Sales Personnel

Shawn Benbow

Mississippi and Southern Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Mobile: (225)-278-7514
Fax: (888) 742-9692

Shawn graduated from Louisiana State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 1994. He has been awarded Salesman/Rep of the Year in 1994, 1996, and 1997. He covers the Mississippi and southern Louisiana territory, servicing several key accounts. Shawn has also earned the Strike King Lures 2015 Top Performer Award.

Shawn is married and has a daughter, son, stepson and stepdaughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Dan Bobolts

Michigan, Northern Ohio & Indiana

Grand Blanc, MI,
Phone: 616-893-1289

Dan attended Averell COC and St. Stephen High School.  Dan joined Murski Breeding in 2018.  He has over twenty years outside sales experience and eleven years in the outdoor industry and was awarded the Salesman of the Year Award in 2012 from Remington Arms.  Dan's territory includes Michigan, Indiana and northern Ohio.

 Dan is married and has two sons.  He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying baseball, hunting and fishing.

Al Capachietti, Jr.

Northeast Territory

Billerica, MA, USA
Phone: (978) 663-2812
Fax: (978) 663-2877

Al joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2011. His territory includes East Connecticut, Maine, East Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.  He earned the Strike King Excellence in Sales Award in 2012, 2013 and 2016.  In 2013 he also received the Excellence in Sales Award from DT Systems. Al’s sales experience is invaluable in covering the New England states.

Al is married and has a daughter and a son. He enjoys fishing bass tournaments, saltwater fishing, and making custom fishing rods.

Clint Carlton

Georgia, South Carolina, Florida Panhandle

Perry, FL, USA
Mobile: (850) 843-0679
Fax: (800) 254-9780

Clint attended Valdosta State University. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2012 after 20 years in the outdoor industry. Clint covers Georgia, South Carolina and the Florida Panhandle area. He received the "2015 ZEISS Salesman of the Year Award".

Clint has two daughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and football.

Bryan Culp

North Texas and Oklahoma

Dallas, TX, USA
Phone: (800) 225-5870
Fax: (214) 631-5950

Bryan graduated from Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Arlington. Bryan worked in the outdoor industry for 11 years before he joined Murski Breeding Sales in 1995. He has received numerous industry awards including the Strike King Excellence in Sales Award for both 2016 and 2017, Salesman of the Year for Strike King Lure Company and Zebco.  He covers North Texas and Oklahoma and is the Murski Breeding Sales office coordinator.

Bryan is married and has a daughter and two stepsons. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and taking road trips on his bike.

Chesley Gassett

Virginia, West Virginia and Eastern North Carolina

Morehead, NC, USA
Mobile: (910) 578-0296
Fax: (252) 565-0450

Chesley graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Political Science. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2012. He was awarded the Remington Salesman of the Year for Accessories in 2013. His territory includes Virginia, central and south West Virginia and eastern North Carolina.

Chesley enjoys fishing, hunting, and cooking.

Tony Groskreutz

Cabelas/Bass Pro/Gander/Scheels

Minnetrista, MN, USA
Mobile: (847) 323-7771
Fax: (888) 511-4642

Tony joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2009. He had been in the outdoor industry for over twenty years, bringing his vast sales experience and knowledge with him. He was awarded the Primos “Non Typical” Sales award in 2011. In 2013 and 2015 he was awarded the Strike King Top Performer award and also the Tanglefree Decoy Sales Rep of the Year award. He handles major key accounts including Bass Pro, Cabela's, Gander Outdoors and Scheels.

Tony is married and has a son and a daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Matthew Hartwig

Northeast Territory

Lansdale, PA,
Mobile: 215-431-8915

Matthew graduated Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He has many years of experience in the sporting goods industry in all channels.  Matthew joined MBS in 2017.  His territory includes Pennsylvania, Metro New York, Western Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington DC.

 Matthew is married with three children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, college football and fishing.

David L. Hollinger

Sales Director, Northeast, Midwest, MINK

Harrisburg, PA,
Phone: 717-433-0925

Sales Director, Northeast, Midwest, MINK

Dave is a graduate of Elizabethtown College with a B.S. in Biology.  He joined Murski Breeding in 2018 bringing his invaluable years of working in the sporting industry.  He has won numerous salesman of the year awards.  He services all accounts in his territory of the Northeast, Midwest and MINK states.  

Dave is married and has three children.  He enjoys spending time with family, ice hockey, coaching youth athletics, cooking and most outdoor activities.

 

Joseph Jassak

Northeast Territory

Ilion, NY,
Mobile: 315-941-6660

Joseph graduated Mohawk Valley Community College with his Associates in Applied Science and Suny ESF Ranger School with an Associates in Applied Science.  He has valuable experience with his years of retail sales of the sporting goods industry.  His territory includes New York, Vermont and Western Massachusetts.  Joseph joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2017.

Joseph enjoys being in the outdoors and loves travelling.

Herb Jeane

Central and Northern Louisiana

Haughton, LA, USA
Phone: (318) 949-8722
Fax: (318) 949-2981

Herb has a B.S. in Business Administration and an Associates degree in Merchandising from Northwestern State University. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 1981. Herb has been awarded five Salesman of the Year awards and numerous other awards in his thirty plus years with Murski Breeding Sales. He services the central and northern Louisiana territory. He is an invaluable part of the Murski Breeding team with his vast experience and knowledge.

Herb is married and has two sons. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Tom Lowe

North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky

Greensboro, NC, USA
Mobile: (336) 209-7307
Fax: (866) 688-7623

Tom attended Elon and Appalachian State University. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2010. He was awarded the Strike King Lures Correspondence Award in 2011 and the Strike King Lures Salesman of the Year award in 2012. Tom’s territory includes central and western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and far eastern Kentucky. In addition, he was awarded the 2014 and 2015 Excellence in Sales Award from Strike King Lures.

Tom is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Rob Mixer

Northern Ohio, Far NE Kentucky, Far NW Virginia, Dick's Sporting Goods

Grove City, OH, USA
Phone: (614) 539-4551
Fax: (614) 539-4551

Rob received his BSBA from Ohio State University. Rob joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2004 as part of the J.D. Keith merger. Rob has over thirty-three years of experience in the sporting goods industry. He has won every major award in the industry including Strike King Excellence in Sales (2011), Strike King Sales Rep of the Years (2008), Zebco Rep of the Year (2007, 2005). Rob's territory includes the southern Ohio, far northeast Kentucky, far north West Virginia and Dick's Sporting Goods.

Rob has a son and two daughters. He enjoys fishing and hunting.

Kelly Mudge

Iowa and Springfield, Missouri

Ankeny, IA, USA
Phone: (515) 964-7454
Fax: (515) 964-5954

Kelly received a BA in Sociology in 1989 from the University of Iowa. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2002. He brought with him twelve years of experience in the outdoor industry. Kelly was recently presented the 2015 ZEISS Conquest A-Team Award.  He has also been awarded the Strike King Salesman of the Year award in 2011, the Zebco Rep of the Year in 2008, 2006, 2005, and the Zebco President’s Award in 2004. Kelly’s territory is Iowa and he handles key accounts Bass Pro and Cabela's.

Kelly is married and has two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Matthew (Matt) O'Brien

South Carolina

Zebulon, NC, USA
Mobile: (919) 349-2735
Fax: (888) 209-5061

Matt received his BA in Political Science from Southeastern University. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2007. Matt’s territory includes all of upper eastern South Carolina. He represents several major accounts in his territory.

Matt is married and has two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family and all outdoor activities.

Matt Peters

Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin

St. Francis, MN, USA
Mobile: (612) 251-5245

Matt attended St. Mary’s University. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2012. His territory includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. He represents several key accounts in his territories.

His enjoys fishing, hunting, bow hunting, and billiards.

Shawn Rea

Arkansas, Kansas, NW Missouri

Conway, AR,
Phone: (501) 329-2559
Fax: (501) 325-2055

Shawn graduated from the University of Central Arkansas.  He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2013.  Shawn brought with him years of experience and multiple annual Salesman of the Year awards from within the shooting, hunting and outdoor sports industry.  Shawn has been awarded the Bergara 2015 Buying Group Top Earner, 2014 Hunters Specialties Extra Mile Award and 2014 Strike King Excellence in Sales.   He has the Arkansas and Kansas territory.  He represents several key accounts in his territory. 

Shawn is married and has three children.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, running, cross-fit training and golf. 

Charlie Reynolds

Florida, West Coast

Winter Haven, FL, USA
Phone: (863) 412-2277
Fax: (863) 293-2938

Charlie attended the University of Florida. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 1999. Charlie’s territory includes the west coast of Florida. He has received numerous awards including Remington On Target Award in 2007, Strike King Dealer Sales Award in 2013, 2009, and 2008, Strike King Interaction Award in 2007, Zebco Dealer Champion in 2006, Zebco Rep of the Year in 2005 and 2004, Zebco President’s Award in 2005 and 2004, Vicious Fishing Most Improved Territory in 2013, Pelican Rep of the Year in 2003, Walls Rep of the Year in 2005, Valor Rep of the Year in 2006 and 2005, Zebco Top Guide in 2002 and Justin Outdoor Rep of the Year 2012.

Charlie is married and has two daughters and a son. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Gary Rothenberg

Florida, East Coast

Waynesboro, GA,
Phone: : 706-284-6778

Gary joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2018.  He attended Winthrop University and has been awarded multiple awards over his career.  His territory is East Coast Florida.  Gary is married and has three children.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, farming for wildlife and spending time with his family. 

 

Lynn Schlicte

Kentucky and Tennessee

Hendersonville, TN, USA
Phone: (615) 590-7827
Fax: (615) 590-7827

Lynn attended Des Moines Community College. He served in the United States Army 75th Ranger Regiment, in the 3rd AD/36th Infantry and in the 197th Infantry. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2011 after working in the hunting and fishing industry for over a decade. He was recently awarded the 2016 Strike King Excellence in Sales Award and the 2015 Strike King Lures Salesman of the Year Award.  He brought with him a wealth of sales and management experience. He represents several key accounts in Kentucky and Tennessee.

He is married and enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and golf.

Barry Stegall

Texas

Portland, TX, USA
Phone: (361) 777-1245
Fax: (361) 777-2107

Barry attended Austin College and Southern Methodist University. He was a member of the United States Marine Corp from 1962 – 1967. Barry’s knowledge and years of experience in the fishing industry made him a great fit for MBS and in 2002 he joined the team. He is the key player in our saltwater business in Texas.

Barry is married and has two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

Terry Stevens

Texas

Hutto, TX, USA
Mobile: (214) 578-6741
Fax: (512) 642-4028

Terry graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in Business Administration. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2005 bringing with him years of sales experience. He was recently presented the 2015 ZEISS Victory A-Team Award.  He has also been awarded with the Strike King Excellence in Sales award in 2011, Remington Sales Rep of the Year in 2010, Strike King Salesman of the Year in 2006 and the Vicious Sales Rep of the Year in 2009. Terry works all key accounts in south Texas.

Terry has a son and enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and golf.

Mike Sullivan

North Central Alabama & Northern Georgia.

Johns Creek, GA, USA
Mobile: (479) 739-6176

Mike graduated from Radford University where he earned his degree in Marketing.  He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2017 and has been awarded multiple sales awards throughout his career.  Mike covers north central Alabama, north Georgia and west South Carolina territories.

 He enjoys hunting, fishing, mountain biking, triathlons and spending time with his family.  

 

Jim Weatherly

Illinois and East Missouri

Union, MO, USA
Mobile: (636) 262-2992

Jim joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2016. Jim has a dozen years of experience in the sporting industry. Jim has a Bachelor of Science from Central Methodist University. His has affiliations with the American Sportfishing Association, the Archery Trade Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Jim's passions include his family, hunting and fishing. Jim is married with a daughter and a son.

Tyler Weigel

Sales, Midwest

Madison, WI,
Phone: 608-287-8553
Mobile: 608-467-6113

Tyler joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2018.  He spent the previous 6 years with Remington Outdoor Company. Tyler graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in 2010 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Marketing with a Sales Emphasis. Tyler is responsible for key accounts in the Midwest territory.

Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and coaching hockey.

Paul Wood

Academy Sports & Outdoors

Katy, TX, USA
Mobile: (281) 507-2665
Fax: (832) 437-5791

Paul received his BA in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin. He joined Murski Breeding Sales in 2009 bringing twenty years of sales experience in the hunting and fishing industry with him. He handles Academy business exclusively.  Paul was awarded the Zeiss 2015 Key Accounts Award.  In addition, Paul received the 2017 Excellence in Sales award from Strike King.

Paul has two daughters. He enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his girls.