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.

Adriene Levknecht

Adriene Levknecht

Hometown: Greenville, SC


   Whitewater Kayaking

Ben Stookesberry

Ben Stookesberry

Hometown: Chico, CA


   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

Isaac Levinson

Isaac Levinson

Hometown: White Salmon, WA


   Whitewater Kayaking

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen

Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, GB


   Sea Kayaking

Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven

Hometown: Mynydd Llandegai, Wales


   Expedition Sea Kayaking

Leon Somme

Leon Somme

Hometown: Eastsound, WA


   Sea Kayaking

Paul Kuthe

Paul Kuthe

Hometown: Portland, OR


   Sea Kayaking

Sage Donnelly

Sage Donnelly

Hometown: Carson City, NV


   Whitewater Kayaking

Shawna Franklin

Shawna Franklin

Hometown: Eastsound, WA


   Sea Kayaking

Simon Osborne

Simon Osborne

Hometown: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK


   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

Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque


   Whitewater / Stand Up Paddle

Anton Immler

Anton Immler


   Expedition Whitewater

Ari Walker

Ari Walker


   Expedition Whitewater

Barny Young

Barny Young


   Expedition Whitewater

Ben Morton

Ben Morton


   Whitewater / Stand Up Paddle

Benjamin Hjort

Benjamin Hjort


   Whitewater Kayaking

Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg

Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg


   Sea Kayak / Photography

Charlie MacArthur

Charlie MacArthur


   Stand Up Paddle

Chris Baer

Chris Baer


   Expedition Whitewater

Christopher Lockyer

Christopher Lockyer


   Expedition Kayaking

Christopher Mautino

Christopher Mautino


   Stand Up Paddle

Cindy & Steve Scherrer

Cindy & Steve Scherrer


   Stand Up Paddle

Clay Wright

Clay Wright


   Whitewater Kayaking

Courtney Kerin

Courtney Kerin


   Whitewater Kayaking

Daan Jimmink

Daan Jimmink


   Whitewater Kayaking

Daniel Fox

Daniel Fox


   Sea Kayak / Photography

Dympna Hayes

Dympna Hayes


   Sea Kayaking

Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson


   Sea Kayaking

Holcombe Family - Peter, Kathy and Abby

Holcombe Family - Peter, Kathy and Abby


   Whitewater / Photography

Jaime Sharp

Jaime Sharp


   Sea Kayaking

Jakub Sedivy

Jakub Sedivy


   Whitewater Kayaking

James Roberts

James Roberts


   Sea Kayaking

Jess Matheson

Jess Matheson


   Expedition Kayaking

Jessie Stone

Jessie Stone


   Whitewater Kayaking

Jez

Jez


   Whitewater Kayaking

John Carmody

John Carmody


   Expedition Kayaking

Jordy Searle

Jordy Searle


   Expedition Whitewater

Jules Domine

Jules Domine


   Expedition Whitewater

Kalob Grady

Kalob Grady


   Whitewater Kayaking

Kate Hives

Kate Hives


   Sea Kayaking

Mark Kalch

Mark Kalch


   Expedition Kayaking

Mark Tozer

Mark Tozer


   Sea Kayaking

Miles Harvey

Miles Harvey


   Stand Up Paddle

Nige Robinson

Nige Robinson


   Expedition Kayaking

Norm Hann

Norm Hann


   Stand Up Paddle

Núria Fontané I Masó

Núria Fontané I Masó


   Whitewater Kayaking

Quim Fontané I Masó

Quim Fontané I Masó


   Expedition Kayaking

Rob Avery

Rob Avery


   Sea Kayaking

Sean Morley

Sean Morley


   Sea Kayaking

Seth Ashworth

Seth Ashworth


   Whitewater Kayaking

Thomas Richard

Thomas Richard


   Expedition 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


   Expedition Kayaking

Brooks Beatty

Brooks Beatty


   Kayak Fishing

Drew Gregory

Drew Gregory


   Kayak Fishing

Eric Harrison

Eric Harrison


   Kayak Fishing

Eric Jackson

Eric Jackson


   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

Richie Bekolay

Richie Bekolay


   Kayak Fishing

Rob Choi

Rob Choi


   Kayak Fishing

Sean White

Sean White


   Kayak Fishing

Todd Switzer

Todd Switzer


   Kayak Fishing