About Us

Meet the Trailcampro Staff

 

 

Rich Howell

Founder and CEO of Trailcampro.com

Rich started building and tinkering with trail cameras many years ago as a hobby in his spare time.  In his search for buying the "best" available trail camera, he became frustrated by both the lack of public information on the different cameras and the inaccurate advertising statements from the manufacturers.

He started performing his own independent tests on all the available trail camera models.  Hence, the reason Trailcampro.com was built - to share his findings on which cameras performed the best in certain situations.

Rich's hobbies include; rooting for Mizzou football and basketball, mountain biking, road cycling, running, camera trapping and spending time with his wife and three kids.

 


Charles Padgett

Technical Guru 

Charles, or as we like to call him - "Chuck" - is a retired math teacher.  Born and raised in Southwest Missouri, he has had a passion for all things outdoors his entire life.

Meticulous, methodical and detail oriented, Chuck is the perfect person to perform the majority of Trailcampro's testing procedures.  Chuck also does most of our product pictures and answers the toughest trail camera questions out there.

Chuck enjoys riding his Harley, fishing the boundary waters in Minnesota, chasing Missouri Whitetails and enjoying family time with his wife, kids, and grandkids.


John Viehmann

Mr. Do-It-All

John, a recent graduate of Missouri State University, runs most of the day-to-day operations of Trailcampro.  Without John, we would come to a complete halt.

John is also responsible for a good portion of our International Shipping, inventory, phone calls, quotations, emails and the list goes on and on.

John enjoys cheering for Arkansas football and baseball, playing football, riding his mountain bike and backpacking with friends.


Marc Stokes

"The Shipping Department"

Marc is known in these parts as being one of the fastest human beings on anything with two wheels (although he would never admit it).  He uses that speed to ship trail cameras out in record time.

When he is not "schooling" the rest of us on bikes, Marc is spending time with his wife, daughter, backpacking, camping and spending time outdoors.


Brad Jackson

IT / Sales

trailcampro about usBrad assists Charles in our Techie work, which involves testing and photographing the trail cameras.  He is also our IT Specialist, which simply means we all collectively yell at him if anything doesn't work!  When he isn't racing road bikes, organizing the local cycling club and getting yelled at by the rest of us, Brad enjoys spending time with his ever-expanding family.


Nick Hartman

Web Developer 

I'm the one you should blame anytime the website doesn't work properly!  Making Trailcampro super-intuitive for our customers to navigate, creating reviews and tests to educate consumers and running our blog are my main responsibilities.

I always welcome and encourage feedback for anything Trailcampro related.  Please let me know (by filling out the form below) if you ever have anything you would like to see on the site, find easier or if you would like to correct my grammatical errors (they are numerous - I'm sorry!).

My hobbies include running away to the mountains with my wife, cheering for anything Mizzou-related, hockey, mountain biking, camping and the list goes on infinitely.

My claim to fame is being owned by Jetta.  Sometimes she even lets me off the leash!


Jetta 

Trail Camera Consultant


Jetta is the most recent addition to the staff.  Jetta makes sure all visitors go through a sufficient "sniff" test when walking through the doors. 


She also overseas playing catch, whether we have time for it or not.  Jetta also makes sure nobody, ever, keeps any trash in the trash cans, making sure it is spread out all over the floors instead.

Jetta enjoys long runs on mountain bike rides and going to the local rock climbing hotspots to bark at the climbers.  She is a complete diva, knowing she will get her way, 100% of the time.

Jetta only answers serious trail camera questions.  If you have a real tough question, she is your girl.  She is paid handsomely with doggie treats.