Store Manager: Ian Huang
Ian hails from Texas, originally, but grew his love for fly fishing in Atlanta, spending his afternoons on the Chattahoochee River or chasing trout in the North Georgia mountain streams. Ian began his Orvis career in 2015 as the Fishing Manager in Jackson, Mississippi, where he chased bass and carp in local ponds. From there, he moved to Baton Rouge, were he pursued Louisiana redfish as the Fishing Manager of that location. During that time, Ian enjoyed hosting local customers at Orvis-Endorsed fly-fishing destinations around the globe, and is excited to bring his travel expertise to Charlotte. Ian is thrilled to move to Charlotte where he can be equidistant from trout fishing and lowcountry redfishing. He moves with his wife, Carmen Rae and his two sons, Ethan and Harrison. When he’s not in the store or on the water, you can find Ian hiking, rock climbing, woodworking or spending time with his family.
FIshing Manager: Manning Paul
Manning is from Upstate South Carolina where his passion for fishing and the outdoors finds its roots. He has spent 25 years fishing South Carolina and North Carolina lakes and streams. Fly fishing, for him, was a rebirth in the pursuit of catching fish and understanding the environment they inhabit. Manning started with Orvis in the Fall of 2019 after working 5 years with another major outdoor retailer. He brought with him a great energy for community, education, and all things fly fishing. When he is not at the store he can be found fishing with friends, hiking, or spending time with his wife Casey and daughter River.