CRYSTAL LAFOSSE | TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Crystal LaFosse is a passionate angler and hunter who has been traveling to attend and work many fishing tournaments. She’s an accomplished mother to 8-year old Cardyn and savvy businesswoman. In her free time, Crystal loves hanging out with family, offshore fishing and traveling.
Working in the concierge and event planning business in her early career, Crystal soon realized the fishing industry was her passion, creating her recipe for success. In 2013, Crystal opened a family business, Cajun Tackle, in Lake Charles, Louisiana and in 2015 founded the Salty Catch Fishing Rodeo hosted at Golden Nugget Lake Charles. She now resides in Grand Isle, Louisiana running the Hurricane Hole Marina & Resort.
ROBBIE CARTER | MARKETING DIRECTOR
Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and a marketing graduate of Louisiana State University, Robbie Carter has a passion for his home state. For the past 22 years he has worked alongside his father, Bobby Carter, who is Tournament of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. This event holds many records such as largest blue marlin caught in the Gulf 1054.6 lbs., the Gulf’s overall tournament can payout of 2.2 million and world’s largest cash payout for single swordfish $376,075. His many years of event experience and being Director of Marketing for the MGCBC led him to establish the high stakes king-fishing event King Master presented by Yellowfin.
Robbie travels around the tournament circuit gathering ideas, building sponsor relationships and creating marketing content which makes his events so special. His greatest accomplishments of all are his three children Robert, Camden and Lily.