MEET OUR FIELD OFFICERS
Scott Catlin Field Officer
I am a Vietnam Vet, having served in the USMC for 8 years. I served with B Co, 1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Mar Div for a 13 month tour. I extended in Vietnam Nam and went into theMPs. Out of the MPs I was selected to go to the US Army CID school in Ft Gordon Ga where upon Graduation I became CID Investigator. I Worked mainly Narcotics alongside with NCIS. I was wounded during my 1st tour in Nam. My family owns a Ranch near Henrietta Texas and have been associated with HWS for 4 years.We have been associated with Turkey Fest here every year and numerous of our HUnting with Soldiers hunts have been televised on several Outdoor and Hunting Channels on TV.
Jason Dane, Field Officer
He is also a Paducah, TX resident and a small business owner. While he is not a Veteran, he did spend nearly three years serving our men and women in uniform directly as a civilian contractor in Baghdad, Iraq. His wife, Julie Dane, who also has been affiliated with the organization spent several years working for the US Army on Fort Hood as a Family Readiness Support Administrator. After moving back to Paducah, Jason also served as an EMT. Paducah is a small town and much of the Trauma you witness as an EMT, you also know them personally. Jason also suffers from PTSD and knows just how much the great outdoors, fellowship, and support can help cope with the stress of such issues. In 2016, Jason stepped down as VP due to family issues, but continues to represent the program as a Field Officer.
M. Riley Sizemore, Field Officer
I am a senior Agriculture Media and Communications major at West Texas A&M. I am originally from Henrietta, Texas which is where I am a Field Officer at on Scott Catlin's land. I have been involved with Hunting With Soldiers for the past 4 years. Although I have not been able to help as much as I like, I have guided numerous hunts that will be with me for a lifetime. I have made life long friendships through this organization with some amazing people that allows us the FREEDOM to go on these hunts.
Hello my name is Todd Terry. I was born in July of '72. Grew up a small town boy with a fishing pole or gun in my hands most days. Played all sports in highschool and enjoyed being part of a team. It wasn't untill I joined the Corps in 95 that I learned what team and brotherhood truly meant! Not a day goes by that I don't think of something or someone from my squadron, VMFA-232. I transitioned out of the Corps in 04 as an E6 for no reason other than to come home! Wish I had stayed! But that's the past and I am here now to do my part in any way I can! Semper Fi
I was born in Austin TX and raised in Ft. Worth Tx, while growing up I played football and always wanted to be a pro football player. When I realized I wasn't pro football material, that's when I turned to the outdoors. After high school I joined the U.S. Army and did 7 years with two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and thank fully I came back. I've always loved to hunt but never really understood the meaning behind the whole outdoors until I got older. I finally realized hunting is not about killing the animal, it's about understanding why we hunt and realize that the animal we harvested gave it's life to give us life and to keep our bellies full. The biggest reason why I want to be part of Hunting With Soldiers is that I have always wanted to give back to Veterans, especially in the outdoors to be able to share my passion with the veteran and watch their excitement for the outdoors come out when they harvest an animal and also to help them relax in mother nature to be able to get away from the everyday life style and just maybe it will help save lives.
Amy Williams Shavers
I was born and raised in Henderson, tx, where I spent my life on the farm. Growing up a Tom boy, I spent many hours hunting(rabbits, elk, deer and hogs), shooting, fishing, reloading, riding horses, and feeding cows. I competition coon hunted in my younger years with my bluetick, accomplishing grand night champion which qualified us for the world hunt. Soon following I began showing horses, traveling all over the United States making many memories. I still reside in Henderson with my husband and children, still on the farm, still putting in hours doing all those same things!
Chris Holt, Field Officer
I am a military brat born in Germany. I personally served 15 years in the US Army as a Field Artillery Meteorological Crew Member, yet spent more time as a Forward Observer during my 3 Tours of Combat. I did 1 tour in Iraq in 2003 and 2 Tours in Afghanistan 2006 - 2007 and 2008 - 2009. I am medically retired from the Army and now spend my time with The American Legion and helping our veterans transition into a life that is comfortable for them and their families.
I had a difficult time transitioning into civilian life with my PTSD until I remembered my love for the Great Outdoors. I finally forced myself to get off the couch and get back to what I used to love. The more I got out into the wild outdoors and just listened to nature, the more medication came off the shelf and less into my system. Then came Hunting With Soldiers and another opportunity opened up for me to help even more veterans and to help chip away at that 22 per day. Hunting With Soldiers and The American Legion have the same goal for our veterans and their families to find the help they need to get through the turbulent times that we have experienced at some point in our lives.
Gregory Pond, Field Officer
I have 2 Daughters and 4 Grand Angels. I live in the little town of Silsbee located in South East Texas. My hobbies include fishing, hunting, camping, water sports and outdoor activities, Volunteer Fire fighter and Hunting with Soldiers.
I work in the Oil & Gas Industry as a QHSE Manager for a Oil & Gas Equipment Manufacturing Company. I have been in this position sense October 2018. Prior to that I spent 20 plus years as HSE Officer offshore and Shore Based Rotating HSE Manager overseas.
I enjoy being part my community as a Volunteer Fire fighter and being part of HWS. Both are very rewarding. I have co-sponsored a hunt at the Texas Divide Ranch for the last 3 years the weekend between CHRISTmas and New Year’s. This hunt gets stronger every year.
I hope to be able to contribute to HWS program in every way possible for years to come. Now that I’m back in USA 24/7, I can get more involved with HwS mission.