Team Members


  • <b>David Nau</b> David Nau

    TGD's mission is to support our customers success with proven tactical gear and performance products from leading manufacturers. In 2014, we are distributing select firearms to retailers who service our Law Enforcement, Military and Private Security Personnel. The team takes great pride in servicing retailers with advanced marketing tools, timely shipments and great pricing.

    David is a 30 year industry veteran with business leadership success including retail, wholesale and manufacturing. It is a great industry, because ultimately it is about a group of professionals that take pride in providing great products to our Military Warfighters, Law Enforcement Professionals and Tactical Enthusiasts.

    TGD has offered me a personally rewarding opportunity by providing excellent product solutions to the men and women that defend our country from enemies domestic and foreign. I am very proud of each of them, including my Marine son, Jeffrey.

  • <b>Chris Fowler</b> Chris Fowler

    Chris is a Certified Public Accountant and is responsible for managing the quality of accounting and financial reporting for our organization.

    He holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics/Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration. When Chris is not focused on company materials, he enjoys being a member of a local band where he plays bass guitar.

  • <b>Matt Hodges</b> Matt Hodges
    Military Market Director

    Matt manages sales and support for our sea service exchange customers to include MCX, NEXCOM and CGX.

    He began his work with TGD in 2005 with over 23 years of experience as a buyer and manager in the Marine Corps Exchanges. Matt uses the professional skills gained through this experience to deliver superior service in managing TGD's Military Exchange relationships and business goals. In his free time, he loves turkey and deer hunting in Virginia, driving Dodge muscle cars and spending time with his 5 dachshunds!

  • <b>Kermit Lewis</b> Kermit Lewis
    Operations/IT Director

    Kermit directs our Operations including Distribution, Order Fulfillment, Inventory Management, and Information Technology.

    Kermit has over twenty years experience implementing technology and operational solutions to support and exceed customer’s expectations. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems. Kermit enjoys spending time with his family boating and supporting the many activities of his two children. He also enjoys riding his Harley with his motorcycle group.


  • <b>Sharif Mathews</b> Sharif Mathews
    Purchasing Manager

    Sharif manages our purchasing department with a focus on high quality merchandise selections that meets the needs of our customers.

    His vast experience with quality merchandise came from his days in retail management with the Marine Corp Exchange at Camp LeJuene. Sharif has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and focuses on purchasing process improvement while achieving our 95% fill rate goal. Managing strategic relationships with suppliers provides profit producing opportunities for TGD customers.

  • <b>Amber Matthews</b> Amber Matthews

    Amber is a buyer for TGD and supports our customers through high fill rates and great service on orders.

    She has a BA Degree in Merchandising with a minor in Business and is always working to focus on purchasing process improvements with the team.

    In her spare time, Amber enjoys sewing and designing costumes.



  • <b>Lisa Johnson</b> Lisa Johnson
    Account Representative

    Lisa is a 20 year customer service veteran that supports our customers success with professional and consistent service.

    Service and follow through are critical skills for her customers. 

    One of her favorite things about supporting our retailers is helping their business's grow and growing with them.

  • <b>John Burton</b> John Burton
    Account Representative

    John’s education and experience in customer service has strengthened his ability to provide his customers with a commitment to quality and service that they can count on.

    As an avid outdoorsman and shooter John has a passion for the industry and greatly enjoys the opportunity to learn about his customers and assist them in growing their businesses.  When he is not working at TGD John enjoys shooting, hiking, and making custom knives.

  • <b>Russ Young</b> Russ Young
    Account Representative

    Russ has 30+ years experience in the shooting sports industry and sales management.

    His experience provides him with the knowledge to build relationships and create business solutions to fit our customers’ needs.

    In his free time he enjoys Bass and inshore saltwater fishing throughout the south Florida Area.

  • <b>Stephen Grout</b> Stephen Grout
    Account Representative

    Steve graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1997 and served as a United States Marine.

    With over a decade of experience putting the customer first, it is his firm belief that the success of a business is determined by the quality of care provided to the customer.  It is with this in mind that he strives to help the customer grow their business and develop a long lasting relationship.

    In his spare time Steve enjoys long walks with his wife and their Siberian Huskies and taking care of their private wild horse sanctuary.  They also enjoy shooting and other outdoor activities afforded by the beautiful North Carolina weather.

  • <b>Pam Phillips</b> Pam Phillips
    Account Representative

    Pam supports our customers by providing exceptional service and solutions that meet the needs of our retailers nationwide.

      As a 20 year veteran of the customer service and sales field, she brings strong communication and relationship building skills to the team and strives to provide excellent service and solutions that meet the needs of our customers.

    Pam loves to travel and spend time with her 3 kids and yellow lab.


  • <b>Michael LeVan</b> Michael LeVan
    Customer Service Supervisor

    Michael supports our customers by providing superior service and solutions that meet their needs, while leading our service team ensuring that customer information is accurate and readily available.

    His previous experience in the field of customer service has helped develop his problem solving and communication skills. Michael enjoys building and maintaining professional relationships with our retailers and continues to strive for excellence in supporting them.


  • <b>Gabrielle Simmons</b> Gabrielle Simmons
    Marketing Administrator

    Gabby supports our multi-market merchandising services and has a Bachelors Degree in Merchandising and Business Administration, Textile Art.

    She provides strategic merchandising and planogram support to our customers and field merchandising team.

    In her free time, Gabby enjoys nutrition, fitness (especially the challenges of running obstacle style races) and boating.

  • <b>Lynne Peterson</b> Lynne Peterson
    Production Design

    Lynne is part of TGD’s creative team and is responsible for executing and maintaining the visual production of our advertising materials.

    She has over 20 years graphic design experience and uses her knowledge to effectively support the marketing teams goals and strategies by communicating and creating impactful designs.

    In her free time, Lynne enjoys spending her time as a Dog Trainer for Puppy Kindergarten Classes and showing her Labradors in agility and conformation.



    The field merchandising team is the first line of contact with the exchange service retail stores-Their primary responsibilities are to ensure brand presentation, product stocking and placement as well as interacting with store management, department management and all retail personnel to ensure optimal product and sales presentation is achieved.

    They also aid in product demonstrations and manage and coordinate store events to
    further promote TGDs product offerings.

  • <b>Pam Reed</b> Pam Reed
    National Retail Services Manager

    Pam manages TGD's Eastern Regional Merchandising Team, providing sales and support to our MCX, NEXCOM and CGX customers throughout the Eastern United States.

    She began her work with TGD in 2006 and has over 11 years of experience as a vendor/merchandiser in Marine Corps Exchanges. Pam uses the professional skills gained through this experience to ensure that TGD's local merchandisers deliver superior service to store managers, employees and customers at TGD's Military Exchanges.

    Pam especially enjoys assisting the Sailors and Marines at Camp Lejeune with their tactical gear needs as they prepare for deployments around the globe.

  • <b>Priscilla Hamilton</b> Priscilla Hamilton
    Regional Retail Services Manager

    Priscilla manages our western merchandising team and is one of TGD's top merchandising experts! She works closely with her team to support the needs of our Warfighters and Military Retailers.

    Priscilla loves the interaction with the military and takes great pride in the fact that we supply proven gear and tactical apparel to service members to help improve their jobs while defending our country.


  • <b>Du-Vale Dalton</b> Du-Vale Dalton
    Distribution Manager

    Du-Vale brings many years of distribution leadership while focusing on superior customer service.

    He leads the North Carolina team with enthusiasm to ensure accurate and timely shipments to TGD's customers. His experience with advanced e-commerce shipping provides market leading distribution.

Contact Us

  • Toll Free Number: 866-529-5575
  • Local Number: 910-944-8700
  • FAX Number: 910-401-1046

Postal Address

Tactical Gear Distributors
9750 Aberdeen Road
Aberdeen, NC 28315

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