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AJ Jackson, CEO/Owner

AJ has become a well-known resource to hundreds of athletes at various levels, as a coach, mentor, and/or advisor.  He is also an accomplished football player as he lettered two years in high school and was an All-Area football player at two positions.  For these accomplishments, he was named to his high school's All-Decade Team.  He continued on as a student athlete as he started in the Defensive Backfield for Missouri Western State University from 1997-1999.  At which time, he returned home to coach football and since has been an invaluable resource to athletes who have starred in the NFL, AFL, D1, D2, and NAIA levels.  In additon to tutoring and advising post high school players, AJ specializes in the marketing of young athletes to college programs nationwide.

Candi Jackson, Operations Director


Candi is responsible for the overall administration of FAM1LY F1RST Athlete Services.  She has extensive experience in the banking industry, business administration, and is currently an employee of local city government.  She is also an accomplished softball player as she lettered, and was an All-Area softball player, three years in high school.  She also participated in intercollegiate athletics.  These experiences are invaluable in assisting with scouting, recruiting, and advising.  Candi acts as a liaison between us and our clients, as well as our clients' programs nationwide.

Adrian Ward, Regional Recruiter


Eva Hopkins, Event Coordinator


AJ and Candi Jackson

"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.  You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised" [ Hebrews 10:35-36 ]