Our Staff - Experienced, Dedicated and Friendly

merrill sport

Merrill Sport

President

Former Co-Founder, Director, and COO of Pursuit Channel, where he performed all the duties, executed all the producer & distribution documents, and raised the monies required to launch in May, 2008. His wife, Lisa, funded the original launch of Pursuit with a $200,000 commitment of her personal bank stock in July, 2007. Merrill then raised the next 2 million+ dollars among family and friends until a third party investor was secured. He has over 32 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry and 15 years experience as Executive Producer & Finance Director for Rusty Faulk Outdoors. Merrill worked in Management at Hicks, Inc., in Luverne, Alabama (Wholesale Distributor of Outdoor Products), as Buyer, Sales Manager, Designing Flyers and Catalogs, handling Key Accounts and Sales, and he established the first Hicks, Inc. Dealer Trade Show in 1992.  During his 32 years in the Outdoor Industry, Merrill also worked with three major manufacturing Rep. Groups in the Southeast, beginning in March, 1983. (1) Bob May Co. (2) JPBD & Asso. (3) Dunkin-Lewis, Inc. Merrill knows the needs of the Producers and Advertisers in relation to Outdoor Television. He understands Household Impressions, Rates, and Profits.

stewart thomas

Stewart Thomas

Executive Vice President

With 15 years experience in the IT industry, former Operations/IT Manager at Pursuit Channel, Stewart is now using his experience, skills and love for the outdoors at Hunt Channel. He has worked as wireless support specialist with Dell Customer Service, IT Supervisor at Hick, Inc. in Luverne, Al and LAN Administrator at Boyd Brothers Transportation in Clayton, Al. Stewart has exceptional skills in Networking, Website Applications, Editing, as well as Corporate Management! Stewart will manage all IT, Website, Trafficking, and Operations for Hunt Channel.

mitch florence

Mitch Florence

VP Producer Sales

Mitch is an avid outdoorsman with a Bachelors of Science in Commerce from the University of Alabama. He was last employed with Stephen James & Associates, a job recruiter service in Atlanta, GA. He has an extended list of salesmanship employment as well as many local and foreign service activities. He has traveled the globe from Georgia to Colorado as well as mission, medical, and educational  trips from Haiti to Guatemala and Uganda helping people.

lisa sport

Lisa Sport

VP Accounting

Lisa is a graduate of Crenshaw Christian Academy, and a Troy University graduate with a BS in Business Administration with concentration in Marketing and Accounting. Lisa worked as Marketing Assistant for 2 years at Durr-Fillauer, a wholesale Medical Drug distributor. She taught business courses for 13 years at Crenshaw Christian Academy. After teaching, she worked in Bookkeeping and Accounts Payables for 2 years at Pursuit Channel. She also has 2 years of Proprietorship of Sports Fitness, Gym and Tanning. She is another valuable asset, and will handle all accounting for Hunt Channel.

christy king

Christy King

Producer / Advertising Sales

Christy is US. Army Veteran with a BS in Business Administration. Christy began working with outdoor industry businesses through marketing consultant services, social media campaign development, and strategic marketing campaign development in 2011.  Christy specializes in assisting business owners in reaching their marketing and advertising goals.

richard peoples

T. Richard Peoples

Video Production & Technical Advisor

Former Co-Founder & Director of Pursuit Channel who was the Original IT Director and Engineer to get the Pursuit Channel launched. Richard entered the video production industry in 1994 after a career as Vice President of Engineering of RaceTrac Petroleum, Inc. for 20 years. He then started a 3D animation and Video Production company in suburban Atlanta.  His company provided content for TV shows,  National Music Tours, Industrial and Corporate videos, Faith Based programming and other various video projects. He has edited many outdoor shows and produced commercials for its advertisers.