President & CEO
36′ Contender / 2023 Triple Honda 250’s (weight cap 4000)
Michael “Sharky”, started his first business, Out Cast Fishin Charters in 2014. His passion for fishing was evident early in his childhood. As a young man attending Texas A&M University, he fished between classes and became a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain. A chain-reaction followed as he developed the Monsta Apparel Brand before graduating with Honors in 2016 with a Maritime Administration Business Degree.
Out Cast Charters has been voted the #1 Charter Company in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, as well as ‘Best Boat Captain’ all years.
He is the Saltwater Ambassador for Academy Sports & Outdoors, spokesman for Honda Marine Motors, a regular guest on The 610 Morning Show with Mickey Eastman and is the host of The Monsta Catch series. Visit him on our YouTube Channel: SHARKY TV as well as Instagram and Facebook. #ItsaMonstaBaby
26′ Center Console Sea Hunt/ 2023 Twin Honda 150 (weight cap 1600)
Originally from Louisiana, Chris began fishing at five years old with his Dad. They had a home in Texas as well so he was exposed to both salt and fresh water from his beginnings. Some of his favorites were fishing the marshes, bayous and offshore. His childhood dream was to be a captain but things do not always go as planned. After graduating, Chris’ exposure to the retail industry quickly took over and he loved his job. He also met and married his all-time favorite gal and now has two kiddos. Needless to say, fishing on weekends became less frequent but the deep rooted passion to be a captain won out in 2020! We are blessed to have added him to our Out Cast Crew. Chris is full of laughter, fun and is a fan favorite!
24′ Center Console Sea Hunt /2022 Honda 250 (weight cap 1200)
Capt. James, from Waco, has been hooked on fishing since the age of four when his journey began. His grandfather taught him to appreciate the small details that makes fishing an Art while still enjoying the simplicity that makes it peaceful. Whether it’s sight casting while fly fishing, diving underwater with a spear gun or shooting from afar while bow-fishing, James enjoys every aspect of the hunt for a MonstaFish. When he is not catching fish, you best believe he is cooking it. James earned his nick-name from being able to prepare, every species caught from the Jetty’s… like a famous Chef. James is a dedicated, skillful Captain and is commended for earning his way to becoming a USCG Captain at just 18 years old. He has embraced living the Island life, with open arms. He now feels more at home on the ocean than on land and loves sharing his passion with the guest. You are sure to have a fun-filled day on the water with him!
30′ Center Console Contender/ 2022 Twin Honda 250’s (weight cap 3000)
Raised in Austin, Texas Shane grew up on freshwater fishing and still has a love for it. When he moved to the Galveston area in 2002, the salty air filled his heart and soul. After meeting his future wife whom introduced him to Saltwater fishing, he developed a deep love of the ocean and all things salt. In 2013, he caught his personal best, a 27 inch slot redfish, and was hooked. Shane worked several jobs while putting sea-time hours in and found his way to Out Cast in 2018. It was evident, that first day as a deckhand, this is what he wanted; he joined the Out Cast Captain Crew in early 2019. He has a great following and folks now call him Capt. “Shuga Shane”. He enjoys shoreline, kayaking, jetty as well as the deep blue. He takes pleasure sharing his knowledge with everyone, both young and experienced. His passion shines through as his customers enjoy the days on the boat with him. It is always a fun time with Shuga!
Administration & CFO
Connie Marquez AKA “Momma Sharky”, is the cement that holds the Out Cast Family together. From the first phone call to walking from the dock with your bag catch, her goal is to ensure a memory makin experience on and off the water. Her goal is that you return to the dock, feeling like family. Her love and passion to make others happy is undeniable. She joined Monsta Apparel Company in August 2015 and the Out Cast Family in May 2016. She thrives on helping customers plan their memory-making charters effectively and efficiently. She was a homeschool mom and serves as an advocate for Texas A&M University in Galveston. She is the best!
Baylor is an award-winning transformational development speaker, author and triathlete with an emphasis on mindset development. He encourages others to overcome adversities and surpass their goals. From professional athletes to CEO’s, colleges to corporations, he has shared a message of overcoming adversity in pursuit of goals. He’s a leader of several books including Idea of Excellence and See My Heart Not My Past. Barbee regularly shares inspiration on various social channels (@BaylorBarbee). He is an Amazon best-selling author and was named one of the top 100 Keynote Speakers by Databird Research Journal. He serves as host of the popular mindset development podcast, Shark Theory.