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™ Northeastern National Outreach Coordinator, Bob Gattorna
Bob Gattorna currently resides in Enfield, Connecticut. He became interested in archery at the age of nine when he was given a fiberglass recurve as a birthday gift and the interest blossomed from there. In high school, Bob took his hunter education class and started out small game hunting. He enjoyed it so much that he began deer hunting with a shotgun, eventually buying his first compound bow, which provided him the opportunity to be in the woods even more.
Gattorna is a certified Archery Technician (helping at shops and shows) and current Pro Staff for PSE Archery and Mossy Oak. He is the Vice President of the Northeast Championship Series (NECS) which was organized in 2013 by a group of archers throughout the Northeast to promote archery and specifically competitive 3-D archery. Bob enjoys working with youth and introducing them to the sport of archery and hunting.