Stephanie Hayden Ford
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Stephanie Hayden Ford
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Stephanie Hayden grew up learning about hunting and the outdoors from her dad, Will. For her 18th birthday, Will made her his partner and the business manager for Red Jacket. She is known as the brains behind the Red Jacket operation. She manages the day-to-day business including the vast amount of paperwork involved in purchasing firearms, and keeps the orders running smoothly. However, Stephanie isn't just an administrator. She knows her guns too. In fact, she probably knows as much or more than many of the walk-in customers. Her favorite weapon depends on what she's shooting at the time, but she's fond of anything that Red Jacket builds — particularly the Suppressed AK-47.

Even though when it comes to spare time she's quick to say: "Welcome to Red Jacket, we don't have spare time," she does, however, manage to squeeze in a few vacations and likes to rock climb, horseback ride, write and take photographs.

One passion that has been growing recently is her support for Voice of the Wetlands, a volunteer group dedicated to the preservation of the wetlands in southern Louisiana. In 2011 Stephanie married Kris Ford in a private ceremony in Las Vegas. While they both have full time work at Red Jacket, they also share a keen interest in advocating for gun safety and weapons training.