JCA Sales is an independent sales rep group that has been an industry leader in New England since 1981. Companies that we represent are Acorn Footwear, Bogs Footwear, Welly Bottles,, Rafters Sandals, Tasc Performance, Croakies, Leader aquatic accessories, and Jonathan Paul Fitovers. Combined, the company has more than sixty years of sales experience. The office and showroom is located in the New England Seacoast town of Hampton, New Hampshire. We would love you to visit and review the companies that we represent.
Jeff earned his BS in Business from NEC in Henniker, NH in 1975. He is a veteran sales rep that has been in the business since 1979. Pioneering lines like Avia back in the 80’s set the stage for experience in footwear and the enthusiasm continues to roll. Currently covers Key Accounts in New England and is always uncovering sales leads to expand distribution. He is passionate about servicing New England accounts that share his enthusiasm and positive attitude. He pours his high energy into his work and is rewarded with much satisfaction and great fun. Jeff enjoys traveling and has especially fond memories of Mexico. They reside in Rye, NH with their brown Standard Poodle, Lucca. Sports are in his blood and he enjoys golfing, skiing, swimming, gym workouts, and engages in good food and great wine. He also loves a good game of cribbage and plays often with Diane.
Diane is a native New Englander with her family roots from Sicily. She graduated High School from Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA, then attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY graduating with her BA in Biology. Her entrepreneurial spirit has taken her from owning and operating her dog grooming salon on Cape Cod to one of the first Ben & Jerry’s franchises in NH. She has been a fitness instructor in Portsmouth, NH for over 30 years, currently teaching aqua aerobics at Seacoast Sports Clubs. Winter finds her out on the trails cross-country skiing with Lucca, our standard poodle and when summer arrives Diane is usually gardening and growing vegetables, especially tomatoes for her “killer red sauce”. Diane & Jeff love to travel together and recently spent an amazing time in Sicily exploring her roots and enjoying the wonderful food and outstanding Nero d’Avolo wines!!! She has just jumped on board the JCA express train to manage the Agency’s key accounts such as LL Bean, Garnet Hill and Orvis, just to name a few. Please feel free to contact Diane anytime to discuss how she can offer our services at an exceptional level.
Chris grew up in the ski & sports industry. His father owned a ski & tennis shop in Manchester, NH called Ski & Tennis, Inc.. Ever since he was 15 yrs old he knew he wanted to be a “Sports Rep” and got his first start working for Nordica in which he ran the Test Center at Sugarbush Mountain in VT. From there he spent almost 5 years with Rossignol Ski Company, 6.5 years with MARKER Ski Bindings, 10 years with SMITH Optics, and currently Represents SWIX, MISSION Sports, Dermatone, Booster Strap, & Ripclear for the winter months! Working in the industry for many years, he brings experience & relationships to our group. Chris has a passion for skiing, road/mtn. biking, & the beach! Currently residing in Newmarket, NH he has access to every part of New England and still be a stones throw from the ocean!!
Tim is a relative newcomer to the industry and services the northern New England territory for Bogs, Rafters, Acorn, TRX and Native lines, and works out of the home office in Hampton, NH. He is an alum of the University of New Hampshire graduating Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science, a minor in History, and an MA in Political Science. He is a political theory junkie and it is advised to keep all political comments to a minimum when around him unless you are interested in losing hours of your day to deep political or economic discussion. Prior to joining JCASales, and right after finishing up his Graduate school classes at UNH, Tim started his own Financial Services practice out of Portsmouth where he built many great relationships with his clients of which many still persist to this day. Tim has a great interest in reading anything to do with political theory, economics, or history, and loves to play football, soccer and golf in his free time. He’s excited to be in this industry and admires the overwhelming quality of the people who make it up.