Our Team

Bryan Thompson

Chief Operating Officer
Email | (403) 818-6050

Prior to joining Black Diamond Land & Cattle, Bryan gained his many ranch related skills while operating a cattle and horse breeding operation in southern Alberta. For the past 26 years, he has been applying his expertise directing and coordinating the cattle, horse, and farming operations at the ranch. Bryan is a skilled and avid horseman. Regularly he participates in cattle penning events both on and off the ranch.


Miranda Cooke

Barn Manager
Email | (403) 408-7585

Miranda was born and raised on a farm in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her passion, from early childhood, was to ride horses. She acquired a broad spectrum of horse knowledge through her personal pursuits – barrel racing and showing on all types of western disciplines. Today she enthusiastically shares her expertise and wisdom about the equine at the ranch.


Tim Hamelin

Ranch Manager
Email | (587) 897-7989

Tim grew up on a farm in Eastern Canada where he developed a passion for horses and cattle. He learned skills breaking and training horses which set him off on a career as a bull rider and bronc rider. He travelled to Western Canada participating in the rodeo circuit while working at various cattle ranches. Tim enrolled in various agricultural classes in order to hone his skills in livestock and feed production. Today, as Ranch Manager at Black Diamond Land & Cattle, Tim enjoys the opportunity to embrace his love for the land and the livestock that inhabit it using skills old and new.