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TackleStores.net™ Team

TackleStores.net™ core strength lies among its extremely talented and energetic team of designers, programmers, IT specialists, marketing gurus, copywriters, and producers with a broad range of backgrounds and training. Our team of specialists bring decades of experience and demonstrated success in their field. What unites these individuals is a genuine passion for fishing and the outdoors and an unyielding desire to effectively apply leading-edge technologies with sound marketing strategies to service the fishing industries nationwide.

Chad Woods

Founder, President

Chad Woods has over 20 years experience in high technology and business applications development. Chad is originally from Westlake Village, California and now resides in Minden, Nevada. Chad attended the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas where he graduated with a degree in Business Finance. Chad has a real passion for fishing that was developed during his childhood. He started fishing freshwater and soon developed his skills at deep sea sport fishing off the California Coast. After college Chad became an entrepreneur and formed a business in 1998 called TECK.net an Internet Development company. This soon became a very successful company that is still in operation today. From his passion for the outdoors and fishing Chad began a new venture in 2000 to fill a need for current fishing reports and conditions called SportfishingReports.com. This soon became one of the leading fishing information websites and supports the Southern California Fleet from Ventura to San Diego. TackleStores.net™ is the next business venture to complement and overall vision of providing the most up-to-date information available to the individual fisherman's needs nationwide.


Rick Romano

Creative Director/Frontend Engineer

Rick has over 20 years of marketing media and technology experience. As one of the initial adopters of emerging Internet technologies dating back to the early 90's, Rick is a recognized leader in business operations utilizing Internet technologies and multimedia. Rick attended Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and graduated with a BSBA in Business Management. The Founding Partner and CEO of AspenMedia, a full-service marketing communications agency established in San Francisco in the 1994, Rick has been highly successful working with customers from all disciplines and business models. His past clients include eRetailer sites, manufacturers, professional service providers, major market radio stations, enterprise web platforms, and consumer brands. Rick has had the fortune of working with international F-500 companies and household names, such as Bank of America, Yahoo!, and GE, and has helped build emerging brands from concept to launch. Rick now resides in Parkland Florida and started Rainfire Media in 2012. Rick has a deep passion for fishing and the outdoors as well and has been involved in the fishing industry in Southern California since 2000 when he moved to Orange County. His mutual interests in the fishing industry is what brought Chad and Rick together in this venture. Rick has recently joined the TackleStores.net™ as creative director and lead frontend engineer.