Thank you for
In November of 2016, we wanted to take a couple veterans fishing to thank them for their service. Barb had an idea that other captains and their crews might also like to do this. The challenge was on and 6 boats and crews took 21 veterans fishing in the 1st Annual Fish With A Vet Tournament.
In November of 2017, Barb was concerned that the tournament would not be held because of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. With dedication to the veterans the tournament came together on Dec 3rd, with 11 boats and 37 veterans competing. The tournaments will continue and grow and show that STX is grateful to our veterans. This tournament was so successful that Barb decided that "Fish With A Vet" should become a Non-Profit organization dedicated to helping veterans on St Croix throughout the year. Bruce and Liz have joined this cause, becoming board members, dedicating themselves to our mission. Our long range goal is to establish a Veteran's Recreational Center on ST. Croix.
Barbara Peel - Founder & President
Originally from Long Island NY, I moved here with my husband, Tony, in October 2014. I am a retired HS Teacher of 31 years and was looking for the relaxing island life. We now have a successful fishing charter business here on St. Croix.
My Grandfather served in the Army in WW I
Dad was in the Army during WW II as a radioman in the South Pacific.
Uncle Bill was in D-Day
Tony retired from the Royal Navy after 20 years as a submariner on Polaris.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Bruce Gordon - Vice President
Bruce Gordon grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he worked for Mellon Bank for 16 years before earning a degree in electronics technology from Penn Technical Institute which led to an IT career with ADP.
After retiring in 2015, Bruce and his wife Stormy moved to the beautiful island of St Croix. Bruce is a Vietnam Veteran who was quickly impacted by the veteran population of the island and wanted to support the needs of those veterans.
Bruce is currently the Vice President of “Fish With A Vet” non-profit veterans organization, Vice Commander of American Legion Post #102 and co-founder of
“Vietnam Combat Veterans of St Croix” support group.
A heartfelt thanks to our veterans and all those currently serving on active duty in the US Military.