FOUNDER & Chief Executive Officer
Jim Hargaden, Founder and CEO, is a life-long angler and boater who knows first-hand about the challenges of life with a disability. Jim was first diagnosed with FSHD, a form of muscular dystrophy, as a teen when he began struggling with muscle deterioration and pain. This progressive, genetic, degenerative disease with no cure or treatment eventually caused Jim to to be wheelchair bound and he could no longer access his boat. Jim wanted to provide those with similar challenges the opportunities to enjoy the benefits a day of boating thus Armchair Anglers was established.
Jim has been involved in the Marine and Fishing Industry for over 30 years and his family owned Custom Rod and Marine, a retail fishing tackle company in Ft. Lauderdale for many years.
If you are like Jim, or know someone who misses out due to limitations, please Get Involved and Help get those individuals back on the water and back in the game!!