Cowtown Warriors is Fort Worth 501(c)3 with the mission "To Serve and Honor our Wounded North Texas Veterans."
Cowtown Warriors is comprised of 100% volunteers. Our vision is "To be the premier all volunteer, non-profit, veterans support organization in North Texas by providing quality of life assistance to our wounded and disabled veterans in need."
The Cowtown Warriors’ Ball is a formal annual fundraising event held at the Fort Worth Club in Fort Worth, TX with the goal of raising funds and awareness for the critically wounded and disabled veterans of North Texas. All proceeds and contributions from the Cowtown Warriors’ Ball go directly towards the assistance of these fine Americans; salaries and overhead are NOT funded through our donor contributions.
In January 2013 the leadership of the Metroplex Marines Coordinating Council (MMCC) was notified of a critical funding shortfall for the Wounded Warrior Regiment, an active duty Marine Unit in Quantico, Va. charged with the care and rehabilitation of badly wounded and disabled Marines from years of continuous combat. In an effort to raise funds for these Marines and Navy Corpsman several Fort Worth businessmen, led by Jeremy Spann and sponsored by the Former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England, organized the 2014 Fort Worth Wounded Warrior Ball. Although successful, the individual ball highlighted a shortfall in monetary support and other resources for veterans of all services who live in North Texas, who have served honorably, and who suffer from severe physical and psychological injuries related to their service.
Thus the decision was made to memorialize the annual event as the Cowtown Warriors Ball, and to stand up a unique 501(c)3 “The Cowtown Warriors” that organizes the annual event, screens qualified veterans for the receipt of donated funds, holds monthly meetings, and operates within the organizational by-laws and government regulations. Since inception, the group has held 5 balls/galas, and several other smaller events targeted for specific projects. In all, these events have raised $625,000 for the cause. Our Cowtown Warriors’ Ball has always generated world class guest speakers that have included former Service Chiefs, former Secretaries of the Services, former and current Commandant’s of the Marine Corps, and other high level Generals and Admirals of the United States Armed Forces. We’ve evolved over time, but the Mission remains the same. We’re an all-volunteer organization designed to help our wounded and disabled North Texan veterans’ achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Inaugural event's guest of honor and speaker was Romus Burgin and we raised $50,000!
Guest of Honor and speaker was Lt General Charles H. Pittman and we raised $100,000.
Guest of Honor and speaker was General John Allen and we raised $150,000.
Guest of Honor and speaker was Admiral James Stavridis and we raised $180,000.
Guest of Honor and speaker was General Robert Neller (link to bio) and we raised $300,000!
Richard entered the United States Marine Corps in 2009 serving on active duty until 2012. Richard was Infantry Officer and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University, a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, and currently works as the Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment at Basic Energy Services.
Richard considers the time he spent training, leading, and being deployed with his Marines as one of the greatest honors of his life. His passion for service continues as he strives to improve the lives of local veterans through his efforts with the Cowtown Warriors.
Jeff graduated from the Naval Academy in 1997 with a bBachelors in Aerospace Engineering, he received his commission in the United States Marine Corps. He was designated a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter pilot and received his wings in 1999.
Jeff spent the bulk of his career stationed at MCAS Miramar, CA with the sea elk of HMM-166. There he deployed four times, including three combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After continuing his service with the HMM(T)-164 Knightriders at Camp Pendleton, CA training the next generation of aviators, Jeff received his Masters inMilitary Studies. He then requested orders to the DFW area to service as the Executive Officer of the 9th MEPS Battalion.
It was during this tour that Jeff married his beautiful bride, Donnia. They currently live in Fort Worth with their three boys: Xavier, Colton, and Jensen. In addition to serving his country, Jeff takes great pride in serving as a member of the HighRidge Church, the Director of Logistics for Hope, Ft Worth and as the Charitable Laison for Cowtown Warriors.
Jeremy enlisted in United States Marine Corps in 1991 and separated from active duty in 1997 then serving for a short time in USMC Reserves. Jeremy holds an Undergraduate Degree in Political Science International Relations with an emphasis on Latin American Studies and a Master’s in Business Administration, which both are from Texas Christian University. Jeremy is the Managing Partner at Stoneburgh Management and an international Real Estate Sales Consultant with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Jeremy currently resides in Fort Worth with his wife Laura and their daughter Maggie.
Tim entered the Marine Corps in 1996 and served actively until 2002. During his enlistment, Tim served as an avionics technician with the world famous Vipers of HMLA-169.
After earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Texas Christian University, Tim started a financial planning practice and is currently Vice President for The Pacific Group, a planning and advisory practice specializing in customized retirement structures for businesses and individuals.
Like most Marines, Tim is called to continue his service and takes pride in giving back to service men and women with difficult circumstances through the efforts of the Cowtown Warriors. Tim currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Natasha Hatcher and their two sons, Diego and Mateo. In his spare time, Tim enjoys taking adventure fishing trips in exotic locations.
Sean, a Chicago Native entered into the Marine Corps in 2009 where he served actively for 5 years until 2014. During his enlistment he served in various positions to include being on the Special Reaction Team aboard Paris Island, SC. Sean served in multiple deployments to Afghanistan where he led a team that searched and seized possible enemy contraband, weapons and other items critical to the safety of the Armed Forces. On his last deployment Sean was a squad leader for a Military Police platoon tasked with providing security for convoy operations, air craft recovery, and maintaining Entry Control Points aboard Military Installations.
After leaving the Marine Corps Sean ventured off to open his first event planning Company in Hilton Head, SC. After being discharged from the Marine Corps Sean runs and operates a financial practice that focuses on retirement distribution strategies. Sean continues to run his practice while serving as a board member for Cowtown Warriors, attending school fulltime, and running a second event planning company in the Metroplex that focuses on large corporate events. Sean came onto Cowtown Warriors in 2015, he is a large advocate for veteran and an avid networker among them.
Vetting and Nominations
Vetting and Nominations
Andy enlisted in United States Marine Corps in 1998. He served in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq with the infantry and was honorably discharged in 2005. Andy earned his Peace Officer’s license in 2006 and served with the Fort Worth Police Department, specializing in gang and narcotics investigations. Andy now works for BNSF Railway’s Operations Group and he moonlights as a Private Detective.
Andy’s passion for philanthropy led him to Cowtown Warriors, where he leads a team of investigators responsible for processing applicants in need of assistance. He is also a volunteer for Tarrant County’s Veterans Court Diversion Program.
Andrew entered the United States Marine Corps in 2002 serving on active duty until 2012. He served in combat in Iraq and in Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines. Andrew served in the Infantry as an Assaultman and joined Marine Special Operations Command in 2010. He was awarded the Purple Heart in 2006 and was medically retired in 2012. Andrew holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an associate with CliftonLarsonAllen where he specializes in Manufacturing and Distribution taxation as well as Non-Profit taxation.
Andrew has a passion for helping other wounded service members and veterans like him. He currently lives in Arlington, Texas with his wife Bethany and their two children, Natalie and Harry. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hunting and wood working. He also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the Healing Road Foundation.
Member at Large
Member at Large
James was commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 1997. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Reserves and has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an alumnus of TCU and St. Mary’s School of Law.
With more than eight years under his belt practicing for one of Fort Worth’s most storied law firms, he started his own practice two years ago. His primary practice is Energy Law, representing both landowner and operator interests including royalty disputes, water use agreements, surface use and easements, lease negotiations and termination, and joint operating agreements. He has also worked with the Texas Railroad Commission to resolve operator compliance issues.
James is one of the co-founders of Cowtown Warriors. His involvement stems from his desire to assist those local Texas veterans who have sacrificed for our country, and need a hand that they deserve.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Blake enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006, serving in the reserves until 2013.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and now currently works as the Land and Acquisitions Manager at Case Energy Partners, LLC.
Blake is motivated to continue serving by empowering wounded service men and women to live happy and productive lives through the efforts of Cowtown Warriors.
He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife, Marilyn, who also has a passion for serving Veterans as an Occupational Therapist at the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Clint was born to then 1StLt Joseph F. Weber and Brenda K. Weber on August 13, 1976 at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. While growing up Clint was priveledges to be a part of a military family, moving over 11 times, and graduating from Lawton Highh School, Lawton, OK in 1994
Upon Graduation Clint attended Texas A&M University and was a member of Companies G-2, E-2, as well as a Marine Contracted NROTC student; Clint was also a member of the Aggie Muster Committee.
After graduating from Texas A&M, Clint was commisioned a 2nd LT in the United States Marine Corps where he would serve 16 years on Active duty as a Marine Fighter Pilot. During that time Clint deployed six times overseas of which three were in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
On September 1st, 2014 Clint left Active Duty and began to work with Corbett Capital a closely held private investment company located in Fort Worth, TX.
Since his return to Texas, Clinjt has become active in State Government and in his community. He is a commisioner of Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Dosposal Compact Commision,. a member of Cowtown Warriors, a member of Lilly B. Clayton Elementary School Dad's Club, Treasurer of Berkley Place Neighborhood Association and a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Fort Worth, TX.
Clint has been married since June 5th, 1999 to the former Heather Moses of Lawton, OK; and they have on echild, Judith "Betsy" Weber.
Clint is the grandson of Mr. Baymound G. Weber (deceased 1972), class of 1950, former engineer of Tippet and Gee Engineering Firm, and Mrs. Jean Weber, a resident of Abilene, TX for over 50 years.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Nathaniel accepted his commission as an officer in the United States Marine Corps in 2009 and served on active duty until 2013. During Nathaniel’s time on active duty he served as an Air Support Control Officer and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Nathaniel was also a member of the Camp Pendleton men’s ice hockey team and helped organize charity hockey games to raise money for wounded veterans. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University and a Masters Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Strategic Leadership and Decision Making from Texas Christian University. Nathaniel is a Sales Manager for Global Experience Specialists in the live events and exhibitions industry.
Nathaniel’s passion for helping out fellow veterans continues with his work with the Cowtown Warriors Association and currently resides in Mansfield with his beautiful daughter Noelle.
P.O. Box 12945
Fort Worth, TX 76101