Barrage by chance just after completing the basic rider safety course, and my wife and I met up with them in Yorkton, SK. I wish I could describe the experience, but words just don’t do it just. The energy, the support, the love when linking up is amazing – and I didn’t even know anyone! That didn’t last long and both my wife and I are looking forward to joining the ride each year we can, and doing the full pull at least once.
I am a veteran, I struggle with mental health, and I have lost dearly. I have also found a little way to give back for all the kindness that has helped me survive by helping make sure this year’s ride goes smoothly in Saskatchewan. Post-Traumatic Stress is a normal reaction to dealing with the worst that humanity has to offer. It’s up to us to support those we send into those situations afterwards.