Fish Village Pro Staff Team

Team Captains

Team leads chosen for their experience and influence in the kayak fishing community.

Trip Ambassadors

Trip ambassadors have been selected to facilitate new trip growth and development. 

Tournament Ambassadors

Ambassadors representing the Fish Village brand in kayak fishing tournaments locally, nationally, as well as internationally.

Brand Ambassadors

The heart of our Pro Staff program. Each kayak angler has been chosen to assist in growing the Fish Village brand at a grass roots level in premiere kayak fishing locations.

Captains

Brian Nelli

South Florida (US)

Years
Kayak Fishing
14                               
Biggest Catch90lbs. Sailfish
Bucket List LocationsAustralia, Alaska, India            
Kayak PlatformHobie Outback
Derrick Benton

Panhandle Florida (US)

Years
Kayak Fishing
7
Biggest Catch~140lbs. Tarpon
Bucket List Locations
Thailand, Fiji, Patagonia          
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback
Ivy Harris

Central Florida (US)

Years Kayak Fishing9
Biggest Catch90lbs. Tarpon
Bucket List Locations
Malaysia, Hawaii, Costa Rica
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback
Marty Gittens

Melbourne (Australia)

Years Kayak Fishing5
Biggest Catch75lbs. Sailfish
Bucket List LocationsNew Zealand, Alaska, Texas      
Kayak PlatformHobie Compass

Trip Ambassadors

Jesse Landry

Northern California (US)

Years Kayak Fishing5
Biggest
Catch
43lbs. Pacific Halibut
Bucket List LocationsAustralia, Panama,  Alaska                                      
Kayak
Platform

Hobie Outback 
          
Ryan Howell

Central Coast California (US)

Years
Kayak Fishing
15
Biggest Catch50lbs. White Seabass
Bucket List LocationsAlaska, New Zealand, Puerto Vallarta

Kayak PlatformHobie Outback

Tournament Ambassadors

Billy Centrone

South Florida (US)

Years Kayak Fishing5
Biggest
Catch
40lbs. Kingfish
Bucket List LocationsPanama, Dry Tortugas, Mexico      
Kayak Platform
Hobie Pro Angler 14
Paul Rountree

North Island (New Zealand)

Years Kayak Fishing
17
Biggest
Catch
Hapuka
Bucket List LocationsPanama, Costa Rica, Niue                
Kayak
Platform
Viking Reload 
Sean Rigby

Mississippi (US)

Years Kayak
Fishing
5
Biggest Catch34" Red snapper
Bucket List LocationsPompano, Islamorada, West Coast (US)
Kayak PlatformHobe Outback

Brand Ambassadors

Brandon Barton

Panhandle Florida (US)

Years Kayak Fishing10
Biggest Catch
150lbs. Tarpon
Bucket List LocationsPanama, Amazon, Florida Keys
Kayak Platform
Hobie PA 360
Bryan Hildebrandt

So. California (US)

Years Kayak Fishing
5
Biggest Catch
36" Halibut
Bucket List LocationsAny Mothership locations
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback
Charlie Wardle

So. California (US)

Years Kayak Fishing7
Biggest Catch100lbs. Black Seabass
Bucket List LocationsHawaii, Panama, New Zealand
KayakPlatformHobie Outback
Eric Muhoberac

Southern Louisana (US)

Years Kayak Fishing16
Biggest Catch
130lbs. Tarpon
Bucket List LocationsGalapagos Isl., New Zealand, Tristan da Cunha
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback
Frank Roznos

So. California (US)

Years Kayak Fishing
2
Biggest Catch
4.5' Leopard Shark
Bucket List LocationsPanama, Cedros Island, Australia, New Zealand
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback
Kaleb Kvartek

Panhandle Florida (US)

Years Kayak Fishing2
Biggest Catch41" Black Drum
Bucket List LocationsGreat Barrier Reef, Panama, Venice (Louisiana)
Kayak Platform
Hobie Pro Angler 12, Old Town Topwater 120 PDL
Kyle Zemke

Idaho (US)

Years Kayak Fishing20
Biggest Catch
75" White Sturgeon
Bucket List LocationsNew Zealand, Frazier River, British Columbia
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback/Pro Angler
Scott Bryant

Brisbane (Austraila)

Years
Kayak
Fishing
15
Biggest
Catch
44" Australian Queenfish
Bucket List LocationsPanama, Amazon River
Kayak Platform
Hobie Outback/Hobie Revolution 13
Tommy Ponce

So. California (US)

Years
Kayak
Fishing
7
Biggest
Catch
40lbs. Thresher Shark
Bucket List LocationsAscension Island, New Zealand       
Kayak
Platform
Hobie Outback