Meet the 2019 Ambassadors

Delaynie Childers | New Brockton, Alabama

I’ve loved archery ever since my brother introduced me to it 4 years ago.  Archery is very peaceful to me and it’s a great way to meet new people and create amazing friendships. I love sharing my passion with new and younger archers.

In today’s busy world, archery is an amazing way to disconnect from electronics and reconnect with the outdoors. I’m honored to have been selected as a 2019 arcHER Ambassador and look forward to seeing you all on the range!

Hannah Schneider | Big Rapids, Michigan

“I remember the very first time I shot a bow. I was 7 years old. For the next 10 years, my family traveled across the country together attending national archery tournaments. I took 10 years off while I went to college, got married, and started a family. During that time, I learned that whenever I’d pick up my bow, I would start singing, “It feels like home to me” in my head! That’s when I knew that my desire to compete and pursue my goals as an archer had never left my heart.

I love Jesus! I’m a Wife to my husband Clem, Mom of 4 dream come true kiddos, an ArcHER, and I own a network marketing business with Young Living Essential Oils. It is my desire to encourage, empower, and inspire women! Archery has taught me so much! It’s given me a place to dream, and set goals, and learn how to fail, and how to pick myself up after failure. It’s given me friends who love me enough to say, “You don’t have to be a pro to be important.” I want to give back to the sport that has given so much to me.”

Stacy Laviana | Chatsworth, Georgia

“My name is Stacy Laviana. I am 46 years old and I am part of an archery family. I am the tournament shooter of the family. My husband David loves to hunt and my daughter shoots NASP. I discovered my life’s passion (Archery of course) 5 1/2 years ago. I started shooting ASA’s and I was able to win at the KY ASA in Women’s Hunter my first year in 2013 and placed 3rd at the Classic in Cullman the same year. I haven’t put my bow down ever since. I moved up to WK40, and I have met so many people in the women’s largest class. A lot of people are really nervous about being on stake with new people. I actually get excited when I am going to my stake. I know I will either see someone that I have enjoyed laughing with in the past or I am going to meet a future friend. I love learning every little thing I can about archery, while most ladies love to shop in their spare time you will find me shooting at our range, No Limits Archery, or simply enjoying the outdoors. Archery therapy is my cure all! If I could tell you one thing about myself it would be; I am not afraid to fail, I am afraid not to try!”

Lynn Maxfield | Big Rapids, MI

“I began competing in archery in the early 1990’s because it was a great way to get prepared for the bow hunting season, and it made for an awesome way to spend time outdoors with my husband and children. It was quality family time, in the car and on the range.

My love for the sport expanded with the thrill of national competition and establishing great friendships with people from all over the country.

Being an ArcHER Ambassador is important to me because arcHER’s mission is to support, encourage, and promote women in archery. It’s important to me to be a part of this great group of ladies who are all working towards that common goal.”

Samantha Rayburn | Jayess, MS

“My name is Samantha Rayburn. I am 20 years old and have been shooting competitively for 4 years. I currently shoot archery for the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY and plan on working in the archery industry. I look forward to being an arcHER Ambassador for 2019 and bring more awareness of this awesome program to collegiate archery!”

Leslie Cotner | Conway, Arkansas

“I have been involved in archery and bowhunting for 15 years. Archery has become more of a way of life to me now than a hobby. I have been shooting competitively since 2002 and have been in women’s open classes from the beginning. I am honored to serve as an arcHER Ambassador for the 2019 season and to encourage and mentor women both on and off the range. In addition to being an arcHER Ambassador, I serve as a pro staff member of Shoot Like a Girl where I have the opportunity to travel all over the United States teaching women archery. Being a positive and professional role model is something I pride myself in and I am looking forward to this upcoming season! See you on the range!”

Laura Humberson | Galion, Ohio

“I’ve been shooting since 2011. I love the way that archery provides a shooter with the determination, focus, confidence, and discipline that grows the archer’s character. It is an outlet which is completely individualized and the results come strictly from one’s own dedication to the sport. The archery community is a second family to all, and the relationships and connections made are lifelong. To me, arcHER means empowerment. arcHER empowers women within the sport and gives them a connection that might not have been made without the existence of arcHER. I could not have more respect for the ladies involved with arcHER and what they do to support the archery community, especially the women and youth in the sport. They encourage all archers, no matter what age or experience level, and provide them with the opportunity to gain knowledge and engagement within the archery community.”

Debi Martin | Vicksburg, Mississippi

“I have always been an avid hunter and lover of the outdoors. However, I did not start shooting archery until I married my husband. He bought me my first bow in 2011 and I have been hooked ever since. I am very fortunate to be involved with several great organizations that promote the sport of archery. Since 2012, I have had the privilege of traveling all over the United States teaching archery instruction to women. I take great pride in being a positive role model on and off the range and I am honored serve as an arcHER Ambassador. Being an arcHER Ambassador is a very important part of my life. Promoting the sport of archery through education and participation is my way of setting a good example for fellow archers. “

Rhonda Waits | VanCleave, Mississippi

“Archery, hunting and 3D shooting, is my passion hobby!! I love being outdoors and time behind the stick and string brings inner focus, discipline and relaxation to a busy schedule as wife, Momma to two children and a management executive for a real estate developer. I am honored to return to the 2019 3D season serving as an ArcHER Ambassador carrying that banner supporting and promoting a platform that inspires, encourages and empowers female arcHERs of all ages and skill levels to embrace the female spirit of arcHER! #dowhatyouloveandlovewhatyoudo “

Meg Curtis | Owensboro, Kentucky

“I got my first bow when I was 5 years old and I’ve been shooting ever since. I began shooting competitions when I was 8 years old. From the first time I ever shot a bow, I fell in love with it. However, it was nothing compared to how much I fell in love with the competitions themselves. There really isn’t anything better than the family-like atmosphere of the archery world. I am honored to be a part of the arcHER Ambassador 2019 Team and look forward to sharing my passion of archery with other female shooters.”

Regilyn Johnson | Forsyth, Georgia

“I have been shooting for 6 years, the first 2 years I just bowhunted and then I began shooting competitively. I absolutely love archery. I call it my happy place, and it truly is. I started shooting because my kids were shooting and I just fell in love with it. I love that we can all get out in the yard together and shoot 3D or go to an indoor range and shoot together. I have made lifelong friends through this sport and I love that my fellow competitors are always willing to help and cheer one another on even though we are competing against one another.
arcHER to me means sharing an awesome sport with my competitors but also introducing women to the sport that have never even considered shooting a bow. I recently sold one of my bows to a coworker and she has fallen in love and now two of her children are also shooting, that is arcHER!! I’m honored and excited to be a part of the 2019 arcHER Ambassador team!”

 

Jessecca Haase | Sedalia, Missouri

“I am honored to be a part of the arcHER ambassador team for 2019. To me, arcHER is an outlet for women to feel safe, ask questions, learn and grown. arcHER empowers women and strives to grow the amount of women and youth in the sport! I am excited to be included in a team of strong women arcHERs determined to help others!

I started shooting guns at a young age with my father who was a gunsmith. We shot black powder competitions and hunted on a regular basis. It was not until 2013 that I purchased my very first bow! I started shooting regularly to spend more time with Jr. In 2015 I started shooting competitively, thus, quickly becoming a passion.

I am passionate about archery because it is something my family and I can do together. We all share the love for the outdoors, so spending quality time shooting and doing something we are all passionate about is important to me. Not only am I passionate about archery for the time spent with my family, but it is a sport you constantly learn from. Technique. Form. Consistency. Equipment. Anchor. Stance. Making a strong shot…etc.

I feel blessed to be a part of the 2019 arcHER ambassador team & cannot wait for the new memories and friendships to be made.”

Terra Timmerman | Bryan, Texas

“I am honored to be returning to the arcHER Ambassador team for the 2019 season. One of the things that I love about arcHERy is traveling and competing with my husband, Brad and our son, Will. We have met so many people through the sport and it has blessed us so much that I am honored to pay it forward and help new arcHERs in any way that I can. I have had many wonderful ladies help and support me throughout this journey and I can think of no better way to thank them than to do the same for others. I look forward to meeting everyone this season. Find me on the Women’s Known 40 range!”

Janice McGregor | Town Creek, Alabama

“I never imagined how much Archery would become a part of my life. I had a brother that bow hunted, and would never let me touch his bow. I was fascinated by them then. In 2011 I mentioned my interest in target archery and that’s when it all began. We opened an archery shop, and the passion grew. I worked hard to be the best I could be. In 2016 I won 1st place in London, KY and then 2nd at the Classic in women’s hunter. I am now shooting in Women’s Known 40 and am climbing my way back up. My goal is to stay in the top 10 until the day I may it back to the podium.

I enjoy my time with my bow in the woods hunting. That’s something you won’t understand unless you do it. It’s just so relaxing, just you, nature and your bow. I also enjoy helping others with their archery game on range and in my backyard. Archery is just who I am. It’s what I do, and I love this sport. Everyday I get to shoot my bow is a day well spent.”

Jayde Alderman | Titusville, FL

“My name is Jayde Alderman, I am 16 years old and have been shooting for 8 years. This is my second year as an arcHER Ambassador and I’m truly honored to be a part of this program. I’ve always shot an olympic recurve but this year I’m making a switch to compound. I’m very excited to see what this upcoming year has in store! See you all on the range!”

 

Robin Greer | Paducah, Kentucky

“I am actually fairly new to archery. Although I grew up hunting and with a tremendous love for the outdoors, I never held a bow in my hands until about 3 yrs ago. I married my husband, Jamie Greer, in late 2014. He decided he was ready to get re-involved in archery after taking a few years off for medical reasons. After purchasing him a new bow in August 2015 I decided, “hey…I can do that!!” So I purchased my very first bow a month later and never looked back!! There is no way I could have imagined the passion and excitement that I would experience from this wonderful sport!! The fun, the amazing people, the time spent with my husband and friends..the Blessings are immeasurable!!
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to begin the 2019 season and how honored I am to be a arcHER Ambassador with such an amazing group of ladies!! This is gonna be an amazing year!!”

Olivia Hay | Rockford, Alabama

“I’m Olivia Hay and I’ve been shooting competitive archery since 2015. To me, archery is not just a hobby, it’s my passion! I don’t know what I would do if God didn’t bless me with this amazing opportunity! He has blessed me in so many ways! He has also given me the opportunity to be an ArcHER Ambassador! I love how arcHER brings a spotlight to women of the sport! I am so super excited about it too! As years have passed, many arcHERs have helped me through situations that I thought I was never going to get out of. They have been so supportive and willing to help and I look forward keeping that tradition going and an arcHER Ambassador. I can’t wait for the 2019 season! See you on the range!”

Amy Chambers | Dover, Arkansas

“I began shooting in 2012 and I’ve been hooked ever since. My first ASA ProAm was in Louisiana, where I competed in the women’s hunter class. I was terrified, but the ladies
were so helpful and supportive. What I thought might be a horrible experience turned
into one of the most fun days of my life. I will never forget how those ladies made me feel that day, and I will always do my best to encourage and support others in the same way I was encouraged that day.

I love how archery brings people together in fellowship. I have met so many wonderful people along the way, many of whom I call my closest friends. I was excited when arcHER began because archery for women is a little different. Our struggles are different, and our equipment and arrows are somewhat different. The number of women in competition on a national level is significantly lower than men, so at a local level it is rare to have much competition, if any at all. It can be hard to work through issues on your own, as a woman. I love that I can discuss issues with other arcHERs. It helps to hear what works or doesn’t work for them. arcHER has made it easier for women in archer to communicate with one another and encourage other women and young girls to give archery a try. “

Robin East | Dadeville, Alabama

“My family has always bow hunted and shot 3-D competitions and I have really enjoyed learning to shoot and competing. I learned to shoot with a compound bow, but due to medical issues I had to stop shooting. In 2011, I began shooting a crossbow and started competing in both ASA and IBO tournaments. Shooting a crossbow gave me the opportunity to shoot and compete again.

Last season brought big changes to my archery career. While I will always have a love for the crossbow, I began working slowly to see if I could shoot a compound again. I worked slowly and shot a few indoor and local events. At ASA Augusta 2018, I made the change to the compound class. I may not always finish in the lead, but I strive to improve with every shot.

One of the best things about archery and competitions, in my opinion, is the relationships I have made with the other shooters and competitors. Everyone has been so helpful in teaching me how to shoot, and how to improve my shooting skills. I enjoy talking with others and sharing with them my love of archery. And I hope that I can encourage and inspire others in any way I can. As an arcHER Ambassador, I am passionate about sharing my love of the sport, encouraging others and working with kids, youth and young adults to help inspire them to become better archers! “

Sandy Jennings | Cashiers, North Carolina

“I first picked up a bow in 2015, a friend’s left behind Alpine bow! I was terrible. Constantly hitting my forearm with the string, on more than one occasion missing a target, and rarely finding a bonus 12 ring, but it was “fun” when I wasn’t beating myself down. Each miss made me try harder, work to be better, and strive to learn more. I shot my first ASA event at the Classic that year, and placed 54th! Being a leftie, I couldn’t just go to my local shop and try out bows to see which one fit, however, in 2016, my husband surprised me with a new bow. I shot a few local tournaments and some more ASA events, and I was still learning as much as I could. The 2016 Classic was tough to complete and I learned after returning home I had torn my rotator. Within 3 weeks I tore my bicep as well and had to have surgery. All archery was put on hold until February 2017. It took over a year to rebuild and re-strengthen to where I needed to be, and in 2018 I had an incredible season. I won the Texas Southwest Shootout, I had 3 top 5’s finishes above that. I finished 3rd for SOY and won out of my class. I also decided to practice judging and shoot IBO, and this was my first year competing. I had 5 out of 6 top 10 finishes, with 2 of those being top 5. The top finishes are great, but the friendships made are even better! I’m looking forward to many more to come!”