FOUNDER & Chief Executive Officer
Jim Hargaden, Founder and Executive Director, 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. 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, and love fishing or know someone who loves to fish but, due to physical limitations can not participate or enjoy the sport as they used to – HELP them to get back in the game!