Meet the Team

 

 

        

Co-Owner Eddie Griggs                                                                                                Co-Owner Martin Hardy Jr

 Eddie’s love for the outdoors began at a very young age. His dad would let him tag along on the annual “guys” trout fishing trip to the mountains and both of his grandfathers would have him hunting and fishing all across the Old Dominion. Although these three great men are no longer with him; the lessons taught and memories made will never be forgotten.

Eddie began his bass fishing career in the mid 90’s; since that time he has had numerous local and regional tournament victories and has earned the respect of his peers by his consistency in top finishes.

Eddie began guiding for bass in 2004 and learned a lot about the business from his mentor and friend Teddy Carr. From that beginning, Eddie has put a many of clients on their “best day of bass fishing ever.” His other outdoor passions include Spring Gobbler and Deer Hunting. Through the years Eddie has had the opportunity to take several trophies, so he now loves to introduce youth and beginners to the hunting world and has had many successful trips with those introductions.

Although Eddie spends a lot of time on the water or in the woods; he is a dedicated family man and loves spending quality time with them. He credits his wife Leslee as being the “glue” that keeps everything together. 

 Sponsors:

Richmond Marine Center, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboards, Missile Baits, Level Rods Bomber, XCalibur, Smithwick, Rebel, Heddon, and Seaguar Line.

Eddie is a Licensed Coast Guard Captain.

Contact Information:

Cell: 804-543-7168 – Email: fish@vaeliteoutdoors.com

Martin has loved the outdoors since he was introduced to hunting and fishing as a little boy. He would learn from his father and grandfather the ways of the woods and the many lessons that were taught; he has never forgotten. Martin harvested his first deer at the age of 13 and has since progressed to one of the best hunters in the state; with a trophy wall of deer and turkey that most dream of. Martin’s hunting adventures would carry him to the mid-west and up to Canada; fine tuning his hunting strategies and approaches, learning from each experience.
 Since he began guiding in 2008, he has worked hard at making sure every client has the best opportunity to be successful and has taken many beginner and youth hunters to their first successful harvests. Along the way, he has taught them the basic woodsmanship skills and strategies to become successful hunters on their own. Martin has a real passion for getting our youth involved in the outdoors and will always find time to help or introduce them to hunting. In 2013, Martin was certified as a NASP(National Archery in the Schools) Archery Instructor and will be using this knowledge to help beginner and avid shooters alike. He is also a very proud supporter of the FCA(Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Outdoors Division and continues to participate in many events, helping kids get on the right path in life.

Martin has a beautiful daughter Julia, who he is very proud of; and she is currently attending VCU.

 Sponsors:

Work Duds

Martin is a certified NASP Archery Insrtuctor
           

Contact Information:

Cell: 804-350-0976 Email: hunt@vaeliteoutdoors.com
 





 
Eric Sandiford
           

Eric has been with VEO for several years. To say that he is a total outdoorsman would be a drastic understatement. Eric is successful at all he does, personally he has taken many trophy deer in and outside the state, he is one of the top turkey experts around, and he is in charge of our waterfowl division, which he is an expert at goose and duck calling. While guiding, he has had many successful deer hunts including youth and beginners. He has also been very successful taking clients Spring Gobbler hunting and taught them how to be good hunters. Eric has a passion for the outdoors and thrives in a teaching environment. He is our lead instructor in the classes that VEO offers and loves to teach youth or beginners through his many experiences.

Eric has an awesome wife Deb, who supports him in his outdoor pursuits and a young son who he loves to share the outdoors with.

More info on Eric to come!

Sponsors: Avery Outdoors

Contact Eric through VEO: Email: hunt@vaeliteoutdoors.com   



 
Jeff Salmon
We are very excited to have Jeff Salmon on the VEO Fishing Staff. Jeff, a local of the Richmond, VA area has proven himself to be one of the most consistent and successful anglers in the area. Jeff was fortunate to have his dad and uncle introduce him to fishing at a young age and teach him the basics of fishing. They inspired him to learn more and he has since spent years on the water developing his skillsets and competes at all levels.
As a professional angler on the B.A.S.S and FLW circuits, Jeff has had the opportunity to travel all over the east coast fishing new bodies of water.  This has allowed him the chance to learn new techniques that can be applied on any lake or river.  He enjoys helping others get involved in this great sport of fishing; which lets him pass on many years knowledge in the hopes that one day he can inspire them to enjoy this sport as much as he does. 
As a local of Virginia, his vast knowledge of the local fisheries gives him the ability to provide a successful and fun fishing experience for you.

Jeff has wonderful wife Anne and two beautiful daughters Savanneh & Sydney that love to spend time with dad in the outdoors.

 Sponsors:  Richmond Marine, Legend Boats, Mercury, Motorguide, Power Pole, Stealth 1 Charging Systems, Missile Baits and Bass Pro Shop

Contact Jeff through Virginia Elite Outdoors: Email: fish@vaeliteoutdoors.com

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