Co-host and CEO
Ron was raised in Moncks Corner, SC. He is an avid Hunter and fisherman, and cherishes the moment to teach and mentor those who have never had the opportunity to hunt. He is the 15th original member of the SC Bow Hunters Association and has harvested White Tail, Mule Deer, Antelope, Eastern and Osceola Turkeys, and Wild Boar. Ron also loves Duck and Upland Bird Hunting as well. His tenacity and non-stop, high speed, on-the-go mentality has earned him the nick-name “RITALIN”. Ron is an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hope Mills, where he serves GOD as a minister of music.
“I believe that we are to be thankful for all that we have had, currently have and expect to have.” “REJOICE EVERMORE, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING , IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS, FOR THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD THROUGH CHRIST JESUS CONCERNING YOU.” – 1 Thessalonians 5: 15-17
“In other words be thankful for the good times and the bad.”
Co-host and President
Bill Dallis lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bill is a business man and avid hunter, and brings that experience and those skills to the HWAH team. He has been sponsored by and is a Senior Pro Staff Archer for PSE Archery. Bill has also had parts in video trips with North Woods Adventures TV. Bill currently holds THREE World Record #1 kills with a bow in Africa. Currently, Bill can be seen in “Hunting with a Hero” with Ron Gooding and in his own show “Road to Namibia” which is in post production at this time.
Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia
Executive Vice President
Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia is most notably known for his amazing knock-out power in the ring and his own TV show “Hit Squad Outdoors”. But, his remarkable dedication to our soldiers is twice as strong! Tim has trophies to boast of on all of the walls of his lodge. But when you talk one on one, his biggest trophy is the one he gives a soldier when they get their first deer or turkey – especially with a bow. Tim is as dedicated and selfless as they come and he has been a part of Team Hunting With A Hero since before we were a year old.
Pro Staff member and Videographer
Chris Waters was born August 17,1980 in the town of Lakeland, Florida. He is a proud husband married to Bridgette Waters. They have two beautiful daughters, Kelsey (9) and Kylie (7). Chris went to South Florida Community College. Many people may know Chris for his baseball career and his role as last starting pitcher ever in the old Yankee stadium. But he takes even more pride in being a part of Hunting With A Hero.
“There is nothing that can describe the feeling I get when seeing the soldiers get their first deer.” He enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time away from baseball. Chris holds this verse close to his heart…Phil 4:13 “We can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us.”
Senior Pro Staff Member and Videographer
Jeffrey holds three state records and has won numerous state and national tournaments. He has traveled all over the United States with his archery competition and worked on staff for Hoyt, Bowtech, Mathews and is currently on staff for PSE. Unfortunately, with a change in career and responsibilities to his family, Jeffrey is unable to compete as he once did. Jeffrey’s passion is bow hunting and archery, whether it is deer, turkey or hogs. “There is no other feeling like the one you get when you’re at full draw and you know you have to make that perfect shot.” Jeffrey loves the swamps of the Low Country, especially sitting against a cypress tree calling in a big old long beard. If he’s not in the swamps of the Low Country, one of Jeffrey’s favorite places to hunt is Ohio because of “the rolling hardwoods hills and monster bucks. You know God had to have a hand in creating this.” There is one thing that Jeffrey always tries to remember and that is “for with God nothing shall be impossible.” (Luke 1:37) This has been his motto throughout his life and archery career.
Chief Financial Officer
Dennis is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and a business man. Dennis lives in Bonneau, SC and is a proven Bow Hunter and die hard bow fishing NUT. His devotion to GOD and desire to provide for the less fortunate has led him to start a ministry that provides venison to food kitchens in the SC area.
Johnnie Red Walker
New England Area Director
Johnnie calls Rhode Island home for living and the great outdoors home for everything else. His role with HWAH goes beyond hunting. Johnnie is the lifeline of product support for Hunting With A Hero. His dedication to the service members of our great nation is what brought him to our team. “I love what you are doing for the soldiers and want to be a part of this! What you are doing is great, I am glad you started this!” Well Johnnie, so are we and you are part of our success.
Southwest Regional Area Director
Gary is the director of the Southwest regional area for Hunting With A Hero. Gary is in charge of our operations in New Mexico Colorado Missouri Nevada Utah and Texas. of dollars for his local Wounded Warrior chapter and is an integral part of this organization.
VP of Public Relations and Financial Services
Wendy grew up hunting and fishing in Moncks Corner, SC, and loves the outdoors. Wendy joined the staff of HWAH to give back to the soldiers who protect us both at home and abroad. When asked who her hero was, her response was “the American Soldier!”
Jerry (Jake) Jacobitz
Our ability to fill the soldiers hunting slots is due to the dedication and hard work of people who believe in our mission and have seen it in action. Jake is our lifeline to the soldiers and our Texas outreach volunteer.