Pro Staff

John Stallone

John Stallone

National Pro-Staff Matthew's Bows

Host of Huntech’s Days in the Wild
Host of The Hunting Channel’s Tip of the Week

BIO

First cut my teeth hunting as a really little boy, taking my first whitetail with my father in NY at the age of 5. I had been accompanying my dad in the field since I was 4 years old. Hunting was a great experience treasured by my family. We went small and big game hunting every chance we got, just another excuse to spend time together. I remember my dad taking me every morning before school to go shoot my bee-bee gun; some of my most memorable moments in childhood were spent in the field with my dad. As I grew up those traits and teachings that my dad taught me in the field, stuck with me as I developed my hunting skills and became a man. I thank my Dad each day for taking As i grew older my taste for hunting changed and I discovered bow-hunting. I took up bow-hunting at the age of 13 and I been in love with the sport ever since. I do rifle hunt from time to time, however I would rather fail with my bow then be successful with my rifle. I now run The Hunting Channel online, I am chief consulting for Hunting Land Consultants, Factory pro staff for Mathews, GoldTip, Swhacker broad heads, C’mere deer, Huntech Inc and Tru-Fire releases. I have my degree in Wildlife management, I am a certified Deer Manager and I have published Two books ” The Secrets of Hunting Western Game” and “The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint” I have a registered whitetail Slam, and have successfully harvested 10 of the 29 big game species of north America I am the Host for The Hunting Channel’s Tip of the week and Huntech’s Days in The Wild and aside from my loving family hunting is my life. www.johnstallone.com
Mathew Ament

Mathew Ament

Field Staff Matthew's Bows

Team Member at Kryptek Outdoor Group
SW Regional Director of Train to Hunt
CEO & Founder of DirtyRed Adventures

BIO

I am a die-hard archery-only hunter. I grew up in the Mid-west hunting anything I could buy a tag for and I fell in love with archery hunting early in my career. I feel the skill set needed to be a successful archery hunter always pushes me to be better, smarter, and more at one with the animal I am after. I hunt the way it was taught to me; with respect, honesty, integrity, and commitment to the land and animals that I hunt. I take an extreme approach to my training for my hunting adventures. I will never allow my physical ability be a negative in my hunting adventures. I also work for a fitness company called Train To Hunt (www.traintohunt.com). We promote year round training, using hunting as the motivational tool to get in shape. Pair my love for archery hunting with the over the top fitness approach and you will see that I strive to hunt longer, harder, and further than most. I now carry a full arsenal of camera gear to capture video and photojournalism of our adventures to share with our outdoor brotherhood. Telling the story how it happens, as it happens is our goal moving forward. My hunting style and fitness addiction has blessed me with the opportunity to be on Promotional Staff for some of the best brands in the business. www.noregretsoutdoors.com
Christopher Escarcega

Christopher Escarcega

Pro Staff Matthew's Bows & AAC JOAD Director

Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis

AAC PRO STAFF DIRECTOR

My name is Tony Lewis, I have always had a love for shooting and hunting. Archery and bow hunting are a passion for me and my family. I enjoy hunting in Arizona, and have been successful at harvesting several big game animals. I am happy shooting in any archery competitions, but 3D is where I am the most comfortable. I like to be outdoors competing and sharing the sport with my friends and family in the archery community. Sharing my knowledge and teaching new archers is important to me. I have seen the great positive impact that archery has on people’s lives, so I believe in promoting the sport and sharing it with anyone who is interested. I am a 29 year veteran of the United States Army. As a Chief Warrant Officer 4, I specialize in logistics and property management. I have been fortunate to serve my country at home and in several tours overseas. I served in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan 2007-2008). I am thankful for the opportunity to support the Arizona Archery Club. The owners and staff have always supported me and helped me become a better archer.

Dave Grossman

Dave Grossman

AAC PRO STAFF DIRECTOR

I’ve been shooting archery for over thirty five years now, I enjoy all aspects of archery from the tranquility of hunting to the excitement of competition. I have competed in many different venues at a national level. I have been fortunate to have been successful in representing the archery community in a winning fashion. I find satisfaction and fulfillment through introducing new people into the sport of archery and assisting archers of all ages enjoy this sport. Let it be known I taught Tony Lewis everything he knows.

Heather Caldwell

Heather Caldwell

Field Staff PSE & JOAD Mental Coach

Heather Caldwell started her competitive career in gymnastics as a gymnast for 13 years and went on to win state and national competitions. She coached competitive level gymnastics for over 10 years taking her gymnasts to the Texas State finals and had the privilege of coaching along side the USA Olympic gymnastics Coach Béla Károlyi at his Olympic Training Center in Houston, TX. Heather now brings that mental fortitude to archery as the AAC Mental Coach for the Junior Olympic Archery Development program. Heather is also a Field Staff Advisor for PSE.

Cooper French

Cooper French

AAE Pro Staff & AAC JOAD Peer Mentor

Indoor 25 Meter national record holder for compound cub male (beat old record by 18 points)
Indoor 25 Meter national record holder for compound cadet male (beat old record by 14 points)

Wrote an article for the Young Archer Magazine
J.O.A.D. Accomplishments Bronze Olympian Silver Olympian Gold Olympian

Accomplishments

2016 World Archery Festival Vegas Shoot Free Style unlimited young adult male 2nd Place 2016 Summer Sizzle 1st Place 2016 JOAD State Outdoor 1st Place 2016 JOAD State Indoor 2nd Place 2016 Arizona Cup 3rd Place 2016 So Cal Showdown 1st Place 2016 Money Maker (Adult Open) 2nd Place 2015 Summer Sizzle 1st Place 2015 Clint’s Well 3D Shoot 1st Place 2015 Papago Artic Challenge 1st Place 2015 State Indoor 2nd Place 2015 JOAD State Indoor 3rd Place 2015 Sunrise 3D Shoot 3rd Place 2015 Mormon Lake 3D Shoot 3rd Place 2015 AZ 3D Championship Series 3rd Leg 3rd Place
Mathew Fyffe

Mathew Fyffe

AAE PRO STAFF

BIO

I am an avid hunter and love competing in various archery tournaments. My love for archery started at a young age thanks to my Dad. I can remember him taking my little brother and I out hunting. Strapping tree stands to our backs and hiking through the woods. Being so little it seamed like we drug the stands over every log and rock in the forest. It amazes me to this day that we ever saw anything. He helped teach me and show the how to be a ethical hunter and sportsman. When I’m not hunting I’m shooting at the Arizona Archery Club. I started shooting at the Archery Club a few years ago. I had no idea what I was getting myself into looking back at it now. I walked in looking for a new bow and walked out a life time customer. Kenny, Tony and Daniel took the time to help me pick out the best bow that fit my needs and the rest is history. I am truly honored to represent such a great company and have made many life long friends along the way.

 

Bobby Vallo

Bobby Vallo

Connor Amerine

Connor Amerine

Maya Miller

Maya Miller

Pro Staff

Maya’s involvement in archery started at age 6 shooting a single arrow into the bullseye at the Arizona Game & Fish Outdoor Expo. She started in the Junior Olympic Archery Development program when she was 7 and was competing in tournaments at age 8. After a top 10 finish in 2015 at the World Archery Festival in Las Vegas, she was invited to become a staff shooter for Arizona Archery Club.

Accomplishments

State Championships: 2016 Arizona State Indoor Champion, Bowman Division 2015 Arizona State & J.O.A.D. Outdoor Champion, Bowman Division 2015 Arizona J.O.A.D. Indoor Champion, Bowman Division 2013 Arizona State J.O.A.D. Outdoor Champion, Yeoman Division State Records: Arizona State Outdoor 36 Arrow Record Holder, Yeoman Division Arizona State Outdoor 72 Arrow Record Holder Yeoman Division Arizona State Outdoor 144 Arrow Record Holder Yeoman Division

 

 

 

Larry Butterfield

Larry Butterfield

Upon retirement from the Unites States Air Force in 2005, we became snowbirds from our mountain home in the Medicine Bow Mountains in Wyoming. We recently sold our home/cabin in Wyoming and now call Arizona home. I’ve been an archer since I was 15 years old mainly for hunting and 3D for fun. Four years ago I decided to get into the target side of archery. This change brought me from the Bow Hunter Freestyle Limited class to the Freestyle/OPEN class and I have not had this much fun in years. In the past 3 years I’ve acquired 6 State, 2 Sectional and 1 National Championship. I spend a lot of time at our local archery ranges practicing for upcoming tournaments, shooting leagues, 3D Fun shoots and talking archery. I’m not sure what I’d do if I couldn’t shoot a bow.

Randy Spray

Randy Spray

Danielle Hartke

Danielle Hartke

Stoney Amerine

Stoney Amerine

PSE Field Rep/Pro Staff

Nikki McCraw

Nikki McCraw

Steven Seymour

Steven Seymour

Wes Lewis

Wes Lewis

Stephanie Lord

Stephanie Lord

Pro Staff & JOAD Instructor

BIO

2016 AAC Money Maker 1st Place USA & NFAA certified Level II Archery Instructor Archery Mom of the year, (Jake Willis) – Site Moderator
Brad Wagner

Brad Wagner

Roland Brown

Roland Brown

Pro Staff & Archery Instructor

2014 Arizona State Indoor Champion Senior Division

2015 Arizona State Indoor Champion Senior Division

2016 Arizona State Indoor Champion Senior division

BIO

1948-1954 Junior Championship in Tennis – Arkansas Catcher for a local Pony League in Baseball 1954-1959 NRA at West Phoenix High School – Held record for the first person to shoot a perfect score with an M1 Garand (300) at 300 yards in all four positions (Prone, Sitting, Kneeling, and Offhand). Won two trophies in Drag Racing for “G” & “H” gas classifications with my 1959 El Camino. 1961-1964 Spent nearly 5 years in the USAF. Made grade in minimum time and was the Assistant NCIOC in charge of calibration Hangar for F106’s even flew in the backseat of the “B” model during an air show for the University of Maryland. 1972-1979 Renewed my interest in tennis and achieved Championship position in the “B” league at Motorola in 1975. 1983-1992 Began archery with my daughter as a Father/Daughter thing but she soon decided that ballet was far more interesting. I continued as i enjoyed the competitive aspect of the sport. During this time, I became a shooter at The Archers Den where I met Al Henderson. With his guidance I became State Indoor and Southwest Sectional Champion from 1986-1990 except 1989. 1994-1998 Started bowling and by April 26th of 1997 had bowled a 299 game and was maintaining a 200+ average. 2008-Present Renewed my interest in Archery and in 2009 qualified to compete in the Senior Olympics in Houston, Texas. As of January 2016 I have now held the Arizona State Indoor Championship Senior for the past three years. I am listed as member #1 at the Arizona Archery Club and am currently a Pro Staff Shooter for them. I currently hold a level II coaching license.
Raliegh Cates

Raliegh Cates

Field Staff PSE

BIO

I have been shooting archery since 1985. I began shooting archery at a competitive level in 1993. I won the bow hunter happening back when it was the elite 3d tournament in Arizona. I have won several 3d shoots in northern Arizona. I have placed as high as 3rd in the triple crown and Arizona 3d championship series. I am a family oriented guy and my family enjoys shooting archery together.