Our Staff

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Adele H. Firearms Manager

Years of Service at Jay’s: Since 2010

Manager since 2017

Departments worked: Frontend, Footwear, Firearms

Interests: Competition Pistol Shooting, Kayaking, Fishing, Backpacking, Golfing, Camping, and Target Shooting

Bio: As a pistol instructor for Women on Target, I love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with new shooters. I believe a day at the range or a walk in the woods can bring peace and clarity to any day.

What I love about Jay’s: At Jay’s every day is a new adventure and an opportunity to share what I’m passionate about with others who share those same passions for the outdoors and shooting sports.

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Amy B Manager

Years of service at Jays: Since 2011

Manager since 2012

Departments worked: I’ve worked in gifts, cashier and service

Interests: In the summer time I love to go camping, fish and to be on my boat enjoying the warm weather!

What I love about Jay’s: Honestly, I love the family friendly environment that I work in. Every one is supportive, friendly and always willing to help.

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Chad S Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 1991

Manager since 1996

Departments worked: Archery Tech, Archery Assistant Buyer, Archery Department Manager, Administrative Manager, Vice President of Operations

Interests: Big Game hunting across the globe, Hiking, Camping, Triathlon, Adventure

Bio: I came from humble origins and have learned that life is a journey to collect memories and experiences versus belongings. I am an average guy with a passion for adventure on a mission to experience extraordinary things in extraordinary places with extraordinary people and inspire those around me to do the same.

What I love about Jay’s: The thing I love most about Jay’s is the people! I cherish the relationships I have built with my colleagues, both past and present; many of which are like my extended family. I enjoy connecting with customers in an environment that promotes and celebrates the outdoor lifestyle and through those interactions, playing a role in their journey.

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Emily B Camping Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2009

Manager since 2014

Departments worked: Cashier, Receiving, and Camping

Interests: Fishing, Day Hiking, Horseback Riding, Metal Detecting, Showshoeing, Kayaking, and Canoeing

Bio: I am a family oriented mother that enjoys outdoor activities whenever possible. I’m always seeking new adventures and challenges.

What I love about Jay’s: I’ve made lifelong friendships and have met extraordinary people here. The support system Jay’s offers to its employees and customers is incredible.

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Jeania C Firearms Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 1985

Manager since 1997

Departments worked: I have worked all the departments at one time or another. I did janitorial and receiving in the original Clare location as well as working in the back offices. I was a buyer for the gun department before I became the manager.

Interests: My interests in the outdoors are many. I am an avid hunter of small and large game. I enjoy fishing, camping and hiking. When I am not doing that I enjoy taking in sporting events, gardening and just simply enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Bio: I am a very devoted Mother of a teenage daughter. I enjoy my family and friends. I try to live my life to the fullest and never take anything or anyone for granted.

What I love about Jay’s: I love the “family” atmosphere! There is compassion for people! Not only for those of us that work here but the customers bring it. We sell fun and it shows! We laugh with each other and we laugh and joke with our customers! We make it personal. We make friends in this industry everyday whether they are your co worker or your customer!

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Joe C Fishing Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2006

Manager since 2014

Departments worked: Fishing, Guns

Interests: Bass Fishing, Deer Hunting

Bio: I am fascinated by the world and everything in it. I love music, traveling to new places, and gathering knowledge on a broad range of subjects.

What I love about Jay’s: Getting to interact daily with people who share your passion for the outdoors.

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Kevin P Archery Manager

Years of Service at Jay’s: Since 1999

Manager since 2020

Departments worked: Archery

Interests: Archery Hunting, Golf, Fishing, Kayaking

Bio: I am a family man with two beautiful kids that I am very proud to have raised and have a love for the outdoors much like myself.

What I love about Jay’s: Jay’s is a family oriented environment. I will never get use to the great feeling of helping customers set up with their new bow and listening to their amazing stories that they bring back to Jay’s.

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Kim S Frontend Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2021

Manager since 2022

Departments worked: Frontend

Interests: Huskies, Nascar, Fishing, Camping, Bonfires and anything to do with being outdoors.

Bio: I am a wife, mother to 2 beautiful daughters, and a grandma. I love being outdoors with family making memories. I try to live life to the fullest and never take anyone for granted. Tomorrow isn’t promoised so I make the best out of today.

What I love about Jay’s:  I love seeing customers continueing their family traditions. I love working for a family that truly cares about their employees and treats us all like family.

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Krystian T Footwear Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2015

Manager since 2023

Departments worked: Frontend, Office, Merchandising, Event Corrdinator, & Footwear

Interests: I love Hiking, Camping, hanging out on/near the water or beach, Gardening

Bio: Born and raised in northern Michigan, I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring the many beautiful outdoor adventures available locally and those not so close to home.

What I love about Jay’s: It is a close-knit family-oriented business that works to make sure each customer gets a personalized experience that makes them feel like part of the Jay’s extended family.

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Lacey B Hunting Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2014

Manager since 2019

Departments worked: Hunting

Interests: Hunting, Kayaking, Camping, Sitting by the fire, Spending time with family, Volleyball, Watching my kids play sports, Shooting guns, Teaching my kids to shoot archery

Bio: I am a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and a career woman. I love spending time with my family and thankfully with the job I have, I can do just that. My family and I enjoy being outdoors and spending time just hanging out. Whether it is kayaking, camping, hunting, finding animals or watching my children play, my life has always been about my family.

What I love about Jay’s:  I love working at jays because it is not just a job, it is a family. I love the fact that my regular customers come in to look for me and I get to meet a lot of new people each and every day. It is by far the best job I have ever had!

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Lory W Clothing Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2016

Manager since 2017

Departments worked: NICS and Clothing

Interests: I enjoy hiking, Fishing and Coyote Hunting, Shooting Sheet

Bio: I enjoy the outdoors and all it has to offer. I learned a long time ago that if you can take a little knowledge from others, combine it with your knowledge and make it work than that’s what life is all about. Another fun fact about me is that I am an avid fly-fishing Women, who was one of the first to be licensed in the state of Michigan. I also have a love for salt water fishing, and used to live in the Florida Keys for 15 years.

What I love about Jay’s: Jay’s is a family oriented company that truly treats their employees like family. I enjoy coming to work and being able to see the regular and new customers that enter the store and learn to know our staff by name. Everyday is a new experience at Jay’s!

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Mallory C Gifts & Pets Manager

Years of Service at Jay’s: Since 2014

Manager since 2017

Departments worked: I started out in the frontend department working as a cashier and at the service desk. About a year later I moved to work in the camping department as a sales associate. From there, I became the manager of the frontend department. Many changes were being made in the store and I happened to accumulate managing for the gift department and eventually managing the pet supplies as well in 2019. Then in 2021, I let go managing the frontend department to become the buyer and the manager for both the gifts and pet supplies.

Interests: Small Farming, Gardening, Riding Horses, Fishing, Distance Running, Homemade Crafts and Skin Care.

Bio: I am a dedicated hard working farm girl and wife. I love to be outdoors living off the land and self-motivated to learn new things. It is such a satisfying feeling, to be able to grow my own fruits and vegetables as well as provide our family with pork, chicken, fish, beef, venison and goat milk all from our backyard. I love spending time with my animals and using my goat milk to make skin care products such as soaps and lotions. I have become intrigued with homesteading and inspired to living a more self-sustainable life.

What I love about Jay’s: When I applied for a position at Jay’s, I did not plan on staying as long as I have so far. Jay’s Sporting Goods is not only a place of business at which I go to work, but rather my second home where everyone feels like family. My employers are the kindest caring and compassionate people I have ever met. When life’s struggles arose, the employers and my employees were always there for support. Jay’s has proved to stay true to there values and faith in God and that means a lot to me.

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Mark C Store Director

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2000

Manager since 2000

Departments worked: Camping, Store Director

What are your interests in the outdoors: Archery, Fly Fishing, Kayaking, Camping and Hiking

Mark is an avid outdoors-man whose passion is to mentor and preserve our outdoor resources and traditions.  Mark is involved with many local and national nonprofit organizations, and in 2009 he was honored by the Michigan DNR as a “Partner in Conservation” for his contributions to the DNR Archery programs. In 2016 he received a special recognition from the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education for significant contributions to outdoor education specifically for the continued growth of Archery in Michigan. He is past chair for the Otsego Wildlife Legacy Society, a non-profit conservation organization. As a USA Archery Lvl 3 NTS Certified Instructor, Mark has assisted in the growth of over 250 Archery Clubs, NASP Schools and Centershot Ministries worldwide.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Archery Trade Association as vice chair of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Retail Council.

What do you love about Jay’s:  The sense of gratification for helping customers in their outdoor endeavors.  Perhaps it’s the first bow for a son or rifle for a daughter, enhancing that outdoor experience is the best part of any day. Small Family company that specializes is selling Fun!  Jay’s is a company that feels more like a Family than a job.

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Michel B Archery Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2010

Manager since 2011

Departments worked: Hunting, Clothing, and Archery

Interests: Hunting – primarily archery for deer and duck hunting, camping, fishing – especially steelhead

Bio: Dedicated father, devoted Christian who loves to spend time in the outdoors enjoying ALL of God’s great creations and wonders and sharing those experiences with others.

What do you love about Jay’s: I enjoy hearing the stories and joy created by helping customers become equipped and educated to enjoy all various forms of outdoor activities. Being around those who share the same passion for the outdoors, as I have is truly a blessing.

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Patty B Camping Manager

Years of Service at Jay’s: Since 2013

Manager since 2017

Departments worked:Camping & Footwear

Interests: Kayaking, Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Bird watching, Bon fires with family and friends.

Bio: I am a happy, caring and thankful for my family and friends.

What I love about Jay’s: It is a caring family owned business with great values.

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Scott L Store Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2016

Manager since 2016

Departments worked: Maintenance, Store Manager

Interests: Just about anything outdoors. Camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, golf, cornhole and many more!

Bio: First, family is very important to me. My wife, kids and grandkids are my reason for being. Second, I have grown up in the outdoors and enjoy being outside pursuing my life’s passion whenever possible.

What I love about Jay’s: I’m truly blessed to be working with such a caring company. The atmosphere is unlike any place I have ever worked, the people here are not just coworkers they are family. And to be able to spend my days working in an outdoor super store with an amazing staff is hard to beat.

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Tina D Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2007

Manager since 2011

Departments worked: Front-end Cashier, Info, and Service, Gun Department

Interests: Kayaking, Hunting, Archery, Running, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Swimming, Downhill Skiing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Ice Skating

Bio: When I am not at work selling fun, I am out using the fun stuff we sell!! I believe you can never be outdoors too much. Life is to short and you need to surround yourself with positive people, be active, breath air, and have faith.

What do you love about Jay’s: I love that there is 40+ years of “Traditions” that continue to make memories, strong families, and lifelong friendships with all the products we sell. The Jay’s staff is often times part of their family tradition and I love that we are!!

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Travis B Fishing Manager

Years of Service at Jay’s: Since 2007

Manager since 2018

Departments worked: Archery and Fishing

Interests: Fishing and Hunting

Bio: I am fishing or hunting something year round. I am a Fanatic of hunting Whitetail and whatever else I can get a tag for in the fall and winter months. I fish for all kinds of species all months of the year. Steelhead fall, winter, and spring take up a majority of that time. Bass fishing local tournaments takes up my summer time.

What I love about Jay’s: The coolest thing about Jays Sporting Goods is the atmosphere. Everyday you interact with people that share your same passions for the outdoors. From the customers all the way up to our highest management, the people you see at Jays everyday share the same sense of being part of the outdoor family. They are happy to help you in any way they can, and helping them is very appreciative. The combination of the relaxed atmosphere, and similar minded people makes Jays Sporting Goods a joy to be a part of everyday.

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Trista S Clothing Manager & Footwear Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2009

Manager since 2012

Departments worked: Guns and Clothing

Interests: Paddlesports, Camping, and recreational shooting

Bio: I am passionate about fashion and clothing while also enjoying much of what life has to offer outdoors.

What I love about Jay’s: The atmosphere and feeling as though my family extends to my job as well. It’s a very caring and welcoming environment to be a part of, and makes it easy to love what I do!

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Vicki H Store Manager

Years of service at Jay’s: Since 2000

Manager since 2017

Departments worked: Camping, Footwear, Gifts, Clothing

Interests: Hiking, Backpacking, Paddlesports

Bio: I am a self-motivated individual that strives to do my best in all aspects of my life. I enjoy spending time with my family and getting out into nature.

What I love about Jay’s: I love to work for a company that cares for it’s employees and let’s me work in an environment that increases my love for the outdoors!