KBF Staff

Founder & President

[Contact for: KBF TV, Marketing, Promotions] ♦ Chad Hoover Hendersonville, TN KBF Founder & President Chad “Knot Right” Hoover grew up hunting, fishing and exploring the backwoods and backwaters of rural Louisiana and Georgia. After finishing high school, he joined the Navy and set out in search of adventure. In September 2012, Chad retired after over […]

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Partner/COO; Series Director

(615) 456-7123

Text: 615-456-7123 Email: joe@kayakbassfishing.com PM: Joe Haubenreich [Contact for: Operational issues related to the KBF wesite(s), KBF TRAIL Series, KBF Pro Tour, and KbF Challenge Series.] ♦ Joe has worked alongside Chad KBF since 2012, providing retail, strategic planning, and marketing support. He is Series Director for the KBF TRAIL, Challenge, and Pro Tour series […]

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Director of Partner & Sponsor Relations


[Contact for: KBF Partner Program, Sponsor relationship management, bookkeeping & accounting, scheduling, KBF TRAIL Series coordination] ♦ Kristie oversees KBF’s administration, billing, bookkeeping and invoicing. Kristie does all of this while helping build strong ties between KBF and kayak fishing vendors, community event planners, tournament directors, club & circuit leaders and tourism bureaus. Kristie works closely with Chad […]

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Customer Care Manager


Customer Care Manager Lynette Brentlinger is in charge of KBF Inventory, logistics, and fulfillment, generally. That means she makes sure that someone from KBF responds to inquiries and orders from members and website guests in a timely, complete, and professional way.

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Director of Judging and Standards


[Contact for: Redfish Series, KBF rules questions, reviews & revisions, judge certification and scheduling, KBF Website and TourneyX Event Pages. ] ♦ KBF’s Director of Judging and Standards/KBF Redfish Series Director Amanda Brannon joined KBF’s staff 2017 as a KBF Judge. She now oversees all KBF officiating, judge scheduling and assignments. In addition she works […]

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Social Media Manager


Rob joined KBF’s staff after a year of college internship during which he worked closely with Chad on collection, creation, and deployment of digital media on various social media platforms. He is a multi-species kayak angler who has worked in the outdoor industry since 2014. Look for Rob at major KBF events. On the rare […]

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KBF Partner Program & Membership Director


[Contact for: KBF Partner Program, KBFNC Partner Qualification Awards, KBF Advisory Group.] Terry’s is familiar face for hundreds of KBF members, who met him at past KBF National Championships where he managed the Expo. He has been Sales Manager for All Pro Rods since 2013, working with retailers who stock and sell APR rods and […]

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Communications Coordinator


Todd is KBF’s newest staff member and will be playing a major role event promotion and communications. He will also pull emcee duties at several KBF tourmaments in 2020, notably the Dee Zee KBF TENvitational at Kissimmee Chain of Lakes and the 2020 YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo at Lake Guntersville.

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