Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Cumberland College in 1996. Prior to opening ASO, he founded and served as president of a cheerleading event producing company with revenues at the time of sale of more than 4 million dollars. He also developed marketing and operating systems for businesses that are still used today amongst other companies and financial management systems as well as policies and procedures for all aspects of the business. He is a member of the Knoxville Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Visit Knoxville Business Committee. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife of 10 years and his twins, Walker and Willow. He also enjoys coaching youth football and baseball.
Beau has been designing and illustrating since he first learned how to hold a crayon. His passion for design and art mimics only his passion for music and dancing. Born and raised in Knoxville, he spent 3 years in sunny Miami, Florida where he was exposed to different cultures, languages and artistic styles. He brings a unique element to ASO and adds 10 years experience in graphic design. Legend has it that spending one day with Beau is the equivalent of a three week vacation.
A lifelong love of illustration led Katelyn to graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 with a B.F.A. in Sequential Art. Since then she’s grown her skills in creative fields from drawing to product photography to ornament design - and now screen printing! Knoxville is her hometown and she’s excited to be a part of its creative community. Katelyn and her husband, Joe, became the indentured servants of two gigantic, loud, spoiled, messy rescue hounds in 2014 and have been a blissfully happy family ever since!
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Jordan came on the ASO team in August of 2018. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Outdoor Experiential Education and a minor in Sociology. Previous to coming on board, Jordan spent most of his time since graduation working in a ministry capacity with several years of sales experience sprinkled in as well. As shown by his college major, Jordan spends much of his free time enjoying all the outdoor goodies that Knoxville has to offer including fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, camping etc. And he loves hanging with his lady, Peggy and his black lab, Koa. If you walk by his office at the right time you just may catch a glimpse of a his silky-smooth dance moves!
DIRECTOR OF AWARDS AND DIGITAL
Steven graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications and Broadcasting. He was an on-air radio personality for a decade before transitioning into freelance video production on local and nationally televised programs. Steven worked his way through college at a local sign company, so when he was approached by team ASO to become a part of the digital print and awards department, it was a perfect fit. His knowledge and experience will ensure the perfect product for you every time. Known by many as the King of Relaxation, he enjoys live music, sports, movies, the outdoors, the indoors, down time with friends, loved ones and his 12 year old dog, Denzel. He hopes to one day adopt sibling dogs and name them Turbo and Ozone, as homage to the grossly underappreciated 1984 break-dancing classic movies:
Breakin’ & Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
J.G. graduated from the University of Illinois with a double major in Finance and Economics in 2003. While attending the U of I, he was a four year letterman on the Men’s Gymnastics team and was co-captain of the team his senior year. After graduation in May of 2003, J.G. moved to Knoxville, TN to help Mike Martinez start All Star Outfitters. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife Mary and his four children Jada, Maya, Trey, and Kara. He also enjoys shooting guns at the shooting range as well as following college and professional sports of all kinds.
SCREEN PRINT DIRECTOR
Fredy has been working in the screen-printing industry for over 25 years. The knowledge he possesses and the skills he has acquired over that time truly helps ASO stand above the rest. Some of the clients he has produced for include the NFL, MLB, NHL, Disney, Looney Tunes, NASCAR, NASA and many more. In his spare time, Fredy volunteers his time and energy to help his community in their spiritual life.
Jennifer graduated with a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design from MTSU in 1999. She has worked in screen print shops in both Charlottesville, Va and Knoxville, Tn and spent 2 years with a newspaper on the coast of south east Georgia. When not chasing after her 15-month-old son, Eddie, or spending time with her husband Jon, Jennifer enjoys reading, running and photography.
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David is known for creating win-win-win-win-win situations. Before joining Team ASO, David came from Knoxville's Non-Profit world as the Social Enterprise Director of Tribe One's Screen Printing business where he mentored youth and made some awesome shirts. David graduated from Tennessee Tech with a Marketing Degree and played baseball for 4 long years. Over the last 5 years, he has worked in almost all phases of the product embellishment business. Always keep in mind that having a 10 minute conversation with David on a front porch has been proven to have the same health benefits as 12 servings of raw, non-GMO foods.
Shane graduated from Carson-Newman University with a degree in Financial Economics. Before working for ASO, Shane held positions as a manager of operations, revenue protection, training/development at UPS and sales manager at Lowe's. He enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing, camping, kayaking, hiking, and listening to music.