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Sandy Thompson attended Auburn University where she played both tennis and softball for the Lady Tigers. She graduated with degrees in Business and Recreation Administration. Sandy brings to Southern Sports Group extensive experience in marketing and promotions, having worked as a marketing director in the sporting goods industry for over 15 years. She has negotiated and implemented marketing campaigns with professional and college sports teams as well as regional and national sports events. Sandy has a passion for creating memorable events that serve as unique, engaging platforms where our clients and athletes can truly shine.

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Jennifer Wilson attended Mississippi College, where she played basketball and tennis for the Lady Choctaws. She graduated with a degree in Business, and enjoyed a successful career in marketing and sales for a national food distributor for almost 15 years. Jennifer’s experience includes developing promotions and campaigns for vendors, contract negotiations, and business management. At Southern Sports Group, Jennifer is focused on building relationships between sponsors and events, and developing packages to maximize exposure of each event as it relates to sponsor needs. She has a gift for pairing sponsor needs with events that make sense and deliver results.

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Julie Walton received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama. She is a former corporate marketing coordinator, having created promotional campaigns and advertising initiatives for several major companies. Julie has developed events, travel programs, and year-long marketing programs. Her responsibilities at Southern Sports Group include creative services for all facets of our marketing and event promotional programs, including graphic design, advertising, hospitality, and event management consulting. Our clients benefit from Julie’s creative vision and ability to translate marketing goals into engaging communications pieces that drive participation and sales.

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Growing up on Dale Hollow Lake, in Tennessee, Mark Bilbrey developed a solid foundation in the sport of fishing. With more than twenty years of management experience in the logistics and distribution industry, Bilbrey has established himself as an outdoors writer and a professional fishing guide. A registered Master Angler in Tennessee, and an Ambassador to the World Fishing Network he shares his tips, techniques and insight to help educate new anglers how to responsibly locate and catch fish. His articles have been featured in magazines and on the web sites around the world. Bilbrey holds memberships in several fishing organizations including B.A.S.S., and FLW. His passion for sport fishing has been recognized by the World Fishing Network when was recently selected as "Ambassador of the Year".

Patti Campbell joins the SSG Pro Staff as an accomplished Pro Angler dating back to 2006 in the Women's Bassmaster Tour. She started her career with the BASS Women’s Bassmaster Tour where from 2006 to 2009 has 6 top 10 finishes (2 – 2nds, 2 – 3rds, a 5th and 9th place finish).  Patti now fishes the Lady Bass Anglers Association tour for the past 2 years.

 At Southern Sports Group, Patti is a sponsored angler and works closely with our youth programs as well as serving as a liaison with the Lady Bass Anglers.

Teri Cindric joins the SSG Pro Staff family from Nashville, Tennessee. Currently fishing the Lady Bass Anglers Pro Tour and the BASS Weekend Series, Teri consistently shows the attributes that make her a top angler. She has qualified for the LBAA Classic two years in a row with numerous top ten finishes in the BASS Weekend Series and WBT.

Teri works closely with our middle Tennessee youth anglers as well as helping develop women's fishing in the South.

Our Team

Southern Sports Group combines the talents of marketing and sports industry veterans who are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are athlete-marketers, bringing a committed, disciplined approach to every client relationship.

SSG Pro Staff

At Southern Sports Group, we are committed to representing our sponsors, products and events in the most professional manner possible. Having staff members who are professionals in their respective sports is just one more way we enhance your investment in our offerings.

Our SSG Pro Staff team serves as client product ambassadors to athletes, event participants and fans at multiple events throughout the year. These individuals will be on hand at all SSG Events to promote the products and services of our partners through various engagement platforms.

If you are interested in joining our team, you can read more about our Pro Staff .