Jacob Adkisson, owner – After graduating from Hallsville High School in 2005, Jacob began studying photography under O. Rufus Lovett at Kilgore College. As his studies progressed, he realized photography would be part of his life. While at Kilgore College, Jacob received numerous photojournalism awards including four Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards (an international student press association), numerous Texas Community College Journalism awards, numerous Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awards as well as the Opal R. Lovett Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism and Matthew Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism. At Kilgore College, Jacob sharpened his eye in capturing the fast and unforgiving world of sports photography by photographing the colleges’ football and basketball teams as well as The World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes for the student produced newspaper The Flare. Jacob continued his studies at The University of Texas at Arlington where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Communications. While attending UT-Arlington, he worked full time as a photojournalist for the student newspaper, The Shorthorn, where he continued to photograph college sports. Jacob has photographed countless sporting events from little league sports to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Game as well as countless events such as MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew Tour to Blake Shelton, Jamie O’Neal, Neal McCoy and many other artists.
Taylor, General Manager – Taylor serves as our GM which is a title of many hats at G.A.S.P. You can spot him running the sales kiosks, production specialist or even photographer out on the field, that’s the responsibility you have with being the general manager!
Jackie, Sales Manager – Jackie also plays many roles with G.A.S.P. When she’s onsite she is the sales manager but when back at the office she is a paperwork maniac! Being a mother of a select softball daughter she knows how moms and dads want to take home their children’s precious memories, the ones that will last a lifetime.
Johnny, Lead Photographer – Johnny has been a photographer with G.A.S.P. since April 2009 and currently holds G.A.S.P.’s ‘Photographer of the Year’ award for his dedication and amazing work! Having played nearly 35 years of organized sports, he has always enjoyed being around and being involved in different sports. In 2005, he started taking photographs of his daughter and her soccer team just as a way to capture memories and hoped to capture “decent” action shots. Johnny’s favorite part of working for G.A.S.P. is the interaction with the players and parents while shooting and seeing their reaction when viewing their pictures.
Betty, Sales Representative – Betty began working for G.A.S.P. as a sales representative as a way to spend the weekend with her husband Johnny. Betty enjoys working with and meeting new people from tournament to tournament.
Kathy, Photographer – Kathy is our newest photographer to join our team. At the age of 15 she had her first SLR camera, film camera that is and began learning photography from her uncle. In high school, Kathy began learning more working as a photographer for the school’s newspaper. After high school she continued taking photographs for friends and later of her own children playing sports.