The Team That Makes the Dream

Fish Village is comprised of a small ownership team and a village of contributors and helpers that make this a reality.
Mike Ponce, Robert Field and Nic Gadouas are at the helm. Three dudes with very different backgrounds coming together to grow the sport of sportfishing one segment at a time. These guys make up the Core Development Team.

Mike Ponce

Founder, Strategy

Mike has been working on this baby of his called Fish Village since 2006 when it was nothing more than an idea.  Mike's role is to drive Fish Village forward by managing the overall company strategy, driving efficiencies to better serve our guests and to manufacture experiences worthy of the premium title.

Robert Field

Trip Marketing Director

We partnered with the absolute best in the kayak fishing industry and quickly growing as a public personality across multiple fishing segments. His vast knowledge and experience in the kayak fishing industry makes him the ideal fit for one of the most important functions we do... TRIPS. He will drive our brand image as it relates to our unique offering of fishing experiences.

Nic Gadouas

Technical Director

Do you know a guy that can paddle through 6 ft surf, build a Yurt, customize tackle, build-out overland cars and trailers and make the best damn Coney Island dog known to man? Anyone, anyone??? Yea, we partnered with that guy. He is on the look out for trip providers, land owners and lodge owners to partner with.

Joe Martinez

Technology & Marketing

Driving our technology initiatives so that we can scale and operate with the growing demands of consumers and trip providers.
Additionally, Joe drives our social media and marketing efforts as he is a natural photographer and a techno-weenie.

Ivy Harris

Travel & Logistics

Ivy comes to Fish Village with 20+ years of sacrifice and duty serving our nation's military. Logistics and slaying fish is his jam which made him a perfect fit to handle all of our travel logistics for Fish Village staff and our customers.

Sylvia Ponce


Our leader's wife Sylvia leads our Operations by managing our bookings, customer inquiries, order fulfillment, bookkeeping and much more. She is the glue that keeps this team together.