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Lucas Ayers: Owner/President

Lucas AyersLucas originally from South Jersey started collecting at a very early age and was a die-hard sports fan before he could remember. While in the U.S. Navy a company called Tidewater Sports hired Lucas part-time to help with autograph signings.  After working with the company for a little over 2 years, Lucas became very good friends with former NFL wide receiver Irving Fryar who motivated Lucas to start his own business by booking players.  Lucas created The Philadelphia Connection (TPC) in 2008 and started booking for Tidewater Sports and other sports companies on the East Coast.  TPC's first ever public signing was baseball Hall of Famer Bob Feller followed by their first ever private signing with the great Mickey Vernon.  After almost 12 years in the U.S. Navy, Lucas separated from the military and was hired right away with NCIS as a federal employee.  While his government career has taken off so has TPC, from 2008 to 2015 TPC has booked over 150 public signings, 150 private signings, numerous charity events and has even booked athletes and celebrities for commercials and radio appearances.  As of 2015, there are over 225 athletes and celebrities that Lucas and the TPC staff can book for events and signings.  Also in 2015, TPC has started booking athletes EXCLUSIVELY, adding them to our TPC family.  Lucas is married to his lovely wife Kimberly and has a beautiful daughter named Hayden and a sweet baby boy named Joey.


Kimberly Ayers: Vice President

Kim Ayers Kimberly joined the TPC family in 2012.  Kim, who is orginally from the Boston area, is a big fan of the Bruins and is a loyal fan of the Red Sox and Patriots as well. She is the lead designer for the TPC website, graphics, logo, flyers and any additional printed materials. In her spare time she loves to travel, do craft projects, paint, spend time with her family, and sing karaoke.



Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall Ryan joined the TPC team in 2015.  Before joining the TPC team, he assisted and managed many other autograph companies' backroom signings since 2013.  He is a diehard fan of University of Tennessee football and UNC basketball and also pulls for the Indianapolis Colts.  When Ryan isn't collecting, he works for the local school system and coaches high school football.  He is married to his wife Claire, a former University of Tennessee athlete and alumnus, and has a son named Charlie.

George Hummer

George Hummer George joined the TPC family in 2017. If you have come to our public events you probably have seen him. The guy has a smile on this face 24/7. George is one of our main contributors assisting with public and private signings, along with organizing mail order. George is a diehard fan of the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox and the UNC Tarheels. When George is not with the company, he works for the school system, and also assists with CSA Shows. George earned his PHD in 2019. He is married to his wife Charnell.

Shaun Harper

Shaun Harper Shaun joined the TPC team in 2019. Shaun has taken on a major role with the company, working public/private signings, mail order and you can even see him on our live auctions and TPC Live interviews. Shaun is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals and Ohio State University football. When Shaun isn’t assisting with TPC, he is a jack of all trades, working as a certified plumber for one of the top plumbing companies in his area and works with C and K processing.

Hayden Ayers

Hayden AyersHayden Ayers started assisting with TPC in 2019. She has assisted in many of the private and public signings TPC has conducted. She loves to read and watch horror movies. Her major passion is volleyball and she continues to play for one of the top volleyball travel teams in the state of Virginia.

Reece Lohr

Reece LohrReece is from Southern Maryland and is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida in Tampa. During his time in Tampa he served as the President of the Cycling Team and was a member of the schools Rugby Club. Outside of Athletics he was the founding treasurer for the student organization, Advocate for Disability Services (ADS). Reece also had the opportunity to study abroad at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland as well as at Moscow State University in Russia. Reece is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Orioles.