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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Director of Partner & Sponsor Relations

615-426-9940

[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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Director of Operations

619-569-3065

[Contact for: KBF Challenge and Tournament issues; KBF Partner Program; rules questions, revision process & compliance, Judge training & certification, Dispute escalations] ♦ Richard oversees the operations for all Kayak Bass Fishing competitive series or events. He is a 27-year Navy Veteran, currently serving as Command Master Chief at Assault Craft Unit 5 in Oceanside, California. At KBF, […]

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COO, Managing Director/Partner

(615) 456-7123

[Contact for: Nothing. Contact other KBF Staff members, who will coordinate with Joe when appropriate.] ♦ Haubenreich has worked alongside Chad KBF since 2012, providing retail, strategic planning, and marketing support. He now works behind the scenes to provide the creative, technical and web assets. He handles website development and maintenance and helps coordinate and manage […]

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Customer Care Manager

615-334-1419

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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Lead Tournament Director / Senior Advisor

[Contact for: KBF OPEN and Championship event planning and direction] ♦ KBF calls Nik Brown our Lead Tournament Director and Senior Advisor for good reason; he has had a hand in almost every aspect of kayak fishing since the beginning of KBF. He is the guy that many call on for advice, and he is always happy […]

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KBF Chief Number Cruncher

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[Contact for: Event reports, AOY rankings, KBFNC and TRAIL Championship qualification] ♦ Josh Martin, born & raised in California, spent his childhood fishing for king salmon on the Sacramento River in Northern California. Retiring after twenty years of service in the United States Army (Military Police Corrections), he started a new Information Technology (IT) career in 2017. […]

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Admin Assistant

Mary Cook gets our first-time and renewing members squared away, plugged in, and decal’ed up. She and her family make their home in west Nashville, just a few blocks from the Harpeth River where she sometimes escapes to paddle and put life back in perspective.

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