The Archer’s Edge Staff
Steve MacBride – Owner/General Manager: I have been an archery enthusiast ever since I began shooting a bow at 12 years of age. My arrows have claimed whitetail in PA, WV and OH and I have also taken two elk including a 6×6 Bull Elk out of the New Mexico Apache Canyon, as well as a 4×4 Mulie. In the off season, I enjoy turkey hunting as well as bow fishing. Although The Archer’s Edge takes up most of my time, I spend the rest of it with my wife Jen and our two sons, Sawyer and Colton. Somehow, I find a way to fit in time to hunt too!
I am very passionate about archery and am happy that The Archer’s Edge is building up the sport in this area. I am certified from the NADA (National Alliance for the Development of Archery) to teach archery. I go above and beyond to assist my customers with obtaining proper form so that they can become successful with the sport.
In addition to teaching archery, I also enjoy working in the Pro-Shop. I have attended the George Chapman Technical Certification Academy as well as the Mathews Dealer Academy. I am critical about the quality of work that is done in my store. No one touches a bow until they have proven to me that they are competent and I would trust them with the set up of my own bow.
Jennnifer MacBride – Owner/Marketing Manager: I have always enjoyed shooting sports and am happy to be working with my husband at The Archer’s Edge. Most of time, I am working behind the scenes doing administrative work, program planning as well as managing the advertising and marketing for the store. In addition to that, I have a certification for bow tuning from the George Chapman Academy and am a certified archery instructor.
Although competent in helping customers get the perfect set up, my passion lies in archery instruction. I enjoy working mostly with women and children and hope to build the popularity of the sport among these two populations.
Kevin Butt – Sales Manager/Lead Bow Technician: Hunting has been a passion of mine since I was 10 years old. I got my first bow, a Myles Keller XI Legend Magnum, when I was 15 years old and have preferred bowhunting to gunhunting ever since. I have hunted and fished in PA, WV, NC, GA, OH and AK. Bowhunting whitetail was my first passion, however I also enjoy kayaking, steelhead fishing and camping.
I have been working on bows and crossbows for 15 years and have attended the Mathews Dealer Academy and the Hoyt Technical School. You can be confident when I am working on your bow because I will treat it no different than if I was working on my own. I have shot and worked on compounds, traditional and crossbows, harvesting deer with both a compound and crossbow. My summer consists of bowfishing for carp, smallmouth fishing and preparing for the upcoming bow season with 3D shoots every weekend. My life revolves around the outdoors, my wife Megan, and our child Archer. Megan also shoots a bow and harvested her first whitetail with me in 2010.
Jeff Falconer – Main Archery Instructer/Bow Technician/Retail Sales: I am excited to introduce myself, Jeff Falconer, as the “senior” staff member at The Archer’s Edge. If you stop by the shop, you will often hear me referred to as Chief. After 30+ years in law enforcement, with the last 4 years as Chief of Police, I decided to retire and now enjoy spending my time at The Archer’s Edge with fellow archers (sweet)!
The Archer’s Edge is part of the community where I have lived for most of my life. At the age of 16, I was introduced to archery and have been actively involved in hunting, target archery, teaching and coaching. I became a USA Archery instructor 15 years ago, holding various levels of certification; I currently hold a Level 2 instructor certification. I have been fortunate to coach several U.S. National Target champions. These young archers began shooting at the local club level and advanced to earning their place on the USA Junior National and USA Collegiate National teams representing the USA in various international archery tournaments.
Through the years, I have been lucky to work with and be mentored by recognized archers and coaches in the industry; learning their “tricks of the trade”. I continue to be an avid bow hunter and target archer and am now able to share that knowledge with our Archer’s Edge customers.
If you are someone just interested in learning more about the sport of archery or an archer who is looking to hone your skills, stop by The Archer’s Edge and ask for Jeff (or Chief). It will be my pleasure to assist you!
Matt Mancuso – Bow Technician
Myron Rees – Pro Staff: I have been in love with the sport of archery since I was 8 years old. I have grown to love it even more since then. I have been hunting with my bow from the start and enjoy chasing whitetail deer with it. I also love the sport of turkey hunting just as well. Although hunting deer gives you a rush I think waking early on a weekend to shoot a 3d course with some buddies is just as fun! I would like to hope my kids enjoy the sport as much as my wife and I do as they grow older!
Walt MacBride – Sales Associate: I have enjoyed hunting my entire life and introduced my son, Steve, to the lifestyle. He made the transition to bowhunting utilizing a crossbow 13 years ago. With Steve’s assistance, I now hunt with a vertical bow and enjoy the challenge that comes along with that. In fact, the first animal I have ever harvested with a vertical bow was a 6 x 6 Bull Elk from New Mexico.
I am thrilled to help my son and daughter-in-law with a variety of needs around the store. In addition to working with customers, I also assist with merchandising and marketing.
Joe Tokarski – Sales Associate: I started shooting a fiberglass bow when I was 6 years old in 1972. I have fond memories of the first deer I took with my old recurve, and I feel that my biggest hunting achievement. Later in life I began shooting compound bows and feels most at home in a tree in the woods. I serve as our resident traditional archer and lead our traditional archery league. It’s a blast to tear up a 3D course with my recurve!
Archery shooters are a different breed. We have pride and patience. It’s an obsession and passion for practicing, tuning your bow and shooting big bucks! Since the Edge came to town, I have learned so much about the sport, I love talking bows, equipment and developed a relationship with other shooters… that’s special… that’s bowhunting!
Mike Barbarow – Pro Staff: I have enjoyed the sport of archery for 28 years and have worked on bows for the past 16 years. I shoot indoor target archery and in addition to local events, I have shot many IBO events. My biggest archery achievement to date is winning the BVA Invitational and qualifying for the IBO World Championship in 2011. I enjoy teaching my son the sport and consider my favorite hunting achievement to be when my son took his first deer with a bow. In the past 28 years, I have hunted in PA, WV, OH and CO for deer, turkey and elk. My archery talent has allowed me to harvest 2 Pope and young animals.
I love everything about archery, from teaching people how to shoot, the preparation and practice it takes to get ready for a competition, to the challenge of harvesting an animal with a bow. He is happy simply sitting around talking about archery or shooting with the kids in the backyard. He just can’t get enough!
Brandon Stewart – Sales Associate/Bow Technician: I began my life in archery twenty-five years ago, and I began hunting and competing in 1990 and 1991 respectively. I have had many successes in archery which includes tagging animals in PA, WV, OH, and Manitoba. I have also hunted most species possible with a bow including Bear, Coyote, Whitetail Deer, Fox, Turkey, Rabbit, and Groundhogs just to name a few. Hunting will always be my favorite part of the sport, the thrill of being able to get close to my quarry and have them acting naturally, apparently unaware that I am lurking nearby.
My second favorite part of the sport is mentoring, helping and guiding new hunters and archers. Having had my own personal successes in target archery I am far more satisfied when I am able to help someone reach one of their own. My favorite memories of archery are helping his brother, cousins, nephews and friends tag up on deer. It’s not a passion or an obsession, it’s a sickness and I still love it.
Nick Sutto – Customer Sales:
Jamie Wyke – Bow Technician/Customer Sales:
Chris McCready – Customer Sales:
Brandon Holub – Customer Sales:
Katlyn Fairman – Customer Sales