Team Sales Reps

Steven Bell
Team Sales Account Rep
Steven grew up in Shreveport, LA.  He was a collegiate baseball player at Northwestern State University, and later played pro ball with the Bradford Redsox in Canada.  After his playing career, he coached at the collegiate level with Texarkana Junior College and the University of Arkansas.  He has been with Team Express over 18 years.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his daughter as well as outdoor activities.  Steven resides in San Antonio and works primarily with customers in South Texas and his home state of Louisiana. 

Contact Info

210-483-7407 (direct)
210-325-3180 (mobile)
[email protected]

AJ Choc 
Team Sales Account Rep
AJ graduated from St. Louis University with a Sports Management degree after playing baseball and soccer at Lindbergh High school in St. Louis, MO. He spent 6 years umpiring minor league baseball in the Midwest, Northwest, and Coastal Plain leagues and currently works part time umpiring in the Frontier League, SLIAC and AMC conferences.  AJ works primarily with customers in greater St. Louis, MO. 

Contact Info
636-600-9335 (office)
[email protected]

Ryan Claunch
Team Sales  Account Rep
Ryan was born and raised in St. Louis, MO.  He has been in the sporting goods business for over 15 years.  He is passionate about helping in the local community, working with various charitable organizations.  He’s an avid outdoorsman that spends time golfing, hunting, and fishing.  Ryan also loves music and Blues hockey.  But his favorite thing to do is spend time with his two daughters.  Ryan works with customers in greater St. Louis, MO, as well as Southern Illinois.

Contact Info
314-818-1324 (direct)
[email protected]

Robert Demel
Team Sales Account Rep
Robert was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He’s been around sports all his life and grew up playing football in the front yard and baseball anywhere he could.  The desire to be around sports led him to the sporting good business, where he’s worked for over 30 years.  Robert enjoys the "team" concept that sports bring to everyone along with the brotherhood and lifelong friends that you make along the way. When he’s not working, Robert loves to hunt and fish.  He works with customers across the country as part of the national account team. 

Contact Info
210-483-7234 (direct)
210-837-0839 (mobile)
[email protected]

Tom Filip
Team Sales  Account Rep
Tom grew up in Apple Valley, California, where he played baseball and Basketball at Granite Hills High School.  He went on to be a relief pitcher at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned a B.S.Ed. in Exercise Physiology. He also spent two summers each with the Dupage County Dragons in the Central Illinois Collegiate League and Victoria Generals in the Texas Collegiate league. Tom has been with Team Express for over 10 years, working with teams of all ages from Little League to College.  He enjoys hunting, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.  Tom works primarily with Schools, Teams, and Leagues in South Texas. 

Contact Info
210-483-7448 (direct)
210-778-8763 (mobile)
[email protected]

Chris Hamburger
Team Sales Account Rep
Chris is from Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended Lincoln Southeast High School and was part of a State Championship winning Soccer team.  He played collegiate soccer at Drake University. Before being drafted by the Kansas City Wizards, he was captain of the 2005 PDL champion Des Moines Menace.  After his playing career he served as a coach for various clubs, including St. Louis Scott Gallagher.  When he’s not working, he’s usually trying to reign in his 2 energetic daughters.  Chris works primarily with customers in greater St. Louis, MO. 

Contact Info
636-600-9333 (direct)
[email protected]

Ashlee Hawkins
Business Development

Ashlee has been in sales for the last 10 years in both the outdoor sporting goods & team sports industry. She is a mom of 3 and has lived in Ralls County, Missouri, her whole life. In her free time, you can find her in the bleachers cheering for her kids at their sporting events or making some of the best cookies around.  Ashlee works in business development and marketing, helping customers throughout the country find what they need. 

Contact Info
573-501-0018 (direct)
[email protected]

Kristen Hinds
Team Sales Account Rep
Kristen worked in the manufacturing industry for 10 years before venturing into the world of sporting goods sales.  In her free time, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and two kids enjoying the outdoors or running to the next practice, game, or competition.  Kristen works with customers in Northeast Missouri. 

Contact Info
314-492-4438 (direct)
[email protected]

Phillip Lashley
Team Sales Account Rep
Phil played collegiate football at the University of Central Missouri. Before joining Team Express, he coached High School football for 9 years. He also spent 5 years in the NBA Officials Developmental Program and continues to officiate collegiate basketball across the Midwest in the GLVC, MIAA, SLIAC, AMC, GRAC and Region 16 conferences. Phil considers himself a "sneakerhead" and is an avid collector. Phil works primarily with customers in greater St. Louis, MO, as well as Southern Illinois.

Contact Info
636-600-9333 (direct)
[email protected]

Team Sales Leaders

Jason Wagoner
Director - Sales & Strategy 
Jason was born and raised in North St. Louis County, MO.  He was a multisport athlete at SLUH where he was a part of the 1991 State Runner Up football team. He went on to play football at U. of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri S&T).  He started working in sporting goods right out of college and has over 25 years of experience in the industry.  He spent 15 years coaching and running youth football organizations as well as coaching his son’s baseball team.  He loves mentoring and developing not only athletes but newer coworkers as well.  Besides work, he is passionate about his family.  He spends his time watching his oldest son play college football and his younger two children enjoying their variety of activities. 

Contact Info
636-600-9336 (direct)
[email protected]

Kevin Udell
SVP Strategic Accounts & Partnerships
Kevin was raised in Houston, Texas where he grew up playing baseball and football. In high school, Kevin played for a perennial baseball powerhouse that was nationally ranked and competed in the Texas State playoffs every year. Later Kevin attended Texas A&M University where he participated in the Cadet Corps and earned an engineering degree while continuing to play summer amateur baseball. Kevin has nearly 25 years of sales and operations experience at Team Express and today serves as the SVP of Strategic Partnerships. Kevin's favorite sports experiences include playing on championship baseball teams, coaching his son's youth and summer high school baseball teams, and working with many of the nation's top amateur sports organizations. 

Contact Info
210-483-7276 (Office)
[email protected]

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