Meet the VetCatch Team

At VetCatch we pride ourselves in being a completely volunteer, non-profit organization. Our goal is to promote the wellbeing of our Military Veterans by giving them incredible marine oriented experiences, building relationships, and connecting them with additional assistance as needed.
VetCatch is a registered 501 (C) (3) charitable organization dedicated to using all of its donations to fully fund the excursions we are carrying out for our Veterans.

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Bill (Rusty) Rutherford


Bill is an Army Veteran and Tampa, Florida native who was born with a rod in his hand. His passions are fishing the shallow waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast of Florida, hunting, and Rays baseball. Bill also loves to teach new anglers how to fish while focusing on marine life conservation.
“A bad day of fishing beats a COB formation every time”

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Kyle Veit

Tampa Bay Coordinator

Kyle is a Tampa, Florida native and an 8-year Marine Corps Veteran. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan; currently serving in the Army Reserves.

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Jerome 'Colby' Colbert

Online Sales/Consultant

Jerome is an active duty USAF TACP member with multiple combat deployments. He is a native of Panama City Florida and an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast.

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Alan Wise

Regional Coordiantor

Alan was raised in Florida, fishing the coastal waters growing up. He’s a University of South Florida grad and writes for Florida’s outdoor writers association. Alan is passionate about inshore fishing and conservation.

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Joshua Venne


Josh, an administrator of the Tampa Bay Fishing Club and supporter of VetCatch, is a fish loving, silly guy with a keen heart for vets. He has his sights set on conservation and getting/keeping veterans and children involved in the fishery.