VANGUARD Pro Staffers are winning local, state, national and world archery championship titles, raising funds to take servicemen and women injured in the line of duty and terminally-ill children on adventurous hunts, managing popular ranges and shops, teaching archery in after-school programs, leading regional archery associations and clubs, and more. Though they're diverse in experience, age, background and industry involvement, VANGUARD's Pro Staff members share common loves: Archery, the outdoors and VANGUARD sporting optics. Scattered across North America and in Australia, too, this mix of energetic teens to seasoned pros with decades of experience all agree: VANGUARD binoculars and spotting scopes run laps around the big-name optics they used before discovering us.
Location: Pella, IA
Favorite VANGUARD product: Endeavor ED 1045 binoculars
Boyd Mathes knew archery was going to be a lifelong obsession when he harvested his first whitetail buck with nothing more than a bow and arrow as a small child.
As an adult, Boyd decided to open his own pro shop, Buck Hollow Sports in Iowa, to be closer to all things archery and the people who share his passion for archery and the outdoors.
He's always on the lookout for industry-changing products.
"The VANGUARD Endeavor EDs are the perfect blend of magnification and clarity," Boyd said."They let me see the target rings clearly even in challenging lighting conditions. VANGUARD optics blow away most of the optics I have used, even those at twice the price."
Boyd also shoots for Bowtech and is a 4H shooting sports coach.