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Lucas Ayers:Owner/President


Lucas 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.

 

Kimberly Ayers, Vice President

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 print material. In her spare time she loves to travel, compete is short distance races, spend time with her family, and sing karaoke.


 

 

Ryan Hall, Assistant

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 Department of Corrections and coaches high school football.  He is married to his wife Claire, a former University of Tennessee athlete and alumnus.

Chris Miller, Assistant

Chris recently joined the TPC team and is originally from Illinois. Chris is a 20 year Navy Veteran and currently works in support of the Navy. Chris has a passion for sports and entertainment and is excited to connect people with their favorite stars. In his spare time he attends many different conventions, concerts and is a huge sports fan. 


 

Jennifer Worth, Assistant

Jen joined the TPC team in 2016.  Jen is from Valrico, FL and recently graduated from Auburn University, where she w
orked for the Auburn University Football Team as a member of Tigerettes and Tiger Hosts.  When Jen is not watching her Auburn Tigers, she is cheering on the Navy Midshipmen, where both of her brothers played/currently play football for the U.S. Naval Academy.  In her spare time, Jen loves to travel, go to concerts, and spend time with family and friends.