Why Choose Allison Outdoor?
Allison Outdoor has unparalleled presence in the market, diverse product mix and an exceptional sales team. Our Locations will provide our clients the highest visibility and traffic counts in the market.
We pride ourselves on providing personal attention to both the “Mom & Pop” and Big Brand Businesses. We will take the time to sit down with you and figure out the most effective strategies to make your business more profitable.
Contact Allison Outdoor today to experience the impact, power and reach of outdoor advertising!
Gary Ayers - President
Gary was named President of Allison Outdoor in 2011 and oversees the day to day operations. He’s been with the company since 1991 and has moved his way up from Sales to Sales Manager to General Manager before taking over his current role as President.
Gary’s been a life-long resident of Western North Carolina and attended Western Carolina University. He may be best known as “The Radio Voice” of WCU Athletics having served in this position for 27 years and the Voice of the Swain County Maroon Devils.
Gary’s other interests include martial arts, golf, and spending time with his grand-kids.
Roger Queen - Operations Manager
Kristie Frady - Office Manager
Kristie started with the company in 2004 when she was hired as the receptionist. She was later promoted in 2008 to Office Manager. Kristie keeps the office moving making sure all the invoices, payments and accounting stays in line.
When Kristie isn’t at work you may find her playing with her grandchild, gardening and farming. She also serves as the Youth Program Coordinator at Patterson Chapel Baptist Church.
Claude Dicks - General Sales Manager
Claude was named Sales Manager of Allison Outdoor in 2012 and oversees the Sales Team on a day to day basis. He also deals directly with Ad Agencies looking to place buys with the company. Before being named Sales Manager, Claude handled all the sales in the Greater Murphy market dating back to 2009.
Claude previously spent 12 years in the radio business before moving into billboards. He’s done sales as well as play-by-play for a host of sports teams across the Southeast.
Claude grew up in Athens, Ga. where he attended the University of Georgia and is a die hard UGA Bulldog fan. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, traveling to Folly Beach, SC and spending time with his wife and two kids.
Jeff Bryson - Account Executive (Jackson, Swain, and Graham Counties)
Markets: Bryson City, Cashiers, Cherokee, Dillsboro, Robbinsville, Sylva, and Gatlinburg
Jeff is the longest tenured account executive with Allison Outdoor. He started with the company in 1996. His sales territory consist of Graham, Jackson, and Swain counties as well as Gatlinburg, TN.
Jeff has a background in radio and can be heard on the WCU Catamount Sports Radio Network in the Fall. You may also hear his voice as the Public Address Announcer at many WCU Basketball and Baseball games. Jeff grew up in Sylva and later attended NC State, where he became a die hard Wolfpack fan.
When Jeff is not selling billboards, he can be found spending time with his wife, watching movies and following the Atlanta Braves.
Danny Coleman - Account Executive (Cherokee, Clay, Fannin, Towns, and Union Counties)
Markets: Murphy, Andrews, Hayesville, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, and Hiawassee
Danny has been with Allison Outdoor since 2012 and serves as an Account Executive. He handles all the advertising sales in Cherokee, Clay, Fannin, Union, and Towns Counties.
Danny moved to the Murphy Area back in 1998. At that time he began working for the Jacky Jones Auto Group. He has more than 20 years sales experience.
His interests outside work are playing racquetball, hiking, and spending time with family.
Nelson Bumgarner - Account Executive (Haywood, Macon, and Rabun Counties)
Markets: Canton, Clayton, Clyde, Franklin, Highlands, and Waynesville
Nelson is working on his second stint here at Allison Outdoor and has been here since 2004. He handles the advertising sales in Haywood and Macon Counties, NC as well as Rabun County, GA.
Nelson is a life-long resident of the area having graduated from the old Cullowhee High School and WCU. After graduating college, Nelson worked in the Jackson County School District as a teacher. He has also held a number of sales positions and has over 25 years in sales.
His interest outside of work is reading, photography, walking in the woods, and occasionally eating sweets.
Nick Stickley – Account Executive (Tri-Cities, TN Market)
Nick began at Allison Outdoor in April of 2016. He was born and raised in beautiful Bristol, Tennessee. Nick is engrained in the Tri-Cities community. Currently he is a member of the Johnson City and Bristol Chamber of Commerce, the Sullivan County Anti-Drug steering coalition committee, plus the Bristol Tourism board, and the East Tennessee Advertising Federation.
He proudly received his degree from The University of Tennessee. When he is not our selling He enjoys spending time with his family, working on the family farm and enjoying the latest from the craft brew scene.