OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Michael G. Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Michael is a co-founder and shareholder of RIDE Television Network with over 25 years experience as an investor and entrepreneur in the media industry. Michael’s experience includes the radio, television, and advertising industries. He served as president and a shareholder of Firestone Communications, where he led the launch of the nationally distributed children’s channel, Sorpresa. Before launching RIDE TV, Michael created and launched Studios 121, a satellite uplink facility and television production studio in Fort Worth, Texas.
Craig Morris, President & Board Member
Craig Morris is a nationally recognized horse trainer, world champion competitor, television producer and on-air personality. His reach and influence within the world of trainers, owners, breeders and associations is held in high esteem throughout the equine world. Craig has been inducted into the National Cutting Horse Association’s “Riders Hall of Fame” and his lifetime winnings are more than $2,000,000. He pioneered the creation of “Silverado,” the first equestrian themed housing development in Texas that offers horse shows, sales, public exhibitions, and events. Craig also hosted and produced a successful television program that aired on RFD Network for five years.
Kenneth H. Jones, Jr., Chief Financial Officer & Chairman
Kenneth Jones is a private investor and horse enthusiast, and has been involved in a number of successful companies. Kenneth was a partner in the Decker, Jones, McMackin, McClain, Hall & Bates law firm of Fort Worth, Texas until he retired. He served as the Vice-Chairman of KBK Capital Corporation, a director of Infosphere, and was involved in AmeriCredit Corp from its inception until it was sold to General Motors in 2010 for $3.5 billion. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Texas Wesleyan University and is currently involved in Republic Business Credit, a private company headquartered in New Orleans.
Mike Clark, Executive Vice President of International Operations & Board Member
Mike oversees the day-to-day operations of RIDE TV. He is a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer and has managed major military budgets, personnel, and operations, including leading the Kuwaiti resistance. Mike has been involved in the media industry since 2008.
Ann Morgan Jones, Board Member
Ann began her career in mortgage banking in the mid 60’s and worked for Fort Worth Mortgage Company, now Colonial Savings, for close to 30 years. Ann’s love for horses began in the thoroughbred industry and developed into an interest in cutting horses, where she was introduced to Craig Morris. She believed in Craig’s vision for RIDE TV, and wanted to be a part of it. She has been married to Kenneth Jones for over 45 years. They have two boys, Ralph and Brian and six grandsons. She now spends time breeding horses and enjoying RIDE TV’s climb to success!
Mac Coalson, Board Member
Mac has been selling Farms & Ranches for 44 years and in the ranching business for 50 years. Mr. Coalson is also involved in banking, cattle ranching, cutting horses and some oil and gas. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University, and gave 20 years of service to San Miguel Lignite Cooperative Power Plant, where he served as Chairman of the Board. He also served as Chairman of the Board of the Bethesda United Methodist Church.
Edward A. Burger, Board Member
Ed Burger began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in Kansas, before moving on to various financial and business endeavors. He spent 10 years in the finance department of AFG Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 glass manufacturing company, before it was sold. He currently serves as the president of R D Hubbard Enterprises, Inc., a privately owned investment company. For almost 30 years he has overseen private equity investments, including acquisitions, expansions and divestitures. His projects have included the development of Bighorn Gold Club in Palm Desert, California, shopping centers, horse racetracks, casinos and radio stations, among others. He currently serves on the boards of many entities, including Ruidoso Downs Racing, Inc., a prominent horse racetrack in New Mexico.
Jay Meadows, Board Member
Jay Meadows is the co-founder and CEO of Rapid Reporting, an award-winning innovator of income, identity and employment verification products for the mortgage industry. A widely recognized fraud expert and fraud prevention advocate, Jay’s lobbying and educational efforts have been instrumental in the adoption of many of the industry’s most important fraud prevention efficiencies—including the reduction in income tax transcript turnaround times, which has enabled mortgage companies to use income verification as a pre-funding tool.
Michael Trujillo, Senior Vice President of International Distribution
Michael is responsible for the international distribution of RIDE TV. Michael is a successful senior media executive and has experience on both the MVPD and Programmer side. He held senior management positions at Dish in Programming Organization. Most recently, he served as Head of Distribution for MAVTV.
Peter Clifford, Senior Vice President of U.S. Distribution
Peter is responsible for distribution of RIDE TV in the U.S. Peter's distribution experience includes five years at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), as their Senior Vice President of Distribution and Affiliate Marketing, where he built the pre-curser to the WWE Network, WWE Classics On Demand as well as overseeing all PPV agreements and affiliate marketing. Peter also served as the Regional Vice President and General Manager at Golf Channel.