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Nick Robben

HEAD OF STAFF & PARTNERSHIPS

MISSOURI @NJR_DJNICKNASTY

Father. Huntsman. Dog Lover. My passion for waterfowl has led me to hunt over many breeds each with their own strengths and quirks. I am patiently waiting to settle on a breed and choose a new hunting buddy. For now I have two rescued pitbull mixes that I have trained to be excellent family dogs. I came to Pro Dog Outfitter through my position with Dekes Waterfowl. As Partnership Director with Dekes I look for new brands to work with and share in the growth of small business. Pro Dog was a perfect fit for us and with in days I found myself immersed in the Pro Dog brand. As a career Firefighter/Paramedic I rarely got a chance to put my Bachelors in Business administration to work but working with new brands has become my passion. My position with Pro Dog is to take on new brands and partnerships while ensuring our pro staff is getting you the best content possible. If there is anything you need for your pup we are here for you. Please send any brand or product requests to nick@prodogoutfitter.com

 

TYLER CARLIN

vp oF sTAFF & rECRUITMENT

lOUISIANA @TJCARLIN2001

Welcome to the BEST pro staff in the nation! My name is Tyler Carlin. I am a musician and an avid duck hunter who eats at Chili’s multiple times a week. Over here at Pro Dog Outfitter, I really am the life of the party! My job is to make the staff entertaining and productive. My dog is Andy. At one year old, he picked up 250 ducks. We make a great team and hope you and your hunting parter have the same bond we have! If you have any questions concerning the staff, I am your guy! You can reach me at tyler@prodogoutfitter.com

mARK kENDALL

VP OF MEDIA & elite field expert

mISSOURI @MAKENDALL89

I am a career firefighter/paramedic and father of 2 kids from the St. Louis area. Our family has 4 dogs, 2 black labs, 1 Australian Shepard and a good ole mutt. Dogs brought me and my wife together and will always have a special place in our relationship, our “pack” is a huge part of our family. Outside of waterfowl hunting and working with my dogs I enjoy photography, cooking, fishing and anything to get me outside. My kids are getting old enough to be interested in the same things that Mom and Dad like to do. I look forward to sharing my passion for dogs, hunting and the outdoors with them as they get older. My “Grocery Getters”Deke: 7 year old American lab, my Craigslist duck dog. He won’t win any awards for style or speed but he’s got a great nose for cripples and he’s a great blind buddy. Jax: 7 year old British lab from Muddy Paws Kennels in Sikeston, MO. He is a high speed, high drive dog that doesn’t have an off switch when it comes time to work. For any media inquires please reach out to mark@prodogoutfitter.com

chad myers / elite field staff

south carolina @hevimetal_duckman

Chad has been hunting since he was 5 years old. He started by hunting deer, turkey and predators with his dad. He has been waterfowl hunting for 21 years; upland game birds for 10 years. He has been guiding hunts for 20 years; 16 years at South Carolina Waterfowl Association & also for himself. Chad’s current water dog is Boomer.Chad serves as the President of the Anderson Chapter of the South Carolina Waterfowl Association, raising money for Camp Woodie for kids. Some of his Prostaff appointments include Hevi-Shot, Jeb’s Chokes, Heybo, Grizzly Ears, Hardy Facepaint, Halo Waterfowl, Duk Nutz, Sportmix, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Gator Waders, Scent Crusher, Sportsman Camo Covers, Adrenal-Line, Clenzoil, D.T.Systems, Duel Game Calls, Allen Company, Twisted Oaks, Pro Dog Outfitter, Cooks Fatal Attraction, Groove Life, Fowler’s Box, Freedom Fighter Tactical, and several others.

brogen porterfield / elite field expert

oregon @brogenporterfield

My name is Brogen Porterfield I have been a upland, as well as a big game guide for 15 years. I have operated upland hunting preserves in Oregon since I was 17 year old. I currently own and operate RioRidge Outfitters, and manage Horseshoe Curve Hunt Club, were we run upland bird hunts as well as big game. Gun dog training is our main focus at RioRidge. Focusing on pointing breeds and retrievers as well as big game hounds. We operate mainly out of our 1200 acre preserve in Echo Oregon, chasing liberated and wild birds. So for 220 days we are in the field guiding upland birds, and training dogs 365 days a year.
In 2017 I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life Emma. She shares the same passion as I do in the outdoors and loves dogs as much as we all do. Dogs and hunting have been a part of my life as far back as I can remember and I couldn’t imagine life with out them. We currently have 12 dogs of all pointing breeds, and all ages, and they all do there job well.
I am excited about taking my roll on at Pro Dog Outffitter as an Elite field expert. It going to be a wild ride, so let’s let the good times roll.

levi pate / elite field expert

georgia @bishopfarmkennels

Kristy is newer to the hunting world but has jumped right in with help from her boyfriend, Karl who is an avid deer hunter with a love for upland game. After breaking her back in an unfortunate horseback riding accident, Kristy decided to turn her attention to dogs. She did her research and wanted to find the perfect breed to match her lifestyle. She came across “German Shorthaired Pointers” - energetic, compassionate, and extremely versatile. This was the perfect breed for Kristy and Karl who are outside 12+ hours a day and are extremely active. She searched for a breeder who’s dogs were well proven and titled, health tested, and of course loving! This search took her to Michigan and after being placed on a waiting list for over a year, the time came and the couple drove 12 hours to pick up Ruger. After a year of training and growing love for the breed, they found themselves on another waiting list for another perfect shorthair, Zenzi. Both dogs are extremely proficent in the field and are great house pets. Kristy is a horseback riding instructor, equine trainer, photographer, and dog trainer! She has plans to open her own kennel for the breeding and training of GSPS.


kevin johnson / pro staff

california @kevin_johnsonii

Man a Bio is tough for me. I’m just your average joe that spends way too much time hunting, guiding, and training dogs. My old man always told the story about how the first time I ever counted to 10 as a little kid, I was counting his limit of quail. I suppose that’s where I get it from. Training GSPs goes back to my grate grandfather. So I guess it just runs in my blood. Kinda explains why I’m so draw to spend 150+ days a year hunting, guiding and training. I’m a California licensed guide and guide for all 3 species of quail in California during the season. I’m a member of quail forever, ducks unlimited and back country hunters and anglers so I guess you could say I’m also a conservationist. I consider myself an amateur dog trainer. I don’t make any money doing it but I’ve helped maybe guys get there pointing dogs steady on birds. I’m also pro staff for q5 outdoor products and stand behind their products. By day I’m a machinist and I’m expecting a baby girl in August so I’m a soon to be dad. Sorry this is all over the place hopefully you can use some of this.

 

kristy tamburr / pro staff

new jersey @justabirddog

Kristy is newer to the hunting world but has jumped right in with help from her boyfriend, Karl who is an avid deer hunter with a love for upland game. After breaking her back in an unfortunate horseback riding accident, Kristy decided to turn her attention to dogs. She did her research and wanted to find the perfect breed to match her lifestyle. She came across “German Shorthaired Pointers” - energetic, compassionate, and extremely versatile. This was the perfect breed for Kristy and Karl who are outside 12+ hours a day and are extremely active. She searched for a breeder who’s dogs were well proven and titled, health tested, and of course loving! This search took her to Michigan and after being placed on a waiting list for over a year, the time came and the couple drove 12 hours to pick up Ruger. After a year of training and growing love for the breed, they found themselves on another waiting list for another perfect shorthair, Zenzi. Both dogs are extremely proficent in the field and are great house pets. Kristy is a horseback riding instructor, equine trainer, photographer, and dog trainer! She has plans to open her own kennel for the breeding and training of GSPS.

 

 

kevin johnson / pro staff

georgia @Lisamcdonald.atpranch

I am married and currently live in Southern Georgia where I enjoy hunting waterfowl, upland and my favorite, Turkeys! I also enjoy traveling around the country pursuing the next adventure with my Boykin Spaniel; Jake. Our favorite places to hunt Georgia and South Florida where we chase ducks and hold a slight biased towards hunting turkey! Other than hunting, I enjoy training dogs and working to perfect Jake's craft


brandon pafford / pro staff

oklahoma @btpafford89

I’m 30 years old, married and have three beautiful children. Born and raised in Wisconsin hunting anything from deer, turkey, and Waterfowl. Waterfowl hunting has always been my major passion and when I moved to Oklahoma 8 years ago I discovered how much of a Waterfowl Mecca it was. My other passion is photography. To be able to capture the memories afield is something that gives me pure enjoyment. In all, the great outdoors is what I live for.

 

amber lucas/ pro staff

texas @amberlucas0109

Living in deep East Texas, hunting is a natural hobby in our area. My husband and I started our kennel LL Gun Dogs, LLC back in 2014 and never imagined how successful our business would be. He was able to start training dogs full time and our passion for not only hunting with dogs, but the competition aspect grew immensely. We’ve been lucky enough to help other waterfowler's find their hunting partners and have puppies from our litters in over 16 states! Running a full time training and breeding operation as well as being a full time Registered nurse can be exhausting and challenging at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. They say, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

 

devin coleman / pro staff

Mississippi @Colemedia

I’m Devin Coleman and I’m from Meridian, Mississippi. Most of my days are spent in the outdoors. I’ve been blessed to be raised in a family that loves to hunt and fish every chance we get. In 2015 I was introduced to Waterfowl hunting by a friend of mine. Just like everyone says, I was hooked on my first hunt. I started hunting before class and scouting after class almost every day. In 2016 I started a page on Instagram called Magnolia Waterfowl (@magnolia_waterfowl) where I would post pictures and videos of our duck hunts. Since then it has grown into an apparel brand and we have thousands of followers. 2016 was also the year I brought home my best friend, my yellow lab, Kane. He’s grown up to be a beast of a duck dog with some back yard training by myself. When I started hunting with Kane, it changed my whole perspective of Waterfowl hunting. I’ll never forget his first retrieve, a Drake woodduck. There’s such an unexplainable satisfaction every time he brings back a duck, knowing all the year’s hard work and training has paid off. I have also worked with and trained other dogs with my buddies. I’m thankful to be a part of this amazing company, Pro Dog Outfitter. We have the some of the best staff in the industry and the best customer service. For anything your dog needs to for the next adventure, you have come to the right place!


black woodward / pro staff

illinois @blake_woodward

My name is Blake Woodward, I am a 24 year old helicopter pilot. I love training dogs in my free time. I still have a lot to learn about life, I live day by day trying to become the best man I can be! Training dogs can teach you a lot, dogs are like people, they all learn at a different pace and in different ways. It’s very rewarding to watch a dog nail a new task that you’ve been working on teaching them. I love the outdoors and sharing it with our 4 leg companions!

addie lloyd / pro staff

florida @ boone_doc

Georgia born and Florida raised, hunting anything from bucks to ducks has been a huge part of my family for generations. Some of my earliest memories are of riding around my family’s old hunting camp in the back of my dad’s jeep, or sitting up with him in his tree stand. Anything from hunting to fishing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and more, you’ll always find me outdoors! After wanting a Golden Retriever for over four years, I picked up my soon to be hunting partner, Boone Doc, from a breeder in Georgia in 2017. I first started taking Boone bird hunting with me when he was barely seven months old, and he has been a rockstar on every hunt since! We train daily, and this boy loves to work just as much as I love watching him work. The versatility of a well-bred Golden never fails to impress me, as this dog excels in both upland and waterfowl hunting. I decided to take this dog’s training even further and have been running him in HRC hunt tests where his skills are really put to the test. The bond between a dog and his handler is like no other, and I look forward to sharing our adventures and endeavors for years to come.

maci royal / pRO sTAFF

georgia @maciroyal

Hey Y’all my name is Maci Royal. I’m a southern girl born and raised in Georgia and have lived there my entire life (Go Braves!). I am currently finishing up my senior year at Valdosta State University and I am in the Kappa Delta Sorority. I’m happiest in a duck blind or a deer stand, but honestly I enjoy all types of hunting! Right now, I hunt whitetail deer, ducks, geese, turkey, wild hogs, quail, and just went on my first elk hunt this past year. Over the next few years, my goal is to travel, experience, and hunt more places around the world and hunt a variety of different species. I’m a proud dog mom to my quail/dove hunting partner “Georgia”. She is an english cocker spaniel and my best friend! I am constantly thinking about my future career ahead in the hunting/outdoor industry, and can not thank God enough for blessing me with my strong passion for the outdoors.


WESLEY VAUGHAN

Owner VPC Lanyards

North Carolina

I’m a 41 year old father of 2 boys, Full time Fire Lieutenant near Raleigh, North Carolina. I love the outdoors and conservation. I’ve been an avid Waterfowlerz as long as I can remember. This has been a huge part to the success of my Paracord Product business. I strive to make better, more affordable products for the average person. Both of my sons have hunted with me from a young age. The time and memories I share with them will never be replaced or shadowed by any trophies! I look forward to the opportunities upcoming from this company.

CHRIS BOSWELL

Vici, Oklahoma

I originally grew up in So Cal Born and raised, Most of my life was spent Marketing in the Action Sports Industry. I moved Oklahoma in 2011 with my wife and children and found Waterfowl Hunting was something i enjoyed, I started Fowled Ambition Outfitters Est’14 so I can give an opportunity to take others and let them enjoy the well kept secret of Oklahoma’s Waterfowling to big spins of Canada’s to huge wads of greenhead’s.

ROSS ADAMS

Paragould, Arkansas

24 year old from Northeast Arkansas just trying to live the best life possible with my soon to be bride Sydney. Goose season is what I live for. Speck hunting in Arkansas is like no other! From the setup/preparation, to concealment, to the shot.. I LIVE FOR IT. Been in the waterfowl fields since I can remember. I have a passion for conservation and sportsmanship. There is nothing better than God’s country on a brisk winter morning with my buddies! It’s my way of life.