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Our Team

The Evans Group’s professional sales force gives us the competitive advantage to partner with the industry’s top manufacturers. Our team prides ourselves on influence and expertise in the hunting, outdoor sports and shooting industry. We serve as passionate ambassadors for the blue-chip clients we represent.

We believe in building customer relationships based on trust and communication. Learn more about our team below.

Mike Evans
President
865-932-0464
mikeevans@theevansgroup.net

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Mike founded The Evans Group in 1990. Over the past three decades, Mike has grown the company from a regional entity to a leading industry sales organization with both national and international reach Through Mike’s vision The Evans Group was the first sales agency in the industry to offer sales representation in all fifty states and Canada. In addition to being active in leading industry and conservation groups such a the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Safari Club International and Dallas Safari Club, Mike is a board member of Bear Trust International and a Regular Member of the Boone and Crockett Club.

Wade Lynton
Senior Vice President
205-879-5026
wadelynton@theevansgroup.net

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Wade joined The Evans Group in 1992. He has served as a manager for multiple territories and led the team through several sales management roles. Wade has held the position of Senior Vice President since 2008. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, National Shooting Sports Foundation and other conservation and industry groups. Wade is also active with many local civic and educational organizations. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors as well as activities with family and friends.

Tim Slagle
Vice President of Sales
916-425-2709
timslagle@theevansgroup.net

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After gaining nearly four decades of sales and managerial experience with several large outdoor manufacturers, Tim joined The Evans Group in April 2008 as Vice President of Sales. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors shooting and hunting.

Matt Davis
VP of Finance
865-687-9210
mattdavis@theevansgroup.net

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As the Vice President of Finance, Matt joined the team at The Evans Group in August 1995 with 10 years of previous experience in the financial services industry. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and volunteers monthly at a local mission, delivers mobile meals to senior citizens and leads a youth group at his church. Matt’s interests include antique cars and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, hiking and camping.

Tony Trani
Vice President of Business Development
804-739-2535
tonytrani@theevansgroup.net

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Tony is the Vice President of Business Development for The Evans Group. He joined the company in February 2013 and brings nearly three decades of experience in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry to the position. Prior to The Evans Group, Tony worked as the director of sales in North America for Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and remains active in his church outreach. Tony enjoys fishing, traveling, golfing and playing basketball when he can.

Rob Mathis
Director of LE and Government Programs
214-616-1659
robmathis@theevansgroup.net

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Bringing nearly four decades of industry experience to The Evans Group, Rob serves as the Director of Government Sales, Director of Law Enforcement Programs and is responsible for retaining government programs as well. He has been with the company since January 2016. Prior to The Evans Group, Rob was deeply involved in the U.S. Military, U.S. Military Exchanges-Base Supply Stores, Federal Law Enforcement and GWA-DLA as it relates to sales, marketing and contracting. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and volunteers his time with the Word of Honor Fund, the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. In addition to his industry and philanthropic involvement, Rob enjoys long range precision shooting and deep-sea fishing.

Andrea Ruhl
Director of Soft Goods Sales
865-687-9210
andrea@theevansgroup.net

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Andrea brings over two decades of experience, specifically with soft goods and apparel, from both major manufacturers and retailers. She joined The Evans Group in 2018 as the Director of Soft Goods Sales. Her roles include channel management, helping our salesforce drive sales and working with our manufacturer partners with product and program development. Andrea is an avid hunter and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Jacob Aller
Territory Manager
928-242-3435
jacoballer@theevansgroup.net

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Jacob has been with The Evans Group since June 2015 and currently serves as the territory manager for Central and Southern Utah, as well as Eastern Nevada. Prior to joining The Evans Group, he worked for a firearms retailer in Utah. As a member of the National Rifle Association, Jacob is an outdoor enthusiast who also loves spending time with his family and weightlifting. He remains active in his community as an assistant football coach, Cub Scout leader and elder for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Perry Aller
Territory Manager
928-242-1589
perryaller@theevansgroup.net

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Perry joined The Evans Group in 2009. With 25 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Perry is a valuable member of The Evans Group team, serving as a territory manager for Northern Utah and Southern Idaho. He is involved with the National Rifle Association, Boy Scouts of America and serves as an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Perry’s interests include spending time with family, as well as a variety of sports and outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hunting.

David Amols
Territory Manager
386-295-5484
davidamols@theevansgroup.net

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David came to The Evans Group with several years of experience before joining the company in July 2013 as a Florida territory manager. Prior to The Evans Group, he was a national sales representative for a major manufacturing and consulting firm. He is an active member of both United Waterfowlers Florida and the Coastal Conservation Association. David spends his free time fishing, hunting, shooting, golfing, hiking and camping.

Lance Anderson
Territory Manager
425-281-4200
lanceanderson@theevansgroup.net

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Lance joined The Evans Group in June 2008 and currently works as the territory manager for Oregon and Southwest Washington as well as the account manager for Amazon. Lance brings over a decade of experience to The Evans Group, as he previously worked in the wholesale and retail business. Being on both sides of the business, he has a strong understanding of customer and manufacturer client needs, making him an asset to the team. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and is involved with his community through family sports programs. Lance spends his days off hunting, fishing, biking and traveling.

Taylor Arnot
Territory Manager
406-544-5535
taylorarnot@theevansgroup.net

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Taylor has been with The Evans Group since June 2009 and brings 15 years of industry experience to his role as territory manager for Montana, Wyoming and Northern Idaho. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys upland hunting, fishing and hiking. His philanthropic efforts include donating to and volunteering time at local cancer and special Olympic events.

Courtney Braswell
Territory Manager
404-915-4450
courtneybraswell@theevansgroup.net

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Courtney joined The Evans Group in January 1999 and brings a combined 25 years of industry experience to the company. Prior to The Evans Group, he worked in sales at Sports Authority and Chuck’s Firearms in Atlanta, GA. He is an active member of several industry organizations such as the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the American Knife and Tool Institute and Boy Scouts of America. He is also an endowment member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys hunting with both bow and rifle, as well as camping and shooting with friends and family.

Matt Devaney
Territory Manager
817-737-8797
mattdevaney@theevansgroup.net

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Matt joined The Evans Group in 2000 as a territory manager for Northwest Texas and Oklahoma after spending four years at another sales agency. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Texas Trophy Hunters, Matt loves the outdoor shooting and sporting industry and spends time hunting, fishing and playing golf. He is involved with Black Dog Charity to provide support for those affected by leukemia and lymphoma, as well as charities that benefit those affected by neuroblastoma.

Greg Elkas
Territory Manager
413-265-5491
gregelkas@theevansgroup.net

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Greg joined The Evans Group in October 2013 and currently services Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island, NY as a territory manager. Prior to The Evans Group, he worked in sales for multiple firearm manufacturers. In his time off, Greg enjoys cars, hunting, fishing, shooting and spending time with family.

Chris Ewans
Territory Manager
636-288-7493
chrisewans@theevansgroup.net

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Chris joined The Evans Group in May 2018 and currently serves as the territory manager for Missouri.  Prior to joining The Evans Group, Chris worked in retail management for a multi-store outdoor chain and served as a manufacturer’s representative with another group.  He also spent a number of years in the financial industry, working directly with clients as well as managing teams of employees, creating sales training programs, performing investment presentations/seminars and coordinating financial strategies.  Chris is a member of Ducks Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Missouri Waterfowl Association and is involved with Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  He spends his free time with his wife and three boys at sporting events or in the outdoors.

Steve Gettel
Key Account Manager
303-887-2856
stevegettel@theevansgroup.net

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Steve began working in the sporting goods industry in 1984 and brings 30 years of industry experience to The Evans Group as the Cabela’s account manager. Prior to The Evans Group, he represented many of the top firearm, optics, ammunition and cutlery manufacturers over the years as both a factory representative and as a manufacturer’s representative. He received numerous sales achievement awards for his efforts with each, making him a great asset to the team. Steve is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and a Sportsman’s Alliance Member. He donates his time to the Parker Food Bank, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and Colorado Youth Outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing and motorcycling in his spare time.

Rick Gilbertson
Territory Manager
402-432-2506
rickgilbertson@theevansgroup.net

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With 30 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Rick has been a valuable asset to The Evans Group team since July 2000 and currently services Nebraska, Kansas and the western and southern half of Iowa as a territory manager. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association, the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and Ducks Unlimited. As an avid outdoorsman, Rick enjoys hunting, fishing and shooting.

Tim Glider
Territory Manager
916-200-8074
timglider@theevansgroup.net

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Tim has been with The Evans Group since June 2016 and currently serves as the territory manager for Southern California. He brings over 20 years of outside sales experience and a lifetime of shooting and hunting to our team. Tim is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and serves on the board of both his community’s homeowner association and his Jeep club, which raises over $100,000 every year for charities that help wounded service members. When he is not off-roading with his Jeep club, Tim is shooting, riding motorcycles or building and modifying vehicles.

Bryan Harrold
Territory Manager
330-495-3062
bryanharrold@theevansgroup.net

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Bryan joined The Evans Group in 2002. With 35 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Bryan serves as a territory manager for Northern Ohio. Prior to The Evans Group, he worked as a buyer for a major distributor in Ohio and spent time as a manufacturers representative for another agency. Bryan is an active member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys shooting, motorcycling, reloading and carpentry on his days off.

Chris Hoel
Territory Manager
623-606-2507
chrishoel@theevansgroup.net

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Chris has been with The Evans Group since August 2014 and currently serves as territory manager for Arizona. Before joining The Evans Group, he held a combination of roles in retail management, account management and key account management in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry. As a member of the National Rifle Association, Chris enjoys anything having to do with the outdoors – from hunting and fishing to shooting sports and camping. He supports the United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), The Wounded Warriors Foundation, Packages from Home and other similar organizational annual charity functions.

Kevin Jacobs
Territory Manager
443-786-9322
kevinjacobs@theevansgroup.net

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With 30 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Kevin has been an asset to The Evans Group team since August 2007 and currently services Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington D.C. as a territory manager. Before moving to The Evans Group, he spent 17 years in the retail sporting goods industry on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and four years in private label sales in the seafood industry. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and spends his days off hunting, shooting, fishing and golfing.

Jeremy Johnson
Territory Manager
262-955-9069
jeremyjohnson@theevansgroup.net

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Jeremy joined The Evans Group in 2013 and currently works as the territory manager for Illinois.  Jeremy brings over nine years of industry experience to the group including over four years in sales at Beretta USA. Jeremy enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid hunter.

Kevin Koep
Territory Manager
612-819-1173
kevinkoep@theevansgroup.net

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Kevin has been with The Evans Group since November 2001 and brings 30 years of industry experience to his role as territory manager for North Dakota, Northern Minnesota and Southern Wisconsin. Prior to working for The Evans Group, he grew up working in his family’s sporting goods business and worked as both a factory representative in the building materials industry and as a distributor sales representative for firearms. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and has a passion for hunting and fishing. In his community, Kevin is involved with multiple conservation group organizations and benefits.

Roger Lileks
Territory Manager
208-283-2663
rogerlileks@theevansgroup.net

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With nearly 30 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Roger has been an asset to The Evans Group team since May 2014 and currently services Western Washington and Alaska. Before moving to The Evans Group, he was the territory manager for Maurice Sporting Goods. As an avid outdoorsman, Roger enjoys shooting, fishing, running and photography.

Trey Lloyd
Territory Manager
423-593-3715
treylloyd@theevansgroup.net

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Trey joined The Evans Group part-time in May 2007 and began working full-time a year later as a territory manager. Trey currently serves as manager for select key accounts in Florida. He is a member of several industry organizations such as the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl. Trey enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, as well as getting outside and simply enjoying creation.

Chris Lowery
Territory Manager
501-609-6719
chrislowery@theevansgroup.net

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Chris joined The Evans Group in July 2014 and currently works as a territory manager for his home territory of Arkansas and East Texas. Chris brings a broad range of experience to The Evans Group, as he previously worked with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to better understand fisheries and wildlife management, and has a thorough understanding of the sporting retail market. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. Chris is an avid outdoorsman and spends his days off hunting, fishing, traveling and scuba diving

Jim Niehans
Territory Manager
719-331-2417
jimniehans@theevansgroup.net

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Jim joined The Evans Group in 2011. With nearly two decades in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Jim is a valuable member of The Evans Group team as a territory manager for Colorado, New Mexico and Southeast Wyoming. He is actively involved in many industry organizations such as the National Rifle Association, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation and Pheasants Forever. Although he stays busy, he enjoys hunting, fly fishing, archery and hiking when he has the time.

Bill Nix
Territory Manager
972-342-4803
billnix@theevansgroup.net

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With 50 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Bill has been an asset to The Evans Group team and currently services the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX area as a territory manager. Before joining The Evans Group in March 1998, Bill owned and managed a prosperous gun store for nearly 30 years. Bill is an active member of the Church of Christ and likes to read and spend time with his family and wife of 50 years.

Jon O’Brien
Territory Manager
205-441-1092
jonobrien@theevansgroup.net

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Jon joined The Evans Group in March 2010. With nearly two decades in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Jon is a valuable member of The Evans Group team as a territory manager for Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and donates time and products to different charities in and around the Birmingham area. When he isn’t working, Jon likes to spend his time hunting, fishing, shooting and playing golf.

Gary Radoch
Key Accounts Manager
636-232-6910
garyradoch@theevansgroup.net

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As a key accounts manager at The Evans Group, Gary has worked with Bass Pro Shops, MidwayUSA and OpticsPlanet. He joined The Evans Group in April 2010 and has spent a combined 24 years in the industry, previously serving as the national accounts manager for Beretta USA and regional sales representative at another sales agency. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys spending time with family, volunteering for his church and playing music in the community band.

Bob Rich
Territory Manager
512-470-0040
bobrich@theevansgroup.net

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As a territory manager for Central and South Texas, Bob joined The Evans Group in May 1990 and has spent 28 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry. Prior to joining The Evans Group, he spent 16 years with Travelers insurance agency. Bob is a benefactor member and instructor for the National Rifle Association. He is also a Texas License to Carry (LTC) instructor and a National Shooting Sports Foundation member. In his free time, Bob volunteers with Cal Farley’s Home for Children and enjoys shooting sports activities, firearms training and riding motorcycles.

Jess Roberts
Territory Manager
205-703-3051
jessroberts@theevansgroup.net

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With nearly a decade of experience in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Jess joined The Evans Group as a territory manager for Tennessee, North Alabama and North Mississippi in September 2015. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl. Jess enjoys anything involving the outdoors, from shooting and hunting to camping and fishing.

Rick Roberts
Territory Manager
610-574-1172
rickroberts@theevansgroup.net

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With nearly 30 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Rick has been an asset to The Evans Group team and currently services Pennsylvania and New Jersey as a territory manager. Before joining The Evans Group in March 2007, Rick was the principal partner of a leading manufacturer’s representative organization and served as a manager in the NRA Education & Training Division. He is retired from the U.S. Army Reserve and has over 21 years of experience as a special operations officer. Rick is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and remains an active member of his church, American Legion and Boy Scouts of America. He is a devoted family man who enjoys competition shooting and outdoor sports.

Scott Rodgers
Territory Manager
612-669-3792
scottrodgers@theevansgroup.net

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Scott has been with The Evans Group since September 2011 and currently serves as the territory manager for South Dakota, Southern Minnesota and Northeast Iowa. Before joining The Evans Group, he spent many years managing specialty outdoor retail stores, as well as multiple high-volume departments at large specialty hunting and fishing chains. As a member of the National Rifle Association and Ducks Unlimited, Scott enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He volunteers his time with both Minnesota Trout Unlimited and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to improve stream trout habitat and re-forest locations in West Central Minnesota.

Jon Schmidt
Territory Manager
916-765-3668
jonschmidt@theevansgroup.net

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With a total of 24 years spent in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Jon is a valuable member of The Evans Group team as a territory manager for Northern California. Prior to The Evans Group, he spent eight years in distribution and seven years with another representative group. As a member of the California Waterfowl Association, Ducks Unlimited and the National Rifle Association, Jon is very involved in industry organizations. He donates raffle prizes to many shooting events within his territory and likes to golf and hunt both waterfowl and fish.

Matt Severs
Special Projects
309-255-2866
mattsevers@theevansgroup.net

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Matt has been a valuable member of The Evans Group team since he joined the company in August 2013.  He has served as both a retail specialist and a territory manager and currently manages special projects in the TALO territories.  Prior to The Evans Group, he worked with sporting goods retailers like Cabela’s to assess and accommodate their commercial real estate needs. Matt is a member of numerous industry organizations including National Shooting Sports Foundation, Safari Club International and the National Rifle Association. He also supports several philanthropies, enjoys spending with his family and friends, and has a myriad of hobbies from hunting and fishing to golf and photography.

Matt Smith
Territory Manager
361-772-2221
mattsmith@theevansgroup.net

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Matt joined The Evans Group in 2011. With 30 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Matt is a valuable member of The Evans Group team as a territory manager for Southeast Texas. Prior to The Evans Group, he worked for companies including Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Sports and Rec, Bass Pro Shops and Beretta USA. Matt is involved with the Scholastic Clay Target Program and coaches the Hallettsville, Texas clay target shooting team. In his free time, Matt enjoys offshore fishing, scuba diving and having fun with his family.

Brad Sturdivant
Territory Manager
407-701-9455
bradsturdivant@theevansgroup.net

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Brad joined The Evans Group in March 1996. With 25 years in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry, Brad is a valuable member of The Evans Group team as a territory manager for Louisiana. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl and enjoys hunting, shooting and traveling.

Donald Turcotte
Territory Manager
514-686-9780
donaldturcotte@theevansgroup.net

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Donald joined The Evans Group in March 2013 with over 30 years of experience in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry. Fluent in both English and French, Donald is a valuable member of The Evans Group team and serves as a territory manager for Eastern Canada. His broad range of experience prior to The Evans Group includes serving in the Canadian military and working for his family’s taxidermy business. Donald is an active member of the Canadian Sports Arms Ammunition Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the American Knife and Tool Institute.

Jeremy Vaccaro
Territory Manager
501-815-3006
jeremyvaccaro@theevansgroup.net

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As a territory manager for North and South Carolina, Jeremy joined The Evans Group in August 2005 and has spent over a decade in the outdoor sporting and shooting industry. Prior to joining The Evans Group, he worked as a sales associate in a local sporting goods store, as well as for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission as a fisheries technician. Jeremy is a member of the National Rifle Association. In his free time, he enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, kayaking, scuba diving and boating.

Aaron Vezorak
Territory Manager
903-388-9185
aaronvezorak@theevansgroup.net

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Aaron has been with The Evans Group since January 2014 and currently serves as the territory manager for Southeast Texas. Before joining The Evans Group, he worked as a sales manager at a firearms retailer in College Station, TX. As a member of the National Rifle Association and the United States Practical Shooting Association, Aaron enjoys hiking, hunting and fishing outdoors, as well as competitive shooting.

Matt Watters
Territory Manager
248-346-3034
mattwatters@theevansgroup.net

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Matt joined The Evans Group in January 2011 as the territory manager for Michigan and Northern Indiana. Before joining The Evans Group, he spent his entire career in the sales and service industries, making him an asset to the team. He is an active member of the National Rifle Association and enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities such as boating, hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, overlanding, shooting and riding motorcycles.

Stuart White
Key Accounts Manager
704-813-8756
stuartwhite@theevansgroup.net

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Before joining The Evans Group in October 2008, Stuart owned a retail gun store and worked as a sales representative for Beretta USA. He is currently key accounts manager for United Sporting Companies and Bangers in South Carolina and brings to the team nearly 30 years of industry experience. As a member of the National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Safari Club International and the National Wild Turkey Foundation, many of Stuart’s interests involve spending time in the outdoors. In his spare time, Stuart mentors at-risk kids in a local high school and sponsors special needs children for fishing events.

Joe Winter
Territory Manager
714-620-5290
joewinter@theevansgroup.net

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Joe joined The Evans Group team with over a decade of experience before joining the company in October 2010 as a sales manager for Los Angeles County. In addition to being a member of the National Rifle Association, Joe spends time as a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor. He is also involved in shooting sports and enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking and mountain climbing on his days off.

Rob Robinson
Law Enforcement Specialist
330-607-6506
robrobinson@theevansgroup.net

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Rob has been with The Evans Group since January 2008 and serves as the Law Enforcement Specialist for the Great Lakes area. Prior to joining The Evans Group, Rob served as a police officer for 30 years with the Bath (OH) Police Department / Metro Regional SWAT unit and is still involved with the SWAT team as an advisor. In 2017, Rob was awarded the Spirit of the Ohio Tactical Officers Association Award for his continued support of the OTOA vision and commitment to saving lives through the promotion of safety, tactics and professionalism. Rob is heavily involved with industry organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the International Breachers Group, the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and numerous state tactical and SWAT-affiliated organizations. When not in the office or working in his community, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, biking, fishing and hunting.

Bill Robnett
Law Enforcement Specialist
206-799-5479
billrobnett@theevansgroup.net

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Bill has been with The Evans Group since January 2011 and serves as the Law Enforcement Specialist for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska and Western Canada. Prior to The Evans Group, Rob served with the Kent (WA) Police Department for 35 years as a certified LE firearms instructor as well as a member of the SWAT team for over 20 years. In his free time, Bill enjoys shooting, reloading, hunting and fishing.

Dave Sohm
Law Enforcement Specialist
651-263-7057
davidsohm@theevansgroup.net

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Dave joined The Evans Group in 2009 and brings nearly four decades of experience to his role as Law Enforcement Specialist for the Midwest territory. Prior to The Evans Group, Dave served in roles involving investigation and special operations with the St. Paul Police Department and has an extensive background in training, consulting, expert witness and handgun and rifle firearms armor. He is a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, the National Rifle Association, and is POST LE Certified. Dave enjoys hunting, camping, training and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jon Palka
Law Enforcement Specialist
805-331-2817
jonpalka@theevansgroup.net

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Jon joined The Evans Group in August 2017 and brings nearly two decades of law enforcement experience to his role as Law Enforcement Specialist for California, Hawaii and Reno-Nevada. Prior to The Evans Group, Jon served in the Santa Barbara Police Department as a SWAT sniper, police officer, and team leader. He is a member of the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), is a licensed firearms instructor, and in his free time enjoys hunting, camping and spending time with family.

Richard McLarin
Law Enforcement Specialist
678-469-8070
richardmclarin@theevansgroup.net

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Richard has been with The Evans Group since January 2008 and serves as the Law Enforcement Specialist for the Southeast territory. Prior to The Evans Group, Richard served 24 years in law enforcement with the Fulton County Police Department and six years in the US Army Reserve. Richard is involved in industry organizations such as the Georgia Tactical Officers Association, National Tactical Officers Association, Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, and the National Rifle Association. In his free time, Richard enjoys shooting, hunting, fishing, and staying active within his community.

Pat Hickcox
Law Enforcement Specialist
602-885-1160
pathickcox@theevansgroup.net

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Pat is the Law Enforcement Specialist for the Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado and Las Vegas territories. He joined The Evans Group in November 2008 after spending over 20 years in law enforcement with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the US Army. Pat is involved with industry organizations, including the National Rifle Association, the National Tactical Officers Association, and was a founding board member of the Arizona Tactical Officers Association. In his free time, Pat enjoys hunting big game and spending time in the mountains.

Karl Duenzl
Law Enforcement Specialist
631-433-4091
karlduenzl@theevansgroup.net

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Karl serves as The Evans Group’s Law Enforcement Specialist in the Northeast of the United States. He joined The Evans Group in January 2016 after 25 years of experience, retiring as a Detective, 2nd grade, with the New York Police Department. Karl is involved in industry organizations such as the National Rifle Association (NRA), National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and the New York Tactical Officers Association (NYTOA). In his free time, Karl enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing, boating, and cooking.

Ken Farren
Law Enforcement Specialist
806-681-7089
kenfarren@theevansgroup.net

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Ken joined The Evans Group in September 2008 and brings nearly three decades of experience to his role as Law Enforcement Specialist for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Prior to The Evans Group, Ken served for six years as a US Army MP Specialist 5, 26 years with the Amarillo Police Department while rising to the rank of Lieutenant and eight years as Chief Deputy with the Potter County Sheriff’s Office. He is also a law enforcement officer and firearms and tactics instructor, a member of International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), a founding charter member and on the Board of Directors of the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association (TTPOA), member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), and enjoys hunting, fishing, off-roading, four wheeling, motorcycling and photography.