Canaan Heard

Canaan Heard follows in a long line of avid Louisiana outdoorsmen. His great grandfather Clarence "Patin" Faulk started making duck and goose calls in Big Lake, Louisiana, in the 1930s. His grandfather Dud Faulk learned and continued the craft, ultimately taking over the business in the 1950s. With four generation’s worth of passion running through his veins, Canaan enjoys hunting and fishing in every corner of Sportman’s Paradise. He also carries on the family tradition by marketing Faulk’s Game Calls, sharing the company’s unique story at every opportunity. As a long time Ducks Unlimited member, he also hopes to identify and to support local conservation efforts on behalf of the company, helping preserve the bayous, lakes, fields, and forests of his childhood for generations to come. After serving 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Canaan graduated from college and launched his own business, PROTAC, to develop training programs to improve physical fitness, strength, and conditioning specifically for people in military service and law enforcement, as well as athletes. He recently expanded his business in New Orleans to include security and active shooter training. He also serves as president and CEO of PROTAC Foundation, which provides service-to-civilian support for returning veterans. Canaan graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine with a master’s degree in physiology in May 2016. He earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in May 2011 and his Bachelor of Arts in sociology in December 2005 from Louisiana State University.