TRC Staff

National Pro-Staff Managers 

Gary Malkin

 My name is Gary Malkin.  I am 46 years old, married to my wife Chrisha.  I currently am self-employed as a Gunsmith and finish Woodworker for the past 4 years.  I am a retired Sergeant First Class from the U.S. Military (Army) with 23 years of active duty service as of February 2014.  I live in Fayetteville NC pursuing my fishing career and lifelong dream. I have learned in the military that you can’t take anything lightly. By this I mean, your drive in finishing the mission and finishing it on top.  Whether the mission is big or small long or short, you finish it and finish it on top.  I have taken this philosophy to what I feel is a whole new extreme in fishing.  My goal in life is to win the BassMasters Classic and the FLW tour Championship, along with angler of the year in both.  I believe I have the drive, willingness, dedication and complete commitment to be number ONE.  With the right amount of time on the water and right equipment, I will achieve my goal. My military background and experience has afforded me the opportunity to talk to a diverse military and civilian population about different products that I uses while I am fish.  For example, FishStyx Rods, TRC Covers, Jewel Bait and Amphibia Sunglass are my sponsors.  People see me using these products and it forms an impression with them.  I can reach a large amount of untapped resources by endorsing the products I trust in to people I imprint while fishing.    I have been associated with both professional and amateur competitions which are listed in my attached resume. My equipment includes a 2004 TR196 powered by a 200 Mercury engine and is transported by a 2017 Toyota Tundra. In closing, I feel that I have a lot to learn as well as a lot to offer.  I like talking to people in both small and large crowds.  I feel that once I put my mind to something that I have the training, experience, willingness, dedication and drive to get anything accomplished.  I will use this to achieve my goal in life and I would encourage you to come along for want will be an exciting ride. 

 

Eddie Endicott

I was born and raised in St. Pete Florida. I grew up fishing in the Gulf and lakes in Florida. But I made a move to Kentucky where I have lived most of my life fishing creeks, ponds, rivers, and lakes. I also found a love for hunting and love it all. After high school I went on to receive a two year degree in Industrial Maintenance from WKU Technical College in Bowling Green. I have worked in the trades for more than 30 years and I am currently a Engineering Technician for a automotive factory. I have been married to my beautiful wife for almost 23 years and have three wonderful daughters. I have coached a high school bowling team for seven years. And my oldest daughter is now bowling at the collegiate level. I have been with TRC Covers from pretty much the start. I started out as a Sales Rep. and on to the Pro Staff. I was promoted to the East Region Manager and now serve as the Regional Director. Over the years I have competed in several Bass tournaments local and regional. I have had great success in them and look forward to advancing on to the next level. 
Regional Managers
Austin Klotz - North Region 
My name is Austin Klotz and I have been apart of TRCovers for five years. I am an avid angler that enjoys competing in local, collegiate and semi-professional circuits. I have competed in several FLW regional tournaments and two national level tournaments. I enjoy fishing as much as I possibly can and have been blessed to live only 25 minutes away from St. Clair which makes it difficult to fish anywhere else. I am pursuing my captain’s training to become a guide on St. Clair. My passion is allowing others to enjoy fishing like I do. There is nothing like watching a less experienced angler bring in a fish of a lifetime. Once I earn the captain’s license I would like to eventually become a full-time guide which will allow me to create many lifelong memories for myself and others.
 
Dustin Weaver- East Region 
I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee hunting and fishing as far back as I can remember. I can remember my dad taking me fishing several times a month to some local ponds until I was a bit older and he began taking me to the lake to fish from public docks. When I turned 16 I got my first job and due to still being in school and having a job the fishing slowed down a bit, but would still find a few hours here and there to go. In 2008 I was offered a job at the Sheriffs Office in my county and begin my carrier in law enforcement. Due to the hours this allowed me to have more time time to get out on the water. For the next couple years I begin to fish small, mostly benefit, tournaments and in doing this I knew that I wanted to go to the top and be a professional angler. I was blessed with a promotion in 2015 and this allowed to buy an new boat and get out there and travel on bigger lakes I wasn't familiar with and join bigger tournaments when I can. I absolutely love talking to people at local tackle shops, at the boat ramp, and even out on the water. I like sharing my knowledge with other angers and love getting the young anglers involved.
Social Media & Marketing Manager 
-Sam Jones 

To say I’m To say I’m passionate about the outdoors  & the sport of bass fishing seems like an understatement. I don’t remember a time in which I wasn’t enthralled by nature and all it had to offer. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve constantly read, researched, and practiced all the new, and even the old, techniques to expand my knowledge.  I live for the pursuit  and I feel most at home on the water. After years  of  fishing & competing at all different levels, I found kayak fishing and truly fell in love with the sport and the kayak fishing community. My mission now is to help grow the industry and bring more & more anglers to the sport, while also chasing my dreams of competing at the highest level. I’ve been blessed to be a part of the fishing community and honored to represent  some off the best people and brands in the industry. I can only hope, that through my platform, I can help others fall in love with the sport in the way I have.  about the outdoors  & the sport of bass fishing seems like an understatement. I don’t remember a time in which I wasn’t enthralled by nature and all it had to offer. Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve constantly read, researched, and practiced all the new, and even the old, techniques to expand my knowledge.  I live for the pursuit  and I feel most at home on the water. After years  of  fishing & competing at all different levels, I found kayak fishing and truly fell in love with the sport and the kayak fishing community. My mission now is to help grow the industry and bring more & more anglers to the sport, while also chasing my dreams of competing at the highest level. I’ve been blessed to be a part of the fishing community and honored to represent  some off the best people and brands in the industry. I can only hope, that through my platform, I can help others fall in love with the sport in the way I have.