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G. Scott Reynolds, Executive Director

gsreynolds@midwayusafoundation.org |  573.447.5157

Scott joined the MidwayUSA Foundation team in 2019. Prior to becoming our Executive Director, he completed a 20-year military career in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by a 15-year corporate career. Scott has served in a variety of senior- and executive-level leadership positions with Honeywell International, General Electric, and Oceaneering International across the aerospace and energy sectors. Living and working across the globe, he has led multiple U.S. and international businesses through turnarounds and sustained growth, and is keenly focused on strategy development, operational excellence, and execution.

Prior to joining us in Columbia, Missouri, Scott most recently established and ran a successful real estate investment business in Pensacola, Florida.

In addition to multiple business certifications, Scott has a BS in Business Management from National-Louis University, a master’s certificate in Project Management from Arizona State University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. As his resume would suggest, Scott is a reliable and experienced leader. Those leadership skills, combined with his passion for the shooting sports and youth development, make him a great person to lead our team. Scott was raised right here in Missouri and is also a certified private pilot. He is married to Bridget, has three daughters, Stephanie, Amber, and Caitlin, and a grandson, Nate.


Jay McClatchey, Program Manager – Northeast

jmcclatchey@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.476.9025                                                                                                    Click Here to set up a phone call or video meeting with Jay.

Jay works with shooting teams in the northeast. He came to the Foundation from Applied Computational Technologies (ACT), a start-up he co-founded to develop a new dose calculation technology for radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. ACT sold its technology to Varian Medical Systems. Jay started his career in the computer industry, first as a Programmer and then a Computer Systems Engineer with Hewlett-Packard Company (HP). After HP, Jay transitioned into business operations as the VP/COO of JCM Industries, a grade hardwood lumber, and pallet manufacturing company. Jay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Computer Science and Business Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership. Jay has been shooting and hunting ever since he was old enough to hold a gun. In 2002, Jay co-founded a High School smallbore rifle league in Somerset County, PA and began coaching smallbore as a varsity sport in his local school district. Jay is a Life Member of the NRA, an NRA Level 1 Coach in both rifle and pistol, an NRA Instructor in rifle, pistol, and shotgun, and an NRA Range Safety Officer. In addition to enjoying the shooting sports, Jay can often be found water skiing with his wife, Nitsa, and their daughter Maria.


Jeff McClure, Program Manager – Southeast

jhmcclure@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.303.8859                                                                                                        Click Here to set up a phone call or video meeting with Jeff.

Jeff is on the ground with our shooting teams in the southeast and assists with researching new fundraising items for teams. He joined the MidwayUSA Foundation after a successful Army career, serving as an Officer, as well a Defense Analyst.  He has a diverse education, with a BS in Medical Technology/Chemistry from Western Carolina University, an MS in International Relations from Troy State University, and his MBA from Colorado State University. Jeff and his wife Luanne have shipped their boys off to college, where they each wrestle. The McClure household now consists of Brody the bulldog, Blossom the crazy hound, and Bob, the cat. Jeff is also our resident chef.


 Sarah Hall, Program Manager – Southwest

shall@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5969                                                                                                            Click Here to set up a phone call or video meeting with Sarah.

Sarah works with our shooting teams in the Southwest United States. Though she is a Nebraska native, she comes to us from Talladega, Alabama where she was the Operations Manager for the Talladega Marksmanship Park with the Civilian Marksmanship Program. We are excited she is a product of the very programs we support. Sarah was a scholar-athlete with the University of Kentucky Rifle Team. She and her pistol shooter husband, James, are proud parents to Rylee Claire.

 


Ashley Petersen, Program Manager – Northwest

apetersen@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.507.0863                                                                                                            Click Here to set up a phone call or video meeting with Ashley.

Ashley joined our team in August of 2020. She works with the shooting teams in the Northwest. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she was on the rifle team, and received a B.A. in Psychology. In 2014 Ashley was a National Team Member, competing in Olympic style rifle. After her shooting career, she coached a number of teams and promoted youth shooting sports as a whole, through multiple organizations such as the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Ashley has lived in many states across the country, so you can say she is already used to traveling which is perfect for the Program Manager role. She is a proud wife to Brian and mom to Conner and three fur babies Admiral, Trace, and Remi.


John Linquist, Relationship Manager

jlinquist@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.219.7688                                                                                                          Click Here to set up a phone call or video meeting with John.

John works with our industry supporters and can assist donors with a plan to leave a legacy for youth shooting sports. He was born and raised in Cherokee, Iowa where he loved hunting, fishing, and competing in shooting sports. John has a strong background in graphic design and marketing and worked in the packaging and printing industry for over 20 years. Some of his customers included Disney, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s. Most recently, John was the National Shooting Sports Manager for Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. During his 13 years with PF/QF, he worked with 750 chapters across the U.S. One program he helped create, “Adopt-A-Team,” connected dedicated volunteers with youth shooting teams. This program helped raise critical dollars to support shooting teams and their MidwayUSA Foundation endowment accounts. John currently resides in Sibley, Iowa with his wife, Darla. Together they have two children; Matthew, and Suzanne, a grandson Kyler, and the perfect hunting companion a Gordon Setter, Cooper.


Dani Farris, Marketing Manager

dfarris@midwayusafoundation.org 573.447.5994

Dani takes care of communicating all the great work of the Foundation, as well as creating most of the marketing material. She is the one that lectures us for using the wrong logo and is allowed to be obsessed with fonts. A graduate of Westminster College, Dani played basketball and studied Business Communications.  Before joining the Foundation, Dani worked in the world of radio as the Creative Director for Learfield Communications, specifically with statewide news networks and the Brownfield Ag Network. Dani and her husband Charley have a son, Oliver and a daughter, Etta. You can often find Dani at a Mizzou tailgate or a county fair.

 


Riley King, Content Marketing Specialist

rking@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5995

Riley joined the team in April of 2019. He assists Dani in creating marketing material for both the foundation and the teams they support. He is a recent graduate of William Woods University with a bachelor’s in business administration, concentration in marketing, minor in accounting as of December of 2018, and an MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurial leadership as of August 2019. While at William Woods he played soccer for the university, was an active fraternity member, a community advisor, and participated in Collegiate DECA. His personal hobbies include hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking. He has traveled to 11 out of the 62 national parks in the United States and has set a goal to visit them all.

 


Mandy Stallo, Program Coordination Manager

astallo@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5959

Mandy wins our ‘attention to detail’ title at the office. She knows our database inside and out, takes care of ensuring our generous donations get to the right place, and is also the queen of grants twice per year. Mandy is one of the veterans on staff. She joined the Foundation after working as a Recreation Specialist with JC Parks and Recreation in her hometown of Jefferson City. She graduated with her BS in Business Marketing from William Woods University, where she also golfed. If she isn’t hitting the links with her husband, she is chasing around their daughters, Finley Grace and Lennon Hayes. Mandy claims to not be quite as OCD as people may think, she just happens to love organization and order… ‘you’re welcome, coworkers.’ We appreciate it, Mandy!

 


Heather Laws, Senior Program Coordinator

hlaws@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5974

As Mandy’s sidekick, Heather is also the queen of grants twice per year and helps us keep our database in order. Knowing Heather’s sweet personality, it is no surprise she did social work before joining us. Though we’re based in Mizzou country, Heather is our only University of Missouri graduate. She studied Psychology and Sociology. She likes to bake, garden, cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals and is our resident movie buff. Along with her husband (Tim), son (Elijah), and daughter (Leola) two corgis, Yadi and Liberty, make up the Laws family.  Heather also wins our ‘rookie of the year’ award on the trap field!

 


Brent Ferrell, Controller

bferrell@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5977

Brent joined the team in November of 2018. He has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Judson University in Elgin, IL. Previously the CFO at the Columbia Daily Tribune, he is no stranger to financial statements and spreadsheets. He is the person that lies awake at night pondering how he can modify a database to make it more efficient and will talk to you at length about excel formulas. Brent and his wife Cathy typically spend all their free time on Missouri baseball and softball fields, cheering on their children, Jonathan & Allison. The Ferrell family also includes Bailey, a spoiled Great Dane that likes to drink out of the kitchen faucet, and her sidekick ‘cat,’ the cat.

 


Jan Ruess, Assistant Controller

jruess@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5975

Jan is all things numbers here at the Foundation. She has her Bachelors’s in Accounting, and her Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of Tennessee. Jan is no stranger to the nonprofit world, being with another Columbia based nonprofit for 12 years before joining the MidwayUSA Foundation. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate accounting. Jan has a passion for animals and shares her 11-acre property with Allie, a rescue German Shepherd. When Jan isn’t loving on Allie, she is loving on three awesome grandkids, hitting up the gym, reading, or cooking. Jan is also currently enjoying learning clay target shooting.

 


Calah Wortman-Tackett, Staff Accountant

CWortmanTackett@MidwayUSAFoundation.org 573.447.5957

Calah joined the team in August of 2020. As our Staff Accountant, she supports Brent by performing daily routine accounting functions. She recently graduated from Columbia College with degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration with minors in Management and Economics. While on campus, she enjoyed being a Resident Assistant for about 3 years. This opportunity was filled with hosting events for residents and making some lifelong friends. Some of Calah’s personal hobbies include kayaking, working out, watching movies, and having game nights with friends.

 


Monika Huenefeldt, HR and Logistics Manager

mhuenefeldt@midwayusafoundation.org | 573.447.5992

Monika keeps us all in line here, keeping the departments organized, and managing our Fundraising Product Program. Previously, Monika spent 18 years as the Executive Administrative Assistant and Finance Manager with the Mike Kehoe Auto Group. She has her BS in Criminal Justice Administration with minors in Psychology and Sociology. Monika and husband Chuck have four kiddos and a Cavalier King Charles pup named Ollie. She also serves as a Fundraising Committee Chair for the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HRA of Central Missouri.

 

MidwayUSA foundation volunteer ambassadors

 

John Broughton Jr, North Carolina Ambassador

johnb@musaf-ambassador.org

John is a Civilian Marksmanship Program Marksmanship Instructor, involved in Cary High School’s NJROTC, a Shooting Association Skeet Instructor, an NRA Shotgun Coach, and the President of Triangle Target Sports Foundation. He has competed in National Matches for the NC Army National Guard Rifle Team and the national All Guard Rifle Team. He was once a Battalion Marksmanship Coordinator, North State Shooting Club Officer, a member of High Power Rifle Club, and a Shooting Sports Administrator & Instructor for both Cub Scout/Boy Scout camps. Furthermore, he makes a weekly effort to visit a range to enjoy the reward of shooting sports. John enjoys working with young shooters from all disciplines and strives to include life skills like, confidence, self-esteem, and positivity in his teachings.


Carl Gentry, Georgia Ambassador

cgentry@musaf-ambassador.org | 423.991.4268

Carl was active duty in the Air Force for twenty-two years before starting an Air Force Junior ROTC program and a 3-Position Air Rifle team at Ridgeland High School in Rossville, GA. As the Head Coach of these teams, he contributes substantially to see them succeed. Additionally, Carl is a founding member and Board member of two Friends of the NRA chapters in North Georgia, a Lifetime Member of the NRA, and a board member of the Georgia Youth Shooting Sports Foundation. Carl has been shooting and hunting from an early age. He is an upland game hunter and guide at a hunting preserve in Tunnel Hill, GA. He enjoys his 28 gauge and three pistol calibers as well as casting his own bullets. Carl is also a Super Fan of the MidwayUSA Foundation’s Facebook page, and we’re very grateful for his continued support!


Mike Schatz, South Dakota Ambassador

mschatz@musaf-ambassador.org | 605.376.8219

Mike is from Elgin North Dakota. From a young age, he was very active in sports before attending North Dakota State College of Science on a track scholarship to study Business Administration with a focus in Marketing and Management. Currently, Mike is involved in the Sioux Falls Youth Trap Shooting Team, an NRA Level 1 Instructor, and an SD Game Fish & Parks Hunting Safety Instructor. Mike has been a Pheasants Forever volunteer for more than a decade and has helped plan many State Meetings as well as Pheasant Fest. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and exploring national parks. He particularly likes to explore the Black Hills of SD on ATVs and UTVs with his friends.

 


Jeff and Tonya Schultz, Arizona Ambassadors

AZ@musaf-ambassador.org

Jeff and Tonya Schultz live in Gilbert, AZ. The Schultz’s have been involved as volunteers with the SCTP club, Rio Salado Target Terminators, since the inception of the club in 2004. Jeff has been an SCTP NRA Certified Shotgun Level 1 coach for the team for the last 16 years. In 2012 he became the head coach and started the shooting team’s MidwayUSA Foundation endowment. Since the beginning, shooting sports has always been a family activity. Both their son and daughter joined the SCTP club when it started and went on to have successful shooting careers. Their son competed through High School and was one of the first International Skeet SCTP athletes. Their daughter was the driving athlete to establish Collegiate Club shotgun sports in Arizona and she competed throughout college. They both have now become SCTP coaches for the Rio Salado Target Terminators. The family takes pride in promoting and sharing the shooting sports to the community in a safe and educational environment.

They enjoy seeing athletes grow as individuals and go on to mentor others in shooting sports as they demonstrate responsibility, sportsmanship, teamwork, integrity, and other positive life skills they have learned. Jeff and Tonya want athletes and families to discover that shooting sports is an enjoyable activity that they can continue as a family… forever.