Meet Our Members
Ryon Davis - Club President & Club Co-Founder
Ryon has been an active member of the bearding world since 2010. His hobbies are woodworking, Freemasonry, and naked beaver wrestling. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth, and father to one awesome little boy, Sawyer the Destroyer. Ryon loves God, country, and birthday cake in a bowl with milk. Ryon is currently a student of Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and the ancient art of whiffle ball bat battle (AKA the Cocktagon). He lives for the county fair and the next beard competition. Ryon is currently building a house with his father-in-law for his family. He plans to quickly populate his hobby farm and throw one hell of a house warming party when it's finished.
Willis (Chuck) Neff - Club Vice President & Co-Founder
Willis (Chuck) Neff has been active in bearding since 2010. He is both vice president and co-founder of Beards of the Old Northwest. His hobbies are hiking, fishing, cats, knife & hatchet collecting, and botany. Chuck spent four years of his life being raised by ocelots in a cave in South America. By legal rights, he is an animal due to the adoptive nature of this relationship.
Matt Beaton - Club Executive Vice President
Matt Beaton is the club Executive Vice President and Owner Operator of Waffen Der Whiskerr Oil. Matt has been with the club from early on and has done nothing but promote the growth of facial hair and the bearding community. He is an avid gun collector & beard connoisseur. Between identifying & promoting obscure musical interests and appearing on morning talk shows, he has little time for anything else.
Eric Zatchok - Club Secretary (AKA Brains of the Operation)
Eric (“The Beast”) is the Secretary of the main club and also serves as the President of the Beards of the Old Northwest Cleveland chapter. He’s been bearding since 2010 and competes mostly in the Full Beard Freestyle category. When he’s not bearding professionally, he works as a personal trainer at one of the top 4 hospitals in the United States, lifts heavy objects and sets them down for his own benefit, and regularly sharpens his movie trivia skills by studying the Internet Movie Database.
Rocky Iammarino - Sergeant at Arms
Rocky is both the club Sergeant at Arms and club chameleon - able to compete in just about every category at some point or another. We would tell you more, but then he would have to kill you or worse... shave you.