Meet Your Owners
Chris Callicutt (left) and Bradley Terry (middle) founded Carolina Waters in July 2020. With over a dozen years of friendship, they brought their idea to life to make CW what it is today. Third owner and Pro Staff Director Nick Kincaid joined in late 2021 and believed in the original duo's vision. Kincaid fishes the MLF Toyota Series in addition to other local and regional trails. Together, they help bring you the awesome products you've learned to love.
Decker comes with a wealth of experience at a young age. With several kayak trail titles to his name, he is an accomplished tournament angler. Decker is also an outstanding journalist, covering events for B.A.S.S. at all levels and covering sports for several local newspapers.
Capt. Kevin Dewar
Capt. Dewar hails from New Bern, NC, where he owns and operates Three D Charters. He's learned from and mentored some of the best captains on the NC coast. His expertise lies in the near and inshore fisheries of the Neuse River where you'll find reds, specks, stripers, and more.
When it comes to being a true largemouth bass hammer, Matt Dunn is your guy. Having won multiple events across various trails, Dunn's trophy case grows by the season. He was named CCKF Angler of the Year in 2021. He also coaches/manages the Tarheel Lunkers of the KFL, a nationwide kayak bass fishing league.
Jon comes to us from the greater Charlotte area, having past experience in NASCAR. He now is a real estate mogul and fishes Lake Norman on a regular basis. Jon fishes a variety of NC and National trails at a high level.
Jessica is from the Maiden, NC. She typically calls Lake Norman home and is working her way up in the regional tournament ranks as a boater and co-angler. Jessica is a small business owner, social media ambassador for several brands, and dog mom to a Great Dane.
Jay "2 Country" Jackson
Jay "2 Country" Jackson is from Fayetteville, NC. Jackson is an accomplished fresh and saltwater angler that enjoys catching a variety of species. Jay loves giving back to his community and is a great ambassador of the outdoors. He regularly works at the local wildlife agency, helping build a love for fishing for the next generation. When on the kayak, he is on Team Old Town, being one of their most prominent ambassadors.
A 24-year Army Vet, "Mikey" spent 18 of those with 3rd Special Forces Group in Ft. Bragg, NC. Moving from base to base as a youngster, Mikey fished both fresh and saltwater growing up. He fishes a variety of trails across NC and is a top-water fanatic.
Capt. Ben Ricks
Capt. Ricks, from New Bern, NC, is one of the smartest fishermen in the state. He has multiple degrees in fish biology and is the Director of Fisheries for the Coastal NC region of NC Fish & Wildlife. You'll hear some of his expertise on the NC Wildlife podcast "Better Fishing with Two Bald Biologists." He also owns and operates Ricks Brothers Outdoors, a charter business out of New Bern chasing anything with scales on the beautiful Neuse River.
Cam Steele was a youth pastor for a total of around 4 and a half years in and around his small hometown in North Carolina. He also volunteers as Chaplain for the CCKF, a local kayak trail. Cam founded and hosts the "Faith 'N Fish'N" podcast. Some favorites to fish for include bass, carp, bluefish, catfish, shark, redfish, and speckled trout! He brings many years of experience in fishing and faith to the brand.
From Raleigh, NC, Sullivan got his first kayak back in 2016 and fell in love with it. He started participating in tournaments with Carolina Kayak Anglers club in 2019. The following year, Dontrell started participating in national trail events. He now fishes almost exclusively competitively in local, national, and Kayak Fishing League events. His current rig is an Old Town Sportsman 120 PDL.