Ken Jefferies & Associates

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Corporate

Ken Jefferies
President
kj@kjanda.com

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
taylorc@kjanda.com

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.
Victoria Hilliard
Office Manager
919.980.4522 x 115
victoriah@kjanda.com

Victoria received her B.S in Geology, with a minor in Oceanography, from UNC Wilmington. She then went on to obtain her M.S in Geology, with a concentration in Petroleum, from West Virginia University. Victoria worked for a short time as an exploration geologist for a natural gas company in West Virginia. Her customer service skills have been honed over her 10 years working in the restaurant industry. Some of her interests include hiking, fossil and rock hunting, working in the garage, and cooking. Victoria believes in following the golden rule of “treat others the way you wish to be treated”. A native of North Carolina, she currently resides in Raleigh, NC.
Anthony Austin
Sales Operations Coordinator
315.982.3240
anthonya@kjanda.com

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
accounting@kjanda.com

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.

Southeast

J.B. McCarty
Vice President of Sales
South Carolina
843.200.0277
jbm@kjanda.com

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.
Brian Jones
Director of Sales Southeast
Georgia & Northeast Florida
478.361.2085
brianj@kjanda.com

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.
Tom Cistola
Sales Professional
North Carolina & Virginia
704.650.3146 
tomc@kjanda.com

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.
Wiley Greer
Sales Professional
Alabama, Mississippi & Panhandle of Florida
540.400.2172 
wileyg@kjanda.com

Wiley was born in Nashville, Tennessee and lived in Roanoke, Virginia all of his life. He currently covers Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia for Ken Jefferies & Associates. Wiley has a very technical background. Having an Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering and past positions in Land Surveying and Engineering, Wiley is very particular about the details. Wiley enjoys all forms of archery, fishing, personal fitness and weight training. His uncompromised knowledge and focus has transpired into his sales career as well. Wiley’s strongest asset is his ability to use his detail oriented focus and bring success to the products and the clients he represents.
Bret Betler
Sales Professional
Central & Southern Florida
239.257.0901
bretb@kjanda.com

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.
Scott Mongeon
Sales Professional
Tennessee, Kentucky & Southern West Virginia
863.397.4777
scottm@kjanda.com

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.

Northest

Johnny Grace
Director of Sales Northest & Midwest
540.578.2117
johnnyg@kjanda.com

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.
Brandon Gullison
Sales Professional
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine
603.948.7238
brandong@kjanda.com

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
810.338.9958
jerryd@kjanda.com

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
315.481.5250
mikes@kjanda.com

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.
Cody Wilt
Sales Professional
Ohio, West Virginia & Western Pensylvania
740.645.4798
codyw@kjanda.com

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.
Mitch McKay
Sales Professional
Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland
801.631.2770
mitchm@kjanda.com

Mitch started his illustrious outdoor industry career in 1990 at an archery pro shop. Since then he has worked for numerous archery manufacturers in various capacities: retail sales, customer service, product development, and both regional and national sales management. He views sales as a complete partnership between the customer and manufacturer and strives daily to strengthen those relationships. It is due to these relationships and variety of challenges presented on a regular basis that Mitch loves his role as a sales professional. While a passionate outdoorsman, he most specifically enjoys bow hunting and fly-fishing. Mitch’s true pride and joy in life is his 9-year old son, Otis. Mitch’s eclectic background and knowledge makes him one of the best in his field, and a valuable asset to not only our company but to our partners. Mitch resides in Greenup County, Northeastern Kentucky.

Mid-West

Jake Oravetz
Sales Professional
Minnesota, North Dakota & South Dakota
612.817.0453
jakeo@kjanda.com

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
573.718.8456
briand@kjanda.com

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.
Joe Harkner
Sales Professional
Illinois & Wisconsin
920.420.5233
joeh@kjanda.com

A Wisconsin native, Joe learned the fundamentals of hunting and fishing about the same time he learned to walk. The location and game talked about in Joe’s hunting stories are what make up most hunter’s dreams. He’s been fortunate to participate in world class hunts across the United States, Canada and New Zealand. Over the past 30 years, while not hunting world class game, Joe has honed his Martial Arts skills so much that he’s won 3 gold medals and numerous silver and bronze medals in multiple World Open Karate Championships. The last 9 years of Joe’s sales career have been spent in the outdoor industry, and he has been awarded salesman of the year on numerous occasions. He attributes his success to his belief in treating people with respect and integrity. Joe resides in Omro, WI with his two children.



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