Our Team

Carey & Sarah Thorn - Cowboy Navy's Creators

Carey is a fishing guide and I manage a small law firm-building, but I also worked for a different non-profit years ago. We have been married since 2013 and have two beautiful sons. Rescuing during Harvey made us realize that everyday people can, and should, help when disaster strikes our fellow man. We were honored and moved by the spirit and kindness of the people of this great state, as well as our neighbors to the East. Our friends in the Cajun Navy were much better prepared to help and we were so grateful for their sacrifice and selflessness. Their example, and love for their fellow American, is what inspired me to create Cowboy Navy. Hopefully it will never happen, but if a hurricane hits Louisiana we will now be ready to return the favor.

Contact our Manager Sarah@CowboyNavy.org

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Cody Waddle - Boat Coordinator

My name is Cody Waddle. I am a fishing guide for Carey Thorn's Guide Service. I'm here to assist in coordinating search and rescue efforts for people in need due to inclimate weather and disaster situations. I hope my expertise and willingness to help my fellow man, as well as any pets or wildlife, will add to this great cause. My 150 pound furbaby Harvey is proof that joy can be found even in the midst of disaster.  As long as I am physically able to help save a life, or prevent injury, I feel it's my duty to do so. After helping assist with hurricane Harvey I saw just how much of a difference a little selflessness and kindness does in a time when so many are suffering. I was inspired to be ready for the next time mother nature strikes my fellow man.


Staci Maher-Daniels - Donations Bank Coordinator

I am Staci, Donation Bank Coordinator for Cowboy Navy. I have been married to my husband, Brendan, for 10yrs and we have a 6yr old daughter named Addie. As a military and law enforcement family, a large part of our time is spent giving when and where we can. After helping to gather and sort donations for Hurricane Harvey relief, a passion for helping on a larger scale was kindled. I am excited to see where this goes, to help as many people as we can, and to find the good in eachother as we do so! 

Contact at Staci@CowboyNavy.org