Promotions Staff 2015/2016
Jackson Engel - Namibia
Born American, but a son of Africa. Jackson “Jack” Engel has lived and hunted throughout the far-flung corners of the Dark Continent for most of his young life. By the time Jack turned 16 he had already accumulated more big-game hunting experience than many adults get the chance to in a lifetime. Based in Windhoek, Namibia with his family, Jackson spends considerable time bow hunting and shooting competitive target archery. Jack is passionate about conservation through hunting and wildlife filming. He recently released several short hunting films on YouTube which feature the awesome power of the DRT. Jack is the youngest member of the DirtNapGear pro-staff.
Darrell Dickeson - Virginia
I was born and raised and still live in the mountains of southwest VA. Growing
up in a family full of archery hunters and competition shooters it was the
inevitable that I would be passionate about archery. I shot competition at a
very young age and started deer hunting when I was 11. My very first day in the deer woods was opening day of bow season in 1993 and I've not missed a opening day since. I am forever thankful for my father which taught me the mountains and the stories in which they told if only you listen and look for them. No matter if we are chasing squirrels or chasing rutting bucks I always treasure the time I have spent in the woods with him. I have been lucky enough to harvest several respectable Southwest VA deer in the last 21 years. I am married with two daughters. My oldest Abbie has been hunting with me for the past 6 years and has harvested 11 deer all of which I was sitting beside her enjoying every minute. I am excited to be a part of the DNG Team again for the 2015 year and I'm looking forward to tagging out again in several states this fall using my DNG DRT'S. Thanks Tom, Robin and Josh for giving me this opportunity.
Be the Predator - Arizona
Be the Predator Fitness
Jake Rush & Kimberly Farmer
As the founders of Be the Predator Fitness, this couple knows what it takes to reach success in the backcountry. Passion and commitment to being better than yesterday drives them to train each and every day for the next hunt. From hitting the weights in the gym to chasing bunnies in the backyard with a DRT, these two live and breathe hunting. Together with Jake’s enthusiasm and Kimberly’s love for the color pink, they make the perfect hunting couple. For the few moments they are not thinking about hunting, Kimberly enjoys annoying Jake while he watches hunting shows. Look for them on their Facebook page to follow all of their exciting adventures with a quiver full of DRT broadheads.
Brandon Hurst - Kentucky
Born and raised in the bluegrass state. I am 26 years old. I have a tremendous passion for the outdoors. Whether it be in the woods or on the water, I spend my free time scouting, hunting or fishing! I earn my paycheck working in mass
transit here in northern Kentucky. I also do photography, as well, i video most of my adventures in the woods. My photos/videos can be seen on facebook or youtube @ Ky Fatal Attraction
Drew Gann - Georgia
Drew, founder of Georgia Outdoorsman, has been around deer hunting his whole life. Growing up, when most kids were getting off the bus and headed to play with the latest toys, Drew was headed to His dad’s deer processing shop. He would help his dad process the deer until they went home eachnight. If he wasn’t there he could be found in the woods with his grandfather either hunting, fishing, or working around his farm. Over the past few years he has become an avid bow hunter and continues to improve his skills each year. While he has a strong passion for anything that involves the outdoors, there’s no denying that deer hunting is his top priority. However, nothing comes before his love for God, his wife, and his dogs.
Anthony Montoya - Colorado
I'm Anthony Montoya from Pagosa Springs, Colorado. I've been involved in bow
hunting since 1980. Although I chase mule deer, antelope, black bear and whitetails every year, my passion is pursuing gobbling toms and bugling bull
elk with my stick bow in my home state of Colorado and New Mexico. Although bow hunting is a big part of my life, I also compete on the 3D circuit. I'm a staff shooter for Ross Archery, and I love DRT broad heads. They are, without a doubt, one of the best penetrating heads I've seen and tested. Easy to sharpen, great arrow flight, and extremely tough. I recommend them to all my friends and clients. From the high country of Colorado to the sage flats of New Mexico, I know DRTs will be a huge part in my success.
Nathan Williams - Oklahoma
Nathan was born and raised in Southeastern Oklahoma and from an early age fell in love with hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. It started with a walk in the woods with his grandpa with a .22 rifle and a few squirrels. From that point on he was hooked.
At the age of 17 he began deer hunting and picked up his first bow and a new passion was born. Over the years the passion for archery has only grown with each trip to the stand and every animal harvested. At the age of 31 his life was changed when he found the Lord and just a few years later his ministry was birthed. Brothers in Christ Outdoors is a men’s ministry focused on reaching men through archery, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors in general. Not only is the ministry focused on seeing men’s lives changed but to see families strengthened and built up along the way. Nathan’s passion for archery and ministry go hand in hand and through the ministry he is able to introduce men to the Lord as well as provide opportunities for men, youth, and families to experience archery, hunting, and God’s creation.
Nathan shares the passion for archery and the outdoors with his wife and 4 children. He is currently a staff shooter for Athens Archery, Trinity Archery, GoldTip arrows, Hamskea rests, CBE sights, and Cross Country Camo. He is most passionate about pursing whitetail deer, elk, and turkey. He is also the owner and founder of God’s Country Custom Calls. He wants his life to reflect 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which says, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love”
“The greatest mission field in the world to reach men is in God’s great outdoors with a bow in hand” (Nathan)
Chancey Walters - Iowa
Chancy Walters born & raised in Iowa & blessed to grow up on the land of giant whitetails & Turkeys. At a really young age i was also blessed with talent of art. My artwork has lead me to everything i do to this day from traveling, selling, & donating my wildlife artwork all over the country. In the spring it's turkey time! At a young age calling turkeys with my mouth has helped me take turkey hunting to a whole new level in the turkey world. I love callin turkeys into the decoys but if the ole gobblers want's to play games and hang up!? I got a new style for em! Its called "TOMMA HAWKIN" man vs turkey! The rest of my life i live, chase, video, breath, sleep & dream giant mature whitetails! From Learning & becoming one with nature, putting my time in & calling whitetails with my mouth has gave me the opportunity & put luck on my side harvsting many nice whitetails with my bow & muzzleloader threw my years & years to come.
Zachary Overman - Kansas
My name is Zachary S. Overman, "Melrose Marauder". I'm 36 yrs old, an avid
hunter and fisherman, self proclaimed survivalist and an all around outdoorsman! My dad started me riding horses and hunting/fishing before I
could even walk or remember it. And we lived and worked on large cattle ranches all through my youth. He also raised and hunted Grand Night Champion Walker hounds, often carrying me through the timber on his back to get them when they treed! He was an avid bow hunter and I can remember him taking me
along when I was just 4 and 5 years old. Hunting is in my blood!
My AG/FFA teacher in high school was and still is a professional hunter and
outdoor writer. He started a Buck Masters club back then out of us students
who were interested and would often invite us to shoot 3D archery and sporting clays at a local shooting/hunting club! It's these men, the knowledge and experiences they shared, and my love for it that have inspired me to become a steward of conservation, preserver of heritage and mentor to anyone who would be willing to learn.
Clarence Elliot - Ohio
My name is Clarence Elliott and I grew up in Eastern PA, and moved to Ohio
in 2012 with my girlfriend and 3 kids. While growing up in Pa I was surrounded by the great outdoors and was flooded with opportunity to hunt and fish. My dad started me out at a young age of 7, he took me to the woods and fishing every chance he got. My Dad played a very big role in my motivation for hunting and fishing. From there on its been a very big part of my life. Whatever season is in i'm out there chasing it. But I would
have to say Bow hunting is my greatest addiction. But now I threw a new mix to it, i just started filming my own hunts.. PS Please be safe..
Chris Hall - California
My name is Chris Hall, I am 34 years of age. I spent my childhood on the country roads of Oklahoma. At the age of 14 I began hunting with my father
and a hobby soon turned into a passion. Aside from hunting I also had a drive for music. In 2000 I strapped on my guitar and ventured out to the Golden State of California. It was then I pursued my rock-n-roll fantasies. I reached a great level of success within the music industry but life on the road began to take its toll. I continued to hunt throughout my music ventures but after 10 years of rocking the stages and missing out on the many seasons, I decided to slow down and get back to my roots. Quickly I realized that hunting was in fact my first passion. With a desire to further my name in the hunting industry, I founded Horn Star Outdoors. I have hunted many states across the U.S. successfully
harvesting a variety of species, ie: Whitetail Deer, Blacktail Deer, Mule
Deer, Exotic Ram, Hogs, Turkey, Javelina to name a few. With persistence
and dedication, I shall continue adding to this list. Keeping my morals
and values in tact, I transitioned from "Rock On" to Hunt On!!!
Casie Conley - Indiana
Casie is a full time college student studying public relations, an everything outdoor enthusiast and 100% girly-girl. She grew up in a small town in Central Indiana where her family, including her dad and grandpappy, instilled in her the importance of hunting and fishing while enjoying God’s great creations. Casie has a passion for the Master Hunter German Shorthaired Pointers that her family business, Montgomerycreek Outdoors, breeds, raises and trains. Her faithful hunting companions have produced multiple breeders awards for her, and have taken her all over the country Including the Westminster Dog Show as well as the Eukanuba National Championship As a former State President of Indiana FFA, Casie’s agricultural background helps her understand the extreme importance of habitat & food plots for the wild game that she pursues. Casie loves shooting her Mathews Jewel and with her bubbly personality she has never met a stranger. In Casie’s eyes, nothing matches camouflage better than the color Pink!"
Chad Atwood - Colorado
Chad was born and raised in Colorado. He has a wife and three kids that he couldn't live without! He grew up gun hunting as a kid and shot traditional bows at carp from time to time. He first picked up a compound bow at the age
of 23 and has never looked back. Chad is a pro staff member for PassThru Custom Arrows and ChaseDeer365. He has some big bowhunting goals and he is
just getting started!
Kal Stokes - Minnesota
I am not your typical trophy hunter, I enjoy hunting for the pursuit of knowledge and adventure. A successful hunt to me is not measured by blood
on the ground but by the experience that comes from trying to beat thousands of years of animal survival instincts. The terrain and the environment are as much a part of the hunt to me as the animal. Great thrill with a healthy dose of remorse accompanies me with every kill, as I have nothing but respect for the animals that I take. Growing up in a non hunting household forced me to be a self taught hunter. This has lead me to more failures in the woods than I care to admit. Every mistake I make helps to sculpt me into a more humble and successful predator.
Leah Houg - Iowa
Aside from being a crazy cat lady, I am an avid outdoors woman. I have a strong passion for wilderness and enjoy hiking, gardening, fishing and hiking. I grew up in small town central Iowa where hunter’s education was a course in middle school. My father raised me with a passion and love for all things outdoors. He taught my sisters and I to fish from a very young age and would let us tag a long on the annual family pheasant hunt in western Kansas. My love for the outdoors continued to grow after meeting my now husband. He was thrilled when I finally popped the question and ask him to teach me to hunt whitetails. I have been hooked on hunting ever since. The feeling of being so close with nature is amazing and is like nothing else on Earth.
It didn't take long for me to convince my husband we needed to start bow
hunting and hunting more types of game. After a lot of research and trial
and error to find the best gear for me. I have definitely found a fantastic
broadhead with Dirt Nap’s Dead Right There broadheads. I am very excited
to be a member of the Dirt Nap pro staff.
Scott Knussmann - Texas
Scott (most people call him Scotty K) is 35 years old and has been involved in the outdoor industry part time over the last few years via his startup company, Huntbomb. Huntbomb is a outdoor brand, a group, an apparel company, and parent company to Noxious Camo. As 2015 began, so did Scott's leap towards operating Huntbomb and Noxious Camo full time. Scott is grateful his fiance Ashley and her daughter Addison have adopted him into their lives, supported his dreams, worked along side him and believe in their future together as a family. Scott is a level 2 archery instructor. Scott desires to use his companies and experience in the industry to encourage female participation in archery and Bowhunting, creating opportunity for kids outdoors, ethical hunting, supporting charities and groups who hold fundraisers for great causes and creating quality hunting gear and apparel.
Matt Tezak - Colorado
Matt, a Colorado Native grew up roaming the mountains of Western Colorado where his Dad taught him to hunt and fish.
He began his own adventures in eastern Colorado in 2001 and currently resides in Longmont, CO. Matts’ insatiable passion for archery hunting and addiction to the game of pursuing Mule Deer and Elk fuels the fire behind Matt’s journeys. Scouting and year around hunting provides Matt with a solid 180 days in the field per year. From early season Turkey hunting, Pronghorn hunts, September archery Elk, to chasing monster Mule Deer in December, hunting waterfowl and predators in the winter months. Matt doesn’t regret not being the one to pull the trigger or release an arrow. Rather, he considers himself incredibly fortunate to spend time in the outdoors with his family and friends. Matt continues to build on his passion by working as Pro Staff for several companies in the industry that he believes has innovative products to change the way we hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
The challenge of dovetailing the business world and the variables of Mother Nature give Matt the privilege of enjoying an entire season of sunrises and sunsets, which, for him, is peaceful.
Jessica Amos - Arizona
My name is Jessica Amos I’m a 26 year old awesome mom to 2 boys (Easton & Brody) and 1 daughter (Peytyn), a double cancer survivor, and a very proud member of the of the DirtNap Gear Promotions team and also Girls With Guns.
My family owns and operates Winterhawk Outfitters, so I’ve been exposed to the outdoors starting from a very young age (like 2 weeks to be exact). I was born right in the middle of hunting season so as soon as I was released from the hospital my mom loaded me up and headed to camp. I was forced by mom to go to school instead of getting to spend all of fall in hunting camp, struggles of being a kid in school!!! I managed to complete college while in high school and started working in a medical clinic after graduation. When I was 19 I gave birth to my 1st son Easton! At 22 I gave birth to my daughter Peytyn! 1 month after she was born I was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer! Within a few months I was told I was cancer free. So at 23 I delivered my youngest Brody! And 1 month after he was born I was told that my Melanoma was back. After surgery I was told I was cancer free again and to this day I haven’t taken a DirtNap!!! From the time I graduated high school I never missed a hunting season, not when I was pregnant or even when I was battling the cancer. I remember a specific hunting season when I was very very plump (like a butterball turkey), in fact I was 8 ½ months pregnant still hiking the mountains trying to give a bull elk a nice DirtNap!!
I spend every chance I have in the outdoors with my kids whether it’s hunting, or shooting our bows! It’s my happy place and the one place I feel totally at home!
Trent Watts - Louisana
My name is Trent Watts. I am the owner of Yowaffa Outdoors! I believe in Jesus Christ and love hunting in the outdoors God has created! I am pursuing a television show here in Oklahoma! I am a bow hunter first and a rifleman second!
Field Staff 2015-2016
Adam Wunderle - Ohio
Aimee Burnet-Hartwig - Idaho
Brad Gentry - Michigan
Brendon Nicholas - Iowa
Bryan Altman - Georgia
CL - Hawaii
Danielle Haag - Wisconsin
Educators Outdoors - Iowa
Garald Fillmore - Utah
John Schares - Idaho
Jon Slaga - Nebraska
Jonathon Thayer - Washington
Karsten Hauf - Wyoming
Kyle Roberts - Arizona
Levi Madden - Louisiana
Luc Douglas - Kansas
Matt Kueffler - Idaho
Mos Masicampo - Hawaii
Paul Retzbach - New York
Robert Madrigal - Hawaii
Ryan Drain - Georgia
Steve Lamb - Wyoming
Tawny Eastabrooks - Illinois
Willie Johnson - Georgia