Ken Jefferies & Associates

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Ken Jefferies

Ken has been in the outdoor sporting goods industry since 1999. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and has won dozens of awards over the years in sales. Ken has built the best sales representation team in the industry and prides himself on employing representatives that do their best to beat out the competition every day and meet a very high standard of excellence. Ken has set the bar for industry standards for sales in the outdoor world and will continue to push the envelope to foster growth for all cliental. Ken and his wife Crystal reside in Raleigh, NC with their four children.
Taylor Childs
Vice President of Operations
919.980.4522 x106

Taylor received his Associates degree in Human Resource Management from Wake Technical Community College and a BS in Business Administration/Human Resources Management from Campbell University. Before joining the Ken Jefferies & Associates team, Taylor excelled as a sales professional in the consumer electronics and high performance automotive industries. As a recreational firearms enthusiast, Taylor participates in local clay shooting competitions and enjoys improving his marksmanship on local handgun & rifle ranges. Taylor resides in Cary, NC with his wife Kristie and two daughters.
Anthony Austin
Sales Operations Coordinator
New York

Anthony is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and Hunting. Having been to Quebec, Canada hunting Black Bears, and fishing for Rainbow Trout and Salmon on Ontario Lake and Champlain, Anthony is a true to heart outdoorsman. This passion also filters into his professional life. Anthony has written the most orders at Shot Show for Otis in the previous three years. For three and a half years Anthony managed 50+ sales reps, for Otis, and contributed to distribution initiatives from brand name companies, to independent individual sales. Anthony is also a former certified NRA instructor for rifles, pistols and shotguns. With his knowledge and experience from managing and certifications, Anthony is always able to represent his clients with excellent work and continues that level of reproach with Ken Jefferies & Associates.
Angela James
Accounting & Human Resources Administrator
919.980.4522 x 123

Angela is a graduate of North Carolina State University and has been working in the Human Resources field for over a decade. Angela has earned her Professional Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) certifications and maintains them to stay abreast of the ever-changing employment law and regulations. A little over five years ago due to interests and needs Angela cross-trained in accounting and continued to hone those skills by managing the book-keeping responsibilities for multiple firms as an accounting specialist for a business solutions firm all while managing her Human Resources responsibilities. When Angela isn’t on the sidelines of a soccer field cheering her children on she enjoys travelling to the beach and mountains with her family. Angela’s vast knowledge and skill sets are impressive and we know our business partners & team members benefit from having her on the team. Angela resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband and children.


J.B. McCarty
Director of Sales Southeast
South Carolina

J.B. is an avid fisherman, Hunter and Tennis player. He currently covers the Carolina’s for the Ken Jeffries & Associates Team. Not only is J.B. an accomplished Sales Associate, but also an accomplished pit master. He has won the North and South Carolina State Championship, and earned consecutive Top 5 finishes at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Receiving his BS, with a concentration in Global Logistics, from College of Charleston, J.B. knows and understands the outdoor lifestyle of the Carolinas and is a vital asset to the clients he represents.
Tom Cistola
Sales Professional
North Carolina & Virginia

Tom was born and raised in the countryside of Georgia where he spent most of his youth learning about all the outdoors offers. Since 1999, Tom has excelled in the shooting sports industry at both the retail level and in the manufacturing sector. Most recently Tom served as the National Sales Manager for a Berkshire Hathaway company. An avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoys hunting, fishing and backpacking as well as reloading and precision rifle shooting wherever the opportunity presents. Tom currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
Bret Betler
Sales Professional
Central & Southern Florida

Bret was born in the piedmont area of North Carolina and currently resides in Florida. At the ripe age of 25 Bret was responsible for over 65 sales people and 45 million dollars in annual sales in the real estate arena in the Carolina’s and Georgia areas. Bret was also a head pro for the Famous Pro-Tech school of Bassin and has been endorsed by numerous professionals. Over the years Bret has also received numerous sales and performance awards. With his outstanding experience in the sales world, Bret knows what it takes to move a product. Bret is a great asset to Ken Jefferies and Associates and he continues to be that asset for every client that he represents.
Brian Jones
Sales Professional
Georgia, Northern Florida & Southern Alabama

A middle Georgia native, Brian covers South Alabama, Georgia and the Florida panhandle for Ken Jefferies & Associates. With over 25 years of experience, Brian has become a fixture in the Southeast sporting goods industry. He is an avid sportsman and dedicated family man. Brian is reliable, genuinely caring and dedicated to providing superb customer service. Each day, Brian draws upon his vast knowledge of the outdoor industry to assist his clients in reaching their goals and growing their business. Having grown up in a military family, Brian is a supporter of our armed forces and enjoys volunteering time to his church and to his community. Brian resides in Perry, GA with his wife and children.
Cody Wilt
Sales Professional
Southern Ohio, Kentucky & West Virginia

Cody, an Ohio native, is no stranger to the industry he services. His father and grandfather introduced him to hunting and the outdoors at a very young age. When he’s not guiding fly fishing trips in Alaska he tries to spend the majority of his downtime bird hunting with his English Setters. Cody is new to the KJ&A team, but his years of retail sporting goods experience have given him the ability to truly understand his accounts needs and help them reach their goals. Cody resides in southern Ohio.
Scott Mongeon
Sales Professional
Tennessee, Mississippi & Northern Alabama

Scott, an Army Veteran, spent his adolescent years hunting whitetails & geese in the great state of Vermont. Scott started his career in the shooting sports industry roughly 13 years ago with a prominent firearms manufacturer in FL Scott spent the last three years as a Managing Coordinator for one of the nation’s largest independent firearms retailers. When Scott isn’t coaching the local high school golf team his children play for you can usually find him on a flats boat or heading to his deer stand. The commitment & dedication Scott offers his clients is what sets him apart from his competition and allows him to excel each day.


Johnny Grace
Director of Sales North & Midwest

Johnny has spent 30 years of his professional life fostering relationships with manufacturers, dealers and customers in the Hunting and Shooting industry. Johnny received his Master Degree in Business Management from James Madison University all while he was a 3 year Archery All-American and even qualified for the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games. His personal talents only enhance his professional abilities. Johnny has been a Manager, Designer and Salesman of Bows and outdoor equipment for 30 years. This insight gives Johnny the ability to manufacture ingenious sales ideas and functions to best represent his clients. Johnny currently resides in Shenandoah Valley, VA and represents the Northeastern part of the United States for the Ken Jefferies & Associates Team.
Greg Gondella Jr.
Sales Professional
East Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware & Maryland

Greg Gondella became hooked on the outdoors during his first fishing trip at the age of 6. Since that day Greg has become an all around outdoorsman by immersing himself in hunting, fishing, and outdoor survival skills and tracking. He is an active 3 gun, IDPA, and Sniper competition shooter that is certified in less than lethal Law Enforcement instruction. Greg’s personal interests have fueled his 15+ year retail and wholesale sales career in the outdoor sporting goods and shooting sports industries. Greg instills the experience and knowledge to support and service the accounts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Metro NY at the best in class level Ken Jefferies & Associates requires.
Brandon Gullison
Sales Professional
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

Brandon is a US Navy Veteran having served under Operation Desert Shield. With a degree in Criminal Justice from the New Hampshire Technical College, he has spent the past decade in the outdoor industry working with firearms and camouflage companies. Brandon lives in the beautiful New Hampshire Seacoast area spending time with his wife Jen and three daughters Alexa, Haleigh and Alleigh where they have easy access to the ocean, as well as to some of the most scenic mountains in the Northeast. If Brandon is not pursuing his favorite outdoor activities of hunting, fishing or camping, you’ll find him cruising on his Harley.
Jerry DeMeyere
Sales Professional
Michigan, Indiana & Northern Ohio

Jerry DeMeyere has resided in the Great Lake State of Michigan his entire life and has taken full advantage of all the outdoor opportunities it offers. He has an extensive background in the archery and outdoor industry as well as business management experience as he spent time as an IT professional and was a regular Winner Circle Conferences participant. Most recently, Jerry worked as a Regional Sales Manager covering Michigan and Ohio for a crossbow manufacturer. Early in his career, Jerry enjoyed success as a National Sales Manager for an outdoor sporting goods manufacturer. While there, he helped design and introduce carbon arrows to the archery industry. Jerry and his wife, Barb live in Lapeer, Michigan with their two children.
Michael Simmons
Sales Professional
New York

Living in NY his entire life, Mike Simmons’ life has revolved around hunting, fishing and shooting since he was eight years old. Mike has worked in distribution and sales for over 15 years & has always been a top performer, consistently exceeding sales goals for his manufacturers and clients alike. His passion for the outdoor world is why Mike excels in his work, and we are happy he brings that excellence to Ken Jefferies & Associates. Mike resides in Krikville, NY with his wife Suellen, daughter Bria and son Braeden. The family enjoys camping and hiking every chance they get.


Jake Oravetz
Sales Professional
Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota & South Dakota

Growing up in the heartland of Central Minnesota, Jake is no stranger to the outdoors. Receiving his first bow at 5 years old, Jake lives for the outdoors. Jake started bowhunting at 13 years old and is still an avid big game hunter. Having been involved in the Outdoors Industry since 2008, Jake takes pride in being able to explain products on a technical level and how that relates to the hunting world. Jake enjoys helping accounts grow their business and being a business partner rather than just an order taker. Jakes approach to supporting our clients is what makes him a perfect and welcome fit into the Ken Jefferies & Associates team. Jake resides in Maple Lake, MN with his wife Ashley and two daughters.
Brian Dennis
Sales Professional
Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri & Illinois

Brian, a lifetime member of the NRA and B.A.S.S, has grown up in the outdoor industry. Brian’s vast retail knowledge stems from his 20+ year’s experience of working for a family owned and operated outdoor retailer. Most recently Brian excelled as a business development and regional sales manager in the Mid-West for a large optics manufacturer. Brian spends most of his off-time fishing Angler’s Choice, B.A.S.S and FLW sanctioned fishing events. Brian and his wife Jennifer reside in Poplar Bluff, MO.

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