Stephen L. Weaver, president and co-founder of Good Fly Inc. and a lecturer with the Hollingsworth Center for Ethical Leadership at Texas A&M University, kicks off 2022 as our speaker at the Jan. 4 membership meeting. As of now, this meeting will be held at UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Check the website for changes related to Covid-19 cases.

Good Fly is a not-for-profit offering free fly-fishing activities aimed at giving people from stressful professions or circumstances the chance to unwind and enjoy the benefits of our sport. Its motto is “Casting Flies to Renew the Mind and Refresh the Spirit.” You can learn more at

Steve began his fly-fishing journey on the South Fork of the Boise River 30 years ago while assigned to his first duty station in the Air Force at Mountain Home, Idaho. He has been a “Fishing Buddy” with the Brazos Valley Chapter of Reel Recovery and became a Fly Fishers International casting instructor in March 2020.

Steve managed Birch Creek State Park at Lake Somerville for the Texas Park and Wildlife Department from 2017 to 2021.

Steve retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2017 after 26 years of service. Notable assignments included chief of antiterrorism, US Africa Command; deputy chief of staff, Defense Threat Reduction Agency; commander, 19th Mission Support Group; director, NATO Police Institutional Advisory Team – Afghanistan; and chief of security forces, Air Force Global Strike Command.

His education includes a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University, an MA in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University and an MS in National Resource Strategy from National Defense University’s Eisenhower School. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

He has been married to his wife Shana since 1992 and has two adult daughters, Lauren, and Rachel.

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