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.
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.
Chris Carpenter
Vice President of Sales

Chris has been involved in the outdoor industry for over 14 years. He enjoys deer hunting, bass fishing, golf, and volleyball. Chris has an extensive retail knowledge from his 7 years of experience as the fishing department manager for Bass Pro Shops. From large corporations to small businesses, Chris has the ability to handle any and all client's needs. Chris currently resides in South Abington, PA and has spent the last several years working across the Northeast helping his customers grow their outdoor business.
Anthony Austin
Inside Sales Professional
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.
Cortney Francia
Sales Support
919.980.4522 x115

Cortney is an outdoor girl at heart. Growing up in Maine, she found any excuse to get outside and still to this day our newlywed enjoys walking the dog with her husband, working out, yoga and running. She brings with her a solid work ethic and enjoys working with people and helping their companies grow. In her current position, the always smiling Cortney will be assisting the outside KJ&A sales professionals and selling KJ&A’s clients products to the KJ&A’s growing network of accounts.


J.B. McCarty
Director of Sales Southeast
North Carolina & 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.
Joe Crosby
Sales Professional
Georgia & Alabama

Joe Crosby has been immersed in the outdoor lifestyle, and has made it an integral part of his professional life. In 2011 Joe became the Georgia and Florida Representative for Ken Jefferies & Associates. During his first year at Ken Jefferies & Associates he received the Otis Rep of the Year Award and just recently in 2013 he received the prestigious GSM All Star Award as Ken Jefferies & Associates Southeast Sales Director and Georgia representative. Joe has continuously set the bar for excellence in his territory and field and has displayed this knowledge and professionalism through his numerous accolades and relationships that he has built through his career.
Bret Betler
Sales Professional

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.
Wiley Greer
Sales Professional
Tennessee, Kentucky, & West Virginia

Wiley was born in Nashville, Tennessee and lived in Roanoke, Virginia all of his life. He recently moved back to Tennessee in 2012 and 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.


Johnny Grace
Director of Sales Northeast

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
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Metro NY & Delaware

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, Illinois, Indiana & 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.

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