S3DA Executive Director, Jennie Richardson
Jennie was an 8th grade math teacher for over 10 years and a middle school and high school coach for 12 years. She was a professional 3-D archer for 17 years, with 17 national and 3 world championships. She was also the State Coordinator of the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program. From its inception, Jennie worked to guide the Kentucky program for 11 years, growing the program from the original 22 schools to over 1200, before leaving the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to serve as the Executive Director of Scholastic 3-D Archery. As a Basic Archery Instructor Trainer Specialist with the NASP program, Jennie became a USAA Level 4 (National Training System) Coach.
S3DA Executive Assistant, Amanda Long
Amanda Long was born and raised in Williamsburg, Kentucky. She has 18 years of experience as a Kindergarten teacher. Amanda has been married to her husband Kerby for fourteen (14) years and they have 2 children; Rylan and Mason.
Amanda received her first compound bow, a Mission Menace, as a gift from her husband in 2005. Amanda and her family are active bowhunters and both of her children are current members of the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) and the local S3DA club Impact Archery. She is the club secretary on the Board of Directors for Impact Archery and an S3DA certified coach.
S3DA Accounting & Membership Services, Holly Helton
Holly Helton is a 2017 graduate from the University of the Cumberland’s, where she earned her Masters Degree in Business Administration and a 2013 graduate from Union College where she earned a dual Bachelors in Accounting and Business Administration. Holly is married to husband, Tyler and they currently reside in Barbourville, KY. Both Holly and Tyler are avid outdoors men and conservationists. Since picking up a bow, Holly has been able to successfully fill archery tags each year including a Kentucky Bull Elk. In her free time, Holly and her husband take great pride volunteering for a program called Hunting For The Cure, which provides children with terminal illnesses the opportunity to experience the great outdoors.
S3DA Social Media, Events & Outreach Support, Kayla Bolton
Kayla Bolton is a 2015 graduate from East Tennessee State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and Marketing. She completed an internship with ETSU’s athletic department and was employed by Academy Sports + Outdoors prior to her joining Scholastic 3-D Archery.
S3DA National Outreach Director, Chris McDonald
Chris McDonald currently works as a high school Agriculture Teacher in Nancy, Kentucky. He has been married to his wife Denita for 25 years and they have three wonderful daughters and a son.
McDonald still gets the same level of excitement from hunting today as he did when he was 6 years old. He has had the opportunity to take several nice bucks and other game, but the most memorable highlights of his hunting career have been the ability to introduce his children and students to hunting. McDonald began getting students involve in 3-D archery through the Future Farmers of America (FFA) archery competitions and the Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC). McDonald has been involved with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) for many years but there was always something special about 3-D archery. McDonald has had the opportunity to work for the Archery Shooters Association (ASA) for several years and the knowledge that he has gained through them has proven to be invaluable to help direct the Kentucky S3DA program.
S3DA Southern National Outreach Coordinator, Jeremy Blackmon
Jeremy Blackmon was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, where he still lives today. He became interested in hunting at an early age by being around his dad and grandfather but really caught the archery bug at the age of 8 when he spent the first week of archery season camping with his grandfather.
Blackmon has spent most of his adult life in the archery industry, working in various roles from pro shops to manufacturing since 1990. The last few years he has worked as a product development consultant for companies within the archery industry. However, in 2017, Jeremy and his wife Kathy decided that it was time to really get back to what they loved about the archery industry that has been such an important part of Jeremy’s life, so they started Omega Archery Products, a company that creates high-end accessories such as carbon stabilizers.
Jeremy and Kathy have two married daughters, a son, and a grandson. They are active in various archery programs including ASA (Archery Shooters Association) and BHA (Bow Hunters of Alabama) and are very excited about the opportunity to become more involved with the S3DA program in the Southern states.
S3DA Northern National Outreach Coordinator, Kim Rigney
Kim Rigney currently resides in Springfield, Illinois. She got involved in hunting and archery in her twenties. Kim met her husband Gary at the local archery shop while sighting in her hunting bow and married him in that same shop 6 months later.
Rigney became a certified USA Archery Instructor in 2013, attended the National Coach’s Symposium, as well as worked with the MASP (Military Adapted Sports Program) serving as a Compound Coach for the SOCOM (Special Operations Command) Team for the Warrior Games, established in 2010 to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and expose them to adaptive sports. She attended one of the very first S3DA Basic Training classes in Monroe, LA in 2013 and started RSA (Rigney’s School of Archery) S3DA club shortly thereafter. Rigney felt the chance to become an S3DA club was very valuable because it was one of the programs whose rules were the easiest to decipher, affordable for students and coaches, offered insurance benefits and the ability to operate as a club outside of a specific school.