BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Brandon has spent more than twenty years working in the fly fishing industry. From guiding out in the Western United States to manufacturing fly fishing gear including his time as rod designer at Dallas' Temple Fork Outfitters to hosting adventure travel in exotic destinations around the world Brandon strives to share his passion for fly fishing and the outdoors with others. If he is not chasing exotic fish somewhere around the globe he can be found spending time with his wife and two boys or making plans for his next adventure.
Brian, a CPA and Partner at BKM Sowan Horan, grew up bird hunting in the Texas panhandle and fly fishing with his dad around the South Fork River in Colorado. When he can escape the desk, fishing fresh water trout is his passion as well as exploring the world of wine (often they go hand in hand). Brian is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and lives his wife, Lesley, and pup, Savvy, in Dallas.
An optimistic, big-picture leader with a broad vision, Dale sets the tone for the Summit Consolidated Group team of companies: prioritizing integrity, work ethic and collaboration. Since founding Summit in 1988, Dale Young has integrated more than 20 professional entities into the family of companies now known as Summit Consolidated Group, which provides products and services ranging from group insurance coverage and administrative services to retirement plan benefits, property and casualty insurance, and business consulting. In an industry driven by change, he challenges his team to pair exceptional service with deep knowledge to serve clients at the highest levels. A passionate entrepreneur and community leader, Dale is an advocate for causes that create positive environments for quality healthcare and thriving business. Dale’s civic, professional and community involvement pursuits include: Pension Committee for Methodist Health Systems of Dallas, Texas Association of Business, One Heart Project board member, and Vice Chairman of Texas Business Leadership Council in addition to his leadership in Fellowship of the Outdoors. In the past, Dale has served as Council of Growing Companies Chairman, MetLife Independent Advisory Council board member, General American Advisory Council board member, CEO Forum board member, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa board member, and Southcrest Hospital board member, and he has acted as a board member for Dallas’ own Texans Can Academy. Dale also holds professional designations including Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). In addition to Dale’s extensive leadership in business and philanthropy he is also an avid outdoorsman and activist. Dale owns a ranch in Oklahoma and actively promotes numerous outdoor non-profits with his dream of leaving the habitat and wildlife he grew up in better than where he found it. His passion for all aspects of life are contagious, and bring out the best in so many countless people throughout his career.
Kyle grew up in the North Woods of Wisconsin before heading south to Texas. Kyle's pursuit of the outdoors has grown from his early days of camping with his family, and to date fly fishing has elevated to his favorite of all that the outdoors has to offer. Kyle has fly fished all over the world from The Seychelles to Guyana and also competes in Invitational Fly Fishing Tournaments in the Florida Keys. In addition to fly fishing, Kyle also enjoys backpacking, hunting, mountaineering, and freelance writing, where he has been published in magazines including Tail Magazine and has been interviewed on podcasts including the Tom Rowland Podcast. Kyle enjoys his time in Texas, and has enjoyed building a career in commercial banking as he grows Comerica's client base in North Texas and South Florida. Kyle is a proud graduate of Baylor University and lives in Dallas with his wife, Megan, and their dog, Sadie.
Paul is Managing Director of Blackland Consulting, a strategy advisory consultancy. He serves on the board of the Saint Joseph’s Charitable Trust, is a Committee Chair for BSA troop 838, and gained a passion for some many of his current pursuits at Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Paul's upbringing in Texas has brought him the ability to hunt and fish in each one of its diverse ecosystems. Texas has increased his appreciation for these resources and the long lasting memories they create. Coming together to share and learn more about the outdoors is a passion he shares with each member of the Fellowship of the Outdoors. Paul currently resides in Dallas with his wife and three children, and enjoys sharing these great sports with his family.
Richard began his pursuit of the outdoors during his time at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio exploring freshwater streams and their native trout. As the years have passed and his career in financial services picked up he began to pursue saltwater fly fishing with increasingly more difficult targets including redfish, bonefish, tarpon and permit. His appreciation for the addiction of hunting, both big game and its varieties as well as bird hunting, began more recently and has finally motivated him to transition his career to follow his true vocation with the creation of two businesses, Argali Custom Apparel and Genie Executive Solutions. Richard resides in Dallas with his wife, Austin, new born, Georgia, and two pups, Berkley and Gretchen, who treat him better than he deserves.
Sean is a Managing Director and Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Transaction Advisory Services practice in Dallas, Texas. He has more than two decades of experience working with financial sponsors and corporate management teams in the food and beverage, consumer, industrials, media, technology, and financial services sectors. Sean is also a member of the Financial and Valuation Advisory ESG Task Force. Mr. Murphy leads teams providing buyside and sellside accounting, financial, and tax diligence services to financial and corporate merger and acquisition clients. His teams focus on identifying value-creation opportunities and providing clients with critical insights at deal speed, which translate into greater confidence in clients’ decisions to proceed with or abandon the transaction. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Sean had a 20-year tenure as a Deal Advisory Principal at KPMG, leading the relationship with several of KPMG’s largest, global private equity clients. He is a continuing guest lecturer at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He is also a board member for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. Sean holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Finance from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In additional to having a fantastic career in financial services and philanthropy Sean is also an avid outdoorsman with an appreciation for both hunting and fishing. Sean enjoys spending time with his family, colleagues and friends at his ranch in Texas.