I am a life long resident of Putnam County, and longtime business owner, but my favorite gig is being Dad. I am very blessed to be the father of two truly incredible twin daughters Grace & Faith. They make up two thirds of the “Valley Outdoors Pro Staff” along with their friend Christian Curry….yep, Russ’ son. Which really means they like to try out the cool stuff the shop gets in!
These kids played a part in us getting into this crazy world of Outdoor Sporting Goods retail!! Running us through three or more cases of shotgun shells every two weeks at local sporting clay ranges! Believe me that adds up fast! Maybe not as fast as their father’s subsequent distributor & auction bills to say nothing of his vintage Colt addiction bills….it might be a problem, come and see!
There were other factors that were instrumental in pushing me toward making my dream to own a prolific outdoors store that we all can be proud of and enjoy having the nationwide reach to bring in super cool, hard to get inventory at reasonable prices. We do not price gouge at Valley outdoors, I absolutely won’t allow it and truly try to make sure every customer who leaves our shop does so happy with a feeling they were taken care of like the friends, family, Neighbors, & second amendment protectors they are! But the biggest factor that fueled this desire was the fact that over the last couple of years I got EXTREMELY tired of hearing from the big box stores and other dealers that they couldn’t get guns & especially couldn’t get ammo. I thought it was a bunch of crap, I thought they weren’t going about it in the right way and that it COULD in fact be done. Come down to our shop and let us show you how customer service should be and you be the judge if I was right….YOU CAN IN FACT GET GUNS & AMMO….come & see!
Store Sales Manager
I am 50 years old and have lived in Putnam County West Virginia since 1984 and that is when Glenn and I became friends. I graduated from Hurricane High School in 1992. I started working in 1993 at my current full-time job, a small manufacturing facility in Poca, WV, where I am now a plant supervisor. I have been working parttime at Valley Outdoors since February 2021.
I have been married to my beautiful wife for 21 years and we have been blessed with an awesome son, Christian, who is fifteen. I love hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends in the outdoors. Above all “Keep GOD first”.
I’ve spent the past 15+ years servicing customers in the Outdoor/Firearms industry; I am an avid Hunter, shooter and all-around gun enthusiast. I am extremely excited to be in on the ground floor of a private start up company that is 100% pro 2nd Amendment and locally owned and operated!
Such a sweetheart sunny disposition each and every morning!
I’m excited to be a part of a local business. I bring 20 plus years of retail experience to Valley Outdoors. I enjoy the liberties given to us by the second amendment to the fullest. Come in and see me for help with all your firearm and NFA needs.
Born and raised in Wheeling, WV, sports, hunting, and shooting guns was just part of my upbringing. After graduating from John Marshall High School, I decided to join the US Air Force and after a few years, I met my beautiful wife, Melissa. Together we raised our first daughter Lauren, who has blessed us with two cute granddaughters. Trent, our son who is engaged to his fiance Samantha, and our daughter Emily who made our family complete. We have called many places “home” over the 20 years I served in the Air Force, but after retiring in 2011, we decided that coming back to West Virginia would complete our journey. We planted roots and haven’t looked back since.
I am definitely in a new phase of life. Husband, Dad, and now Grandpa to two little granddaughters. I started working for Valley Outdoors in 2022. Everyday is a dream working with such fine people.
I’m Jay Young, I live in Kanawha County. I’ve been working for Uncle G for 2 years at Valley Outdoors. I’m in sales and support. I’m a father blessed with 2 wonderful children, Ashton and Kami. I’m engaged to the love of my life, Robin.
I’ve had a passion for firearms since the age of 7 where I began shooting turkey shoots (3×5 index cards) in competitions with my grandfather. I’m an avid gun hunter, and love all shooting sports. I’ve been in retail firearm sales for over 16 years. I also have 10 years as a previous Law Enforcement officer in WV.
I enjoy working with customers to find that special collectible firearm or set them up with that conceal-carry or sporting firearm. I’m proud and honored to work with the crew and company that is 100% pro 2nd Amendment as well as locally owned and operated. .10mm is the best mm!
Hello! I’m Stephanie Tucker, a proud lifelong resident of Putnam County. I’m a passionate individual with a drive to make a positive impact in my community. I’m a graduate of Hurricane High School and Marshall University.
I’m a dedicated mother to two incredible sons, Drake and Brody. Being a mother has been my greatest joy and motivator, inspiring me to continually strive for excellence in all that I do.
I began working for Valley Outdoors in 2022 because of my passion to contribute to the growth and success of a small local business. One of my favorite quotes that guides me in both my personal and professional life is, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller.