My first kayak was a birthday gift given to me in response to a steep increase in my saltwater fishing interests. Since then, I have made it a priority to get down to the flats on the Texas Coast as often as I can.

I first walked into ACK in 2006 and spent a season working the Austin location with ACK owners Steve and Peter. I parted with ACK to finish my Bachelors in Management from The University of Texas McComb’s school and then spent several years working in sales for a semiconductor company. An extensive world traveling sabbatical followed in which a large percentage of my time was spent outdoors. I decided it was time to align my passions with my work and have been back at ACK since March of 2011 and now serve as Assistant Store Manager for the Austin location. Along with this role, I am fortunate to be the Tournament Director for the Kayak Angler’s Tournament Series, which I am really enjoying! Working at ACK is a lot of fun and the staff is awesome!

During my free time I try to stay active both indoors and outdoors. You’ll often find me kayaking, fishing, hiking, cooking, brewing, reading and watching movies. I invite you to stop by the Austin Store Location and check out when you get a chance!

Kristian @ACK Austin


  1. Nice looking redfish there! Although I know there are a variety of products available at Austin Kayak, the fishing accessories have been the theme of my recent orders. Your company has provided prompt friendly service at great prices.