John & Kim Phillips


As second generation family owners, John & Kim continue the traditions that John’s parents established in 1961. They have both been involved in the business since their teen years & have a great love & respect for the outdoors. They have two sons & “Drake”, our canine mascot.

Rick Davis

Vice President of Operations

Rick has been with Grady’s over 20 years and is our lead person overseeing daily operations. Much of Rick’s work is done behind-the-scenes but works hard to ensure that every visitor to Grady’s has a great experience. He enjoys playing the piano, listening to music and volunteering at his church.

Joe Gibson

General Manager

Joe has been in retail management for over 30 years. He enjoys a variety of activities which include camping, hiking, cycling and fishing.

Donnie Barksdale

Store Manager

Donnie enjoys church activities, family time, shooting, hunting, reloading, and knife making.  Donnie has been with Grady’s over 15 years, is a key member of our management team and our resident “firearm expert”. Donnie is married to his wife of over 25 years and has one daughter.

Stephen Luper


Stephen is part of Grady’s management team and is also a buyer. He is another long-term staff member and enjoys many outdoor activities including shooting and metal detecting.

Ryan Harder

Assistant Manager

Ryan graduated from Winthrop University with a business management degree in December 2014. Ryan enjoys kayaking, fishing, and fly fishing in his free time.

Dennis Canfield

Gun Dept. Manager

Dennis has over 30 years of retail experience and also has a degree in Criminal Justice. He has been married for 37 years and has a dog named Jackpot.

Jimmy Bashnan


Jimmy enjoys deer, turkey, and gator hunting along with trout fishing. He has been employed at Grady’s for over half of his lifetime.

Dan White


Dan loves spending time in fellowship, encouraging others, enjoys watching sports, and challenging sales opportunities over 30 years in footwear industry. Nickname “Wheet”.

Don Artman

Fishing/Action Sports

Don has worked at Grady’s for over 20 years. He is a fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, and sunglasses specialist. Don and his wife Whitney have been married for 32 years.

Derrick O’Shields

Cycling/Action Sports

Derrick loves to ride mountain and road bikes, and is celebrating 20 years of mountain biking adventures. He grew up flying hot air balloons and racing cars.

Allen Hilliard

Shooting Sports

Allen is a veteran of the US Navy Submarine fleet and Eagle Scout. He loves the outdoors, hunting, backpacking, and scuba diving. He is married with two boys and a German Shepard named Koda.