Meet The Team

Travelers, Expedition Leaders, Explorers, Champions.

Pro TEAM

Team Kokatat is an elite group of whitewater and sea kayaking athletes, who continually push the limits of our sport and perform at the highest levels. With backgrounds and stories as mixed as their skill sets, these athletes travel the globe competing and exploring, trusting their safety and comfort to a mix of Kokatat products and apparel.

We're honored to support this multi-faceted team — one whose success in competition and exploration is only rivaled by their dedication to the encouragement of paddlesports participation and to safe and clean water initiatives.

For athlete profiles, pictures, and career highlights, select an athlete photo.

Ben Stookesberry

Ben Stookesberry

Hometown: Missoula, MT


   Expedition Whitewater

Chris Korbulic

Chris Korbulic

Hometown: Gold Hill, OR


   Expedition Kayaking

Dane Jackson

Dane Jackson

Hometown: Walling, TN


   Whitewater Kayaking

Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Hometown: Rock Island, TN


   Whitewater Kayaking

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson

Hometown: Rock Island, TN


   Whitewater Kayaking

Evan Moore

Evan Moore

Hometown: Kernville, CA


   Expedition Whitewater

Gerd Serrasolses

Gerd Serrasolses

Hometown: Sort, Catalunya


   Whitewater Kayaking

Jaime Sharp

Jaime Sharp

Hometown: New Zealand


   Expedition Sea Kayaking

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen

Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, GB


   Sea Kayaking

Jordy Searle

Jordy Searle

Hometown: Hokitika, New Zealand


   Expedition Whitewater

Jules Domine

Jules Domine

Hometown: Medellin, Columbia


   Expedition Whitewater

Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven

Hometown: Mynydd Llandegai, Wales


   Expedition Sea Kayaking

Nouria Newman

Nouria Newman

Hometown: La Plagne, France


   Whitewater Kayaking

Paul Kuthe

Paul Kuthe

Hometown: Portland, OR


   Sea Kayaking

Rafa Ortiz

Rafa Ortiz

Hometown: White Salmon WA


   Expedition Whitewater

Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne

Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK


   Sea Kayaking

Tara Mulvany

Tara Mulvany

Hometown: New Zealand


   Expedition Sea Kayaking


Ambassador TEAM

Kokatat Global Ambassadors span the paddlesports genres from whitewater to sea kayaking to stand-up paddleboard (SUP). Whether it's running some of the world's biggest rapids, making first descents, or exploring uncharted rivers, lakes, and oceans, our Global Ambassadors include the sport's most influential paddlers who are constantly pushing the boundaries in watersports.

Alicia Casas Zaragoza

Alicia Casas Zaragoza


   Whitewater Kayaking

Ari Walker

Ari Walker


   Expedition Whitewater

Barny Young

Barny Young


   Expedition Whitewater

Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg

Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg


   Sea Kayak / Photography

Carson Lindsay

Carson Lindsay


   Expedition Whitewater

Christian Edie

Christian Edie


   Stand Up Paddle

Christopher Lockyer

Christopher Lockyer


   Sea Kayaking

Clay Wright

Clay Wright


   Whitewater Kayaking

Daan Jimmink

Daan Jimmink


   Whitewater Kayaking

Darby McAdams

Darby McAdams


   Whitewater Kayaking

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson


   Sea Kayaking

Holcombe Family - Peter, Kathy and Abby

Holcombe Family - Peter, Kathy and Abby


   Whitewater / Photography

Isaac Levinson

Isaac Levinson


   Whitewater Kayaking

Jakub Sedivy

Jakub Sedivy


   Whitewater Kayaking

Jess Matheson

Jess Matheson


   Expedition Kayaking

Jimmy Martinello

Jimmy Martinello


   Stand Up Paddle

Johnny Chase

Johnny Chase


   Expedition Whitewater

Jon Burak

Jon Burak


   Whitewater / Stand Up Paddle

Kalob Grady

Kalob Grady


   Whitewater Kayaking

Kate Hives

Kate Hives


   Sea Kayaking

Kevin Cullen

Kevin Cullen


   Stand Up Paddle

Lane Jacobs

Lane Jacobs


   Expedition Whitewater

Leon Somme

Leon Somme


   Sea Kayaking

Miles Harvey

Miles Harvey


   Stand Up Paddle

Norm Hann

Norm Hann


   Stand Up Paddle

Pedro Astorga

Pedro Astorga


   Whitewater Kayaking

Quim Fontané I Masó

Quim Fontané I Masó


   Expedition Kayaking

Sage Donnelly

Sage Donnelly


   Whitewater Kayaking

Sam Grafton

Sam Grafton


   Expedition Whitewater

Seth Ashworth

Seth Ashworth


   Whitewater Kayaking

Shawna Franklin

Shawna Franklin


   Sea Kayaking

Thomas Richard

Thomas Richard


   Whitewater Kayaking


Kayak Fishing TEAM

Kokatat's Kayak Fishing team is comprised of the most inspiring kayak anglers in the world. They teach clinics and seminars, are world class fishing guides and top ranked anglers. These ambassadors are passionate about promoting and building the sport of kayak fishing globally.

Alan Battista

Alan Battista


   Kayak Fishing

Brad Hole

Brad Hole


   Kayak Fishing

Bridgett Howard

Bridgett Howard


   Kayak Fishing

Dan Smullen

Dan Smullen


   Kayak Fishing

Drew Gregory

Drew Gregory


   Kayak Fishing

Eric “EJ” Jackson

Eric “EJ” Jackson


   Kayak Fishing

Eric Harrison

Eric Harrison


   Kayak Fishing

Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman


   Kayak Fishing

Jeff Little

Jeff Little


   Kayak Fishing

Jim Sammons

Jim Sammons


   Kayak Fishing

Kevin Whitley

Kevin Whitley


   Kayak Fishing

Noah Heck

Noah Heck


   Kayak Fishing

Richard Ofner

Richard Ofner


   Kayak Fishing

Rob Choi

Rob Choi


   Kayak Fishing

Sean White

Sean White


   Kayak Fishing