• Fishing's Future heroes

    Carol Goolsby

  • Flip Pallot

  • Fishing's Future heroes

    Hall of Fame Coach Bob Knight

  • Henry Burns

  • Martin Van Den Boogerd

  • Michael Scherer

  • Senator Lucio, Jr

  • Theresa-Metty

    Theresa Metty

Fishing's Future heroes

Carol Goolsby

Advisory Board Member

A San Antonio native, and resident of McAllen, has been an educator for 25 years, the last 15 at nature parks both in Australia and South Texas, developing environmental education curricula.

Her expertise is in helping organizations maximize the impact of their education efforts by transforming lessons from passive or auditory, to a goal-oriented, interactive, hands-on, highly visual and creative curriculum.

She is committed to combating the “nature deficit disorder” syndrome plaguing today’s youth, and ensuring that whatever valuable time Fishing’s Future.

Flip Pallot

Advisory Board Member

Flip Pallot has dedicated most of his life to the sport of fishing. He is creative, passionate, a master in the art of fly casting, fly tying, and teaching others . His unique personality, kind character , and his enthusiastic love to share and prosper this great sport is what makes Flip a true “Living Legend”.

Professional Licenses:

1) United States Coast Guard, Captain
2) U.S. Department of the Interior, Guide, Everglades Nat. Park

Fishing's Future heroes

Hall of Fame Coach Bob Knight

Hall of Fame Coach

Coaching Summary Career 1273 games

NCAA Wins = 902 #2 among all coaches
Games Coached = 1,273
National Championships = 3
NCAA Tournament Appearances = 28 #1 among all coaches
NIT Championships = 1
Olympic Gold Medal = 1
Pan American Gold Medal = 1
20 (or more) games won = 29 seasons #1 among all coaches
30 (or more) games won = 4 seasons
Perfect Season = 1 (32 – 0) 1975-1976 season

Henry Burns

Martin Van Den Boogerd

Web Developer, Town Press Media

Being a native born in the Netherlands and surrounded by water, you would think Martin grew up fishing. He didn’t catch his first Mackerel until he arrived in the states off the Florida shoreline when at the age of ten. He’s been “hooked” ever since.

From there Martin started cultivating a collection of lures and started learning about different fish and their surroundings to better understand saltwater fishing. With that knowledge Martin learned to use general spinning reels and fly fishing but has yet to master the bait caster reel – which he is still working on.

I am creative, and passionate about life and a master of technical things – such as creating this amazing website for Fishing’s Future and other IT related items.

I am honored to be part of Fishing’s Future as I believe today’s society is too caught up to dive into quality family relationships. Fishing is a wonderful way for families to start making new memories; away from technology while giving your mind, body and soul a break from normal, hectic daily life.

Michael Scherer

Executive Director

Michael Scherer (Fishing’s Future – Executive Director) A native Texan and enjoys the many water opportunities available in this great diverse area. He truly believes in teaching environmental stewardship and educating families about protecting the wonderful world of water critters.

Wife Elizabeth, son Simon (Eagle Scout), and daughter Katherine (Kat) spend many weekends at various Texas Parks & Wildlife Take Me Fishing events. As a family, they work together to put smiles on children’s faces – one catch at a time.

When not spending time with his family, Michael enjoys learning about Texas aquatic science, building aquatic learning kits for youth, and bug picking the waterways.

Michael is an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America, BSA Certified Angler Instructor & Merit Badge Counselor  , TPWD Area Chief Katy, Outdoor Ethics Instructor, Monofilament Line Collector, and Mentor to Katy ISD  Elem School Green team called the Green Hornets.

Sits on Texas Inland Fisheries Advisory Board & Coastal Brigade / Texas Brigades Board.

As a steward of the land and water, Michael has learned to respect what is around him and to help prepare the youth to also learn how to respect what is around them.

You can contact him by email:  michael@fishingsfuture.org


Houston, TX

Senator Lucio, Jr

Senator Lucio, Jr


Theresa Metty

Theresa, a C.P.M., is CEO of Metty Advisory Group. She formerly was senior vice president and CPO for Motorola, Inc., where she oversaw all direct purchases, ranging from components and materials to third-party services and software. Prior to being CPO, Metty served as senior vice president and general manager of the supply chain for Motorola’s largest business unit — Mobile Devices.