Meet the Kellyco Metal Detecting Team

At Kellyco, we are proud to offer the best selection of metal detectors and accessories to customers across the world — and we’ve done it for more than 60 years. Meet the team that works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure you have exactly what you need to for your next hunt!

Jeremy Floyd, President

“I believe that treasure awaits those who are willing to find it. I am thrilled to bring my decades-long experience in business, marketing and digital strategy to Kellyco.”

Favorite Detectors: Garrett Apex

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Anything from Grave Digger Tools or Brute Magnetics

About Jeremy: The metal detecting bug bit me after visiting Kellyco’s museum and showroom. Walking through the museum and showroom, I saw that uncovered mysteries of ancient and modern times were everywhere. I could sense the excitement and exuberance that the detectorist felt from the discovery. Then, as I walked through the building, in and out of offices and archives, through the historical conference room and into Stu’s office, it was clear that every nook and cranny held rich stories. In my free time, I can be found enjoying time at the soccer field with my family, discovering unique apparel on Touch of Modern, listening to audiobooks, finding new songs on Alt Nation, or avoiding carbs.


Carolyn Harwick, Vice President of Community Outreach and Sales

“I was a customer of Kellyco first and got my first new detector from Kellyco. Kellyco was a huge supporter of the club I belong to so it has always been my go to place. Stu really made an impact locally on our club so my loyalty has always been to Kellyco. I love that Kellyco listens and cares about the customers. I also love that after 65 years, we are continuing the legacy of Stu.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett AT Max

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Garrott Carrot, Lesche T-handle shovel, Grave Digger SideKick and Tombstone

About Carolyn: I have been detecting for 7 years and love relic hunting, going to old home sites, door knocking on old properties and stomping in the woods. I go to the beach and will not go without my CTX. I also have detected in 17 of the 50 states so far! I am the President of the Central Florida Metal Detecting Club, which is the largest club in the nation. I spend a lot of my spare time on club hunts, meeting and detecting with my friends. I also like going to car shows, playing tennis and hanging around my fire pit with my family and friends. I love spending time with with my two dogs Tyson and Taz.


Mark Tymensky, Vice President of Affiliate and Vendor Relations

“I love being a part of the team at Kellyco Metal Detectors because I get to meet interesting people with amazing stories each day. It’s a pleasure to serve our customers, affiliates and work with our fantastic vendors. Everyday is an adventure and there is always an exciting project to get over the line with the goal of connecting and growing our community of treasure hunters.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab Go-Find 66, Garrett AT Max, Nokta Makro Impact, OKM Rover C4

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Grave Digger Tools Shovels, SITO Beach Scoops, Magnet Fishing

About Mark: I have metal detected all over the USA from Chazy, New York during ‘Pound the Ground’ to Arizona gold nugget hunting on a GPAA claim and even in my backyard in Central Florida. While not an expert, I do enjoy learning about the history of an area, sharing stories and the thrill of the hunt. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures (especially food) with my beautiful wife. I have two dogs and 2 cats whom we spoil everyday. I love to play golf with friends, get out on the bicycle trails, get out fishing and play board games & computer games.


Marshall Stephens, Vice President of Ecommerce

“Waking up every morning and going to the office knowing the work I’m going to do that day will help someone find the perfect metal detector is incredibly satisfying. The chance to interact with our customers and provide them with the best online shopping experience around is almost as good as unearthing a gold nugget!”

Favorite Detectors: Nokta Makro Simplex+

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Grave Digger Tools Orange Sidekick Shovel (Go Vols!) and my Garrett Carrot pinpointer

About Marshall: I’m still relatively new to the wide world of metal detecting. My favorite find, so far, was my first — an old Matchbox car I dug up in my backyard while swinging a detector with Barrett, our design director. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading (mostly non-fiction science and history), cooking and photography. I’m also learning to play Dungeons and Dragons with our VP of Vendor Relations, Mark. I live in Knoxville, Tenn. with my wife and 2-year-old daughter. We’re expecting a baby boy in November!


Leilani Rodriguez, Assistant Sales Manager

“Love being able to work in an area where I can play with metal detectors.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab Equinox 800

Favorite Detecting Accessories:Headphones

About Leilani: Love to be out in the sun with my Nox 800. Whether it is on the beach or on an open field! Love to be out on the water on a boat or jetski enjoying a nice day and overlooking the sunset.

 


Dave Bachert, CET, CSI, Security

“It’s a fun environment, pleasant co-workers and I am working on encompassing my former career in law enforcement with a fun hobby through the CSI project.”

Favorite Detectors: Garrett AT Pro

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Garrett Pinpointer

About Dave: I bought my metal detector as a retirement gift to myself and have been detecting for over 10 years now. I have had some nice finds, but still searching for that gold. I enjoy metal detecting, hiking, spending time with family and my dogs.


Shelby Richardson, Orlando Showroom Expert

“At Kellyco, it’s like a family.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab Equinox 800

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Garrett AT propointer, CKG Sand Scoop with Handle for Metal Detecting, CKG Universal Carbon Fiber Sand Scoop Shaft for Metal Detecting, Kellyco all-mesh finds pouch, Lesche Sampson 31″ T-Handle Shovel, and Garrett Edge Digger with Sheath

About Shelby: When I started out detecting I didn’t know exactly what I was doing, I just went. I later learned it is very important to dig everything because what you think is junk could be a very good find! I also learned having a pinpointer is crucial! I love going detecting on the beach not only is it at my favorite place but you are getting away from everything and everybody and finding treasure. When I am not at work I am outside playing with my daughter Ava or at the beach detecting!


Kelly Womack, Customer Experience

“I love working here at Kellyco because of the people, the passion behind metal detecting & the team atmosphere. To hear about customers adventures and finds is thrilling.”

Favorite Detectors: Toss up between Nokta Makro Simplex+ and  Minelab Equinox 800

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Kellyco Finds Brush and Sifter Finds Pouch

About Kelly: For me, its the thrill of the hunt and also the history of how something came to be where it was found. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, gardening, playing cello, beach volleyball and road tripping


Nathan Barr, Director of Purchasing

“I love working at Kellyco because of the community, customers, and love for the hobby.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab Equinox 800

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Kellyco all-mesh finds pouch, Plano AW2 case, Grave Digger Tools Venom Green Tombstone and SideKick

About Nathan: I love the thrill of the hunt, not knowing what you’ll dig up next – it could be trash or treasure. Digging up history long-preserved by the ground. Each find has two stories: though we’ll never know the story of how the find arrived at its resting place prior to finding it, history and research tells us a story about the item, what it is, how old it is, etc. When I’m not at work, I enjoy traveling, going on adventures, attending concerts, cooking, trying new spirits and cocktails, spending time with friends and family, and mixing music.


Maggie Kornahrens, Marketing Director

“It’s the kind of place where culture takes precedence. We work hard, laugh hard, and dig deep everyday to bring the Kellyco customer an experience that keeps them coming back for more.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab GO-Find 22 for the boys and the Garrett ACE 300 for myself

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Brute Magnetics, Carson Optical

About Maggie: Metal detecting is something that I do with my boys, both around 10 years old. They’re very into history and enjoy getting their hands dirty while I appreciate that they’re learning something in the great outdoors. We spend the weekends floating down the rivers around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park or playing with our blue-eyed pup, Ayla Moon.


Jenna Anderson, Digital Marketing Specialist

“My favorite thing about working at Kellyco is the people. The people I work with and the people we serve. Our customers are what makes this job so fun and what makes it worth it.”

Favorite Detectors: Nokta Makro Simplex

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Garrett Pro-Pointer AT Waterproof Pinpointer

About Jenna: I’ve only been metal detecting a few times with the team. Although I’ve found some really cool things every time, it was always about the experience and the actual thrill of finding something that was my favorite part. I love spending time outdoors, whatever it may be. I like hiking, kayaking, and just spending time getting exercise while having a good time.


Barrett Ward, Design Doer

“I like to laugh and see people have fun. I always want to work on something new so that I can learn more. Metal detecting and Kellyco is the epitome of fun and new. The rest of the gang is great but the knowledge and diversity of the customers are what makes the job fun!”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab GO-Find 44

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Vulcan Pinpointer

About Barrett: I dug up some cans in the front yard. I dug up some sweet MatchBox cars in Marshall’s yard. I dug up a park where you’re not allowed to hunt and found nothing. I like to take pictures, cut the grass, and wash cars. But there is a 2-year-old so mostly play “get chew.”


John Matuszak, Content Writer

“I’m not your average Joe, I can be a bit quirky. It’s refreshing to be able to work somewhere where I can be myself and work with others who share the same passion.”

Favorite Detectors: Minelab CTX 3030, Garrett AT Pro

Favorite Detecting Accessories: Apex Picks and Grave Digger Tools

About John: I knew my life was over when I watched The Goonies for the first time and saw the actor John Matuszak playing Sloth. So for the next 19 Halloweens, I dressed up as his namesake and changed my voicemail to the ubiquitous “HEY YOU GUYYS” to confuse friends and foe alike even further.

About The Author
Maggie Kornahrens
Maggie is new to metal detecting but has started taking her two young boys out through the rivers and hills near the Smoky Mountains. She is Florida born, South Carolina raised, and now home in Tennessee.