About Us

All of the Carolina Surf Brand members come from a diverse background ranging from customer service, computer careers, and musical licensing. We are all very different but we all share the same bond of surfing and the love of music and art. Thank you for your support! We hope you enjoy the ride!

Chuck Gainey


Chuck co-founded Carolina Surf Brand and the Carolina Surf Film Festival.   A regular foot with the stoke of a grom, Chuck has a background in management, sales, and marketing.  

Chad Davis

CEO And Co-Founder

Chad is the co- founder of the Carolina Surf Brand and the Carolina Surf Film Festival. Chad has an eye for awesome and saw the need for this endeavor and put it together. Chad can be found at Ocean surf shop, in his home office working or in the Ocean surfing.

John Lighthart

Sales Representative and Assistant Team Manager

John graduated from USC with an MBA and has experience with several startup businesses. In addition to his business acumen John brings a strong drive to win and he loves spending time on his surfboard.