Our Team

Founded in 2012, Kid Casters is the result of the shared passion of co-founders Ralph Duda III, life-long friend Anthony Tolliver, Jason Bauer and Brad Miller. Since our start together, the team has grown, but what hasn’t changed is our passion for carrying on the tradition of fishing.

As young dads ourselves, we know how valuable time spent outdoors is, and thats why we focus on products that make the most out of every fishing trip for you and your family.

Leadership Team

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Ralph Duda III
CEO, Director

Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Ralph is a successful business entrepreneur with a background in real estate development and marketing.

Ralph is a graduate from Drury University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Global Studies. He married his high school sweet heart, Sarah, and together they are raising their three children Ralphie, Bryson, and Charlie. Ralph is a fervent believer that anything is possible through faith, prayer, and hard work.


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Jason Bauer
CFO, Director

Jason is a certified public accountant with over eleven years of tax, bookkeeping, and audit experience. Jason has substantial experience in the areas of corporate and partnership tax, individual tax, non-profit, and payroll.

Jason is a director of Helping Our Kids, a non-profit organization helping disadvantaged youths, and a member of the ASCPA’s Emerging CPA committee. He also volunteers his time extensively, coaching youth sports.

A graduate of Arkansas Tech University, Jason holds degrees in Finance/Economics and Accounting. He and his wife, Myra, have three children.


Directors

Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver

Anthony Tolliver
NBA

Also from Springfield Missouri, Anthony is a 7 year NBA veteran and is currently playing power forward for the Detroit Pistons.

As an Entrepreneur Anthony has started two real estate companies (Say You Can, AT Properties), a Christian Athletic Apparel company (Active Faith), and a kids fitness gym (Y.E.S. Kids Fitness). A graduate of Creighton University, Anthony holds a degree in Business Finance. In his free time Anthony enjoys hanging out with his wife, Jessica, their son, Isaiah, and family dog, Atlas.


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Brad Miller
Country Boys Outdoor, Retired NBA

Introduced to the Kid Casters team in 2014 by former NBA teammate Anthony Tolliver, Brad brings his love of fishing and a network of outdoor enthusiasts to the group.

Brad is a two time NBA All Star with over 14 years experience as one of the NBA’s leading big men.

Now that he’s retired from professional basketball, Brad is back to doing full-time what he loves most — enjoying the outdoors. Today you can find him in front of the camera discovering prime hunting & fishing destinations on his show Country Boys Outdoors. In Brad’s free time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife & daughter.


Staff

Ashley Phillips

Ashley Phillips
Controller

Born in Waco, Texas, Ashley migrated to the Ozarks to earn her Accounting degrees from Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Now living in Jacksonville with her husband Chad and Isadora (a Pomeranian), the young family is expecting their first child in July of 2015.

With over 5 years of internal auditing experience in the retail industry, she brings a knowledge of fostering customer relations to the Kid Casters team. As a volunteer with the Toys for Tots Foundation and Snack Packs for Kids (Samaritan Community Center) she generously shares her time for the benefit of others.

Ashley’s passion for the outdoors includes adventures like hiking, fishing, camping and spending time with friends and family on the lake and at racing events.


Dan and Faye Williams

Dan & Faye Williams
IS Fulfillment

Providing fulfillment (pick n’ pack) and warehousing services for Business to Business and Business to Consumer operations (e-commerce), Dan & Faye have been family friends and neighbors to the Duda clan since moving to Springfield in 1995.

A seasoned business veteran, Dan holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BS in Finance from St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania). Together with wife & co-owner, Faye, the Williams have raised two children. Their daughter & son, Kristina & Andrew, have both attended St. Louis University.


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Rosie & Mumford
Office Companions

When tough decisions need to be made, Ralph and Marty rely on man’s best friend for clear insights and unparalleled advice.

Rosie, a Bichon that is as loyal as she is protective, offers up her tireless spirit to help keep the guys sharp when the midnight oil is burning.

Specializing in naps and knowing gazes, Goldendoodle Mumford brings an aura of calm confidence to the team that reminds everyone to stay focused on their goals and enjoy the little things in life.

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