Board of Directors

President:
Martin Stubstad • Archery Headquarters
3440 North Valley Place • Rochester, MN 55906 • 507-282-3507

Having operated an Archery Pro Shop for over 39 years, I still look forward each day to opening the doors. I was a special education teacher for 13 years until retiring in 1989. Teaching archery is my sole profession now. I have been an MBEP instructor for over 30 years and have helped hundreds of kids to become bowhunters. I have reached out to my community as their archery instructor. All elementary, junior and senior high schools, girl scouts, cub scouts and boy scouts and hundreds of birthday parties have become informed that Archery Headquarters is the educator of archery. I have been with many State and local organization as a Board member or chairman to better wildlife habitat. My greatest accomplishment is finding the women I married and my archery business. My greatest concerns are continuing to make a good profit in my business and maintaining our hunting heritage. The archery dealer is the backbone that really supports this great sport. By belonging to ARRO and ATA it gives me the best chance to continue my business. I operate my business to make a living.
I belong to ARRO to continually educate and profit my business. Joining ARRO and attending the ATA trade show gives me first hand knowledge of the ever-changing consumer products and provides me with the best profit margins.


Vice President:
Will Moulton • Mouldy's Archery
2863 S Prairie View Road - Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 • 715-723-3607

I’ve been fortunate to work at our family owned and operated archery pro shop since 1987. The great sport of archery and bowhunting has been an addiction of mine my entire life. I believe archery pro shops are the lifeblood of the archery industry. I’ve instructed hundreds of school classes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, church groups, 4H groups and birthday party’s over the years. I enjoy working with kids they are the future of our industry. Archery dealers face many challenges, one of them is to make sure you are buying products that your customers want at the best price possible. We have been ARRO members for over 30 years. Being an ARRO member gives our shop the buying power we need to get the best price possible. By attending the annual ARRO Hot Show, I also network with other ARRO members to discuss ways we can improve our shops. Every year we’ve discussed advertising, pricing, hot products, employees and many other topics that can benefit our shops. I look forward to serving on the ARRO board and working to make all of our shops more profitable.


Treasurer:
Ron Pelkey
275 Nason Street • St. Albans, VT 05478 • 802-524-2582

As an owner and operator of an archery pro shop, I strive to better myself and my business by attending schools and seminars on new products and providing the best facilities and service to our customers. I am a certified instructor, a bowhunter education instructor and received a Bachelor's Degree in sales and marketing from Clarkson University. We are a full service pro shop located in northern Vermont, and with the help of ARRO, provide a wide selection of products from the leaders of our industry. Being an ARRO member has provided our business with not only more profits, but a larger selection of products, as well as streamlining our accounts payable. ARRO has done a tremendous job providing its members with quality programs from a great variety of companies. My concerns include the impact of the basement bandits, internet/mass merchants and other so called buying groups. When a beginning archer purchases equipment, he/she needs the knowledge and expert advice that only an archery pro shop can provide. We need to convince the manufacturers that we are the reason for their success. One of the primary concerns in our pro shop is to provide opportunities for children to participate in the sport of archery. These activities bring new people to archery, boost future sales, and give archery some positive publicity. Drawing from the ARRO membership, I believe that we can help each other to provide new and exciting activities for the youth in each of our communities. The officers and directors of the organization have set high standards for the products and services that are provided to the members and I hope to help in this endeavor.


Secretary:
Kent Colgrove • Full Draw Archery
3632 S 144th • Omaha, NE 68144 • 402-333-9691

My wife and I started Full Draw Archery in May of 1996 when we purchased a bait and tackle shop that also sold archery equipment. My passion was in archery and bowhunting and by the end of the first year we had converted over to strictly archery sales. After a couple of years we realized there was better pricing available with the power of a buying group. With ARRO we found a large group of like-minded business people with a serious love for archery. Along with these similarities we also found the strength of the groups buying power added dollars to our bottom line and enhanced our reputation with our manufacturers. Not everyone can belong to ARRO, but if you qualify you are quickly recognized as a retailer on solid financial footing and part of the "cream of the crop". As a Board of Directors member, my goal is to continue ARRO's reputation of providing the best products in the industry to our member at prices that will help keep them profitable. I am also committed to providing our supporting manufacturers with high quality retail members who represent their product well to the consumer and pay their bills on time, every time.


Director:
Tom Wilcox
Wilcox Bait & Tackle • 9501 Jefferson Ave. • Newport News, VT 23605 • 757-595-5537

I am proud to be working in our family business that my parents started in 1954. I grew up in the business and for many years fishing and hunting equipment, bait, guns, and ammo were primarily what we offered. It was not until years later that we became involved in the archery business. Archery was a whole new dimension to the sporting goods we already provided. Since then I have spent a good part of my life building our archery business. I have developed a passion for archery and have enjoyed helping others to get involved with the sport.  I am a firm believer that kids are the key to the future success of the archery industry.

I have been an ARRO member since 1996 which has truly been the best decision I have ever made. ARRO enables independent dealers to be more competitive by giving the dealer the buying power needed to purchase products for the best possible price. Being an ARRO member and attending the ATA show keeps me informed of new products and provides me with the profit margins I need to be a successful archery dealer. I look forward to doing all I can for all ARRO members through my service on the board.



Director:
Mark Wagner
Archery Field & Sports • 3725 NE 56th • Altoona, IA 50009 • 515-265-6500

After being born, my parents didn’t take me home… they took me to the archery store. I feel it’s an understatement to say archery is my passion… rather, it’s in my blood. My father, (the late) Erv Wagner, had been a proud ARRO member since the organization began. After his passing, I was honored to take his place on the ARRO Board. As owners of Archery Field & Sports in Des Moines, IA, my family knows how important the ARRO organization is to the success of our family-run business.  Being part of the younger generation of the organization, not only do I strive to continuously improve my knowledge of the evolving industry/products, but I am eager to protect fellow retailers against low online selling.


Director:
Jim Gauthier • Gauthiers Archery
1788 M37 Stouh • Traverse City, MI 49684 • 231-943-4432

Having grown up near Grayling, Michigan, I had the opportunity to meet my idol, Fred Bear, at a very early age. I got the bug to take up archery, first in field archery and then bow hunting. I started hanging around the local bow shop and soon was offered a job with them selling archery equipment. When one of the owners decided to retire, I purchased his share of the business at the age of 22. In 1980 I went off on my own and started Gauthier’s Archery. My business is still going strong years later.I have been a member of ARRO since 1993. I can truly say that if it were not for this organization, I would not be in business today. I love what ARRO does for the small independent pro shops nationwide to help us realize that we can make a living doing what we have a passion doing. After 35 years of pro shop experience I still love being a pro shop owner.I am a Michigan Department of Natural Resources Certified Hunter Safety Instructor and have worked with many civic and school groups. I have made many friends in the hunting and archery industry from manufacturer’s reps, hunting celebrities and owners of many of the products sold today.


Administrative Director/Executive Secretary:
Deb Colgrove

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a hunter and have a passion for the outdoors and archery.  As a co-owner of a retail store and a member of ARRO since 2000, I understand the importance of what the buying group has done for me in my personal situation as a member retailer.  My goal as the Executive Secretary is to reach out to manufacturers. Create a positive relationship, which in turn will benefit ARRO member’s everyday as we compete with the basement bandits, internet sales and box stores.  As a retailer like you, I want to make your paperwork life as easy as I can.  In order for us to increase our dividends, we have to keep our costs down in the office, find time saving ways that will help increase that bottom dollar that comes back to you, the member, in the form of a dividend. 


Office Manager:
Kelli Killerlain


As a 12 year employee of ARRO, I understand how important it is for the office to have a great working relationship with our manufacturers.  I am in contact with our manufacturers on a daily basis, working with them to improve the efficiency of the invoicing process, bringing them to the “greener” side by encouraging electronic transmission of data. These will in turn, speed the process of delivering invoices to you the retailer.  My goal is to keep costs down in the office, improve our processes and in turn increase your dividends.

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