Meet Our Newest Team Member: Jack Ashby, USMC

September 22, 2016

Meet Our Newest Team Member: Jack Ashby, USMC

Jack AshbyThe Lucky Shot and 2 Monkey Trading family just got a little bigger, and we’re proud to say it’s another U.S. veteran joining our ranks.

Marine Jack Ashby comes on board as an inside sales rep for the wholesale side of our business, 2 Monkey Trading. He'll also specialize in serving Lucky Shot's military customers planning for special occasions like birthday balls and unit events.

"The bottom line is, if it's a military function requiring a dress uniform, I'm here to help," Jack says. "As a Marine, I've attended and been on the planning committee of my share of military balls and formal events. I know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for those in attendance. I'll help take the stress out of this, as I'm familiar with military regulations and, most importantly, what is appropriate for any given function."

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Jack began his military career in the Marine Corps Reserve with the 6th ESB, Engineer CO A out of Eugene. As part of the reserve he traveled to Alaska to help relocate an Eskimo village and Trinidad and Tobago to build a school for disabled children.

It wasn’t long before Jack was activated, stationed with CLB-6, Engineer CO in Camp Lejeune. From 2011-2012 he served overseas in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jack’s service eventually brought him back to the states where he finished out his time with the Marines. His next adventure? Jumping back into the civilian workforce.

Jack says his craziest job as a civilian was working as a field service technician for a major satellite TV provider—you know, the guys that come to your house and install the equipment.

“It was the strangest thing, wandering into other people’s houses,” Jack recalls. “People would do and say anything around me, just because I was the cable guy. Extremely wealthy people, people doing illegal stuff and everything in between.”

Thankfully, Jack’s house calls came to an end when he accepted an account manager position with Trail Tech, a motorcycle accessory company. There he honed his sales skills and became an expert at helping customers find exactly what they needed.

We’re glad to say Jack’s next move was to join our team, where he takes up his post helping manage accounts with 2 Monkey.

Welcome, Marine! It’s an honor to count you as part of our operation.

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