Our Team

Mark Clifford - Founder, CEO & Owner

Mark Clifford - Founder, CEO & Owner

Founder and president of Premier Outfitters. Mark is a US Army vet, and has 50 years experience hunting whitetail. Mark has harvested 25 record class bucks with archery equipment and countless bucks with a gun while chasing them all over the country. Mark has been featured on many syndicated hunting and outdoor shows and is a published author in North American Whitetail Magazine and Field and Stream Magazine. 


Erik Pacheco - Operations Manager & Guide

Erik Pacheco - Operations Manager & Guide

Erik brings to the team 30 years of whitetail hunting experience. He has been a committed member of the Premier Outfitters Team since 2009. He is a decorated veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Army. Erik serves the people of Hopkinsville KY at the Hopkinsville  sheriffs office and is a Graduate of the FBI National Academy, NA Session 261.  Erik has assisted with the production of many nationally viewed hunting television shows, serves as a Pro Staff Team Member with Knight Rifles and is a published author for North American Whitetail Magazine. 
 Erik serves a vital role at Premier taking care of many of the behind the scenes task to include managing the team’s safety and first aid training certifications as well as certification for each guide to be licensed through the state of Kentucky.  
 In addition to his managerial duties Erik also is one of our talented videographers.

  Through Eriks long time affiliation and management position with Premier he is considered as a whitetail Authority and has been invited to represent Premier Outfitters as a guest speaker to many organizations such as QDMA covering topics such as Growing and hunting mature Whitetails.  To top it all off Erik is responsible for the harvest of many a mature buck for his clients over the years. 

Hal Kornprobst - Guide

Hal Kornprobst - Guide

Hal is a retired firefighter of 25 years. Now that Hal's first responder duties are over, he has the time to enjoy his passion of being in the whitetail woods. Hal has 25 years whitetail hunting experience and 10 years experience guiding hunters to the buck of a lifetime.

 Hal’s dedication to Premier Outfitters and eye for detail when preparing for the hunt Is unsurpassed, his hunters know they can count on him to take care of every detail during their hunt.  

Hal has been a Premier Outfitters Pro for 8 years. 

Thad & Kim Hopper - Guide/Lodge host

Thad & Kim Hopper - Guide/lodge host

Thad is a Western Kentucky native with decades of hunting experience under his belt. Thad grew up in Christian County, Kentucky where he has raised his family hunting Trophy whitetail and big toms. Thad's knowledge and ability to consistently Provide information About giant whitetail and smart old toms is considered by many to be unequaled.

In addition to being a dedicated member of premiers team he and his wife Kim Pictured with Thad are one of our lodge host. Kim is known throughout the region for her outstanding culinary excellence and hospitality. 

Clint Dulin - Guide/ North camp manager

Clint Dulin - Guide/ North camp manager

Clint Dulin has been hunting all his life. He killed his first squirrel at the age of 4 and his first deer at the age of 8. It didn't take long to figure out that he was addicted to the outdoors. Thanks to his Dad who taught him how to hunt, he can now share what he’s learned over the years with his children and others. It's a privilege for him to be able to enjoy God's creation in the outdoors. Living in Christian County all his life has been a huge blessing to experience the monster bucks and the abundance of turkeys that this land provides!

Clint has been a dedicated guide and camp manager on Premiers team since 2009 and has gained a reputation as one of the best whitetail and turkey guides in the industry. 

Kyle Pillar -Guide/Farms manager

Kyle Pillar

Kyle Pillar- Guide/Farms manager

Kyle brings a level of whitetail and Turkey hunting enthusiasm to our team that is hard to top. Kyle is a lifelong, die hard hunter that prides himself on whitetail and turkey knowledge acquired from countless hours spent in the field studying mature buck and mature tom movement and behavior.

There is so much that goes into the role of being a guide/farms manager at Premier Outfitters. Kyle's dedication to Premier Outfitters and our hunters success shows in his daily efforts. Kyle begins the seasons prep mid Summer yearly as he logs countless hours scouting farms,glassing fields and running trail cameras and documenting bucks age progression yearly. With the knowledge he gains from his efforts he then collaborates with team members to places new stands throughout the season that get our hunters in prime positions for a whitetail experience of a lifetime,also in addition he supplies team members with hit list bucks from our properties stand locations. Kyle has guided countless hunters to the buck of their dreams. 

Chef -  Brian Denny

Chef - Brian Denny

Brian is a Western Kentucky native that is known throughout the region for his amazing southern cuisine. Brian is a sought after chef that has been hired to feed up to 800 hungry guest at corporate events and weddings in Kentucky.  
 Brian heads up the south lodge culinary team.  You won’t go hungry at Premier Outfitters that’s for sure. 

North camp chef/hostess

Chef/Hostess North camp

North camp chef/hostess

North camp hostess and chef Phyllis Johnson is a Western KY native and has been with Premier Outfitters for 9 years making sure everything runs smoothly and home cooked meals are on the table.  Yearly Phyllis gets rave reviews from our happy hunters about her Southern cooking and hospitality. 

Hollis Alexander

Camp manager/Guide

Hollis Alexander. Camp manager /Guide

Hollis is a Western KY native,born and raised in Trigg county, Hollis began hunting whitetail and turkey at a young age. Hollis quickly developed a passion for Kentucky's rich heritage of hunting and land stewardship. Hollis's professional career spans 36 years of public service and currently holds the position of Judge-Executive to Trigg county Kentucky. Hollis brings a wealth of knowledge about hunting Trigg county and organizational skills to the Premier Outfitters team and also a smile and personality bigger than the great outdoors.

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