Red Ghost is the product of more than two decades of Terry’s hard work. Now retired, he single-handedly built the business from nothing into the shop that we have today. Before opening the gun store in its present location, Terry worked for Koch Label company and retired from there after many years. Terry was also active on the German Township Fire Department, with over 14 years of active service, including the rank of Division Chief, and many more years on the board of directors for the fire department.
Terry has a strong interest in target shooting, both rifle and pistol, cowboy action shooting, and metallic reloading of ammunition. He is also an active member of the West Side Sportsman’s Club.
While he is technically retired from the store, seeing Terry around is still a fairly frequent occasion, and he is always welcome at the shop!
Ashley is primarily a behind the scenes person at the shop, although things would absolutely not work without her time and efforts. She is a driving force behind making sure that the gun shop stays in compliance with state and federal laws and ensures that the bills all get paid on time!
Jim has been affiliated with Red Ghost since he moved to Evansville in May of 2007. Having originally grown up in the state of New Jersey, where the 2nd Amendment is continuously under attack, Jim was looking for a new gun store to call “home.” After visiting the rest of the shops in the Evansville area, Jim found a place to call home at Red Ghost. As a frequent customer who enjoyed spending time at the shop, Terry asked for Jim’s help assisting customers with the surge in demand after the presidential election of 2008. Jim started working part-time at the gun shop when Terry was out of town or otherwise unable to work and began assisting with stocking inventory at the store when schedules would allow. Jim bought into the shop as a partner in June of 2015 and purchased the business from Terry in September 2016.
When not at the gun shop, Jim works full time as a paramedic/firefighter for the Scott Township Fire Department. He also volunteers as a firefighter / EMT for Perry Township Fire Department. Jim is a member at the West Side Sportsman’s Club, where he enjoys shooting pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Jim continues to try to find time to learn to reload and to shoot competitively.
Ashley Mascenik is brand new at Red Ghost. A Spencer County native, she moved to Evansville 7 years ago. A previous preschool teacher, a mom of 2 girls, and a proud wife of a US Navy Vet. Ashley has five years of experience working with female gun owners of all backgrounds and experience levels, 3 of those years as an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. She specializes in coaching beginner females in a non-intimidating and non-judgmental environment. When not instructing, Ashley is a family photographer, a part-time shipping specialist at Berry Global AW, and a 2nd Amendment advocate in the local community.
Walter started at Red Ghost in November 2016 and most often works when Jim is on shift at the firehouse.
Prior to Walter moving to the area, he worked for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks as a gun range safety officer and firearms instructor. After moving to Evansville area, Walter worked at Daviess County Gun Club in Maceo Kentucky, where he oversaw setting sporting clay targets for torments. He also was acting Range Safety Officer for club sponsored events. In his off time at the club, he was a shotgun safety/shooting instructor.
Walter is a competitive shooter in pistol, rifle, and shotgun disciplines. He is also an active member at Red Brush Rifle Range.
Walter has been a customer at Red Ghost Gun Shop ever since he and his wife moved to the Evansville area. He and his wife went to several gun shops in the area and found Red Ghost Gun Shop to be very friendly to men and women alike. When approached about working for the shop, Walter was happy to come on board.
Neel works as the “fixer of many things” and often acts as Jim’s “go-to guy” for quality work. While he rarely works the counter at the gun shop, he’s a frequent face at the shop and is extremely helpful behind the scenes. Neel works full time for the Deaconess Health System in security. He is also a competitive shooter, in both rifle and pistol disciplines, including IDPA and precision rifle. Neel is an active member at Red Brush Rifle Range and West Side Sportsman’s Club, where he chairs the Rifle and Pistol Range Committee. He is an avid outdoorsman, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the scouts, and remains active in scouts. He’s also Jim’s go-to guy for all things precision rifle related.